Collaborative Discussion Framework

The Collaborative Discussion Framework is used at Kenwood Elementary School and was written by Minsoo Park and Todd Lash as part of their work in Computational Thinking in K-5.

  • What are you trying to do?
    (Do they have or understand the purpose?)
  • What have you tried already? 
    (Restate in steps what they have already done.)
  • What else do you think you can try?
    (Brainstorm, encourage students to take a chance.)
  • What would happen if….?
    (Come up with some possible solutions and hypothesize the outcomes.  Test each hypothesis.)
  • Celebrate & Share!
    (Take charge of celebrating one’s excitement)

    • Self recognition / realization (solution / different idea)
    • Recognition for other’s help? idea? solution? – Take 3