Partnership & Planning Tools
Readings, protocols and other resources to jump start conversations between new partners.
Shared Inquiry: A Means to Building Sustainable Partnerships between Organizations
In this 850 word story, you'll learn about the Boise Intersection team's experiences with developing a sustainable partnership based on mutual values and shared inquiries. Question prompts will help you and your partner(s) start a dialogue and move your partnership forward.Download PDF
Working at the Intersections of Formal and Informal Science and Literacy Education
In this article, we invite you to expand your vision of what it means to work at the intersections of formal and informal science and literacy education by describing how educators have collaborated to create programs that blend science and literacy in schools, in museums, and across these two spaces.Read Article
“There’s No Place Like Home” Edward Soja
Ed Soja describes the theory of the third space as a socially produced space that defies geography where "everything comes together." The third space combines both the concrete (first) and imagined (second) to create a virtual area of learning. This idea of third space can help teams working at the intersections of two very different educational spaces think about how, where, and why they might come together.Read Article