Cooperative Catalyst is built on an open collaborative model, where people who are passionate about education, the issues we face in schools and the world-at-large come together to have meaningful discussions. We are always open to new members joining in as contributing writers and we’d like everyone to participate in ways that are meaningful and enjoyable to each both as individuals and members of an educational system that desperately needs re-imagining and reworked. Right now there are 3 ways you can be involved.
1. Constant Catalyst: Weekly Blogger. We started with and maintain the idea that we should engage in regular discourse to re-envision education and our own practices. Thus, we choose weekly topics to each write about, posting our own blog post, followed by discussion in the comment section. If you would be interested in committing to weekly blogging, then this might be for you.
2. Change Contributor: Blogger, not weekly. Anyone’s voice at any time is valuable in these conversations. Even if you don’t have the time or interest in weekly blogging, please engage with us on the blog as you do have the time or interest.
3. Spark: Discussion Participant, Guest Blogger, Question Proposer. Add to the discussion at any time by using the comment feature on blog posts. Join in when the conversation or topic just really gets you revved up-while we do moderate comments, that’s only to keep the spam out. If you are not a spammer, your comment will be approved. Perhaps you would just like to contribute a guest post-we welcome those, too. Join in the discussions on our “Future Topics of Discussion” page and suggest ideas or questions you’d like to see us address or that you’d like to join in and address with us.
Contact anyone of us via our profile links if you want more information, have questions or know you want to get more involved , or contact the co-op on twitter @coopcatalyst or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.