Making a connection is only the start of connections-based learning. The Collaboration Lens guides educators as they grapple with HOW to make the most of the connection. Each Collaborate Focus is not a step by step process for connections-based learning but more of a guide to maximize the learning that happens through the connection. The Collaboration Lens begins with designing the connected experience. Connections with the community, experts, organizations and other classes lead us to create a response to the connection. Aspects of celebration and networking happen throughout the connection and require guidance and intentionality.