Diana Dell, Ed.S. - Instructional Technology Specialist
Year 1- Cooperative Learning and eMINTS

Session Goals:
  • become aware of cooperative learning strategies that have been successful in eMINTS classrooms
  • understand why cooperative learning is instrumental in teaching students to work on group technology projects that require higher-order thinking skills

  • explore the idea of cooperative-learning structures and learn several successful structures

  • identify several cooperative-learning structures to include in eMINTS classrooms and plan ways to use these structures.

Essential Question: 
  • How can students work effectively in groups?

eMINTS Links: http://resources.emints.org/links/cooperativelearning/

  • Community Building and Tootsie Pops:  What successes have you had with cooperative learning either as a teacher or a student?  What problems have you encountered when using cooperative learning structures?

  • Each One Teach One:
    Cooperative-learning elements and their purposes:

    • Positive Interdependence

    • Individual Accountability

    • Social Interaction Skills

    • Face-to-Face Interaction

    • Processing Group Social Skill Interaction

    • Heterogeneous Grouping

    • Simultaneous Interaction

    • Equal Participation

  • Think-Pair Share: Identifying activities that promote positive interdependence

  • Dinner Break

  • Stay and Stray:  Researching collaborative skills http://resources.emints.org/links/cooperativelearning/

  • Talking Chips:  Assessment with Cooperative Learning

  • Constructive Controversy: Is cooperative learning the best approach to education?

  • Implementing Cooperative Learning: Developing a lesson plan that incorporates cooperative learning

  • Closing:  Share a brief summary of your lesson plan

eMINTS National Center | eThemes


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