Cooperative Learning Laura Chambless SCC RESA K-7 Science and Math Consultant www.protopage.com/lchambless
Cooperative Learning: What is It? Cooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of varyingabilities, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject.
Cooperative Learning: What is It? Each member of a team is responsible not only for learning what is taught, but also for helping teammates learn, thus creating an atmosphere of achievement.
Cooperative Learning: What is It? small teams varying abilities variety of learning activities improve their understanding each member responsible helping teammates atmosphere of achievement
What is Cooperative Learning? (use the window paning to help your discussion) H LM HM L
Six Key Concepts of Kagan’s Cooperative Learning Teams - participate in teams Management - non-traditional classroom rules and norms established Will - Will to cooperate through structures Skill - Social Skills Principles - P.I.E.S. Structures - Teambuilding, Classbuilding, Mastery, Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, and Information Sharing
Social Skills Listening Turn Taking Helping Praising Polite Waiting Patience Stay on Task Following Directions Reach Consensus Problem Solving Active Listening Teamwork Asking for Help Providing Clarification Compassion Complements Contributing to Ideas Different Perspectives Negotiating Critique Ideas of Others Responsibility Disagree Appropriately Accepting Decisions Compromise Sharing Encouraging Others Asking Questions Accepting Compliment Greeting/Departing Being Honest Being Flexible
Numbered Heads Together What does P.I.E.S. stand for? Give an example of a quite signal. Cooperative learning is using a variety of learning activities to improve students ______________ of a subject.
Numbered Heads Together Teacher has students number off in their group. The teachers poses a question. Students put heads together. Teacher calls time and spins to see which team member will answer the question. Team member that answers is can not have any help from team mates. When groups complete task they celebrate with a group cheer Ideas For My Classroom
Show Down Cooperative Learning – Benefits for Students What does P.I.E.S. stand for? Give an example of a quite signal. Each member of a team is responsible not only for learning what is taught, but also for helping ______________ learn.
Show Down Ideas For Your Classroom Teacher reads question. Students write answer on white boards making sure no one else sees their answer. Teacher announces “Show Down”. Students compare answers and makes sure everyone in the group has the right answer. When groups complete task they celebrate with a group cheer
Limited Resources Divide class into groups of 3,4, or 5 Give each group 1 pencil and 1 piece of paper with task written on it When teacher announces go, students complete task When groups complete task they celebrate with a group cheer Ideas For My Classroom
Talking Chips Tell your team how you are going to use cooperative learning in your classroom.
Talking Chips Each students has one talking chip. Students place their chip in the center of the team table each time they talk. Students can speak in any order, but can not speak a second time until all chips are in the center. When all chips have been placed (everyone has spoken), the chips are all collected and anyone in any order can speak again. When groups complete task they celebrate with a group cheer Ideas For My Classroom