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Dr. Z's Creative Cookbook for Collaborative Learning

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Dr. Z explores the world of collaborative learning in the classroom. The workshop attendees go through the whole process of collaborative learning as well as creating something at the end based upon their findings.

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Dr. Z's Creative Cookbook for Collaborative Learning

  1. 1. Dr. Leigh Zeitz University of Northern Iowa @zeitz Drzreflects.com Zeitz@uni.edu
  2. 2. Background Wesley James Zeitz – Culinary Arts & Leisure/Restaurant
  3. 3. Background
  4. 4. Open Resource Google Doc Creative Cookbook for Collaborative Learning Resource page. Tinyurl.com/CollabCookbook
  5. 5. Learning is . . .  problem solving  contextual  changed behavior  what happens in schools between 8:00 AM and 3:15 PM  the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, practice, or study, or by being taught.
  6. 6. Learning is Social
  7. 7. Meaningful learning is . . . Contextualized
  8. 8. Learning is Collaborative COLLABORATION  Multiple workers  Extend Self Through Others  Shared Common Goals  Work Independently  Work Together COLLABORATIVE TOOLS  Multiple Collaborators  Share Common Goals  Allow Independent Work  Integrate Individual Tasks  Revision Tracking  Allow Synchronous Work  Playful or Engaging The Whole is LARGER than the sum of the parts
  9. 9. Common Goals Independent Work Synchronous Work Integrated Tasks Engaging
  10. 10. What is Collaboration?  More than unstructured Group Work  Individuals join together as a team to achieve a common goal.  Each individual uses his/her strength to add to the “mixing pot.”  Success relies on effective communication and interaction between members.  Not all students will work well within teams
  11. 11. What Are the Benefits/Challenges?  Discuss this with your group.  Select a scribe.  Go to tinyurl.com/CollabCookbook so scribe can enter your group’s opinions about the benefits/challenges.
  12. 12. Collaboration Research Benefits  Promotes Student Learning  Can increase retention of the material  Increases student learning satisfaction  Builds oral communication  Promotes inter-personal relations and self esteem Challenges  Need to work on social skills  Organizing roles is not simple  Takes longer to organize the groups to work on the task.  System for grading  Multi-level grouping can bother some students
  13. 13. Group Roles? What Group Roles do YOU Assign? Think-Pair-Share
  14. 14. Roles for Collaborative Teams Major Roles  Facilitator  Recorder  Summarizer  Presenter Additional Roles  Data Collector  Checker  Elaborator  Encourager  Materials Manager  Timekeeper
  15. 15. Roles for Collaborative Research Teams Major Roles  Facilitator  Recorder  Summarizer  Presenter Individual Roles  Each does own research  Final project creation jobs based upon strengths
  16. 16. Problem Solving Your 4-person team sailed on a ship that has now sunk. You are in a 3-person row boat that is “taking on water” because you have too many people. One person must leave the boat, but who will it be? As a group, discuss the situation and decide who must “jump off.”
  17. 17. What Did You Learn?  How did people act?  Who took the leadership?  Who wrote down the discussion?  Who did research if necessary?  What Roles did they fill?
  18. 18. How Do You Evaluate?  What are the issues you encounter?  Is it only one evaluation?  How do you inform your students of what is expected of them?  Do you use a rubric? Share your resources on our page.
  19. 19. Time to Share Your Work Share what you have done/learned online somehow. Google Doc Video Interactive Tool Post Your link on our Collaborative Page for others to enjoy.
  20. 20. Live with Courage
  21. 21. Live with Courage Teach with Vision
  22. 22. Dr. Z’s Creative Cookbook for Collaborative Communication Dr. Leigh Zeitz University of Northern Iowa zeitz@uni.edu Blog: drzreflects.com Twitter: @zeitz Contact me if you have questions or would like Dr. Z to work with you and your faculty.

Dr. Z explores the world of collaborative learning in the classroom. The workshop attendees go through the whole process of collaborative learning as well as creating something at the end based upon their findings.

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