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1Thyais L. Maxwell English Instructional Facilitator Cooperative LearningThyais L. MaxwellEnglish Instructional Facilitator
2Find Someone Who…… Locate someone who can fulfill each requirement. Meet as many people as you can.7 minutes for this game
34 Corners & Group Talk Never Frequently Rarely Sporadically In your corner discuss:How you use Cooperative LearningHow it works with your studentsIf you do not use it, why?
4T-Chart List advantages and disadvantages of using Cooperative Groups. 5 minutesShare2 minutes
5Teacher ChecklistReflect on a cooperative learning session that you’ve done or observed and complete the checklist.7 minutes
6Cooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject.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.
7Why use Cooperative Learning? Research has shown that cooperative learning techniques:promote student learning and academic achievementincrease student retentionenhance student satisfaction with their learning experiencehelp students develop skills in oral communicationdevelop students' social skillspromote student self-esteemhelp to promote diversity
8Group Goals and RolesClear instructions, goals, and time lines for group activities are essential to successful cooperative learning.It is also important that each member have a specific function within the group: recorder, reporter, monitor, observer, facilitator, etc.Roles should be changed frequently, so that members have the opportunity to practice new roles, and should be designed to fit the group's particular task.
9Five Elements of Cooperative Learning Positive Interdependence (sink or swim together)Each group member's efforts are required and indispensable for group successEach group member has a unique contribution to make to the joint effort because of his or her resources and/or role and task responsibilities
10Face-to-Face Interaction (promote each other's success) Orally explaining how to solve problemsTeaching one's knowledge to othersChecking for understandingDiscussing concepts being learnedConnecting present with past learning
11Individual & Group Accountability ( no hitchhiking! no social loafing) Giving an individual test to each student.Randomly examine students orally by calling on one student to present his or her group's work to the teacher (in the presence of the group) or to the entire class.Observing each group and recording the frequency with which each member contributes to the group's work.Assigning one student in each group the role of checker. The checker asks other group members to explain the reasoning and rationale underlying group answers.Having students teach what they learned to someone else.
12Interpersonal & Small-Group Skills Social skills must be taught:LeadershipDecision-makingTrust-buildingCommunicationConflict-management skills
13Group ProcessingGroup members discuss how well they are achieving their goals and maintaining effective working relationshipsDescribe what member actions are helpful and not helpfulMake decisions about what behaviors to continue or change
14Class Activities that use Cooperative Learning JigsawThink-Pair-ShareThree-Step InterviewRound Robin BrainstormingThree Minute InterviewNumbered HeadsAnticipation GuidesPaired Reading
15Group Process & Activity Find your partners.Pizza TypesFruitPotato ChipsDessertsMatch the term with the definition and exampleChoose one and make a non-linguistic representation of it.
16Brainstorm3 strategies to help with overcoming the disadvantages of Cooperative Learning.3 Strategies to use Cooperative Learning within the Classroom
18References:April 2005 New Horizons for LearningDishon, D. and O'Leary, P.W., A Guidebook for Cooperative Learning (Portage, MI: Cooperation Unlimited, 1984)Johnson, D. W. et. al., Circles of Learning (Washington, D.C., ASCD, 1985)
19Striving, Believing, Achieving!!!! Thank you for your time!Striving, Believing, Achieving!!!!