Presentation on theme: "Cooperative Learning Explain meeting clocks and have them set the appointments."— Presentation transcript:
1 Cooperative LearningExplain meeting clocks and have them set the appointments
2 In groups of 2 or 3 discuss: What is cooperative learning? What should I remember when I use cooperative learning?How do I implement this strategy in my room?Use “Meeting Clocks” to discuss these items.
3 What is cooperative learning? Let them share what they came up with!
4 DefinitionCooperative learning is actually a generic term that refers to numerous methods for grouping students.
5 5 Elements of Cooperative Learning: Positive interdependence* a sense of sink or swim togetherFace-to-face promotive interaction*helping each other learn, applauding success and effortsIndividual and group accountability*each of us has to contribute to the group achieving its goals
6 Interpersonal and small group skills *communication, trust, leadership, decision making, and conflict resolutionGroup processing* reflecting on how well the team is functioning and how to function even better
7 P positive interdependence I individual accountability P.I.E.S.P positive interdependenceI individual accountabilityE equal participationS simultaneous interactionTina – explain more (encourage her to use symbols) Do Quiz, Quiz, Trade to review info. so far.
8 Why should we use cooperative learning in our classroom? With “Shoulder Partner” what was discussed in your “Meeting Clocks” activity
9 Cooperative learning has an effect size of Cooperative learning has an effect size of .78 when compared with instructional strategies in which students work on tasks individually without competing with one another –this translates to a 28 percentile gain!
10 Okay….If I need to use cooperative learning in my classroom….. Help me!What do I need to know to implement this strategy effectively?
11 Positive Interdependence: Positive Interdependence is probably the most important AND the most difficult part of cooperative learning.Why?Because you need to plan it so that the capable students don’t feel held back and the less capable students feel like they had input.*Intro. “Talking Chips” activity – allows for equal participation –*Forming Teams
12 Forming Teams Setup: class list index cards student scores colored circlesStep1: Make cards for each studentStep 2: Sort the cardsStep 3: Color code the cardsStep 4: Form your teams
13 Individual and Group Accountability: Plan a group task but individual assessment of the knowledge or skill that is your focus.The goal is to make each member stronger.Students learn together and eventually become stronger individually.4 members / 4 pens (each member has their own colors) OR assign a “job” for each person (materials, recorder, quiet captain, taskmaster) Selector Spinner
14 Interpersonal and Social Skills: Social skills for effective cooperative work do not magically appearSocial skills must be taught to students just as purposefully and precisely as academic skills.
15 Some social skills you must teach for cooperative learning to be successful: active listeningturn takingrespecting the ideas of otherssharing materialsnot making or receiving put-downsto never laugh at another’s inputsolving problemsmaking decisionspraising othersdisagreeing in an agreeing wayresolving conflictsreaching consensus
16 Ideas for my class!List individually how they can use this in their room…. Su Hu Pu (Stand-up/Hands up/Pair up)
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