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Cooperative Learningwith or with out iPadsLaura Chambless & Kit Hard SCC RESA Consultants

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Three Step InterviewMindmapping Directions1. Take a picture of yourself and place it in the first box. 2. Go to Popplet and tap screen to open new box/popplet. 3. Touch the picture icon (at the bottom of the box) and choose take a photo. 4. Use other boxed to tell me about yourself. Family Favorite foods Hobbies Pets 5. Follow Three Step Interview process.

Three Step Interview1. Teacher assigns a topic and sets a time limit.

Ideas For My Classroom Vocabulary Card Sort questions on why they sort the way they did


On each team, one student stands ready to be interviewed by teammates.Teammates interview the standing student, asking openended, fat, and true questions. When his/her time is up, the standing students sits down and is thanked by teammates. In turn, remaining students stand and are interviewed by teammates.




Learning Target

I can improve student engagement and content understanding through the use of cooperative learning principles.

GoalsEngage in studying cooperative learning and multiple intelligences Explore the benefits for studentsPractice several structures to use in your classroom

#1 Management Technique Quiet SignalQualities of a Good Quiet Signal:

Students can SEE it from anywhere in the room. Students can HEAR it when they are interacting in teams. It's not overly annoying when used 15 times in one day! Students know how to spread the quiet signal to others. Room should be quiet within 3 to 5 seconds. If it takes longer, it's not working.

Samples:Hand Raised Up Freeze Please 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Value Line

Agree or Disagree: I use cooperative learning in my classroom. 10= all the time 1= not at all

Value Lines1. A statement is announced and students take a stand on an imaginary line which stretches from one end of the classroom to another. Strongest agree= 10 Strongest disagree = 1 2. Students line up with out talking 3. Students listen to similar point of views (those standing next to them in line) 4. Value line can be folded to make groups of 2 or 4.

Ideas For My Classroom

Examples: agree or disagree/ which would you rather be/birthdays/height/alphabetical order

Cooperative Learning: What is It?

Cooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of varying abilities, 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)



Six Key Concepts of Kagans 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

Benefits for StudentsTraditionalOnly task emphasizedSocial skills assumed and ignored Teacher ignores or assumes group functioning No group processing No interdependence Homogeneous No individual accountability

CooperativeTask and maintenance emphasizedSocial skills directly taught Teacher observes and intervenes Group process their effectiveness Positive Interdependence Heterogeneous Individual accountability

One appointed leaderResponsibility only for self

Shared leadershipShared responsibility for each other

Management Norms Use words and actions that are respectful Contribute to the work of the group Share Talk Time Listen to Understand Challenge Ideas, Not People Share your experiences, thoughts, and knowledge Ask Questionsor Agreement I have a right to teach You have a right to learn

Social SkillsListening Helping Polite Waiting Stay on Task Reach Consensus Active Listening Asking for Help Compassion Contributing to Ideas Negotiating Responsibility Accepting Decisions Sharing Asking Questions Greeting/Departing Being Flexible Turn Taking Praising Patience Following Directions Problem Solving Teamwork Providing Clarification Compliments Different Perspectives Critique Ideas of Others Disagree Appropriately Compromise Encouraging Others Accepting Compliment Being Honest

Four Basic Principles : P.I.E.S.

Positive Interdependence

Individual Accountability

Equal Participation

Simultaneous Interaction

How Do I Assure Positive Interdependence Model group behavior

Give students precise verbiage to use Practice, practice, practice Model, model, model

How Do I Assure Individual Accountability? Create smaller group sizes. Give individual assessments. Periodically check for understanding student reports for anothers Point of View. Observe groups and record progress and contributions. Ask groups to assess team performance.

How Do I Assure Equal Participation & Simultaneous Interaction

Question to Ask Equal Participation: How equal is the participation? What structures are you using? Simultaneous Interaction: What percent of the class are active participants at any one moment?

StructuresClassbuilder once a week

Get students up

Teambuilder twice a week

Students moving around

Big group



No content

For low students

Cooperative LearningResearch

Based Increase student achievement by 26% Marzano Cooperative Learning is not Group work!


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Numbered Heads Together1. What does P.I.E.S. stand for? 2. Give an example of a quiet signal. 3. Cooperative learning is using a variety of learning activities to improve students ______________ of a subject.

Numbered Heads Together1.2. 3. 4. 5. 6.


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. Member writes answer on whiteboard or iPad. Members that answers can not have any help from team mates. When groups complete task they celebrate with a group cheer

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P.I.E.S.Where is it in the structure?

Show DownCooperative Learning Benefits for Students 1. What does P.I.E.S. stand for? 2. Give an example of a social skill that will be incorporated into a structure you want to use. 3. Each member of a team is responsible not only for learning what is taught, but also for helping ______________ learn.

Show Down1. 2. Teacher reads question. Students write answer on white boards or iPad 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 mt=8&ls=1

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3. 4.


P.I.E.S.Where is it in the structure?

Dice GameTell your team how you are going to use cooperative learning in your classroom.1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Name a quiet signal you are going to use? List a couple of norms you will use in your classroom. What do you like most about the 4 principles of cooperative learning (P.I.E.S.),why? How are you going to group your students for different activities? What social skills are you looking forward to promoting in your classroom? What structure are you going to try first and why?


Dice Game1. 2. 3. Group members count off. Teacher picks number to start and how many rounds to play. Student rolls dice and answers the question that corresponds to number rolled. Students can do this verbally or can write down their answers When groups complete task they celebrate with a group cheer Ideas For My Classroom


P.I.E.S.Where is it in the structure?


Timers and Take Turns Take Turns


Visual Timer HD


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Structure: Limited Resources

Limited Resources1. 2. Divide class into groups of 3,4, or 5 Give each group 1 pencil and 1 piece of paper with task written on it/ or on iPad When teacher announces go, students complete task When groups complete task they celebrate with a group cheer Ideas For My Classroom

3. 4.

P.I.E.S.Where is it in the structure?

ShowMe or ScreenChomp


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