Founded in more than 25 years of research, this course will engage students in various forms of cooperative learning including STAD (Student-Teams Achievement-Divisions) which continues to empower students to work together to improve their understanding of mathematics concepts through a collaborative learning approach.
Week 1: Learn about various models of cooperative learning and their relevance in today’s classroom. Understand how they can help meet the needs of all students when three central concepts are present (individual accountability, equal opportunities for success, and team recognition).
Week 2: Explore the four theoretical perspectives of cooperative on the achievement effects of cooperative learning: motivationalist, social cohesion, cognitive-developmental, and cognitive elaboration, as identified by Dr. Robert Slavin at the Johns Hopkins University.
Week 3: Identify the potential impact of cooperative learning on meeting the needs of the 21st century learning and how it can help students meet the cognitive demands of the Common Core State Standards.
- Paul Miller - Success for All Foundation