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Plan. Guilderland. Instructional Coaching. Building or Creating a Curriculum, Delivering Curriculum, Instructional Design, Syllabi, Lesson Plans. Concept to Classroom: Resources. The Cooperative Learning Network. Cooperative Learning in the Library. Pre-Library Preparation Met with the teacher and talked about how to set up cooperative groups.

Cooperative Learning in the Library

Planned the necessary number of library lessons for the project and booked the class periods. Prior to coming to the library the teacher assigned students to groups. When students entered the library they went directly to their group and were able to get started immediately. Library Tables Preparation When the class came into the library the room was set up for their cooperative learning project. Each library table had a sign that was clearly visible that indicated the group name. Books, encyclopedias, materials from the vertical or information files pertaining to that group were on the table as well as any arts and crafts materials necessary.

Instructions for each group member were on the table. Materials for each group were kept in cartons and were stored in the library office. Cooperative. Some Cooperative Learning Projects by Cybrary Man Country or State Project Materials: Construction paper sheets of all the colors in each flag of the country or state.


Scissors, glue, tape or stapler, rulers and markers. Large blank construction paper for map. Magic markers and crayons. Students are told that they will be researching particular country or state. They are also to provide ten interesting facts about that country in any format they choose (play, poem, pictures, songs, etc.). Make Your Own Country Project Each group had to create their own country. In their presentation they had to show a map of the country, a flag, national anthem and create a travel brochure.

My Countries of the World Page Board Games Materials: Same size cardboard from large cartons for each group. This cooperative learning project can be done in any subject area. Word Game Boards Tools for - Board Game Maker, printable board games, 100% customizable Planet Project. Cooperative 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.

Students work through the assignment until all group members successfully understand and complete it. Cooperative efforts result in participants striving for mutual benefit so that all group members: gain from each other's efforts. (Your success benefits me and my success benefits you.) recognize that all group members share a common fate. Know that one's performance is mutually caused by oneself and one's team members.

Feel proud and jointly celebrate when a group member is recognized for achievement. Cooperative Learning. Cooperative learning refers to a set of instructional strategies which include cooperative student-student interaction over subject matter as an integral part of the process.

Cooperative Learning

(Kagan, 1989, p.4:1) There is a long history of research showing the effects of cooperative learning on developing students’ character competence and social skills (Berkowitz & Bier, 2003). “Whether assessed in isolation or as part of a character education initiative…cooperative learning resulted in better conflict resolution skills, greater cooperation, and higher academic achievement, among other outcomes” (Berkowitz, 2003, p.13). Cooperative learning is an alternative to the competitive-individualistic structures and the recitation-presentation teaching methods commonly used in classrooms. “Cooperative learning promotes prosocial behavior. Cooperative learning can be as simple as two students pairing up to discuss a piece of learning.

References Berkowitz, M. Berkowitz, M. Vincent, P. (1999). 63 No Contest. Article by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, M.D.

63 No Contest

Founder and Chief Editor of Pediatrics Now Teaching Good Sportsmanship Article by Carleton Kendrick Unhealthy Competition: Young kids are training like professionals, and have the injuries to prove it. Article excerpted from Revolution in the Bleachers: How Parents Can Take Back Family Life in a World Gone Crazy Over Youth Sports by Regan McMahon The Perils of Competitive Parenting + Avoid the Competition Trap Article by Keri Wyatt Kent, Respect your child's uniqueness instead of comparing developmental milestones. Cooperative Games And Sports: Joyful Activities For Everyone by Terry Orlick Book recommended by Alfie: Children live what they learn through games and play.

Family Pastimes Website recommended by Alfie: Manufacturer of family oriented games that foster cooperative play rather than competition. The Case Against Competition Article by Alfie Kohn as appeared in Working Mother Magazine The Case Against Competition. Lecture and workshop topics by alfie Kohn. The Jigsaw Classroom: A Cooperative Learning Technique. Cooperative Learning. CooperativeLearning. Welcome to the Learning Port. Pdguidance_district.pdf (application/pdf Object) Profde.pdf (application/pdf Object) PDforClassroomTeachers(Elementary).pdf (application/pdf Object)

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