Tue, January 23, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Cooperative Learning – Level Up – VIRTUAL

Prerequisite: Cooperative Learning Basics

Cooperative Learning-Level Up takes a deeper dive into the core practices related to cooperative learning structures, and helps practitioners promote positive interdependence amongst their youth. Practitioners will develop skills to plan for cooperative groups and maximize the impact of group learning activities more effectively. Participants will also walk away with more tools to implement the cooperative learning methods in their program to nurture youth leadership, build community and keep things fun.  

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 2 clock hours (.2 CEUs) of training.   

Training Objectives:   

Participants will: 

  1. Review Cooperative Learning Basics.
  2. Define and Identify forms of positive interdependence that can be used to enhance cooperative learning activities. 
  3. Utilize a variety of group forming strategies (Group Formers) and group work structures (Group Structures).   
  4. Create a cooperative learning agenda. 

Core Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies Addressed (CKSCs):

Learning Environment and Curriculum  

Physical Environment and Activities:

Apply – D. Creates engaging, physically, emotionally safe, and inclusive environments to encourage play, exploration, and learning across developmental domains.

Physical, Social Emotional, and Cognitive Development: 

Apply – E. Is responsive and encourages learning through questions, active listening, problem-solving activities, and conversations. 

Language and Communication Development:

Apply – C. Encourages children and youth to communicate in a variety of ways. 

Relationships and Interactions with Children and Youth  

Enhancing Group Experiences:

Apply – C. Plans and guides group activities to teach children and youth cooperation and collaboration.

Youth Engagement, Voice, and Choice 

Apply – C. Works with young people to create an environment that offers various opportunities for youth leadership and input. 

Apply – D. Promotes and supports child-initiated and youth-led planning and learning. 

Primary QIS Scales Addressed:  

I. Safe Environment 

I-E. Creating Safe Spaces

II. Supportive Environment

II-H. Scaffolding Learning

II-J. Active Learning

III. Interactive Environment

III-L. Fostering Teamwork

III-M. Promoting Responsibility and Leadership