Thu, April 20, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

VIRTUAL: Cooperative Learning Basics

Do the youth in your program have opportunities to work together in groups so they can teach and learn from one another? Cooperative learning is an excellent way to nurture youth leadership, build community and keep things fun. This dynamic training will equip you with grouping strategies and ways to think about building cooperative learning into any program offering.

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 3 clock hours (.3 CEUs) of training.  

Training Objectives  

Participants will: 

  1. Define Cooperative Learning.
  2. Utilize a variety of group forming strategies (Group Formers) and group work structures (Group Structures).
  3. Explain through peer to peer and whole group discussion how Cooperative Learning helps to meet the social and intellectual needs of youth.
  4. Discuss how to apply four complementary strategies to engineer successful Cooperative Learning structures.

Core Competencies Addressed  

Core Knowledge Area – Child/Youth Growth and Development:

1.B: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the multiple influences on development and learning – Entry Level and Level 1.

1.C: Use developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging environments – Entry Level and Level 1.

Core Knowledge Area – Learning Environment and Curriculum:  

4.B: Design and implement a curriculum to enhance cognitive development – Entry Level and Level 1.

4.C: Design and implement a curriculum to support social and emotional development – Entry Level and Level 1.

Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth:  

5.C: Promote positive expression, interaction and group experiences between adults and children/youth – Entry Level and Level 1.

Primary QIS Scales Addressed  

III. Interactive Environment:

III-L – Fostering Teamwork -Staff provide opportunities to collaborate and work cooperatively with others.

III-M – Promoting Responsibility and Leadership- Staff provide young people with opportunities to grow in responsibility and leadership.