Thu, March 02, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am

VIRTUAL: Cooperative Learning – Level Up

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 1.5 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 Competencies Addressed  

Core Knowledge Area- Learning Environment and Curriculum:

Physical Environment and Activities:  D. Creates engaging, physically, emotionally safe, and inclusive environments to encourage play, exploration, and learning across developmental domains. (Apply)

Physical, Social Emotional, and Cognitive Development:  E. Is responsive and encourages learning through questions, active listening, problem-solving activities, and conversations.

Language and Communication Development: C. Encourages children and youth to communicate in a variety of ways.

Core Knowledge Area- Relationships and Interactions with Children and Youth:   

Enhancing Group Experiences: C. Plans and guides group activities to teach children and youth cooperation and collaboration.

Core Knowledge Area- Youth Engagement, Voice, and Choice: 

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

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


Primary QIS Scales Addressed  

I. Solid Organizational Framework 

I-E. Creating Safe Spaces: Staff provide a safe and welcoming environment.

II. Supportive On-going Relationships

II-H. Scaffolding Learning: Staff scaffold tasks for optimal learning.

II-J. Active Learning: Activities support active engagement.

III. Positive and Inclusive 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.