On-line Engagement

Questions or discussion about Kagan theory, research, or implementing Kagan in your classroom.
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On-line Engagement

Post by lhagedorn » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:13 pm

With the recent world events and all ages doing classwork on-line, does Kagan offer any on-line structures? I know the principal of PIES requires engagement with others, but I'm wondering if Kagan can somehow be utilized for on-line learning (keeping in mind that there are restrictions to students being recorded).

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Re: On-line Engagement

Post by Blanca » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:40 am

Have you received any feedback? I am wondering exactly the same...

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Re: On-line Engagement

Post by mfreitag » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:35 pm

This is also my question! I've been talking to our technology integration specialists and have been brainstorming. We are allowed to use Zoom, so we can do break-out rooms in groups of four (which will be super-helpful). I'd love to see what others are coming up with, especially with the focus on Kagan structures. Thank you!

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Re: On-line Engagement

Post by krisosthoff » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:34 pm

Hi lhagedorn,

Thank you for you for reaching out. Sorry for the delay in responding. With covid-19, we have been in a limited capacity since mid-March. As you know, these are unprecedented times. As a result, virtual teaching is here.

I myself am just learning about pros and cons of a virtual platform, so I do not consider myself an expert on it my any means.

I think we do have some options in teams. I completely agree with you that PIES must be intact. From what I understand is that in break out groups students can work in teams, but individual accountability will be more on the students. To be completely honest, I am still trying to wrap my head around Classbuilding virtually.

I would highly encourage you to check out @evan_markowitz on Twitter. He is the principal at Athenian Academy in Florida. I know his teachers are doing a phenomenal job using some structures in teams. I've seen some variations of RoundTable, Talking Chips, as well as Numbered Heads Together. I know Numbered Heads Together was one team with the teacher, which is how it would be in a small group in the classroom.

Please stay tuned as our Kagan team is learning how to conduct professional development virtually.

All the best,
Kris Osthoff