Kagan Summer Academy

Questions or discussion about Kagan theory, research, or implementing Kagan in your classroom.
beb671
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Kagan Summer Academy

Post by beb671 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:24 am

I am taking the Cooperative Structures Level 1 early this summer. I am also planning on attending the Summer Academy. I am considering either taking the Accelerating Achievement workshop or the iPad workshop in Orlando. I teach 4th and 5th grade students. Do you know what workshop would be better? I am concerned that the Accelerating Achievement workshop may just repeat the Level 1 structures and the iPad workshop may be more geared toward Kindergarten/1st grade. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Jeff Dane
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Re: Kagan Summer Academy

Post by Jeff Dane » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:09 pm

Thanks for your post. The Level 1 course is going to provide you with wonderful structures and ideas for your students. You would not be disappointed in either the Accelerating Achievement or IPad course. As a 4th-5th grade teacher, both would give you additional activities for your students. You do not have to be concerned about overlap with the AA and Level 1 courses. In the AA course, there are structures specifically designed to aid in reading comprehension, academic retention, and increasing procedural memory. Hope this helps you in your decision.

beb671
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Re: Kagan Summer Academy

Post by beb671 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:40 pm

Jeff,

Thank you for your reply. It did help with my decision.

lilith28
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Re: Kagan Summer Academy

Post by lilith28 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:41 pm

Yeah dear, this is true that level 1 course will provide you best structures and activities for your students. I am working at a Phoenix pre-k and last year I also took a level 1 course. It has proven to be very beneficial!

Elia Chesnoff
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Re: Kagan Summer Academy

Post by Elia Chesnoff » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:54 am

I believe there are now somewhere in the ballpark of 280 Kagan structures. I know each course is designed with the intent of introducing new structures. To build on what Jeff has said, I had taken Level 1 Cooperative Learning and Secondary Language Arts before Accelerated Achievement -- it felt like a very different course. Not only are the courses designed to give new structures but also new brain breaks and Silly Sports.

nibor
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Re: Kagan Summer Academy

Post by nibor » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:54 am

Hi everyone, I'm looking for recommendations for the best kindergarten schools in central/Chaguanas and south/San Fernando???? Also if anyone knows the approximate fees for these schools can you mention them??? Can anyone give me some assistance?? Thank you

parkeratkagan
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Re: Kagan Summer Academy

Post by parkeratkagan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:55 pm

Hi, and thank you for your interest in Kagan! If you are looking for recommendations for schools, you may want to check out https://www.greatschools.org/. This website will provide at least some summary information for schools in the area you are interested in. Good luck!