Summer Academy 2021

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Adapting Kagan for Distance Learning

Creating Full Student Engagement Online!

July 15, 2021 All Grades

Remote learning, distance learning, virtual learning—whatever you want to call it—was a disaster for many teachers and students! Due to COVID-19, most schools will be relying on distance learning either full-time or part-time. It doesn’t have to be a disaster again!

If you were using Kagan Structures before the pandemic, you know the power of student interaction to boost student engagement, achievement, and liking for class and content. The same is true online! Distance learning doesn’t have to be so boring and feel so… well… distant. WS # 32064

Workshop Description...

Applying what you learn in this 4-hour Live Online workshop, your online teaching will come alive. Learn how to use breakout rooms to form teams and pairs to maximize student interaction and learning. See how you can adapt simple Kagan Structures for full student engagement. Create an online classroom community using online Teambuilding and Classbuilding activities. Learn essential online management tools to make your remote learning lessons run more smoothly. At a time when physical distance is necessary, social interaction and support are more necessary than ever. Students remember dramatically more of what is said in interaction than what the teacher says. Academic achievement accelerates. Students actually look forward to their online classes as an opportunity to interact with classmates and teammates.

Note: This workshop is conducted via Zoom. Specific examples are shown for Zoom and Google Meet, but concepts taught may be applied to other video chat platforms with breakout room capabilities.

Required Pre-requisites:

  • Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1 or equivalent

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  • $149

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Check-in: 1:20 pm
Course: 1:30 pm–5:30 pm Central Time

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  • Form random teams, base teams, and pairs and know when and how to use each
  • Come away with management tips including managing chats, breakout rooms, and other online tools
  • Learn how to structure breakout rooms to maximize engagement and learning
  • Adapt Kagan Structures and methods to use online
  • Compatible with most video chat platforms with breakout room capabilities
  • Replace students’ feeling of isolation with a sense of connection and belonging
  • Increase your tech skills and online teaching skills
  • Works for most major hardware including PC, Mac, Chromebooks, smartphones, tablets
  • Have students come alive interacting over the curriculum with classmates

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