The Cooperative Classroom

EDZU 9505 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Amy Adkins - Weingartner

Start Date: 05/25/2022
End Date: 06/28/2022

Course Syllabus

Would you like to see improved academic achievement, improved behavior and attendance, and increased self-confidence among the students in your classroom? If so, then this is the course for you. This course will focus on understanding and integrating cooperative learning strategies and techniques into our classrooms. Teachers will learn how to develop and implement lesson plans/activities, while differentiating instruction through use of cooperative learning techniques. By the end of this course participants will have a variety of lesson plans and activities that they can incorporate into their classroom.



Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • a variety of different structures and techniques for using cooperative learning in the classroom.
  • the essential elements of cooperative learning in the classroom.
  • common mistakes in and misperceptions about using cooperative learning activities.


  • the teacher’s role in structuring cooperative learning.
  • how cooperative learning techniques can promote academic success for students.
  • understand how cooperative learning can help students develop positive interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.

and Be Able To

  • assess cooperative learning activities.
  • incorporate cooperative learning strategies into their specific settings.
  • plan lessons that promote student achievement through interaction and positive interdependence.

and much, much more!

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