The Knowles Academy offers state-of-the-art professional development experiences for teachers. All Academy courses are designed and facilitated by experienced teachers who understand the complexities of teaching in today’s world.

Through this Knowles Academy online short course, teachers will learn strategies and principles for establishing a classroom culture of effective and meaningful student collaboration through the clear and intentional setting of actionable norms—working persistently, communicating productively, and taking risks.

Actionable Norms for Effective Group Work

When students collaborate, they must integrate their knowledge of content with effective communication skills in order to solve meaningful and complex problems. But how can students learn to do this in ways that foster an environment of collaborative learning? In this Knowles Academy online short course, teachers will learn strategies and principles for establishing a classroom culture of effective and meaningful student collaboration through the clear and intentional setting of actionable norms—working persistently, communicating productively, and taking risks. Facilitated by teachers with experience in teaching science using group tasks, this course will assist teachers in gaining the knowledge and confidence needed to implement effective group work in their classrooms.

Course Highlights

  • Discuss goals behind group work in the classroom and strategies to help students work together in a collaborative and meaningful way
  • Learn principles and techniques to support effective group work
  • Experience the role of actionable norms as a tool to promote effective group work by engaging in a task from a learner’s perspective
  • Receive access to shareable posters and materials to use in the classroom

Actionable Norms for Effective Group Work

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. EST
Location: Zoom
Price: $0

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Actionable Norms for Effective Group Work

Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. EST
Location: Zoom
Price: $0

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