Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • the difference between “cooperative” work and “group” work.
  • the four basic principles that make a lesson cooperative.
  • the definitions of a “cooperative learning structure,” “differentiated assessments,” and a variety other practices essential to designing creative learning activities.
  • more than 20 different cooperative learning structures and games that can be used in all disciplines at all levels.


  • that differentiating instruction allows all types of students access to the curriculum.
  • that differentiating assessment allows all types of students opportunity to “show” what they know.
  • that cooperative learning provides ample opportunities to differentiate instruction.
  • how cooperative learning structures can be used many times in any discipline at any level.

and Be Able To

  • competently use the cooperative learning structures presented in this course.
  • create activities and assessments that are both differentiated and cooperative by design.
  • critically evaluate lessons used in the past and determine if they “reach” all types of learners.

and much, much more!

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