Workforce Solutions at Northeast State is offering a Cooperative Learning Workshop June 19-22 on the Blountville campus.
Cooperative learning is an instructional method in which students work in small groups of two or three to accomplish a common learning goal under a teacher’s guidance.
Basic elements include positive interdependence, face-to-face interaction, individual accountability, interpersonal and small group skills, and processing and analytical skills. Research indicates that cooperation typically results in higher achievement, supportive relationships, and greater social skills and confidence.
Workshop instructors are Dr. Rick Merritt and Dawn Dabney.
Dabney has been a member of Northeast Sate’s Mathematics Division since fall 1997. In 2009, she was appointed to the Center of Teaching Excellence as a faculty assistant where she has enjoyed researching and learning about various best-practices of teaching. She has attended The Cooperative Learning Institute at the University of Minnesota and is a certified adjunct instructor of Cooperative Learning.
Merritt has taught at Northeast State since 2007. He has been a faculty assistant at the Center for Teaching Excellence since 2009. He has used various aspects of cooperative learning in the classroom since his first visit to The Cooperative Learning Institute at the University of Minnesota in 2012. He is a certified adjunct instructor of Cooperative Learning.
“The techniques learned at the Institute have proven to be successful in classes and have led to a strong engagement of students,” Merritt said. “A class with strong engagement has more learning and is more enjoyable for both the learners and the instructor.”
The class will meet each day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be held in the Basler Library, Room L106. Participants will receive 3 CEU credits. The course fee is $235 and includes materials and breakfast.
To register, visit http://training.northeaststate.edu/public/course/browse. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register early.
For more information, contact 423.354.5520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.