Classroom-Embedded Professional Development

Corey Drake from the College of Education at University of Missouri St. Louis interviewed teachers to evaluate their experience with EnTeam activities in math, English, and other subjects at Roosevelt 9th Grade Center in St. Louis Public Schools. She found that after a series of EnTeam workshops, teachers were more open to the idea of implementing cooperative learning activities.

Prior to the EnTeam workshops, teachers felt that cooperative learning took time away from instruction. After the EnTeam workshops in the classroom teachers were more willing to use cooperative learning. Teachers also saw the value of measuring each student’s contribution to the collective performance. Furthermore, teachers reported feeling less frustrated with creating cooperative learning activities.

Classroom-Embedded Professional Development

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