Cooperative Learning Success for Students with Special Needs

Length: 55 minutes

Presenter: Sharon Maack-Connolly

Format: External

ASHA CEUs: No

Training Type: Boardmaker Software Family

Description:      Cooperative learning is a teaching strategy that has been used successfully in many classrooms. Although historically, its primary purpose is to increase the potential for creating positive peer interactions, it can also greatly enhance learning and achievement. When considering how to support students with disabilities, this approach can provide many benefits.$0In this presentation, the benefits of cooperative learning will be outlined. Next, how this strategy was implemented in a private special education setting with students with complex learning needs will be discussed. Presenters will introduce Virtual Field Trips by Mayer-Johnson and will utilize video clips to demonstrate how these tools were implemented into the classroom curriculum. In addition, the influence of classmates as peer models will be discussed.  Lastly, successful learning outcomes will be highlighted.$0



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