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Collaborative Learning

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Dot Polling

This strategy supports students in establishing priorities among a list of options, interests or actions.

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Two Stars And A Wish

This learning strategy helps students in providing peer feedback.

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Gallery Walk

This learning strategy provides students with the opportunity to walk around a classroom, actively engaging with content and each other.

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Inter-VENN-tion

This strategy helps students build relationships within a small group by identifying commonalities, distinctions, and areas of expertise.

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First Turn, Last Turn

This strategy helps students collaborate and practice active listening by taking turns to offer insights without cross-talking.

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Walk Around Survey

In this learning strategy, students walk around the room to gather information from their peers.

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Carousel Brainstorm

This strategy helps students generate ideas in response to prompts and build on the ideas of others.

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Say Something

This strategy helps students participate actively in group discussions.

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AB Each Teach

This strategy helps students identify key ideas from a text, video, or other content and share these with a partner.

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Three A’s Plus One

This strategy helps students develop collaboration skills by providing a structure for focused dialogue about a text.

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Leading Questions

This strategy helps students solve a problem by asking each other leading questions.

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Knowledge Building Circle

This strategy helps students co-construct collective knowledge.

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Four Corners

This learning strategy helps students to make decisions about a problem or question.

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Crazy 8s

This strategy helps students to brainstorm ideas as a group.

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Working Collaboratively

Working collaboratively is the act of working effectively with other students and/or adults within diverse groupings. It is an essential part of conducting science.