The strategies for cooperative learning often encourage a mixing of children of abilities and an encouragement of conversation and cooperation, so students explain their thinking. This leads to students sharing ideas and a fostering of creativity where students are encouraged to solve problemsdifferently and to build on others ideas to come up with new strategies. This would give many more students opportunities for success after being presented with the material and would build on children's natural desire to talk and communicate their ideas. By giving students opportunities to partner with a diverse group of peers in ethnicity and academics that would be subtle, students can build their creativity while being exposed to others ideas and encouraged to have their

own. In such diverse classrooms it makes sense to capitalize on differences and encourage creative problem solving.

Specify appropriate objectives, determine group size, assign students to heterogeneous groups with specific roles within the groups so they know how to work together, and arrange the room and groups to facilitate group work

Students are taught why they're being asked to work together, students are shown how they're expected to interact, and the groups are encouraged to analyze their own effectiveness

Phase I: Determine the lesson to be Taught

Phase II: Determine the Appropriate Organizational Structure

Phase III: Define Lesson Objectives and “Role” Tasks

Phase IV: Determine How to Monitor Student's Work and Process the Lesson

Numbered Heads together,Think-Pair-Share, Teams Games Tournaments, Jigsaw strategy

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own. In such diverse classrooms it makes sense to capitalize on differences and encourage creative problem solving.

__In order for this strategy to be successful teachers should:__Specify appropriate objectives, determine group size, assign students to heterogeneous groups with specific roles within the groups so they know how to work together, and arrange the room and groups to facilitate group work

__Cooperative learning will provide a cognitively challenging and supportive environment that__

will foster creativity if:will foster creativity if:

Students are taught why they're being asked to work together, students are shown how they're expected to interact, and the groups are encouraged to analyze their own effectiveness

__The Teaching Phases for this Model:__Phase I: Determine the lesson to be Taught

Phase II: Determine the Appropriate Organizational Structure

Phase III: Define Lesson Objectives and “Role” Tasks

Phase IV: Determine How to Monitor Student's Work and Process the Lesson

__Ideas for Cooperative Learning Lessons that will Foster Creativity:__Numbered Heads together,Think-Pair-Share, Teams Games Tournaments, Jigsaw strategy

__More Teacher Resources:____http://fosteringcreativityinyourclassroom.blogspot.com/2009/07/cooperative-learning.html____http://www.theideacenter.org/sites/default/files/IDEA_Paper_38.pdf____http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/issue/earths-changing-surface/cooperative-learning-an-oldie-but-a-goodie__www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr287.shtml

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