What is it?
- Working in groups to create shared products, problem solve, or work toward common goals
- Recognizing and valuing the individual contributions of each group member
- Creating structures for all group members to contribute and participate in shared decision making
- Providing opportunities for students to be an authentic audience for each other
Provide a structure for student collaboration and guide groups with appropriate and rigorous challenges
Engage in dialogue and problem solving with peers to create ideas or products that represent
How can I implement in the classroom?
- Facilitate student learning using a variety of collaborative structures such as jigsaw, inquiry circles, etc.
- Use room arrangements conducive to classroom collaboration
- Teach students basics of accountable student conversation (face-to-face and virtual) in order to enhance student collaboration
- Arrange for outside expert collaboration with students face-to-face or virtually
Expert Groups - High School Biology