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Cooperative Learning

One of the areas that makes USD 460 and Hesston Middle School unique is the emphasis on incorporating cooperative learning structures into our daily classroom lessons. We believe that by using structures, student engagement increases and many lifelong skills are developed. As part of our system to ensure proper professional development related to cooperative learning, each of our certified staff members has been trained in Kagan Cooperative Learning. In addition, HMS and the other district schools have "CL Coaching" every two weeks during the school year. This process includes a trained "CL Coach" conducting classroom observations and real-time coaching sessions with each certified staff member in the building on each coaching day. Linked below is a list and description of many of the more common cooperative learning structures you might see at Hesston Middle School.

CL Structures

AllWrite Consensus

AllWrite RoundRobin

Carousel Feedback

Continuous RoundRobin

Fan-n-Pick

Find Someone Who

Find the FictionIn

side Outside Circle

Jot Thoughts

Match Mine

Mix-n-Match

Mix-Freeze-Group

Mix-Pair-Share

Numbered Heads Together

One Stray

Pairs Check

Pairs Compare

Poems for Two Voices

Quiz, Quiz, Trade

RallyCoach

RallyRobin

RallyTable

RoundRobin

RoundTable

Sage-n-Scribe

Showdown

Single RoundRobin

Simultaneous Roundtable

Spend-a-Buck

Stand Up, Hand Up,

Pair UpSwap Talk

Talking Chips

Team Stand-n-Share

Team Word Web

Team-Pair-Solo

TelephoneTimed Pair Share

Timed RoundRobin

Think-Write-RoundRobin