Treeline Elementary students learn through Kagan Cooperative Learning structures that are engaging and exciting learning activities.
We have also implemented Thinking Maps which is a language of eight visual patterns, each based on a fundamental thought process.
Kagan Cooperative Learning & Thinking Maps
Through our Kagan structures of cooperative learning:
- The learning task promotes teamwork and students experience themselves as being on the same side;
- Each student is held accountable for their individual contribution;
- Students participate about equally; and
- Many students are engaged at once.
This boosts academic achievement, closes the achievement gap, improves student relations, promotes thinking skills, and creates a more kind and caring school community.
With Thinking Maps:
- Students use visual patterns to work collaboratively for deeper comprehension at all content areas and grade levels
- Students are empowered with the tools to analyze complex texts and think mathematically for conceptual understanding and problem solving
- Student use Thinking Maps for the production and distribution of a range of writing types and purposes