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Focusing on Instructional Strategies

Using Thinking
Maps with
Cooperative
Learning
Strategies
Chapter 5
Pages 255 - 267
Focusing on Cooperative Learning
Objectives:
•To discuss the foundations for Cooperative Learning
•To model a Cooperative Learning strategy.

Discuss the Model the Use


Welcome Foundations of of a
and Cooperative Cooperative
Agenda Learning Learning
Research Strategy

Share ideas Closure and


and plan for expectations A Language for
classroom for sharing Learning
applications student work
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You can use Thinking Maps for
Curriculum and Lesson Planning.

You have embedded Thinking


Maps in other instructional
You Have strategies.
Integrated
Thinking Maps You and your students construct
Thinking Maps for a variety of
for Effective applications in order to explain,
Instructional revise, and synthesize ideas.
Strategies
Your students use multiple
CHAPTER 5 Thinking Maps in collaborative
team work.
INSTRUCTIONAL
STRATEGIES
You use Thinking Maps
independently across disciplines
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to encourage student meta-
cognition, self-reflection, and
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THINKING MAPS AND COOPERATIVE LEARNING

Building Thinking Maps in cooperative


teams can be done at any stage of a
lesson: during the set or diagnosis,
instruction, student processing, Students are more actively
closure and assessment. engaged when they work
correctly in cooperative
learning teams.

Working in teams allows students to


orally discuss academic content as
they choose essential ideas and
concepts to go in their maps.
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THINKING MAPS AND COOPERATIVE LEARNING

Discussion First

Individual Accountability
•Different colored markers
•Thinking chips
•Roles and responsibilities
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THINKING MAPS AND COOPERATIVE LEARNING

I
I
Think
Think

I I
Think
Think
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COOPERATIVE LEARNING
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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Map Maker : The Map Maker is
responsible for getting the materials and
drawing the appropriate map. As the group
develops their ideas, the Map Recorder is
also responsible for writing down the group’s
ideas.

Map Manager : The Map Manager is


responsible for managing the participation of
the group. He/She makes sure that everyone
has a chance to “play” or participate in the
group discussion and that one person does
not dominate the group.
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Map Monitor : The Map Monitor makes


sure that the Thinking Map is accurate. It is
the Monitor’s responsibility to make sure that
the map is drawn correctly and that it
represents the correct thought process. (eg.
adjectives and adjective phrases only are
being used in the Bubble Map)

Map Motivator : The Map


Motivator’s job is to make sure that
everyone in the group stays on task.
The Motivator is also responsible for
encouraging and praising the efforts of
an individual or the group.
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Map MC (Master of
Ceremonies) : The Map MC is responsible
for presenting the team’s ideas to a larger group
(either the whole class or another team). He/She is
not only responsible for sharing the information the
group put on the map but also the thinking and
discussions that took place as the group developed
the map.

Map Mastermind : The Map Mastermind’s


job is to add a Frame of Reference to the Thinking
Map the group has developed and then ask the group
to reflect on its thinking.

He/She should ask questions to encourage the group


to think about their thinking:
“How do we know what we know?”
“Where did we get our information?”
“What is our point of view” or “What is influencing
our point of view?”
“Why is this information important?”
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COOPERATIVE LEARNING STRATEGY


MAP, MOVE, MAP
STEP ONE:
Read the math problem and create a Brace Map
identifying the parts of the problem.
STEP TWO:
Check previous group’s work. Add a Frame of
Reference and identify the mathematical thinking
required to answer the problem.
We need to know how to We could use 10%.
convert % to decimals.

We have to know that this We need some prior knowledge


is a two step problem. about what a “tip” is.
STEP THREE:
Check previous groups’ work. Write a number
sentence or create a strategy to solve the problem.

Change Multiply Add the


20% to a $44.00 by . tip to
decimal. 20 $44.00
STEP FOUR:
Check previous groups’ work. Solve the problem.

Change Multiply Add the


20% to a $44.00 by . tip to
decimal. 20 $44.00

20% = .20 $44.00 $44.00


.20 $8.80
$8.80 $52.80
STEP FIVE:
Check previous groups’ work. Check the answer.
$44.00
$8.80
$52.80
COOPERATIVE LEARNING STRATEGY
CLOSURE
Take some time to meet by grade level or
department in order to plan how you might
use Cooperative Learning in your own
classroom. Try to incorporate one of the
strategies explained on pages 260-267.
Save your students’ work and be prepared to
share their examples at our next follow-up
session.