Workshop: Using Collaborative Teams

Course ID - CTD0382         

Short Title: Teams      

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       2 hours 
Prerequisite     none

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

Research tells us that learners benefit when they collaborate in teams. This teamwork helps develop learners’ critical thinking skills, increases their persistence, and improves their understanding of diversity.  Yet students consistently rate collaborative teamwork negatively. Students accustomed to being given the “right answers” in lectures are often impatient with the collaborative process. To make matters worse, many instructors do not offer adequate guidance on how to work together productively.  This seminar will examine barriers that prevent the successful use of collaborative teams in and out of the classroom and suggest methods for avoiding these pitfalls. In just 60 minutes, it will show you how to incorporate assessment and manage your teams while promoting shared responsibility for learning. The methods will work in both large and small classes. During a face-to-face group discussion which will follow the webinar, participants will identify at least three strategies they can use to manage teams and promote shared responsibility for learning in teams.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to avoid the pitfalls of collaborative team learning
  • Describe strategies to encourage all team members to take responsibility for teamwork
  • Explain how to incorporate self-reflection and assessment into the teaming process
  • Use different methods to put your teams together
  • Explain strategies to handle students who slack off
  • Use teams in large classrooms
  • Identify at least three strategies for managing teams and promoting shared responsibility for learning in teams



Reference #





01/25/13 753064 Friday 12:30pm - 2:30pm North/1107 Pat Stephenson


Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0382 
Course Title:   Teams 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

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