Workshop: SoTL: "Spring Break-Cooperative Learning"          

Course ID - CTD0931a

Short Title: SoTL-Cooperative Lrn 

 Audience   Full Time Faculty 
Length of Workshop:      26  hours 

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

The SoTL "Spring Break" will take place over three and one-half days of Spring Break. This seminar will explicitly focus on classroom level teaching and learning research designed to enhance student learning through implementation of Cooperative Learning strategies. Since the focus will be on classroom action research as a form of scholarly teaching, faculty will design an approach to improve student learning in a targeted area and plan to assess the results of their teaching design.

Participants will produce a focused, classroom level research design proposal that contains: a clear, researchable question review of relevant literature; identified sample; research methods; data analysis method, and a timeline for implementation and communication. Research design proposals will be peer reviewed by participants using the six standards of scholarship (Glassick, C.E., Huber, M.T., Maeroff, G.I., 1997 Scholarship Assessed: Evaluation of the Professoriate. Jossey-Bass).
The finalized research design proposal is due to CT&D within two weeks of the end of the Seminar. Research design proposals must be submitted by the participants for IRB review prior to their implementation

Faculty will be compensated $500.00 upon successful completion of the project.


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

  • Identify a specific teaching and Cooperative Learning challenge as the focus of a classroom research project
  • Explore the professional literature within the area of inquiry
  • Develop a research question
  • Define a research sample
  • Determine a research method appropriate to the research question
  • Understand the possible impact on the project design and implementation of MDC's policy and guidelines for the authorization to conduct research and human subject testing.
  • Develop a timeline for implementation and completing the project including IRB review
  • Understand and apply the six standards of scholarship to the peer review process of research design
  • Present the project design at the conclusion of the seminar


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Course ID: CTD0931a 
Course Title: SoLT-Cooperative Lrn
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.