Course Description

Participants in this course will examine collaborative, engaged, cooperative learning-a significant shift away from the typical teacher-centered classroom. Participants will learn how developing a classroom culture of trust, safety, challenge, and joy can foster engaged and effective learning. Research suggests that effective communication and collaboration are essential to becoming a successful learner. Participants will learn how to develop classroom learning experiences around students' constructing knowledge and engaging in action together  Techniques to develop intrinsic motivation that leads to student engagement and achievement will be researched. Foundational work in this course will include the research and use of collaborative learning, engaged learning, and cooperative learning models. Participants will synthesize these paradigms and create applications for implementation into their own classrooms.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of this course, each participant should be able to do the following:

  1. Develop a framework of student-centered instruction
  2. Create a classroom culture of trust and collaboration
  3. Develop the growth mindset
  4. Construct a collaborative classroom
  5. Construct an engaged classroom
  6. Construct a cooperative classroom
  7. Assess the engagement and collaboration in your classroom
  8. Reflect on student-centered teaching


System Requirements

  • Computer with word processing software
  • Internet access connection
  • Software capable of reading PDF files
  • Software capable of viewing PowerPoint presentations


This course is-recommended for K-12 teachers and administrators looking to gain background information concerning engaged learning and collaboration research and application of these tenets in classroom and school community. Participants must hold a baccalaureate degree.


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Section Title
Building an Engaging Collaborative Classroom
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with the connecting link

Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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