Workshop Format

No More Parallel Play:
Encouraging Meaningful Student Collaboration

Overview | Workshop Format | Sessions | Resource Guide | Outcomes

Throughout the workshop series, a variety of collaborative strategies, structures, and activities are modeled so that participants directly experience them.  This workshop series is designed to take place once a week over the period of approximately two months or to be done as a 2 day intensive workshop. Intensive workshops do not enable participants to do the “homework” in their own classrooms and receive instructional guidance and feedback in the same manner as the two month series. Each session of the series contains the following:

  • A set of clear objectives for that particular workshop
  • A homework share from the previous session
  • An activity or series of activities and review of resources related to that session’s topic
  • A homework assignment asking participants to incorporate what they learned in their own classroom or in a project they are planning to teach