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Cooperative Learning


At Vista, all teachers have been extensively trained in Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures and Kagan Structures are present in every classroom on a regular basis.  Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures are step-by-step instructional strategies that increase student engagement by setting a rich, structured collaborative learning environment.


Kagan Structures promote four major principles, following the acronym PIES:


  •  Positive Interdependence
  •  Individual Accountability
  •  Equal Participation
  •  Simultaneous Interaction


These four principles are key to enhancing the quality and efficiency of student learning and achievement.