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Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures

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:
  1. Positive Independence
  2. Individual Accountability
  3. Equal Participation
  4. Simultaneous Interaction. 
These four principles are key to enhancing the quality and efficiency of student learning and achievement.