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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, and 4) Simultaneous Interaction.  These four principles are key to enhancing the quality and efficiency of student learning and achievement.