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Evangel University to offer Kagan Cooperative Learning graduate course

July 18, 2012 | Paul K. Logsdon


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Evangel will welcome 20 guests to campus July 16-20 who will be participating in a 5-day, three-credit graduate course in Kagan Cooperative Learning. This week-long course will be held in Trask Hall.

Evangel University is one of only a handful of universities in the entire nation authorized to provide this training.  

Dr. Debbie Yonke, associate professor of education at Evangel and part-time national trainer in cooperative learning for Kagan Professional Development, will teach the course.

“This course enables graduate students in education to become acquainted with the research and methods of Kagan Cooperative Learning and to develop skills which allow implementation of cooperative learning into any K-12 classroom setting,” Yonke said. “Students will gain an understanding of such methodology in light of research and impact on instruction.

The participants are practicing K-12 classroom teachers and administrators from around the region with the largest number of attendees from St. James, Mo.

According to their website, Kagan Professional Development offers the world’s most powerful and engaging professional development opportunities for educators. Each year, Kagan offers workshops, academies, coaching and courses to thousands of teachers, trainers and administrators worldwide. Kagan structures are research-based instructional strategies that have a track record of improving academic achievement and social outcomes.

For additional information, contact Dr. Debbie Yonke at 417-865-2815, ext. 8559.

Evangel is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions that offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine master’s programs. The fall 2011 enrollment reached a record 2,168 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.


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