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Collaborative Learning

Students at ADS often work in cooperative groups to complete projects or other assignments.  Working in small groups on structured activities allows students to:
 
  • share their skills with others and develop skills of their own
  • learn to navigate and resolve interpersonal conflicts
  • set goals and solve problems
  • monitor and assess progress
  • celebrate achievements and teamwork
 
 
The learning of academic material and self-responsible behavior is assured because teachers utilize methods based upon brain-compatible learning, multiple intelligences, cooperative learning and social development research. The teachers and administrators also work together in supportive groups. They too enjoy the participatory democratic process and creative collegiality.