Visiting fifth grader, Alex, joins in a literature circle with Erica Sharp, Ashley Fleming, Kelsey Shirey, Melissa Union, and Callie White.

In “ED 341: Methods for Teaching Elementary English/Language Arts and Social Studies,” one afternoon session every week in the 5-credit integrated course consists of a two-hour block devoted to collaboration time. Students participate in learning activities, plan projects, and complete assignments in small groups that change with each topic. The professor circulates around the classroom or meets with small groups while the rest of the student groups’ work independently....Click here to read more.