One challenge that many instructors face is a concern about fitting in all the required course content while also engaging students in active learning. A jigsaw activity is a way to do both by partially shifting the onus of teaching content onto the students. Come experience the Jigsaw activity with your colleagues, and consider/discuss course content that lends itself to the jigsaw approach.

The primary audience for these workshops and webinars is faculty, instructors (including teaching assistants), and instructional staff who directly support teaching and learning. Those who are teaching or actively supporting the classroom experience this academic year will benefit the most, as we will be focusing on teaching practices and the ways that participants can apply these practices in their current teaching.

This webinar falls under the following themes:

  • Support for group work: Supporting long-term or high stakes student groups
  • Inclusive learning communities: Integration, inclusion and community building in the classroom


[The most worthwhile aspect of this webinar was], as always, the opportunity to try out the technique as we learn it was so great! This one has possibilities and I'm already pondering how I'll use it next semester.” 2020 participant


This was great! I've heard of/read about this activity before but never had a chance to practice it so it always seemed complicated - but getting a chance to practice it made me see that it's easy and totally possible for my class! 2020 participant


This webinar is part of the International Student Academic Integration (ISAI) initiative. The International Student Academic Integration initiative is funded by the International Student Academic Services Fee and offered in partnership between the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance and the Center for Educational Innovation.
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Section Title
Jigsaw, A Collaborative Learning Activity
Online, instructor led
10:00AM to 10:30AM
Aug 23, 2024
Online (US Central Time)
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online (US Central Time)
Course Fee(s)
Non-University of Minnesota participants $50.00
UMN Faculty, Instructors, Teaching Staff $0.00
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