The idea is having a team of students led by a student.
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|Horwitz, Susan||Using Peer-Led Team Learning to Increase Participation and Success of Under-Represented Groups in Introductory Computer Science||Michigan 2012||Website (html)|
- Peer Led Team Learning Website, a resource for teachers and peer leaders, although it is aimed more at the physical sciences.
- Peer Led Team Learning Computer Science Website, a joint page of eight universities using PLTL; contains links to individual universities pages with lists of exercises.
Typically this is organized by letters to incoming university students before they start in classes, and meet outside of class periods. As far as we know, it has not been tried at the high-school level. If you use it, please share both how you organize it and how it goes.
Typically a peer leader is a student from a previous semester (not a current student in the class). They are in charge of making sure everyone is involved, no one dominates, have the students read the directions, etc.