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Kagan Policies for Intellectual Property Rights
Kagan Structures and intellectual property is making a tremendous positive impact on education. We appreciate the desire of other individuals and organisations to share the power of Kagan through workshops, publications, and the Internet. However, Kagan is an intellectual property organisation. Kagan has invested tremendous time and resources in the research, development, and dissemination of Kagan Structures and intellectual property. In order to ensure the highest quality trainings, to maximise success for implementation, to continue to develop, refine, and disseminate Kagan’s powerful approach to teaching, and to protect the Kagan name and reputation, it is incumbent upon Kagan to strictly enforce—and take legal measures if necessary—to protect its intellectual property rights. . Kagan’s Intellectual Property Policies have been developed in consultation with the Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear Law Firm.
Part I: Protected Professional Development Services
A. Permitted Use of Kagan Structures and Content
Teaching Kagan theory, methods, and Structures to other instructors in the form of staff development, workshops, trainings, courses, and seminars may be done only under the conditions herein. Teachers and instructors are welcome to freely use Kagan theory, methods and Structures within their own class and with their own students. We not only allow, but highly encourage you to use Kagan Structures to teach. However, there is a critical distinction between using Kagan to teach and teaching Kagan. If you wish to teach Kagan as professional development content, you must abide by the policies herein.
B. For-Profit Professional Development
Training Kagan content or courses on a for-profit basis is strictly prohibited. Individuals and organisations, including universities, who charge a fee for teaching Kagan are subject to prosecution and damages. Kagan licenses its courses to universities and professional development organisations whose instructors have been trained by and certified by Kagan. If your organisation is interested in offering Kagan courses for a fee, please contact Kagan for licensing and franchise information.
C. Guidelines for Non-Certified Kagan Trainers
Teachers, administrators, trainers, staff developers and instructors who have not been certified by Kagan and who wish to provide a basic introduction to Kagan’s theory and structures may do so only with prior written permission. Extensive training of Kagan Structures or content by non-certified trainers is prohibited. Below is the process for requesting permission to provide a basic Kagan overview and the time and material limits.

Requesting Permission.
You must secure written permission from Kagan in advance.

Fax your request to:

Kagan Professional Development,
Copyright Department at (949) 545-6334 (949) 545-6334 .

Clearly state in your request:
  • Instructor’s name
  • Total duration in hours of presentation’s focus on Kagan content and structures (e.g., 1 hour)
  • Percent of presentation that focuses on Kagan (e.g., 50% or 100%)
  • Specific Kagan content (e.g., PIES, Seven Keys) and specific structures (e.g., Numbered Heads Together) you wish to teach
  • Number of participants
  • Location of training (e.g. ABC Elementary, San Clemente, CA)
  • Total number of Kagan pages in handout and slides (e.g., Page Count – Handout: 2, Slides: 3)
  • Printed copy of the actual handout and/or presentation you wish to use. If not obvious, indicate which pages are handout page(s) vs. slide(s). Include the appropriate citation on each page. See Required Citations below .

Presentation and Handout Material Limits.
With prior written permission, you may only use a total of 5 pages of Kagan copyrighted materials in your handouts and 5 transparencies or PowerPoint slides, including a maximum of 2 Kagan Structures. Each page and slide or transparency with Kagan copyrighted Structures or content must include the appropriate citation on each page. See Required Citations below . Each Structure must cite the source (e.g., Numbered Heads Together (Kagan)). Training Duration Limit. You may train up to a maximum of one and a half (1.5) hours on Kagan content and structures, with a maximum training of two (2) Kagan Structures. The 1.5 hour time limit is cumulative. For example, you may not train 1.5 hours on Monday, 1.5 hours on Tuesday; similarly, you may not teach two structures one week, two structures the next week.
D. Guidelines for Certified School Trainers
Certified Kagan Trainers may conduct extensive Kagan trainings using the required training materials. Kagan’s training materials are designed to increase the quality of the training as well as avoid copyright infractions. The following guidelines describe the materials required for consecutive or cumulative hours. Under 1.5 Hours. A single overview session under 1.5 hours is permitted without any special permission from Kagan. Multiple sessions totalling over 1.5 hours requires training materials. If you wish to provide participants handout pages or use slides of Kagan content or Structures for any training, you must request permission from Kagan.
1.5 Hours to 6 Hours. The following book and workbook are required:
  • Book: Kagan Cooperative Learning
  • Workbook: Kagan Cooperative Learning Course Workbook (Available from T2TUK only as part of Workshop.)
6 Hours to 12 Hours. The following book and workbook are required:
  • Book: Kagan Cooperative Learning
  • Workbook: Kagan Cooperative Learning Course Workbook (Days 1–2 Workbooks available from T2TUK only as part of Workshop.)
Over 12 Hours. The following book and workbook are required:
  • Book: Kagan Cooperative Learning
  • Workbook: Kagan Cooperative Learning Course Workbook (Days 3-5 Workbooks available from T2TUK only as part of Workshop.)
Click Here to learn more about becoming a Certified Kagan School Trainer.
E. Free Catalogs
When presenting Kagan courses or Kagan content, Kagan requests that you provide each participant a Kagan Publishing and Professional Development catalogue. Call Kagan at 1 (800) 933-2667 1 (800) 933-2667 for free catalogues Click Here
Part II. Protected Publications and Materials
A. Copies for Classroom Use
A teacher may make copies of the intended handout/blackline pages on any book published by Kagan provided that the teacher is the original purchaser of the book and the copies are intended solely for his or her own classroom use. Purchasers may not become an alternative source for Kagan materials. Schools and districts may not purchase a single copy of a book and allow more than one teacher to make copies. To do so, the school or district must purchase a multi-user license.
B. Copies for Workshops or Courses
If you wish to provide participants handout pages or use slides of Kagan content or Structures for any training, you must request permission from Kagan.
C. Reprints or Adaptations for Publications
Requesting Permission. All requests to use Kagan materials in another publication must be approved in writing by Kagan. Publications include but are not limited to: a book, product, training workbook, Internet, PDF, presentation, video, course guide, school or district staff publication, newsletter, article. Please make your request specific, including the required information below. All “blanket” requests will be denied (e.g., I’d like permission to copy pages from the book, Teambuilding). Fax your request to: Kagan Publishing, Copyright Department at (949) 545-6301 (949) 545-6301
Clearly state in your request:
  1. Your name, organisation name
  2. The specific content to reprint or adapt. If you are requesting to copy pages of a Kagan book, indicate the book title and the pages (e.g. Kagan Cooperative Learning, pages 10.16, 11.38). If you are adapting Kagan content for your publication, you must submit all portions of the adapted content as it will appear in the publication.
  3. Title of your publication and the intended use of the publication (e.g. Strategies that Work – Instructional strategies for teachers K–12).
  4. The number of copies that will be made (for books, include estimate annual sales quantity).

All permission requests must properly Kagan and the original source. See Required Citations below.

Limits. Each request will be independently evaluated. Kagan generally allows up to five (5) pages of Kagan content with a maximum of two (2) structures to be reprinted or adapted free of charge. Many Kagan articles are available for duplication in their entirety free of charge. Duplication of a substantial body of work will certainly be denied, however may be allowed under a negotiated written royalty agreement.
D. Protected Products
Copies of software, videos, manipulative kits, music, and Smartcards are not permitted under any circumstances. Requests for copying portions of a product or publication that constitute the core of the product will likely be denied. Requests to copy a product in its majority or entirety will likely be denied.
E. Translations and Derivative Works
If you wish to include numerous Kagan Structures or a substantial amount of Kagan content in a publication or product, please contact Kagan for licensing information. Similarly, contact Kagan for foreign language rights to Kagan publications and products.
F. Tips on "Fair Use"
Many U.S. school districts, universities and other non-commercial organisations apply guidelines for "fair use" copying of copyrighted materials. Indeed, these are the very guidelines that Kagan applies when copying others' copyrighted materials, and we urge all non-commercial copiers to adopt them, too. To ensure you are within the guidelines of fair use, Kagan requests that you submit your requests to Kagan and secure permission prior to copying or distributing Kagan’s intellectual property.
Required Citations
Structure Names
Each time a Kagan Structure is used by name, it shall utilise Kagan's spelling, capitalisation compound-wording and hyphenation and also incorporate a citation, such as this: Quiz-Quiz-Trade (Kagan, 2009)
Page Citation for Adapted Materials
Each page that uses or adapts a Kagan Structure or other copyrighted content shall include a citation such as this:

Source: This material has been adapted with permission PENDING from Kagan Publishing & Professional Development from the following book: Kagan, Spencer & Kagan, Miguel. Kagan Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing, 2009. 1 (800) 933-2667 1 (800) 933-2667. www.KaganOnline.com  The word "PENDING" may be removed from the citation if written permission is granted by Kagan.
Page Citation for Copied Materials
Each copied page of a Kagan book must include the original source and a citation such as this: Source: This page has been copied with permission PENDING from Kagan Publishing & Professional Development from the following book: Kagan, Spencer & Kagan, Miguel. Kagan Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing, 2009. 1 (800) 933-2667 1 (800) 933-2667 . www.KaganOnline.com. The word "PENDING" may be removed from the citation if written permission is granted by Kagan.
Citations for Transparencies and PowerPoint Slides
Each transparency or PowerPoint slide with copied or adapted material must include the appropriate citation above for copied or adapted materials respectively.
Bibliography or References
If the Kagan Structure or other copyrighted content is copied or adapted within a work that has a section for Bibliography, References, Resources, or Works Cited, etc., that section shall include a citation of the source. Please note that each of the citations modelled above may be edited to follow any accepted style of documentation; i.e., APA, Chicago, MLA, etc. For example: Kagan, Spencer & Kagan, Miguel. (2009). Kagan Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan Publishing. www.KaganOnline.com.
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