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Suggested: 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

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Subtitles: English...
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Mindsets for Learning and Teaching

This is our first week together and we are pleased you have decided to participate in this course focused on planning for teaching and learning. This week we will discuss developing a growth mindset and setting goals as a planning professional. We will also explore the importance of working from a model of learning when planning for teaching. We encourage you to be curious in your approach to planning for teaching and learning....
Reading
5 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Lecture 1: Introduction to mindsets for Teaching and Learning13m
Lecture 2: Moral Purpose, Mindset and Hard Goals9m
Lecture 3: Learning Models9m
Lecture 4: Inquiry and Professional Learning Designs8m
Reading5 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Portfolio10m
FAQ10m
Outline for Week One10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

What Do We Know About Teaching and Learning

In this week you will think about your planning from three perspectives: considering, reflecting, and understanding. You will use these three perspectives to better understand how you can use learning principles to incorporate different worldviews into your teaching. We are going to ask you to think about how you could weave together practices from these three perspectives in your own setting....
Reading
5 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture 2: Learning Principles10m
Lecture 3: Assessment for Learning11m
Lecture 4: A Focus on Feedback5m
Interview 117m
Reading1 reading
Outline for Week Two10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Four Key Questions and Why They Matter

In this week we introduce four key questions. The questions are diagnostic tools that can tell you how successful you are at giving your students clear expectations and providing them with good feedback. In this week’s lectures, readings and videos you will be provided with examples of how a range of schools are using these questions to focus their learning. We encourage you and your professional planning partner to design you own ways of using these questions in your school or setting....
Reading
4 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Lecture 2: Learners Owning Their Own Learning8m
Lecture 3: Key Questions in Action10m
Lecture 4: Taking and Inquiry Stance in Planning for Teaching and Learning12m
Reading1 reading
Outline for Week Three10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Spirals of Inquiry for Planning and Teaching

Week four follows the pattern we have set in the first three weeks. This week we explore how you can inform and deepen your planning for teaching and learning by engaging in a specific inquiry cycle. All of the lectures this week focus on the various phases or stages of the spiral of inquiry. The spiral of inquiry asks us to start with the experiences of our learners and to continually ask ourselves these questions: What’s going on for our learners? How do we know? Why does it matter?...
Reading
5 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture 2: Spirals of Inquiry: Scanning and Focussing14m
Lecture 3: Spirals of Inquiry: Developing a Hunch and New Professional Learning8m
Lecture 4: Spirals of Inquiry: Taking Action and Checking8m
Interview two17m
Reading1 reading
Outline for Week Four10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top Reviews

By IKDec 16th 2017

Really a fantastic course with a great purpose, organization, and motivation. The hosts were great and made the course practical as well as theoretical. Thank you!

By MJul 1st 2017

I really enjoyed to discover Carol Dweck's work about mindset. It has helped me in my perspective about myself and consequently I can help my students too.

Instructors

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Dr Judy Halbert

Co-director of the Centre for Innovative Educational Leadership
Vancouver Island University, British Columbia, Canada
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Dr Linda Kaser

Co-director of the Centre for Innovative Educational Leadership
Vancouver Island University, British Columbia, Canada
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Professor John MacBeath

Professor Emeritus
University of Cambridge, UK

About Commonwealth Education Trust

The Commonwealth Education Trust invests in primary and secondary education and the professional development of teachers throughout their careers. Through education it seeks to enhance the opportunities for children from all walks of life to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities. ...

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