Positively impact student achievement with strategic, creative, and flexible planning. Please see the important note below as it relates to starting this course now.
“Imagine how different it could be. Imagine if we aimed for something different, something research implies will have a much more positive impact on what happens in our classrooms? Imagine if we decided to take ownership of our own teacher improvement....Not only will it improve our practice, but it will do what those training days often fail to do: motivate and sustain our enthusiasm for teaching.”
Jamie Thon- Teacher of English and author of A Quiet Education.
Earn graduate-level semester credits as you advance your teaching and learning skills in order to maximize student achievement and promote success for all students during the 2020-21 school year. This course is designed to allow you to create your own professional development pathway to ignite your practice as an educator.
Our course structure supports your continued professional learning goals and offers individualized coaching from our dedicated professional development coordinators to assist you in meeting the accountability requirements of your district. You will meet and interact with your professional development coordinator and other educators in your area to share your new learning during an exit interview.
EDUX 9983, Ignite Your Professional Teaching Practice, is designed for teachers who are motivated to achieve their professional learning goals through a self paced, supportive learning community. As experts have stated, “If you don’t have a strong supply of well-prepared teachers, nothing else in education can work” (Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor Emerita, Stanford University). This course will ignite teachers to begin the school year feeling more prepared and energized in their professional practice. Prepared teachers are more confident and more ready to advance their students’ achievement.
By the end of the course, the participant will:
This course aligns with the standards for National Board for Professional Teaching:
Earn graduate-level Semester Credits/Units as you learn, develop and prepare for the 2020-21 school year.
Time requirements and Semester credits/units earned:
Starting school early? We'll make sure that you are finished up in plenty of time!
Registration for this year's summer course is now open.
Ignite Your Professional Teaching Practice
With many schools taking extended spring break or facing closures, we recognize many of you are working above and beyond your normal work days. We have opened registration so that you may be able to log your hours now. However, if you have any doubt about your hours qualifying during your school year, we encourage you to seek pre-approval from your principal or your school district prior to registering. Be sure to contact your professional development coordinator to understand more.