EDU 910 Ownership of Learning
This course will focus on the concept of personalized learning, encouraging teachers to take on the role of facilitator while their learners develop the strategies, skills, and dispositions needed to become invested in their learning. This course is designed for educators across grade levels and disciplines. Participants should be open to shifts in pedagogy, leveraging technology, and cultivating opportunities for learners.
Besides reading, research, and discussion, participants will practice and actively engage in the process of being self directed, invested learners. This course is geared for educators across all grade levels and disciplines.
Participants will participate in three synchronous webinars as a community of learners and three synchronous one-on-one sessions with the instructors. Sessions will be held to share ideas, check on progress, and provide clarity or direction. This format parallels that of a genuine project-based environment where the process and progress are as important as the product.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I loved the freedom of choice to explore and research a topic we found relevant to our professional careersM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
This course allowed participants to design and implement a choice project allowing for immediate implementation. Feedback from all participants was encourage and valuable.R.P.
I enjoyed taking time to explore current challenges and work to research and find solutions.H.H., Elementary Teacher
The content was the most valuable to me because it was something new, but relevant. All online.A.C., Reading Specialist
Wes Ward provided great ideas and was very knowledgeable about concepts of students owning their learning.H.H., Elementary Teacher
Exploring who owns learning is a key component in the personalization journey. While we are all looking for answers and easy fixes, courses like this one are critical to help us reflect and take steps to move forward. I appreciate the time and effort put into this course, and it certainly helped me to take action.D.S.
I will directly apply concepts learned in my classroom immediately and will continue with my Project X work as well.J.C., Elementary Teacher
The most valuable part was working on my Project X. I liked that it was self-chosen and had direct application to my classroom.J.S., Elementary Teacher
Wes Ward is a wonderful instructor. He makes class enjoyable, relevant, and meaningful. This is my first class through Eduspire and I'm so happy I took it! I definitely recommend it!N.S.
I felt this course was very helpful in helping me work on and solve real issues in my classroom.K.F., Special Education Teacher
project x allowed me to take something I want to implement and plan for it as part of the class and now I can use it in my instruction.D.d.
I took the time to research something on my own time, and I want my students to understand that learning does not have to stop when they leave school.J.I., Special Education Teacher
My project has the potential to significantly change how I teach and how my classroom operates.J.Z., Science Teacher
I liked how it made me question my views on education and allowed me to focus on a topic that I wanted to research for my final project.J.H.
This is the path my school is on, so it will have a positive impact.N.W., Special Education Teacher