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
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
I very much liked how we could choose to work on a topic of interest and/or usefulness to us and use it to accomplish the objectives of the course. We literally learned about ownership of learning by owning our own learning.J.Z., Science Teacher
I enjoyed focusing my efforts on a Project that was valuable to me.T.K., Science Teacher
Through the self-selected project, there will be a change in the delivery of gifted servicses for K-6 learners.R.P.
I will definitely be using what I have learned in this course to give my students more control of their learningK.R., Elementary Teacher
I loved the freedom of choice to explore and research a topic we found relevant to our professional careersM.Z., Social Studies Teacher
I have a new sense on how to give more control of learning to studentsB.M., Social Studies Teacher
This course will have a tremendous impact on my classroom.j.f., Social Studies Teacher
I enjoyed taking time to explore current challenges and work to research and find solutions.H.H., Elementary Teacher
Allow me to learn how to give kids a voice and let them guide their own learning.G.D., Tech Specialist
Change the way I approach my role in the classroomJ.H., Language Arts Teacher
This course was extremely helpful to me because it is helping me to redesign my MCL classroom.J.L., Math 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 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.H., Special Education Teacher
The instructors have a high level of expertise in the area that they are teaching, so their constant and valuable input, questioning, and reflection helped to get us all thinking on the topics we were researching.M.T.