Leading the Professional Learning Community

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Course No: EDUC.6130-031; SIS Class Nbr: 8809

Course Description

it is well documented that teachers who habitually examine their shared work based on inquiry, observation, analysis of data, dialogue, and experimentation tend to be more effective than those who are not reflective and work in isolation. How do we help all teachers become highly effective: How do we spread reflective practice from isolated pockets to all teachers in a school? The answer lies in the transformation of a school's professional staff from isolated practitioners into a professional learning community. A professional learning community is a work culture in which educators regularly learn with and from each other through collaborative inquiry. This course provides the practical know-how and deep understanding need for educators to introduce and lead collaborative inquiry within their school or district and transform the teaching staff into a professional learning community. Furthermore, this course introduces the idea of collaborative inquiry by transforming participants into a professional learning community during the course. Thus, participants focus collaborative inquiry on their shared practice, read and reflect on selected authors, and develop action plans to help them introduce or advance collaborative inquiry in their own work settings.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: M.Ed and Ed.S matriculated onl
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: EA, APP, Matriculated only
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: James Nehring
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Spring 2017: Jan 17 to Apr 29
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1410
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: M.Ed. in Education Administration, M.Ed. in Education Administration, Ed.S. in Administration, Planning & Policy, Ed.S. in Administration, Planning & Policy

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