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Teacher Leadership for Learning and Teaching†
Graduate Credit: 3 semester hours
Formats: Print & DVD or Online
Level: Grades K–12
Registration Deadline: July 19, 2013
Complete by: October 31, 2013
Course #: EDUC-6939
10 weeks after receipt of coursework
*For Print & DVD format, add $30 fee for Course Study Guide (required)
Successful teaching begins with a deeper understanding of learning. This graduate-level course will help you become a more informed and effective leader of student learning as you examine current research, including brain-based learning theory, and learn to tailor your instructional approaches. Discover new and innovative ways to motivate, challenge, and engage each learner as you explore instructional models and strategies designed to increase learning and achievement.
- Deepen your understanding of the theories that inform effective teaching approaches.
- Analyze current findings regarding brain research and how they impact learning.
- Identify and evaluate teaching strategies that stimulate the brain's learning capacity.
- Evaluate roadblocks to learning, and formulate approaches for overcoming these challenges.
- Explore the four instructional models, including mastery, understanding, self-expressive, and interpersonal.
†Credits for up to four of these courses may be applied toward a Walden University M.S. in Education program. Please call 1-866-492-5336 and speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more details.
Download a course fact sheet to share with your supervisor, principal, and other teaching colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Canter graduate courses. The overview includes a description of the course as well as information on:
- Course topics and outcomes
- Course assessment criteria
- System requirements (online format)
- Featured education experts
Harvey F. Silver, Ed.D.
Dr. Silver is president of Silver Strong & Associates, Inc., an educational training and consulting firm specializing in learning styles, effective teaching strategies, and curriculum design. Author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Silver is a former teacher and administrator on the secondary, elementary, and graduate school levels. He has served as a consultant/trainer for ASCD, the Rand Corporation, the Educational Testing Service, and Phi Delta Kappan, as well as for state departments of education and school districts in the United States, Canada, and overseas.
Harvey F. Silver has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.
Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed.
Dr. Willis is a board-certified neurologist and middle school teacher in Santa Barbara, California. She practiced neurology for 15 years before obtaining her teaching credential and master’s of education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has taught in elementary, middle, and graduate schools. Her books include Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist/Classroom Teacher and Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom. Dr. Willis writes extensively for professional educational journals in the field of learning-centered brain research and classroom strategies derived from this research.
Patricia R. Wolfe, Ed.D.
Dr. Wolfe has 20 years of experience in the fields of teaching and staff development. She is presently an independent educational consultant and staff development trainer with expertise in the latest developments in brain research and its implications for teaching and learning. In addition to developing video programs in her field, Dr. Wolfe has published many articles and books.
Patricia Wolfe has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.
The following course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be delivered directly to you.:
- Textbook: Learning-Driven Schools: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Principals, by Barry Beers
- DVD: Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and Achievement
(For online format, the DVD is provided as backup to streaming video online.)
If you order the print & DVD format, you will also receive
- Study guide: Teacher Leadership for Learning
- Course information packet
*For online format, the study guide and course information packet are provided in your online classroom.
This is a graduate-level course; therefore, you must have a bachelor's degree or above to enroll and receive credit.
Earning Graduate Credit
Total coursework for this course is equivalent to a 45 contact-hour course. Graduate credit will be issued when you successfully complete the following course requirements:
- Collaborate with study partner(s) (Print & DVD format only).
- Collaborate with colleagues through discussion boards (Online format only).
- View video segments.
- Complete required text/journal readings, assignments, and the final paper.
Course Completion Deadline
Print & DVD format: coursework must be submitted via email to WaldenCourseworkSubmission@waldenu.edu on or before October 31, 2013.
Online format: coursework must be submitted online on or before October 31, 2013.
Operating system for PC: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or
Operating system for Mac®: OS X or higher
Processor: 1 GHz, 32/64 bit or higher
Memory: Minimum 512 MB of RAM; 1 GB recommended
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher; Firefox® 3.6 (also for Mac®: Apple® Safari® 4 or higher)
Internet connection: Broadband (DSL, cable modem, or similar) required
Software: Microsoft Word®, Adobe® Flash® Player 7 or higher (free), Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® version 8 or higher (free)
Monitor resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels or higher
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