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K-16 Academic Programs

COVID-19-related campus closures allowed us to develop a new modality of professional learning that overcomes past barriers to effective PD. Utilizing a facilitated, asynchronous professional learning model we provide relevant, usable, and high quality PD that is:

K-16 Academics Course Catalog

Outcome: Instructors will be able to design their teaching practices to align to student outcome and accountability measures.

Delivery Method: All workshops and courses are delivered in a facilitated, asynchronous style, but can be adapted to a live session or train-the-trainer model.

Modules (100-200 level)

  • Interactive and collaborative dialogue with all participants and facilitators.
  • Deep dive into stand-alone content.
  • One-time session.
  • Modules may be combined to create customized courses.

Courses (300 - 400 level)

  • Interactive and collaborative dialogue with all participants and facilitators.
  • Deep dive into broader content within a topic.
  • Multiple sessions of active content  with iterative implementation support over time, usually spanning at least one academic year.
LD100 Modules:
Foundations for Alignment and Design
CSTP 3, 6*
Understanding the foundational knowledge of learning design practices.
LD101
What is a Taxonomy of Learning?
5 hrs
LD102
What are the Standards and Why Do They Matter?
5 hrs
LD103
Why Teaching and School Accountability Should Connect.
5 hrs
LD104
How Does Form Inform Learning?
5 hrs
LD200 Modules:
Preparing for Alignment and Design
CSTP 4*
Applying the knowledge of learning design practices.
LD201
How Learning Plans the: Day, Week, Month, Unit, Year…
5-10 hrs
LD202
Knowing What Goes into a Course
5-10 hrs
LD203
Scaffolding and Portioning Content: Too Big, Too Small, Just Right
5-10 hrs
LD204
Measuring Learning and Writing Assessments
5-10 hrs
LD300 Courses:
First Applications of Theory to Practice
CSTP 4, 5, 2, or 1*
Planning your course for learning and aligning.
LD301
Learning-Based Grading (formerly Mastery Grading) to Mitigate Learning Loss
30-40 hrs
LD302
Engaging Students in Remote and Hybrid Instructional Settings
15-20 hrs
LD303
Assessing for Learning
15-20 hrs
LD304
Learning Time to Flip Learning
15-20 hrs
LD400 Courses:
The Cycle of Course Design
CSTP 1-5*
Creating your course for learning and aligning.
LD401
Designing Courses for Learning and Iterative Teaching
35-50 hrs
LD402
Aligning Courses and Curriculum
35-50 hrs

California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP)

  1. Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning
  2. Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning
  3. Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning
  4. Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for All Students
  5. Assessing Students for Learning
  6. Developing as a Professional Educator

Courses

Learning-Based Grading™ Course for Higher Ed

Promoting Student Success & Deeper Learning through Grading Practices

Learning-Based Grading™ Course for K-12

Learning-Based Grading™ (Mastery Grading) to Mitigate Learning Loss