Learning Circles is designed for groups of three or more individuals who would like to get together to discuss a quality book, with the purpose of improving professional practice. The courses are based on a book chosen by participants using the guidelines and rubric provided in the syllabus. This program is ideal for after-school planning, grade-level meetings, book clubs, or other venues that encourage meaningful professional discussions.
Learning Circles: Professional Conversations for Change
This course is designed to meet the needs of administrators, staff developers, or groups of teachers who wish to examine current practice based on a mutually agreed upon book that would respond to a common need at their schools/districts. In this course, reflection and discussion will lead to creation of an Action Plan.
Learning Circles: Practical Applications
This course is designed so participants can review the Action Plan created in a previous Learning Circle and evaluate it in a systematic manner. Group members will continue to meet and work together, but the focus will be on creating new research. Based on the action research model, this course will guide the group through the process of determining what really works and what doesn’t. It’s an empowering process that can bring satisfying results.