Learning Circles

This course is designed for groups of three or more to discuss a book of your choice with the purpose of improving teaching skills and earning graduate-level professional development credit or CEUs.  

Program Overview

Working with your peers in a study group gives you an excellent opportunity to learn faster, get new perspectives and make learning fun! Learning Circles is ideal for after-school planning, grade-level meetings, book clubs or other venues that encourage meaningful professional discussions. The courses are based on a book chosen by the participants in the group. 

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Duration

6 months to complete coursework

Estimated Cost

$270 per course

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

3 PDUs per course

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Earn graduate-level professional development credits for salary advancement

Ability to choose your book   |   Collaborative learning   |  Create an action plan

 How it works: 

  1. Form a group of 3-15 educators and determine a common question and goals the group will focus on
  2. View the syllabus and register for the course  
  3. Choose the book  
  4. Create the learning circle journal
  5. Write an action plan and complete the end of course reflections

Who Should Enroll?

  • Groups of three or more teachers who want to earn graduate-level professional development credit for professional upgrading, salary advancement and recertification 

Course Descriptions 

Learning Circles: Professional Conversations for Change | View Syllabus
Professional Conversations for Change 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 the creation of an Action Plan.

Learning Circles: Practical Applications | View Syllabus
Practical Applications allows participants to review an Action Plan created in a previous Learning Circles course and evaluate it in a systematic manner. Group members continue to meet and work together, but with the focus of 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.

 

Earn your credit in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Register online.

Step 2
Complete the course.

Step 3
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.



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What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.

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