Continuous learning through deliberate practice is the hallmark of an educator’s journey towards expert performance. Specialized Inquiry into Practice is designed to provide individualized, one-on-one support, through professional goal setting and coaching, for educators working towards specific goals. Educators may work towards any designated competency. Learning experiences include candidates developing a focused personalized learning plan; engaging in coaching cycles of a pre-conference, observation (or other practicum), and post-conference; followed by a revision of the learning plan. Practicum experiences include the deliberate practice required to achieve the goals, which may include observations, self-study, or practice of target skills. Educators should expect to spend approximately fifteen hours in direct experience and an additional thirty hours of further study and practice over the course of the inquiry. Assessment is based on demonstration of target skills using related performance tasks and rubrics as appropriate.

Registration Information:
354: Specialized Inquiry into Practice, variable credits, tuition dependent on number of credits

 

The move to project-based learning design has the potential to increase engagement and application of student learning in real world circumstances.  During our time together, we will examine:

What constitutes a project-based learning approach and what are best practices in unit design?
How can we better meet the demands of 21st century learning through this approach?
How can we align and measure studnet learning from a well-designed unit?
How can we collaborate with colleagues to support the shift to this learning model?

When:  All seminars in this series are offered on Thursdays from 4:30 - 7:30

January 3rd, January 24th, February 7th

Where:  UVEI/UVGSE, 194 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 4) , Lebanon, NH *

Registration Information:
334: Inquiry into Project-Based Learning, 2 graduate credits, $700
Optional add-on:  335: Foundations of Project-Based Learning, 1 graduate credit, $350 (must be enrolled in Inquiry into Project-Based Learning)

* Please note:  Participation in inquiries may be done remotely upon approval

 

In this inquiry, you will plan differentiated and subject-specific units that engage students in thinking and understanding.   The Foundations option offers additional exploration of the research. 

 

When:  All seminars in this series are offered on Thursdays from 4:30 - 7:30

January 3rd, January 24th, February 7th

Where:  UVEI/UVGSE/194 Dartmouth College Highway (Route 4), Lebanon, NH *

Registration Information:
380:  Inquiry into Teaching for Understanding, 2 graduate credits, $700
Optional add-on:  381:  Foundations of Planning and Teaching for Understanding, 1 graduate credit, $300 (must also enroll in #380)

* Please note:  Participation in inquiries may be done remotely upon approval.

Instructional Coaching as emerged as an important practice of teacher leadership. In this inquiry, you will learn best practices in instructional coaching and collegial analysis of evidence such as effective coaching conversations, collaborative planning, observing instruction, and analyzing student work.  As fieldwork, you will engage in observation of instruction, analysis of coachee practice, and instructional conferencing with teachers at your school, and bring back evidence to discuss and learn from.

"I wish every mentor in our supervisory union had the opportunity to take this course!" Dina DeSena, pre-K teacher and coach, Holland Elementary School

This is a four-session inquiry. We have both a fall course and a winter course option. 

DATES OF FALL INQUIRY: Saturday, September 15th, 9:00 - 12:00; Tuesday, September 25th, 4:30-7:30; Tuesday, October 9th, 4:30 - 7:30; Saturday, October 20th, 9:00 - 12:00

DATES OF WINTER INQUIRY: Wednesday, Janury 9th, 9:00 - 12:00; Saturday, January 26th, 9:00 - 12:00; Wednesday, February 13th, 9:00 - 12:00; Wednesday, March 13th, 9:00 - 12:00

Registration Information:
320:  Inquiry into Instructional Coaching, 2 graduate credits, $700
Optional add-on:  322:  Foundations of Instructional Coaching, 1 graduate credit, $350 (must also enroll in 320)

* Please note:  Participation in inquiries may be done remotely upon approval.

 

Professional community among teachers, the subject of a number of recent major studies, is often regarded as an essential ingredient contributing to the improvement of schools. In this inquiry, you will explore concepts related to cooperation, collegiality, and collective learning, developing the skills necessary to facilitate learning-oriented conversations that lead to teacher improvement. With teachers in your school, you will practice effective collaboration (drawing on research), foster productive relationships, and analyze interactions with colleagues. The Foundations option offers additional exploration of the research as it informs and analyzes to improve your practice. 

When:  Saturday, November 3rd 9:00 - 12:00; Tuesday, November 13th 4:30 - 7:30; Tuesday, November 27th 4:30 - 7:30; Saturday, December 8th 9:00 - 12:00

Where: UVEI/UVGSE, 194 Dartmouth College Highway( Route 4), Lebanon NH *

Registration Information:
340:  Inquiry into Facilitating Teacher Learning, 2 graduate credits, $700
Optional add-on:  342:  Foundations of Facilitating Teacher Learning, 1 graduate credit, $350 (must also enroll in #340)

* Please note:  Participation in inquiries may be done remotely upon approval.

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