Inquiry into Project-Based Learning (2 and 3 Credit Options)

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?

  • Thursday, January 4,  4:30 - 7:30 PM 

  • Thursday, January 25, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

  • Thursday, February 8, 4:30 - 7:30 PM

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

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Inquiry into Instructional Coaching (2 and 3 graduate credit options)

How can teachers help one another improve their practice?  Instructional coaching is a popular setting for this work, but too often teachers are thrust into the role of a coach without formal training. 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.

Wednesday, January 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM:  Introduction to Coaching

Saturday, January 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  Observing  Instruction

Wednesday, February 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  Conferencing

Wednesday, March 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  Conferencing

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

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.

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Inquiry into Facilitating Teacher Learning (2 and 3 Graduate Credit Options)

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. 

  • Saturday, November 4, 9 AM - 12 PM:  School Culture

  • Tuesday, November 14, 4:30 - 7:30 PM:  Professional Community 

  • Tuesday, November 28, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM:  Facilitation 

  • Saturday, December 9, 9 AM - 12 PM:  Facilitation

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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Inquiry into Teaching for Understanding (2 and 3 Graduate Credit Options)

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. 

  • Thursday, January 4, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM:  Overview; Identifying Desired Results

  • Thursday, January 25, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM:  Assessment Evidence 

  • Thursday, February 8, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM:  Learning Experiences

Where:  UVEI/UVGSE/194 Dartmough College Highway (Route 4), Lebnon, NHI *

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.

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Inquiry into School Change (2 graduate credits)

How do we strive to lead schools in a good direction, from whatever starting point? In this inquiry, you will incorporate research and expert knowledge related to understanding and driving school improvement in order to develop and refine how to engage your school community in change. To accomplish these goals, you will closely examine change efforts underway in your school, and identify and collaboratively plan focus areas for improvement. Finally, you will provide evidence of comprehensive plans for leadership of a teacher learning oriented change initiative.

This series is also offered site-based (for five or more teachers) as a school-based analysis.

  • Tuesday, May 15, 4:30 - 7:30 PM:  How Schools Improve

  • Tuesday, May 22 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM:  Professional Development and Teacher Growth

  • Tuesday, May 29, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM:  Change Case Study

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

Registration Information:
345:  Inquiry into School Change + 347:  Foundations of School Change (must enroll in both), 2 graduate credits, $700

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

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