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.
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, using the guidelines and rubric provided in the syllabus.Register Now
Up to 6 months to complete coursework
$270 per course
Ways to Learn
3 PDUs per courseGraduate Level Professional Development Credits
Online and self-paced | Topic of Choice | Earn graduate level professional development credits
As a student, you will:
- Determine the question and goals.
- Choose the book.
- Create the learning circle journal.
- Write an action plan.
- 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.
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.
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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.