Ongoing enrollment

3 modules, 34 strategies to implement immediately in your classroom

How does our changing world impact teaching and learning? What needs disrupting in education?

With information readily available to students, how does the role of teachers and students shift? What about curriculum, instruction, and assessments? Answer all of these questions with us during this course! 

This short course is completely asynchronous, log in and complete the course at your own pace. There are three modules, each taking about 60 minutes or less to complete. 

We can't wait for you to join us. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Welcome and Orientation

    • Welcome Video

    • Orientation

  • 2

    Module 1: Shifts in Student and Teacher Roles

    • Module 1 Introduction and Success Criteria (1:24)

    • 6 Problems with Our School System (5:57)

    • Teacher Shifts & Self-Assessment (1:54)

    • Teacher Credibility & Classroom Culture (3:16)

    • Cognitive Apprenticeship (4:07)

    • Student Shifts & Self-Assessment (1:56)

    • Self-Directed Learning (4:40)

    • The Role of Metacognition (4:11)

    • Module 1 Reflection - Hexagonal Thinking Activity

    • Module 1 Conclusion & Thinking Tool (2:01)

  • 3

    Module 2: Shifts in Curriculum and Instruction

    • Module 2 Introduction and Success Criteria (3:32)

    • The Future of Work: Will Children Be Prepared (3:00)

    • Disciplinary Literacy (4:45)

    • Modern Literacies (4:22)

    • Expansive Framing (4:25)

    • Iterative Learning (4:16)

    • Module 2 Conclusion & Thinking Tool (1:23)

  • 4

    Module 3: Shifts in Assessment

    • Module 3 Introduction and Success Criteria (2:34)

    • Life-Long Learning: Video & Discussion (3:19)

    • Purpose of Assessment (2:38)

    • Assessment Practices Reflection

    • System of Feedback About Learning (4:03)

    • Novel Situations (3:43)

    • Role of Parents and School Leaders (3:11)

    • Role of the Community (2:36)

    • Course Reflection Flipgrid

  • 5

    Course Closure and Feedback

    • Course Closure Video

    • Additional Courses & Stay Connected

    • Course Feedback

Learning Intention and Success Criteria

Explain and implement necessary shifts in the goals and roles of all key aspects of formal schooling in order to meet the demands of a changing, complex world.

  • Discuss why and how education needs to evolve.

  • Build and promote self-directed learning among students.

  • Establish teacher credibility and a culture of cognitive apprenticeship.

  • Create an assessment plan that serves as a system of feedback about learning.

  • Collaborate with leaders, parents, and the community to promote authentic, life-long learning.


Kayla Duncan

Kayla is a personalized instruction coach for Forsyth County Schools in Cumming, Georgia. Her passion centers around empowering student voice through meaningful, authentic experiences and increased ownership. Kayla currently supports personalized learning cohort schools in creating their new vision for education through the design thinking process. She believes the voices of students and the community should drive what happens in the school building. Before her coaching role, Kayla taught elementary physical education and middle grades mathematics.

Trevor Aleo

Trevor Aleo is an English teacher in Connecticut. In addition to leading grade level teams at his own school, he’s drafted curriculum at the district level, created instructional resources for the Virginia Department of Education, and presented at local, state, and regional conferences. He believes education should help people become better meaning makers, problem solvers, and story tellers and is dedicated to facilitating learning experiences where that can happen. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Learning Design and Leadership.

Julie Stern

Julie Stern is passionate about synthesizing the best of education research into practical tools that support educators in breaking free of the industrial model of schooling and moving toward teaching and learning that promotes sustainability, equity, and well-being. She is the best-selling author of Learning that Transfers, Visible Learning for Social Studies, and Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary and Secondary. She is the thought leader behind the global workshop series Making Sense of Learning Transfer and is a certified trainer in Visible Learning Plus. She is a James Madison Constitutional Fellow and taught social studies for many years in Washington, DC and her native Louisiana. Julie moves internationally every few years with her husband, a US diplomat, and her two young sons.