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Read, Empower, Act, Discover (R.E.A.D.) Part I Series

Be Inspired by Annenberg Learner's Resources to Plan for Successful Classroom or School Site Improvement

The University of San Diego has developed these courses in conjunction with the nonprofit Annenberg Foundation's education division of Annenberg Learner and their multimedia resources, to help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching.

Every Annenberg Learner video exemplifies excellent teaching. These courses are designed to encourage K-12 educators who view the designated Annenberg Learner sequence of videos in each course, to plan a project inspired by the videos that will enhance their teaching and/or lead toward school site improvement. Online access to videos are available to all at no-charge. Take the time to thoughtfully plan and prepare your implementation and earn credit for doing so.

Each teacher will select, with administrative concurrence, a project that will take at least 25 out-of-class hours to prepare. A brief plan and documentation of the hours spent in the implementation preparation will be submitted. The signature of a supervising administrator will be required to sign off the course.

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Learner Outcomes

  • Discover a new idea, material, curriculum or technique that can be used in the classroom to promote classroom/school improvement from the designated Annenberg Learner video
  • Become motivated to incorporate new ideas
  • Plan and prepare for a new approach in your classroom and/or school site

Who Should Attend

K-12 educators (and some courses are applicable toward community college level instructors) looking to earn credit for time spent on planning for the successful implementation of a new idea to enhance student learning and/or school improvement.

Course Format

All courses are offered in Independent Study Self-Paced format.


Enroll in one or more courses in this series.  Currently, only certain videos in the Annenberg Learner video library are designated for this series.

With administrative approval, more than one course can be taken from this series using a different Annenberg Learner video from our approved course list.  Even though more than 25 hours may be spent in the planning of one implementation idea, multiple units are unavailable for any one course.

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“Once [my principal] looked at what I had put together – the lesson plans – he enthusiastically agreed with my plan. He gave me the thumbs up and told me to do what I had to do to get this started!”

Laurel Tomasz
Math Teacher, 8th Grade

Minimum Required:  1  Course(s)
    EDU-X700Z   Annenberg Learner - Implementation Planning/The Arts in Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers
    EDU-X701Z   Annenberg Learner - Implementation Planning/The Arts in Every Classroom: A Video Library, K-5
  Classroom/School Reform/Teaching 
Minimum Required:  1  Course(s)
    EDU-X702Z   Annenberg Learner - Implementation Planning/Critical Issues in School Reform
    EDU-X703Z   Annenberg Learner - Implementation Planning/Looking at Learning . . . Again, Part 1
Minimum Required:  1  Course(s)
    EDU-X705Z   Annenberg Learner - Implementation Planning/Insights into Algebra 1: Teaching for Learning
    EDU-X706Z   Annenberg Learner - Implementation Planning/Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science
    EDU-X707Z   Annenberg Learner - Implementation Planning/Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
    EDU-X708Z   Annenberg Learner - Implementation Planning/Learning Science Through Inquiry
  Social Studies 
Minimum Required:  1  Course(s)
    EDU-X709Z   Annenberg Learner - Implementation Planning/Teaching Geography
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