Asset-Based Pedagogy: Empowering Diverse Learners

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Focus on the Positives:  Students' Strengths, Abilities, and Diversity

Asset-Based Pedagogy: Empowering Diverse Learners is a course for K-12 educators seeking to create inclusive and empowering learning environments. Participants will explore the principles and practices of asset-based pedagogy, focusing on building relationships, creating inclusive communities, leveraging student assets, empowering student voice, assessing and reflecting on their practices, and sustaining and scaling asset-based pedagogy through collaboration and professional learning communities. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and strategies to leverage student strengths, promote inclusivity, and improve student engagement and achievement.

This course has content equivalency to the following course, and cannot be taken again:  EDU-X765P.

Course Details

Number or Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators with culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X765PA – 001 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $504

Asset-Based Pedagogy: Empowering Diverse Learners

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Monica De Leon

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What You Will Learn

  • Define asset-based pedagogy and its role in leveraging student stengths
  • Apply asset-based pedagogy principles to create inclusive classroom communities
  • Assess and reflect on asset-based pedagogy to optimize student learning and engagement
  • Create a lesson or activity to empower student voice and agency through asset-based teaching practices
  • Reflect on collaboration with colleagues to sustain and scale asset-based pedagogy in the educational setting


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  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
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  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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