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.
Final submission for all sections is due on or before May 19, 2024. Transcripts will be issued 7 days after the final course date.
This course has content equivalency to the following course, and cannot be taken again: EDU-X765PA.
Number or Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for education professionals that want to create a blended learning environment. Implementing a blended learning environment in a student's educational career has shown to be successful in a range of K-12 classrooms including: under-performing, high ELL population and low socioeconomic. This includes elementary/secondary teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, Response to Intervention Teams, beginning teachers, technology coordinators and school administrative teams.
Course Format: Online Self-Paced, within given dates*. The course opens on Monday, March 18, 2024 and should be completed on or before Sunday, May 19, 2024
*Online Self-Paced courses are a perfect blend of accessibility, convenience and flexibility for you to control your learning pace. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your submissions and final project. Grades are based on assignments and completed projects. You have until Sunday, May 19, 2024 or sooner to complete the course. Please pace yourself to allow for instructor responses. Course completion date will reflect May 19, 2024 on transcript for all participants that successfully meet the completed course work due date deadline.
Instructors: Various experienced and qualified K-12 educators. See individual course sections
We highly recommend that you view the entire course upon enrollment (or beginning March 16 when it becomes available for student view), including instructor announcement regarding their grading schedule to help you successfully pace yourself.
Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.
Enrollment Open Through: April 15, 2024 (11:59PM PT) or until section is full, whichever happens first.
Course Format: Online Self-Paced (within given dates)
Refund Policy: To receive a refund*, students registered prior to March 18, 2024 must drop the course through MyPCE@USD student account portal before midnight on the third day of the course (March 20, 2024). Students enrolling between March 18 – April 15, 2024, who wish to receive a refund, must drop the course through MyPCE@USD student account portal before midnight on the third day following your enrollment. *All refunds of the course tuition will be returned less a processing fee of $50.00. No refunds will be issued after applicable deadline for any reason.
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