Designing for Acceleration: Implementing Meaningful Strategies to Re-Engage Students

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Incorporate Learning Recovery Strategies to Level Learning Loss

As students return to formal education settings, Designing for Acceleration: Implementing Meaningful Strategies to Re-Engage Students will provide you with focused strategies to accelerate, rather than remediate, learning. Faced with interrupted learning, the needs of students as they return to in person and formal school settings are varied and complex. Major topics covered in this course include meaningful engagement, diagnostic and formative assessment strategies, responsive lesson design, and authentic family partnerships with an emphasis on equitable opportunities and access.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators interested in mitigating the impact of COVID in the classroom with accelerated learning strategies by re-engaging with students.

Course Materials:  None

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EDU-X773L – 010 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $504

Designing for Acceleration: Implementing Meaningful Strategies to Re-Engage Students

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled

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Online Self-Paced
Lauren Wilensky

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What You Will Learn

  • Define “learning acceleration” and apply a framework for engaging students for acceleration
  • Research, analyze, and reflect on the impact of authentic partnerships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Analyze and implement learning frameworks and strategies to accelerate learning to support mastery and equity
  • Integrate social-emotional learning strategies to assist with developing student's agency and wellbeing
  • Build an implementation plan grounded in the four stages of implementation


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Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

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  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • 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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