Growth Mindset – Creating a Playbook to Effectively Support Students

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only 

In this course, participants will develop understanding of, plan for and implement elements of a Growth Mindset through developing an instructional playbook for use in their elementary context. Participants will utilize Growth Mindset strategies and vocabulary into their daily routines along with Caring Schools Community program lessons. Participants will implement, reflect on and share artifacts/results of the playbook lessons. A final reflection will result in participants identifying further steps for SY 2022-2023. Participants will work independently or create collaborative cohorts for lesson planning and reflections.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Learn, understand, and apply conditions that are critical to engagement and motivation
  • Apply principles of Growth Mindset to promote positive relationships and high expectations
  • Design and implement lessons based on the course content
  • Reflect on implementation of the lessons with students during SY 2022-2023


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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