Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

6 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Design or Revise New Curriculum with this Convenient Online Self-Paced Course

This course is designed for educators in the K-12 classroom and allows for creative planning of new curriculum or revision of existing curriculum, with the goal of creating inspired learning. Participants will choose an instructor they feel best fits their subject matter and grade level. Participants coursework plans can include the introduction of new materials, designing new lessons, implementing new resources, converting curriculum to online/remote modality, revising current curriculum or implementing a new strategy. After instructor approval of the coursework plan, participants will receive instructor feedback as they move through the course.

This course is a 6-unit course. We also offer other unit options in a 3-unit (EDU-X797K3) and 4-unit (EDU-X797K4) version. Make sure to enroll in the correct course based on the number of units you wish to earn, choosing only one of the three courses. This course is to be completed over the 2023 Spring/Summer term in our Online Self-Paced format within set start and end dates. Work at your own pace within the set time frame and receive instructor feedback after each assignment submitted. You will create a coursework plan and work toward a culminating project and portfolio that details your planning and preparation.

Steps to Enroll:

Enrollment for this 6-unit course is available January 9 through July 31, 2023.

Choose an instructor - Instructor Bios.  Enroll in the section that corresponds to the instructor that you choose, each instructor has a 6, 4 and 3-unit section. 

Final submission deadline for all assignments is on or before September 11, 2023.

The content for this course is equivalent to EDU-X797K4 and EDU-X797K3—enroll in only one of the three.

Course Details

Number of Units: 6.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators interested in planning customized curriculum ahead of the next school year.

Course Format: Online Self-Paced* to be completed within set dates, March 6 - September 11, 2023 (6 check-ins plus final project)

*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 Gallery submissions and your final project. You have until September 11, 2023 to complete the course. Transcript completion date will reflect the date your final project is submitted.

Course Materials: None

Instructors: Various experienced and qualified K-12 educators

Technical Requirements

Choose Your Instructor

InstructorSection Number
Jill Chiodini001
Heather Eggleton002
Jenifer Fazy003
Ronalee Johnson004
Chris Nickel005
Nancy Pavlovics 006
Marisa Thompson007
Lauren Wilensky008
Erin Wyatt009

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDU-X797K6 – 001 06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023 6 $689

Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Jill Chiodini

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.

EDU-X797K6 – 002 06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023 6 $689

Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Heather Eggleton

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.

EDU-X797K6 – 003 06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023 6 $689

Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Jenifer Fazy

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.

EDU-X797K6 – 004 06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023 6 $689

Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Ronalee Johnson

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.

EDU-X797K6 – 005 06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023 6 $689

Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Chris Nickel

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.

EDU-X797K6 – 006 06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023 6 $689

Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Nancy Pavlovics

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.

EDU-X797K6 – 007 06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023 6 $689

Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Marisa Thompson

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.

EDU-X797K6 – 008 06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023 6 $689

Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Lauren Wilensky

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.

EDU-X797K6 – 009 06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023 6 $689

Inspired Learning with Creative Teaching/6

06 Mar 202311 Sep 2023
6
$689
Online Self-Paced
Erin Wyatt

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.

What You Will Learn

  • Gather inspiration to become creative with your curriculum development
  • Build new plans to help with the designing of new projects, lessons and materials for the classroom
  • Create strategies that can bring improvements within the classroom or remotely
  • Prepare for the next school year ahead of time

Instructors

Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

Online Self-Paced

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. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • 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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A World of Choices

With hundreds of courses across a range of education-related topics, there’s a strong chance we have the ideal class for you!

Small Class Sizes

Small class sizes with real-world educators are an important part of the USD experience.

Work-Life Balance

Our educator courses offer flexible course formats and class times to help you balance your work, USD studies, and family life.

Testimonials

I appreciate the opportunity to earn credit for my specific student population. It allowed me to create an immediate impact on my practice.

I really like the ability to plan curriculum based on the ever changing needs of my classroom. I did this course–highly beneficial.

Having a curriculum develpment course like this gives teachers an excellent avenue to get credit for work many of us do in preparation for our classes every year!