Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

Isolation is a pervasive characteristic of life for a teacher in a modern school. Teachers meet in professional learning communities, attend trainings, and are even observed by administrators while they teach, but they rarely get the chance to see what other teachers do in the classroom. When the bell rings, they find themselves alone with their students. Instructional rounds can counter that isolation. The idea itself—centered around teachers observing and providing feedback on each other’s teaching—is relatively simple, but as Vicki Wilson shows, the effects are profound: Observing educators pick up new ideas. Observed teachers experience a confidence boost. New school-wide instructional initiatives can be adopted more quickly. And broader school-improvement goals can be supported with concrete examples. Most important of all, instructional rounds rescue teachers from isolation by fostering a shared sense of mission and growing trust between fellow educators, who realize they have a team that supports and values them. Wilson’s willingness to be honest about the process she implemented in her own school—the moments of doubt, the ups and downs, the mistakes, and successes—transforms this practical book into something inspiring.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 - 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

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

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research supporting instructional rounds
  • Understand the Instructional Core and Theories of Action for instructional rounds
  • Understand the DoDEA Learning Walkthrough 2.0 and how it is used in the Instructional Rounds process
  • Understand the process and protocols for engaging in instructional rounds at their school
  • Engage in instructional rounds with their districts/complex/school administrators
  • Reflect on the process of engaging in instructional rounds at their school


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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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Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.