Integrating WICOR and Teacher Agency into the Content Areas

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

During this Community of Learning, Best Practices will be facilitated, and staff are to implement these strategies with fidelity incorporating one or elements of Writing-Inquiry-Collaboration-Organization-Ready (WICOR) into their content area on a weekly basis which support Cognia Standard #3. Participants will learn how to develop and incorporate WICOR into their curriculum that will best prepare students for the rigors of high school credit courses, honors and advanced placement courses, and other college and career readiness skills. Participants will be asked to facilitate one or more meetings to encourage the role of a teacher leaders within their respective departments/content areas. This class will support teacher leaders by encouraging teacher agency and developing their capacity to lead through supporting learning networks and inspiring the cultivation of innovative best practices to share with others.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 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

  • Improve student centered instruction and curriculum through facilitation of Writing-Inquiry- Collaboration-Organization and Reading in the Content Areas in Cognia Standard #3
  • Facilitate practices that encourage active engagement, student agency, and collaboration in the content areas by developing or revising student centered learning, incorporating the use of choice boards, Socratic Seminar, and philosophical chairs
  • Encourage best practices through interactions with colleagues to increase teacher leadership awareness throughout team and department meetings and build capacity within those roles


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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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