Innovate Inside the Box, Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator's Mindset
What is UDL and what does it mean to me as an educator?
George Couros and Katie Novak do an excellent job explaining not only the components of Universal Design for Learning, but also how the concepts have the potential to make learning meaningful, relevant and engaging to each of our students. Using the three big principles, multiple means of engagement, representation and action and expression, Couros and Novak share eight characteristics that are designed to foster an innovator's mindset in our students. They share barriers to learning that we must consider - and not allow to get in our way - when putting into practice these eight characteristics. Practical strategies are shared that can be incorporated into schools and classrooms immediately.
Graduate Credits/Clock Hours: 3 Quarter Graduate Credits offered through Seattle Pacific University or 30 Clock Hours offered.
WA State OSPI clock hours offered through approved provider ESD 112
State of Nevada Department of Education Approved Provider
Texas Education Agency Approved CPE provider.
Required Reading: Innovate Inside the Box, Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator's Mindset, by George Couros with Katie NovakLog in to enroll
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1) Purchase and read Innovate Inside the Box, Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset, By George Couros with Katie Novak
You can find this book at amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.
2) Write complete answers to all of the questions on the Book Study Handout. The handout is provided to you after registration is completed.
3) Educators will then write a 2-3 page reflection paper specifically addressing the following three questions as they relate to Universal Design for Learning and Innovating Inside the Box:
a) What has challenged you?
b) What has been reaffirmed?
c) What will you do moving forward?
The last question is the most important as it addresses what the educator will do in their setting in order to move to action.
Turn in your reflection paper.
All 3 assignments must be completed within 1 year. Upload completed handout and paper to your Dashboard on the website or email all completed assignments and paperwork to email@example.com.
SPU NOTE: Please be sure to register prior to completing any coursework. Registering for a course after coursework has been started violates accreditation standards and puts the University at risk; therefore, SPU reserves the right to not award credit if students are found to be in violation of this policy.
2) The rubric for the Book Study Handout is broken down into three (3) goal areas.
The first goal area pertains to questions #1-24 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The second goal area pertains to questions #25-54 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The third goal area pertains to questions #55-57 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The maximum number of combined points that can be earned is 16 (4 points on each of the 3 goal areas for the answers to the questions on the handout and 4 points for the reflection paper).
3) The rubric for the Innovate Inside the Box Reflection Paper explains how to earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4”.
“A” grade = 16 points
“B” grade = 14-15 points
“C” grade = 12-13 points
“D” grade = 10-11 points
“F” grade = 9 points or less
An “NC” (no credit) grade will be given if all three (3) assignments are not completed within (1) year.
Earn 3 graduate level quarter credits offered through Seattle Pacific University, an accredited university. Additional $180 fee, payable to SPU. You must register with SPU first to earn graduate credit.
Students also have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours. Other known terms include, but are not limited to, Professional Development Hours, Professional Development Points, Continuing Education Units, Professional Development Units or your school district's equivalent language for clock hours earned.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided once coursework is reviewed and graded.
Note: WA State Educators have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours offered through ESD 112. Educator is responsible for the $3 per clock hour fee. ESD clock hour claim code will be forwarded to you once the course is completed.
*Graduate credits coming soon!
Online book studies that have not been accessed are refundable within 5 days of purchase date. No refund will be issued on any assignment that has been accessed, viewed, or partially completed. Online training courses may not be transferred to another student.
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