Most Likely to Succeed, Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era
Does it seem that it is becoming harder and harder to get kids interested and engaged in learning?
As educators, do we sometimes feel that our obsession with high stakes testing has sapped the joy out of learning?
In this course we will be reading, Most Likely to Succeed, where the authors not only point out where we have gone wrong, but also present a number of individuals and institutions that understand the importance of bringing joy and a creative approach back to teaching. These promising approaches focus more on teaching cognitive and social skills, rather than rote memorization. They focus on building character, rather than simply test preparation. They focus on self-discovery, rather than fit everyone into the same mold. This book gives educators a sense of hope and permission to do what we have always known to be best; bring joy and a passion for learning back to the classroom.
Graduate Credits/Clock Hours: This course offers 3 Quarter Graduate Credits offered through Seattle Pacific University or 30 Clock Hours offered*
*WA State educators have the option of earning 30 clock hours offered through ESD 112.
Required Reading: Most Likely to Succeed, Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era, Written by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith
This course is a split registration model. Assignments are only obtained from Craig Homnick, once your registration and fee are received. Only then, should you register for graduate credits with the university.
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1) Purchase and Read: Most Likely to Succeed, Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era, Written by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith.
2) Complete Handout: Write complete answers to all of the questions on the Book Study Handout. The Handout is provided to you after registration is completed.
3) Classroom Experience & Paper: Incorporate learned strategies into your classroom. After 2-3 weeks, write a 5 page paper focusing on three individuals, programs or institutions that are having success in preparing kids for the innovation era, and discuss ways they can incorporate approaches into their classroom settings.
All 3 assignments must be completed within 1 year. Upload completed handout and paper to website or email all completed assignments and paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 360-448-7031.
Handout: The rubric for the Book Study Hand-Out is broken down into 4 goal areas.
First Goal: Pertains to questions #1-13 on the Hand-Out. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus.
Second Goal: Pertains to questions #14-38. You will need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus.
Third Goal: Pertains to questions #39-43. You will need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus.
Fourth Goal: Pertains to questions #44-54. You will need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus.
Paper: The rubric for Love and Logic Reflection paper explains how to earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4”. The maximum number of combined points that can be earned is 20 (16 points for the answers to the questions on the Hand-Out and 4 points for the Reflection Paper).
Grading is as follows:
- “A” grade – 18-20 points"
- “B” grade – 16-17 points
- “C” grade – 14-15 points
- “D” grade – 13-14 points
- “F” grade – 12 points or less Incomplete - An incomplete grade will be given if all 3 assignments are not completed within 1 year.
Earn 3 graduate level quarter credits offered through Seattle Pacific University, an accredited university. Additional $150 fee, payable to SPU. You will be directed to the SPU website upon registration completion.
Note: WA State Educators have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours offered through ESD 112. $2 per clock hour. ESD Registration Form will be forwarded to you once the course is complete.
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.