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: 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.
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Required Reading: Most Likely to Succeed, Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era, Written by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith
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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: Students will choose 3 individuals, programs or institutions that are having success in preparing kids for the innovation era. They will then write a 5 page paper focusing on the specific strategies used by those individuals, programs or institutions and discuss specific ways they can incorporate these innovative 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paper: The rubric for Most Likely To Succeed 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
- “E” grade – 12 points or less
- "NC" (No Credit) 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 $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 districts 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. $3 per clock hour. ESD clock hour claim code will be forwarded to you once the course is complete.
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