Course Development

With over four decades of experience in providing graduate courses and professional development for K-12 educators, our instructional design process incorporates the principles of adult learning and best practices for experiential learning.

Cyclic diagram of: Knowledge, Model, Practice, Observation, Feedback

Course Design Process

Courses embody a commitment to technology, which is integrated throughout the curriculum, instructional delivery, interactive experiences, applied practice, assessments, and evaluation.

Our research-based course development process is expanded through routine collaborative reviews and revisions during the instructional design cycle.

To ensure that course participants move along a continuum of proficiency—from simple awareness to knowledge mastery, skill acquisition, classroom application, and problem solving—we use the Joyce, Showers and Fullan (2002) skill development process, which comprises a cycle of five critical steps in teacher education (see graphic to the left).

Course assessments give participants an opportunity to apply course skills into their individual teaching situations.