OverviewSeveral new Project Zero Online Courses were developed through a partnership with PZ and PPE including the provision of tools and processes for collaborative online course design, development, and evaluation.
Project ObjectivesProject Zero (PZ) began moving key offerings from an older learning management platform, WIDE World, to Instructure’s Canvas, in the Spring of 2015. Since then, seven online PZ courses have been designed and/or redesigned for Canvas and for new audiences of educators around the world.
TLL EngagementThe TLL partnered with PZ leadership, staff, and faculty, along with the Director of Online Learning at Programs in Professional Education (PPE) to provide coaching in online course design, development, and evaluation processes. This work included project planning timelines, collaborative tools and resources, Canvas course site templates, learning loop conversations to review feedback from learners and coaches, and a comprehensive toolkit for undertaking future, similar projects.
TimelineThis work concluded in the Spring of 2016 with the launch of several new online courses, but an ongoing consultative relationship continues between PZ and the TLL. Learn more about Project Zero’s Online Courses.
OverviewThe Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership (CAEL), based upon the ground-breaking Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) Program at HGSE, is an online certificate program comprised of 12-week modules led by HGSE faculty and offered on rotation throughout the year.
Project ObjectivesThe certificate program brings together education professionals from around the world to create a dynamic community of practice. Leveraging the resources of HGSE and the collective wisdom and expertise of program colleagues, participants develop strategies for system-level change that can be implemented both immediately and over the long term. As of June 2016, two modules have been offered and three more are in development. Over the course of the certificate program, learners choose four of the following modules:
Leading Learning with Liz City
Managing Evidence with Marty West
Developing Myself with Lisa Lahey and Deb Helsing
Driving Change with Andrés Alonso
Leading for Excellence and Equity with Deborah Jewell-Sherman
TLL EngagementThe TLL worked with the Education Chair and PI for the CAEL project, Dr. Liz City, from the very beginning to craft the objectives, framework, and assessment strategies for the overall program. We developed the 12-week model used in each CAEL module, which includes weeks for learning, experimentation, application, and evaluation. Each module is designed in partnership with the TLL, the faculty teaching team, and PPE. We then develop the assets, build the course site, execute an evaluation plan, and recommend continuous improvements for revised offerings.
TimelineThe first CAEL module, Leading Learning, launched in February 2016, followed by Managing Evidence in May 2016. The TLL is currently working closely with PPE and faculty teaching teams to design Developing Myself and plan for Driving Change and Leading for Excellence and Equity.
Learn more about the CAEL Program.
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OverviewOur professional development workshops, known as Modular Learning Assets, are lightly facilitated, two-week learning experiences providing thousands of educators with access to research-based practices from HGSE faculty at an affordable price point. The TLL partnered with PPE in the conception and implementation of this unique approach to reaching the field.
Project ObjectivesThese workshops provide an accessible entry point for engagement with a broad audience of educators, leaders, parents, and others. They also provide an opportunity for educators to engage with HGSE faculty research, identify connections to their practice, test ideas, and reflect with a community of practice. These modular assets also provide PPE and the School with the flexibility to “mix and match” experiences with other offerings, as pre-work, follow-on resources, and/or to package them together into a series of experiences around a common theme.
TLL EngagementThe TLL works with PPE, faculty, and doctoral students to create these learning experiences. The learning design features a low-touch facilitation model maximizing peer learning with self-assessment, reflective dialogue, and high-quality, accessible, multimedia materials. Each experience includes:
Content: Faculty video (45-60 minutes total divided into 5-10 minute segments), readings and research summaries
Application & Reflection Discussion Boards: a forum for further synthesis and refinement of practice with an online community of practice
Self-Assessments: multiple-choice quizzes to check understanding and open-ended self-reflection prompts
Learn more about a upcoming offerings at HGSE’s Professional Programs in Education.
TimelineThe first MLA launched in January 2016, followed by two more this past spring semester. This summer, the TLL and PPE will work with faculty and doctoral students to develop several additional offerings to launch throughout the coming months.
Learn more about a recent MLA offering, The Opportunity of Bilingualism: Serving Today’s Young English Language Learners
OverviewThe Data Wise Leadership Institute Online and Data Wise in Action are learning stages within the larger framework of the Data Wise Project whose mission is to support educators in using collaborative data inquiry to drive continuous improvement of teaching and learning for all students.
The Data Wise Leadership Institute Online was developed to help school leadership teams plan the launch of the Data Wise Improvement process in the convenience of their own settings. Once the plan is complete, participants take the Data Wise in Action online course, where they implement the plans within their own settings and receive personalized feedback and coaching during the process.
Project ObjectivesThese online offerings offer a team-based approach that gives participants the flexibility of planning and implementing the Data Wise Improvement process in the convenience of their own settings with feedback from peers and trained coaches.
The TLL partnered with Kathy Boudett, the Data Wise content team, and Professional Education to provide coaching in online course design, development, and evaluation processes. This work included project planning timelines, developing collaborative tools and resources, developing course assets, evaluation and revision, and maintenance support as needed.
Learn more about online Data Wise offerings through the Data Wise Project site.
OverviewInstructional Moves (IM) spotlights reflective Harvard professors employing instructional moves (high-leverage teaching strategies) applicable to multiple settings and grounded in teaching and learning research. Moves are anchored in videos showcasing classrooms across the university and combining class footage with reflections from instructors and students. Moves are supplemented with relevant research on their efficacy, tips for enacting them in diverse settings, and related resources for deeper exploration. The first phase of the project was completed with the launch of the current website in the fall of 2017. Phase 2 will include building out more moves, refining existing materials, and exploring various ways to scaffold and facilitate learner interaction with the content.
Project ObjectivesIM seeks to help university instructors learn research-based pedagogical techniques, gain deeper insight into classroom complexities, and explore resources geared toward improving teaching and learning outcomes. Carefully curated and designed for both independent and guided use, IM aims to facilitate powerful conversations about pedagogy among university-level instructors.
The core IM project team consists of Meira Levinson as the principal investigator and the TLL as the design and development engine. Through an iterative design process, incorporating several rounds of user testing, the TLL created the set of resources comprising IM’s website.
Learn more at the Instructional Moves site.