Education (EDUX)

EDUX 500   Assessment Literacy 1 credit

This asynchronous, online K-6 course expands on the 2020-2021 PLC/Data Lead Learning Modules. It is designed to build a rich understanding of the power of assessment to drive instruction through the lens of cultural proficiency using modules in Schoology. Participants will examine how a balanced assessment system is foundational in developing a robust body of knowledge about students’ needs and skills. This foundation supports a tiered decision making model leading to the creation of personalized instruction designed to directly target identified academic needs. Participants will examine how various forms of culturally proficient assessment drive instructional insights and decisions. In this 35 hour course we will culminate in a personal plan to effectively integrate a powerful cycle of assessment and instruction to best meet each student’s needs.

EDUX 501   Collaborative Literacy: Using the Tools of Cultural Proficiency to Strengthen our Implementation 1 credit

Participants in this K-6 course incorporate the Tools of Cultural Proficiency with Collaborative Literacy to plan for building a rich community of readers and writers that accelerates growth for each student through intentionally planned whole group lessons, targeted independent practice, and personalized conferring. The first seven weeks of this eight week, 35 hour course will consist of asynchronous learning. In the final weeks of the course participants will engage in a synchronous coaching session at their site in order to integrate new learning and plan for implementation during the upcoming school year.

EDUX 502   Understanding Techquity 1 credit

Techquity describes technology use through the lens of equitable practices. This course will support participants by furthering understanding of how to apply technology and the five essential elements of Cultural Proficiency into instructional equity. Throughout this learning participants will have opportunities to synthesize the five essential elements and the 4C’s as a means to enhance strong learning environments and technology use. In this course, participants will engage in seven asynchronous modules in Schoology over the course of eight weeks. This EC-12 course will be designed for participants to earn 1 semester credit through our partnership with Concordia University. Each of the learning modules will be designed to support the content, processing, and application of learning up to 35 hours.

EDUX 503   Activating the Tools of Cultural Proficiency into Practice 1 credit

This EC-12 course is designed to build capacity with the Tools of Cultural Proficiency to create, manage, and sustain equitable change. Individuals will focus on understanding the beliefs, values, and assumptions we hold as educators and create Equity Action Plans that are designed to impact the setting where your work is most closely aligned. We will cover this content over the three phases in the course through a hybrid of 3 synchronous sessions along with 6 asynchronous modules that includes 35 hours of learning.