Designing Personal & Proficiency-based Learning Experiences

Course Number: EDU 5515 C05
Instructor: Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra
Location:  Online
Dates and Times: October 9, 2017 - December 4, 2017
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $900

Note: Please register online. Purchase order or payment of $900, payable to RRWIB, is due at the time of registration. Please mail check to the Castleton Center for Schools, PO Box 6049, Rutland, VT 05701. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call the Center for Schools at (802) 770-7060.

Course Description

Participants will apply the backwards design model to the development of proficiency-based units. They will unpack indicators for transferable skills as well as content areas in order to design student friendly learning targets. Participants will design aligned assessments and learning progressions based on verification guides. They will design curriculum around the ideas of personal learning and self-direction considering the various scaffolds that could be used in the design process.

Course Goals

Participants will design proficiency-based learning experiences and collaborate with others on their work.

Course Objectives

1. Design student friendly learning targets 
2. Design learning progressions that are proficiency-based 
3. Design proficiency-based assessments 
4. Create self-directed learning materials 
5. Develop curriculum in a way that makes learning more personal for students 
6. Develop instruction and assessment for transferable skills

Course Expectations

Assignments: 
Develop learning target practice from verification guides. 
Design learning progressions using a set of learning targets. 
Develop instruction and formative assessments for learning. 
Design scoring guides and summative assessments. 
Conference, coach and peer assessments 

Project: 
Design proficiency-based learning experiences for a content area. 
Design proficiency-based learning experiences for a transferable skill area. 

Required Texts

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment, Berger and Rugen 2014 ISBN-13: 978-1118655443 

For additional course information

Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra
(802) 309-5240

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 770-7060 

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