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Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning

Description

Want to explore ambitious teaching and how collaboration between students and teachers can lead to deeper learning and the development of 21st-century skills?

This course is developed in partnership with Microsoft as part of the Microsoft K-12 Education Leadership initiative, which aims to help K-12 school leaders drive the pursuit of ambitious instruction in classrooms.

Beyond the straightforward transfer of facts and skills, ambitious instruction has teachers and students making meaning of rich academic content, engaging authentic practical and intellectual puzzles, and creating new knowledge and capabilities in themselves and others. Globally, ambitious instruction sits at the very center of policy-driven educational improvement efforts, with schools and systems pressed to engage students in "deeper learning" and the development of "21st-century skills."

This course is both for individual leaders and for teams of leaders from a school, district/region, or system who aim to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for students, especially those historically underserved by public schools. For these teams, the course will function as a platform both for initiating their joint practice and for collaborating on issues that arise in their joint practice.

Students will explore:

  • The meaning and practice of ambitious instruction.
  • The use of technology in ambitious instruction.
  • Systemic supports for ambitious instruction.
  • The practice of leading transformative change.

This course is part of the Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Subject

Language

English

Duration

4 weeks

Status

Available

U-M Credit Eligible

Yes

Instructors

  • Deborah Loewenberg Ball

    The William H. Payne Collegiate Professor of Education and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the School of Education

  • Nell Duke

    Professor in the School of Education

  • Liz Kolb

    Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education

  • Elizabeth Birr Moje

    Dean of the School of Education

  • Donald J. Peurach

    Professor of Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation in the School of Education

  • Gretchen Spreitzer

    The Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration