Advanced Course

for those experienced with conceptual transfer

This course is designed for experienced practitioners of conceptual learning and transfer who are ready for the next iteration of assessing. Join us to reimagine the purpose and possibilities of assessment in a transfer-focused classroom. 

This six module course guides participants through the creation of a system of ongoing assessments. View the one-page syllabus here

Previous course completion of one of our introductory or in-depth courses -- or teachers in our partner school program -- is required before enrolling in this course. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate noting 15 hours and 1.5 continuing education credit (CEU), plus a Learning That Transfers Level 4 badge to use in emails, resume, etc. We hope you'll join us!

We can't wait to begin!

Group discounts for 4+ participants from the same school. Reach out with any questions [email protected]

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome from Julie

    2. Course Syllabus

    3. Community Introductions

    1. Module 1 Introduction

    2. Education in a Complex World

    3. How Learning Transfer Works

    4. Unit Plan Review

    5. Module 1 Reflection

    1. Module 2 Introduction

    2. Student-Directed, Teacher-Guided

    3. Feedback About Teaching

    4. Feedback About Learning

    5. Designing a Comprehensive System

    6. Module 2 Reflection

    1. Module 3 Introduction

    2. Types of Learning that Transfer

    3. Outcomes as Vehicles for Transfer

    4. Types of Transfer

    5. Role of Facts & Skills

    6. What about Grades?

    7. Module 3 Reflection

    1. Module 4 Introduction

    2. Types of Transfer

    3. Authentic Audiences

    4. Impacting the World

    5. Tips for Logistics

    6. Self-Assessment & Peer Review

    7. Module 4 Conclusion & Reflection

    1. Module 5 Introduction

    2. Planning Backwards from the Transfer Task

    3. Checking for Alignment

    4. Pre-Assessment & Prior Knowledge

    5. Adjusting Instruction

    6. Module 5 Reflection

About this course

  • $499.00
  • 39 lessons

Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Participants will: design a system of feedback about the quality of teaching and learning, including summative and formative assessments of transfer.

  • Teach students how to monitor their abilities to acquire, connect, and transfer their learning to new situations.

  • Cultivate student independence through a system of feedback that informs them about where they are in the learning journey.

  • Design a summative assessment.

  • Draft a formative assessment plan.

  • Construct a grading scheme that translates assessment data into student grades (as/if required by your school).


Julie Stern

Julie Stern is passionate about creating practical tools for educators to design learning that promotes sustainability, equity, and well-being. She is a four-time, best-selling author of Learning that Transfers, Visible Learning for Social Studies, The On-Your-Feet-Guide to Learning Transfer, and Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary and Secondary. She is a certified trainer in Visible Learning Plus & Concept-Based Curriculum & Instruction. She is a James Madison Constitutional Fellow, previously served as Director of Curriculum Innovation for a network of schools, and taught social studies for many years. Julie moves internationally every few years with her family.

Don't Delay

This course will transform your teaching to prepare students for an ever-changing world.