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Cohort Starts September 12, 2022

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How can we help students use concepts and skills to understand the world around them and take informed action in their communities? 

This in-depth course follows the structure of our best selling book, Learning That Transfers. It lasts 8 weeks, taking approximately one hour per week to complete.  

During this cohort model, content is released weekly so that we all stay at a similar pace, but all activities are completely asynchronous. Optional live calls for connection and Q and A included. View the course syllabus here

Some familiarity with conceptual learning and transfer is recommended before taking this course, but beginners who are eager to learn are very welcomed to join! 

Participants can choose to aim for a level 1, level 2, or level 3 badge, by completing one ore more of the following:  

  • a course overview
  • a unit plan
  • an instructional calendar
  • a lesson plan for learning that transfers. 

Course finishers receive a certificate noting 15 hours and 1.5 continuing education credits (CEU), plus a Learning That Transfers badge to use in emails, resume, etc. as well as your name listed on our website (with your permission). 

We hope you'll join us! Group discount for 4+ participants. 

Please reach out with any questions:

Participants have access to the course material for an additional three weeks after the course is complete.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome from Julie, Kirtida & Nathalie (5:56)

    2. Course Orientation

    3. Participant Introductions

    4. Course Syllabus

    1. Module One Introduction (1:30)

    2. Complex World Discussion (1:33)

    3. How Learning Transfer Works (5:00)

    4. Mid-module discussion

    5. Portfolio Orientation and Survey

    6. The ACT Model (4:53)

    7. Acquire and Connect Student Experience

    8. Transfer and Action Student Experience

    9. Envisioning Possibilities (5:10)

    10. Module 1 reflection

    11. Module 1 Portfolio Checklist

    1. Module Two Introduction (1:34)

    2. Adapting to Changing Times (4:47)

    3. The Role of Student and Teacher (4:39)

    4. Teacher-Directed vs. Student-Directed Game

    5. Impact of Technology on Curriculum (5:10)

    6. The Role of Curriculum and Instruction (5:55)

    7. Strategies for Deeper Learning (2:07)

    8. The Role of Assessments (5:14)

    9. Mid-Module Discussion

    10. The Unit Storyboard (3:16)

    11. Module 2 Reflection

    12. Module 2 Portfolio Checklist

    1. Module Three Introduction (5:52)

    2. What Concepts Are Here? (3:41)

    3. Real-World Challenges (4:07)

    4. Mid-Module Discussion

    5. The Purpose and Role of the Disciplines (2:27)

    6. Student-Centered Disciplinary Literacy (2:43)

    7. Selecting Disciplinary Lenses (4:00)

    8. Vertical Alignment (3:00)

    9. Module 3 Reflection

    10. Module 3 Portfolio Checklist

    1. Modern Literacies Introduction (2:14)

    2. Education Evolution: Video and Discussion

    3. Real-World Challenges (1:42)

    4. Module 4 Mid-Module Reflection

    5. Narrowing Our Focus (4:50)

    6. From Disciplinary Literacy to Modern Literacies (3:33)

    7. Horizontal Alignment (5:31)

    8. Module 4 reflection

    9. Module 4 Portfolio Checklist

    1. Module Five Introduction (3:42)

    2. Video and Discussion (2:06)

    3. Critical Steps for Arranging Content (5:32)

    4. Module 5 Mid-Module Reflection

    5. Crafting the Story of Your Course ( 6:05)

    6. Selecting Anchoring and Subconcepts (6:00)

    7. Drafting Conceptual & Compelling Questions (4:32)

    8. Module 5 Reflection

    9. Module 5 Portfolio Checklist

About this course

  • $299.00
  • 86 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content

Video Tour

Get an inside peek and learn about the levels of participation

Empower Your Students

Prepare them for an ever-changing world.

The LTT framework is a way to help students and teachers alike to sift through the complexity and ground us amidst constant change. Leave this course with calm and purpose, armed with concrete steps to foster agency and adaptability with your students.

What people are saying:

Christine Haslett

Head of Primary, Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi

“By transferring concepts back into real life, real time examples, our children are making sense of the world that they are part of, and thinking critically about the behaviour of leaders.”

Shea Mellow

Instructional Coach, Horizon School Division

“As an instructional coach the Learning That Transfers resources and courses have revolutionized my role and responsibility as an educator.”

Laura England

Language and Literature Teacher, UNIS Hanoi

“I was able to apply the learning experiences in this course in my classroom as I was engaging in the course and I have started to reshape how I approach planning MYP units in a far more rigorous and logical manner.”


Nathalie Lauriault

Nathalie Lauriault is the Elementary Lead for Team LTT. Having taught for 30 years, she has specialized in teaching young children in mostly bilingual and immersion classroom settings. Nathalie is a best-selling author of Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary, a teacher in Ontario, Canada, and a French speaker. Nathalie is an educator who is dedicated to hands-on, experience-based learning for nourishing creative and curious minds. She encourages a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries and developing their awareness of the process of learning through movement and explorations so that they become lifelong learners.

Kirtida Kale

Kirtida is passionate about nurturing student inquiry and agency. With over 15 years of experience in elementary schools, she has served as a PYP coordinator, workshop leader, and co-facilitated the process of becoming an IB authorized school. She is a life-long learner and global collaborator.

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.

Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Design learning experiences that use concepts and skills to help our students make sense of the world and respond to its complex problems.

  • Explain why education needs to evolve and articulate how the ACT model helps students become adaptable.

  • Build a disciplinary vision that fosters disciplinary literacy.

  • Select Modern Literacies that prepare students to navigate a complex and changing world.

  • Write a story of the course that articulates the disciplinary vision and modern literacies that students will harness to transfer learning.

  • Draft unit plans that foster deep thinking and transfer of learning.

  • Design a summative assessment and a formative assessment plan for learning that transfers.

  • Create an instructional calendar that harnesses the ACT model to move students toward conceptual organization that transfers.

  • Create a lesson plan that helps students become more conscious of their learning and transfer their learning to new situations.


Marianna Saraiva

Marianna Saraiva é uma pedagoga com mais de 6 anos de experiência. Com formação e qualificação em educação (PGCE) pela Goldsmiths University em Londres ela atualmente trabalha como professora do IB (International Baccalaureate) e traz a aprendizagem baseada em conceitos para o coração de suas lições. Ela é uma eterna aprendiz que se esforça para inovar e transformar a aprendizagem de seus alunos. Tendo ensinado em diferentes países como Brasil, Inglaterra e Portugal, ela juntou sua experiência profissional com seu entusiasmo para compartilhar seu conhecimento com a comunidade de educadores.

Ivette Mejia

Ivette Mejia is currently a third-grade teacher in Brazil at the American School of Belo Horizonte. As an educator, she is passionate about teaching in a manner that inspires students to become lifelong learners!

Gioia Morasch

Gioia Morasch is an Associate Principal/Cross Campus PYP Curriculum Leader at the Frankfurt International School in Germany. She is an advocate of promoting systems that foster a relevant, engaging, and impactful curriculum that works to empower learners to become change agents in our world.


Dhanya C

Dhanya is IB PYP Educator and a grade level lead as well as a teacher of specials for different grade levels. Her IKIGAI is "To spread kindness, love and stay happy without hurting others."

Paloma Diaz

Paloma Diaz is an Early Years PYP teacher, currently based in Tirana, Albania. She is passionate about concept-based, inquiry and play-based learning with the youngest students

Jessica Mattei

Jessica is a certified curriculum supervisor and principal currently teaching in Pennsylvania. She has over 14 years of experience teaching Kindergarten through Grade 5 and leads instructional design in her school and district. With a passion for teaching and learning, most notably mathematics instruction, she is fascinated with improving curriculum to meet the diverse needs of all learners.