Build a Culture of Transfer

This advanced level course is designed for instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and school administrators who want to effectively lead teachers through the change process to place conceptual learning and transfer at the heart of curriculum and instruction. 

Previous experience with conceptual learning is required before enrolling in this course -- such as completing one of our micro-coursesor leaders in our partner school program, or other advanced experience with conceptual learning. If you are relatively new but eager and ready, watch this webinar and explore our book companion website to determine if you are ready to join us! 

All assignments are designed to work seamlessly with your existing commitments as leaders because we know time is too precious a gift to waste!

The course contains 8 modules with short videos and short readings you can conduct on your own schedule, a community message board for questions and discussions, as well as optional live sessions to ask questions and receive feedback. Each participant will coach one or two teachers and design action plans for effectively leading toward conceptual learning that transfers. 

Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate noting 10 hours and 1 continuing education credit (CEU), plus a badge to use in emails, resume, etc. We hope you'll join us! 

10% off for 4+ participants from the same school. Participants will have access to course materials for three weeks after the course ends. 

Please reach out with any questions [email protected]


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Course curriculum

    1. Course Welcome

    2. Course Community

    1. Module 1 Introduction

    2. Leading in Complex Times

    3. Review of Conceptual Transfer

    4. Intro to Collective Efficacy

    5. The Change Process

    6. Scarcity vs. Abundance Game

    7. Vulnerability and Leadership

    8. Concept Map: Connecting it All Together

    9. Application: Leadership Audit

    10. Module 1 Reflection

    1. Module 2 Introduction

    2. Trust & Coaching

    3. Coach a Teacher: Selecting Concepts

    4. Coach a Teacher: Acquire Strategies

    5. Coach a Teacher: Connect Strategies

    6. Module 2 Reflection

    1. Module 3 Introduction

    2. The Future of Jobs

    3. Coach a Teacher: Transfer Contexts

    4. Coach a Teacher: Transfer Strategies

    5. Application: Coach a Teacher

    6. Module 3 Reflection

    1. Coaching Reflections

    2. Module 4 Success Criteria

    3. The Pygmalion Effect

    4. Sources of Collective Efficacy

    5. Ways to Nourish Collective Efficacy

    6. Case Study: Learning Community Scenario

    7. Application: Nourishing Collective Efficacy

    8. Module 4 Reflection

    1. Module Introduction

    2. Change Analogy : The Elephant, The Rider, and the Path

    3. Stages of Concern

    4. Application: Stages of Concern

    5. Change Management

    6. Application: Big Picture Plan

    7. Module 5 Reflection

About this course

  • $499.00
  • 56 lessons

Course Syllabus and Live Calls

Click here to view the course syllabus. Additionally, there will be optional live calls offered at different times via a sign up form. 

Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Participants will effectively lead teachers through the change process to place conceptual learning and transfer at the heart of curriculum and instruction; and nourish the sources of collective efficacy so that change can flourish.

  • Investigate and audit current curricular and leadership practices.

  • Promote organization of learning around transferable concepts that facilitate retention and transfer of knowledge.

  • Coach teachers on planning for conceptual learning that transfers and reflect upon the results.

  • Select and implement one leadership strategy that nourishes collective efficacy and reflect upon the results.

  • Create and implement a long-term action plan to increase conceptual learning and collective efficacy; provide peer feedback on plans.

  • Evaluate progress and adjust based on implementation refleciton.

  • Ensure everyone is enjoying the journey and caring for themselves and each other.

Watch Intro Video

Overview Video

Julie explains the basic structure of the course.

Course Instructors

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.

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