Fall Cohort

Open now through December 31, 2022

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 introductory or in-depth 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 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. 

Space is limited to 50 people for the cohort because we will provide individualized feedback and support.

Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate noting 10 hours and 1 continuing education credit (CEU), plus a Learning That Transfers Level 3 badge to use in emails, resume, etc. We hope you'll join us! 

20% 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 info@learningthattransfers.com


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Course curriculum

    1. Course Welcome

    2. Course Orientation

    3. Course Syllabus

    4. Community Building

    1. Module 1 Success Criteria (2:49 min)

    2. Complex World: Video & Discussion (5:46 min)

    3. Review of Conceptual Understanding and Learning Transfer (5:42 min)

    4. Intro to Collective Efficacy (2:15 min)

    5. The Change Process (5:28 min)

    6. Scarcity vs. Abundance Game

    7. Vulnerability and Leadership (2:35 min)

    8. Concept Map: Connecting it All Together

    9. Application: Leadership Audit (2:11 min)

    10. Module 1 Reflection

    1. Module 2 Success Criteria (2:25)

    2. Trust and Coaching - Video and Discussion Board (4:35)

    3. Paradigm Shifts & Anchoring Concepts (5:06 & 4:27)

    4. Acquire - Strategies & Coaching Tips (6:09)

    5. Connect - Strategies & Coaching Tips (3:04, 3:39, 5:57)

    6. At first I thought...Now I think...

    7. Case Study: Support the Teacher

    8. Application: Coach a Teacher (1:48)

    9. Module 2 Conclusion and Reflection (1:41)

    1. Module 3 Success Criteria

    2. The Future of Jobs

    3. The Learning Transfer Spectrum

    4. Crowdsourced Planning Activity

    5. The Iterative Nature of Transfer

    6. Transfer Strategies

    7. Case Studies

    8. Application: Coach a Teacher

    9. Module 3 Conclusion and 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

    3. Stages of Concern

    4. Application: Stages of Concern

    5. Change Management

    6. Micro-Action Planning

    7. Module 5 Reflection

About this course

  • $499.00
  • 71 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

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.

  • Make and implement a short-term action plan to increase conceptual learning and collective efficacy; provide peer feedback

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

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.

Kayla Duncan

Kayla is a personalized instruction coach for Forsyth County Schools in Cumming, Georgia. Her passion centers around empowering student voice through meaningful, authentic experiences and increased ownership. Kayla currently supports personalized learning cohort schools in creating their new vision for education through the design thinking process. She believes the voices of students and the community should drive what happens in the school building. Before her coaching role, Kayla taught elementary physical education and middle grades mathematics.
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Overview Video

Julie explains the basic structure of the course.