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Transformative Classroom Leadership

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course is designed to provide teachers with research-based, proactive practices, and habits of mind for transformative classroom leadership. Strategies for creating a high-functioning learning community can promote skills that are critical for success both in and outside the classroom. The following attributes of a transformative classroom will be explored: clarity of purpose, self-responsibility, relationships among students, and an increasing level of function over time (based on Schindler’s model of Transformative Classroom Management). Grounded with an inner purpose, key attitudes, and strategies, teachers will learn how to discern the underlying effective teacher-student interactions so they can recognize how to proactively prevent misbehaviors and intervene effectively when misbehaviors occur. Self-assessment and reflection are built into the activities, projects, and discussions so that teachers can examine their dispositions and efficacy as educators.

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course: 

1. To describe and employ research-based, proactive practices, and habits of mind for transformative classroom leadership (NBPTS 1, 2, 4, 5; ISTE 1, 5; InTASC 1-3, 9)
2. To examine the key attributes of a transformative classroom and what is involved in creating a high-functioning learning community (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; ISTE 1, 5; InTASC 3, 7, 8, 9, 10)
3. To examine how to discern underlying effective teacher-student interactions (NBPTS 1, 3, 4, 5; ISTE 1, 5; InTASC 1-3, 7, 8, 9, 10)
4. To identify how to proactively prevent misbehaviors and intervene effectively when misbehaviors occur (NBPTS 1, 3, 4, 5; ISTE 1, 5; InTASC 1-3, 7, 9, 10)
5. To utilize self-assessment and reflection as a way to examine personal dispositions and efficacy (NBPTS 4; ISTE 5; InTASC 9, 10)
6. To employ other educational professionals to improve student learning (NBPTS 5; ISTE 5; InTASC 9, 10)

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

02/11/19 - 03/10/19 Online
Feb 11 - Mar 10, 2019
Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

04/26/19 - 05/11/19 New Lenox, IL
Apr 26, 27, May 3, 4, 10, 11, 2019
Wed 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Sat 8:00am - 6:00pm