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Transformative Classroom Leadership

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester 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)


Reviews


By Wayne Bosworth
Reviewed 2 years ago
It was a pleasure taking a class with Steve Novak.


By Amanda LeBrun
Reviewed 2 years ago
Everything was great!! Maybe more classes in northern lake county since I live in Antioch.


By Alicia Howell
Reviewed 2 years ago
I really enjoy Steve's classes. He makes it enjoyable and the content is always useable within our classrooms.


By Debra Pohlmann
Reviewed 2 years ago
Your program is very easy to work with and your staff is very quick to respond. Thank you.


By Nicole Lane
Reviewed 1 year ago
Mary was a great teacher. Love taking her courses.


By Jeffrey Yoder
Reviewed 2 years ago
Course was interesting, thought-provoking, and gave me some good ideas to include into how I involve students in making an engaging classroom.


By Jill Kragseth
Reviewed 9 months ago
Steve is great a facilitating conversations and making connections!


By Troy Myers
Reviewed 9 months ago
Steve has a fun loving nature about him. He gets what we go through as teachers on a daily bases. He gives us opportunities to grow within ourselves but with others in the class. He makes class fun and interesting.


By Cary Forbes
Reviewed 1 month ago
Excellent! I appreciated the quick grading and feedback.


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

Ongoing Enrollment

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Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

03/07/22 - 04/03/22
Mar 07 – Apr 03, 2022
Zoom Meetings will be on Mar 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022 (Tuesdays) at 4:00pm Central Time.