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Spark Collaboration

Learn how to make “group work” work

  • Recommended for K-12 educators
  • 10 hours, self-paced, online
  • $50 $25 (50% discount, enroll by 3/31)
  • Add-ons: continuing education credits, facilitated sessions

Learner-Centered Collaborative partners, enroll here.
Course opens Feb 27. Enrollment closes March 31.

Spark Collaboration Course Overview

How can we support effective and equitable collaboration where all students are engaged in learning and differences within groups are respected and celebrated? In this course we will explore this challenge. You will be provided with practical ideas to implement in your current practice right away as well as templates and plans to implement larger collaborative learning experiences.

Modules will include videos, lessons, reflection activities, checks for understanding, additional resources and a performance task to apply what you learn.

Module 1
Answer what is authentic learning? Why is it important? How can I spark collaboration to make learning more authentic?
Module 2
Develop collaboration skills
Design micro learning experiences that build collaboration & cooperation skills.
Module 3
Promote peer feedback
Plan a learning experience in which students provide peer feedback.
Module 4
Design for equitable collaboration
Design an equitable and effective collaborative learning experience that includes interdependencies, assessment plan, roles, and grouping.
Module 5
Navigate group dynamics
Create an equitable plan for productive collaboration and conflict resolution in your learning experience.
Module 6
Reflect on practices


Develop collaboration skills

I design and facilitate learning experiences that foster students’ collaboration skills.

Promote peer feedback

I develop students’ abilities to collaborate with peers via strategies such as peer assessment.

Design for equitable collaboration

I design collaborative group work that engages and stretches each learner, allowing them to demonstrate desired learning outcomes.

Navigate group dynamics

I support students to navigate the challenges of collaboration.

Course Enrollment

Enrollment includes:

  • 1 year of access to the course in the Thinkific platform
  • Access to an online community of learner-centered educators.
  • Access to team members available to answer questions within 48 hours.
  • Certificate of completion upon finishing course

Use discount code SPRING23 before March 31 to get 50% off this course ($50 $25). Course opens Feb 27.

Enroll now

Earn continuing education credits for this course. Add them now or during the course.

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Prefer a Facilitated Experience?

Take the online course plus add on 3 virtual sessions that include live discussions with a facilitator and other participants and opportunities to get feedback as you apply course learnings in your practice.

Enrollment includes:

  • All online course elements (listed above)
  • 3 facilitated sessions: 3/8, 3/22 & 4/5 from 3:30 – 4:45 pm PT

Use discount code SPRING23LIVE before March 8 to get $150 off this course ($275 $125). Course opens Feb 27, live sessions begin March 8.

Enroll now
Bryanna Hanson

Facilitated Session Lead

Bryanna Hanson

Director of Learning Design

A former Spanish teacher, instructional coach, and technology implementation specialist, Bryanna is passionate about meaningful learning experiences and equitable assessment systems. Bryanna has elementary and secondary experience in the classroom and has worked with leaders and educators from a variety of school settings to develop competency-based assessment and personalized learning strategies. She has provided professional learning experiences to empower educators to implement learner-centered practices.

When not working on learner-centered transformation she is making loose leaf tea, going to barre class, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Course Details

How the course works

  • Learning experience includes videos, lessons, reflection activities, checks for understanding, additional resources, and optional performance tasks to apply what you learn and receive facilitator feedback.
  • Flexibility to move through course at your own pace, jump ahead, or revisit past modules.
  • Receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the course.
  • Access to an online community of learner-centered educators.
  • Access to team members available to answer questions within 48 hours.
  • Add on facilitated sessions for live discussions, feedback, and connections.


  • Continuing education credits available, requires submission and approval of final performance task.
  • Spark Collaboration is a 15-hour course (10 hour course + final performance task), equating to 1.5 quarter units / 1 semester unit of post-baccalaureate, salary-scale applicable credit offered by the University of California, San Diego.

Pricing options

  • Online Course: $50 $25 (50% discount with code SPRING23)
  • Online Course + Facilitation: $275 $125 ($150 discount with code SPRING23LIVE before March 8)
  • Credit add-on: $150

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