Course: Spark Collaboration2024-02-09T19:40:35+00:00
Spark Collaboration

Spark Collaboration

Learn how to make “group work” work

  • 10 hours, self-paced, online
  • Single course: $100
  • 3-course authentic pathway bundle: $275
  • Option for continuing education credits with UCSD: $150
  • Digital Promise micro-credential, available

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Spark Collaboration Course Overview

Learn how to support effective and equitable collaboration where all learners are engaged in the desired learning outcomes by building collaboration and peer feedback skills with learners, designing meaningful collaborative learning experiences and supporting students to navigate group dynamics.

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

MODULE WHAT YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DO
Module 1
Introduction
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 at least 3 micro learning experiences that build collaboration skills including peer feedback.
Module 3
Design for equitable collaboration
Design an equitable and effective collaborative learning experience that includes interdependencies, assessment plan, roles, and grouping.
Module 4
Navigate group dynamics
Create an equitable plan for productive collaboration and conflict resolution in your learning experience.
Module 5
Reflection
Reflect on practices


Course
Competencies

Develop collaboration skills

I develop, scaffold, facilitate and where appropriate, co-design collaborative and cooperative group work and foster learners’ specific collaboration skills necessary for group work.

Design for equitable collaboration

I analyze collaborative group work to ensure that it engages and stretches each learner and builds toward demonstration of proficiency of specific skills.

Navigate group dynamics

I plan ways to recognize and address issues of different cultural norms and implicit biases among learners when they arise in collaborative group work.

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

Course Credit Options

MICRO-CREDENTIALS

Earn a Digital Promise micro-credential—a digital certification verifying your competence in a specific skill or set of skills.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Upon approval of your performance task receive 1.5 quarter units of post-baccalaureate, salary-scale applicable credit offered by UCSD.

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