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Continuing education can conjure up thoughts that sound something like: “How can I commit to a master’s program and my students?” “How do I know the learning will be relevant to my practice?” “Will it be worth it? Will it make a difference to myself? My students? My school community?”

Recognizing the validity of these very real concerns, 2Revolutions set out to answer the question: How can we create an experiential program that models the practices we want to see in the classroom and that meets educators where they are within their practice and career? The result: A Master’s of Education in Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in Learner-Centered Education, where the work and learning are authentically embedded within your existing role, deepening your skillset (and earning potential), while staying focused on your learners. Learner-Centered Collaborative is excited to share this opportunity with learner-centered leaders and educators.

A truly learner-centered master’s program

Learner-Centered Master's Degree

This program is learner-centered to its core. Essentially, it is a program about learner-centered, by learner-centered leaders, done in a learner-centered way. 

Participants not only learn how to affect learner-centered change in their classrooms and schools, they also experience a learner-centered, competency-based approach that models the experience we want for young learners, too. What does this mean exactly? 

  • Graduate level work is aligned to teachers’ own classroom context and their problems of practice. 
  • Participants explore challenges and practices of their choosing that they want to improve and do so with the research, guidance, and support of our adjunct faculty team. 
  • Throughout the program educator participants can put ideas into practice, test them, share them with the master’s program learning community, and share them with their school community. 
  • As educator participants pursue their own goals and make progress toward their desired competencies they are building capacity to shift their own practices and influence the rest of their community toward a more learner-centered model. 

Watch a short video about the program.

Learner-centered means it works for YOU—the learner

Aligned to YOUR goals and practices

This program is built in cycles of learning, applying, and reflecting—and the “work” is intended to enhance current practices and not be additive. These learning cycles form the foundation of the seven 10-week terms that culminate with a Capstone telling the story of your learning journey in a way that is authentic and relevant to your work. There are no papers in the program. It is truly embedded in your day-to-day work as an educator and leader. Using a competency-based approach, learners are empowered to drive their own journey, applying their learning to inform strategic shifts in practice aligned to their vision for transformation. The summative task at the end of each course is to present a body of evidence and reflect upon it. 

How will I fit it in? With 20% synchronous, 80% asynchronous course design and much of the work embedded in your existing practice, the program allows for flexibility so that it can fit into a busy teacher schedule in a way that enhances, and does not detract from, the experience for your learners. Our competency-based approach means you can engage with the coursework and achieve the desired outcomes of each course on your own timeline.

 

Impactful to YOUR work and community 

“If we want to change how students learn, we have to change how educators learn.”- Katie Martin, CIO Learner-Centered Collaborative This program is structured as a learner-centered experience so participants gain capacity and skills through both the experience and the course content. Given the personalized nature of the program, it is for any and every teacher and leader looking for a customized program that will support them in rethinking instruction, assessment, and leadership in their context with a learner-centered perspective. Individuals benefit from the learning community in the program. School and district cohorts are encouraged for maximum impact, as this work is in community and embedded in an educator’s day to day job. 

What outcomes can I expect? The program is designed to not only support the development of learner-centered practices, but to build capacity among participants to lead learner-centered change in their context. As participants are shifting their own practices they are also influencing the rest of the community.

Courses map to 3 key competency frameworks to support mastery in Teaching & Learning, Leadership, and a cross-cutting set of Skills and Dispositions. Participants will become adept in all three areas. 

Teaching & Learning Competencies

Leadership Competencies

Skills & Dispositions Competencies

 

Designed to be engaging (and fun!) for YOU

Adam Rubin on "Aha" moments

Since we are modeling the learning experiences we want for our students, another important element of the master’s program is to make it engaging and fun. Participants report a joy-filled learning experience. They learn about the what and why of learner-centered learning and competency-based frameworks. They get to dig into instruction, assessment, and designing for deeper learning in a collaborative community of like-minded educators. In the end they emerge being able to:

  • Know and apply the core components of a competency-based model (as defined by the field) within instruction, assessment, and leadership
  • Identify the requirements of a system that supports learner-centered instruction and create a plan and continue to support transforming your practice towards a competency-based model.

Our next cohort starts in January 2023! Enrollment is open now until October 15. Let us know you are interested and a team member will be in touch to answer questions and start the application process.

January 2023 Cohort timeline

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