Designing and Leading Professional Learning

Evaluate the various ways adult learners engage in professional learning to develop a meaningful professional development plan that empowers colleagues and fuels growth.

3 Credits|8 Weeks|$1197

The Designing and Leading Professional Learning course will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively support the professional growth of other educators. During this course, participants will reflect on their professional learning experiences and examine themselves as adult learners. They will develop their capacity as leaders and analyze teaching and learning areas. This course will provide opportunities to develop content that supports adult learners’ needs in education in various ways, including mentoring and coaching, learning workshop design, and how to best capitalize on external professional development opportunities. After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to develop a meaningful professional development plan to implement with colleagues at a school site or conference setting.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view the course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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