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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.

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.



Suggested Course Sequence

  1. ARE549: Ethics and Equity for Art Education Leadership
  2. ARE551: Advocating for the Visual Arts
  3. ARE553: Principles of Art and Business
  4. ARE555: Designing and Leading Professional Learning

Required Materials

Purchase: none

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 (not provided by AOEU)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
Graduate Credits
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month. Graduate Credits 3 Graduate Credits
Price Graduate Credit $1197.00
Mon 8 Sun
Mar 6 Weeks Apr 30
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Mar 6 Apr 30
Jun 5 Jul 30
AOEU Course Code
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE053

Course Objectives

  • Dissect the concept of professional learning and consider ways in which it can be presented to meet differing needs.
  • Design relevant, engaging, and productive professional development through a continuous improvement model.
  • Explore, develop, and employ productive leadership communication and presentation skills.
  • Establish strong support systems and leadership enrichment opportunities to cultivate and support fellow teacher leaders.
  • Interpret the role of leadership in times of change and develop strategies to implement new ideas to stakeholders.

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