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Teacher Leadership for Learning and Teaching

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Overview / Abstract:

Successful teaching begins with a deeper understanding of learning. This graduate-level course will help you become a more informed and effective leader of student learning as you examine current research, including brain-based learning theory, and learn to tailor your instructional approaches. Discover new and innovative ways to motivate, challenge, and engage each learner as you explore instructional models and strategies designed to increase learning and achievement.

Teaching Tangibles
Deepen your understanding of the theories that inform effective teaching approaches.
Analyze current findings regarding brain research and how they impact learning.
Identify and evaluate teaching strategies that stimulate the brain's learning capacity.
Evaluate roadblocks to learning, and formulate approaches for overcoming these challenges.
Explore the four instructional models, including mastery, understanding, self-expressive, and interpersonal.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Harvey F. Silver, Ed.D.

Dr. Silver is president of Silver Strong & Associates, Inc., an educational training and consulting firm specializing in learning styles, effective teaching strategies, and curriculum design. Author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Silver is a former teacher and administrator on the secondary, elementary, and graduate school levels. He has served as a consultant/trainer for ASCD, the Rand Corporation, the Educational Testing Service, and Phi Delta Kappan, as well as for state departments of education and school districts in the United States, Canada, and overseas.

Harvey F. Silver has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.

Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed.

Dr. Willis is a board-certified neurologist and middle school teacher in Santa Barbara, California. She practiced neurology for 15 years before obtaining her teaching credential and master’s of education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has taught in elementary, middle, and graduate schools. Her books include Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist/Classroom Teacher and Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom. Dr. Willis writes extensively for professional educational journals in the field of learning-centered brain research and classroom strategies derived from this research.

Patricia R. Wolfe, Ed.D.

Dr. Wolfe has 20 years of experience in the fields of teaching and staff development. She is presently an independent educational consultant and staff development trainer with expertise in the latest developments in brain research and its implications for teaching and learning. In addition to developing video programs in her field, Dr. Wolfe has published many articles and books.

Patricia Wolfe has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.

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