PDED 598E - Strategy for the Professional Educator
1 Graduate Credit
The ability to strategize is an integral skill in all professional fields, and the job of a professional educator requires specific strategy skills including implementation of new ideas and systems, vision and goal creation, and responding to the dynamic environment of a classroom. Professional educators with the ability to strategize are more successful in their jobs and have the potential for future job growth.
This course offers a foundation in understanding strategy both from a theoretical and practical perspective. The goal is for the learner to become confident in the ability to strategize day to day tasks in addition to projects, new implementations and overall success within a school year. Insights into what strong strategy looks like, pitfalls of poor strategy, ways to improve and adapt strategy, and application to real-world scenarios are presented.
Understand and articulate strategy, the purpose of using strategic thinking and common strategies used in organizations.
Understand and articulate the most common teaching strategies.
Identify and articulate the appropriate teaching strategy for a given scenario.
Identify common challenges where a by-design strategy would help.
Reflect on personal strategic thinking and the adoption of a strategic thinking mindset.