DEJIE Pilot Program Overview
A Program Built for Working Educators
This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of competency-based education.
The Center for Certification and Competency-Based Education (C3Be) at the University of Kansas is pleased to offer a 14-week virtual professional development opportunity in Designing for Equity, Justice, and Innovation in Education, for educators serving middle and high school students.
Held virtually, with both synchronous and asynchronous elements, the Designing for Equity, Justice, and Innovation in Education pilot program includes a six-week foundational institute that introduces participants to the why, what, and how of three core competencies – Teaching for Justice, Grounding in the Science of Learning and Development, and Thinking Like a Designer. An eight-week project phase follows the foundational institute.
Deepen your practice as an educator by applying design thinking and the science of learning & development, with the goal of teaching for justice in your classroom, school, or district.
An eight-week project directly applicable to your current practice follows the foundational institute. During the project cycle, participants identify a project or design problem of their choice with the goal of effectively engaging their learners in collaborative discussion, groupwork, project-based learning, and/or assessment.
Participants apply principles from the foundational institute, engage in additional self-directed learning modules, receive coach feedback and participate in weekly synchronous sessions that support their design project.
The project cycle ends with a culminating celebratory showcase where participants share their projects, results and reflections to date.
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