Learners Edge Course Formats

Choose the Option that's Best for You!

Online Courses

For the Tech Savvy Crew

Most courses include a hard copy course text(s) containing a combination of practical strategies, methods and research-based theory for classroom teaching. Learners Edge works to use the most applicable and popular texts in the field. All 3 credit courses include the following sections:

  • Read and Respond: Each course uses a study guide with questions aligned with the readings.
  • Reflection Requirement: Every 3-credit course has a Reflection Requirement that is a minimum of 2 pages long. The Reflection Requirement allows you to deepen your learning on the topic, and to explore related issues.
  • Resource Requirement: An opportunity to customize your learning by finding and summarizing current articles and blog posts that support the content of your course.
  • Application Requirements: Applications are designed to be relevant and useful to teachers in their classrooms, so each course requires that you create something applicable to your teaching situation.

Course Materials

  • The Online Format is infused with multi-media clips to enhance learning, with all materials (including the syllabus) online.

Feedback

  • For online courses, evaluator feedback is given after each module submission (3 Modules for a 3 credit course).
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Print-based Courses

For The Traditionalist

Most courses include a hard copy course text(s) containing a combination of practical strategies, methods and research-based theory for classroom teaching. Learners Edge works to use the most applicable and popular texts in the field. All 3 credit courses include the following sections:

  • Read and Respond: Each course uses a study guide with questions aligned with the readings.
  • Reflection Requirement: Every 3-credit course has a Reflection Requirement that is a minimum of 2 pages long. The Reflection Requirement allows you to deepen your learning on the topic, and to explore related issues.
  • Resource Requirement: An opportunity to customize your learning by finding and summarizing current articles and blog posts that support the content of your course.
  • Application Requirements: Applications are designed to be relevant and useful to teachers in their classrooms, so each course requires that you create something applicable to your teaching situation.

Course Materials

  • Print-Based Format has no online video viewing requirements, and the syllabus is loaded to your My Edge page.

Feedback

  • For Print-Based courses, evaluator feedback is given on coursework, holistically, when course requirements are uploaded within the Learners Edge online environment. 
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Blended Learning

For Those that Like a Little of Both

Are you the kind of person who likes to have an accountability partner? Does the thought of self-paced learning intrigue you, but honestly, it's helpful to have a little nudge every now and again? Let us introduce you to Blended Learning! A mix of self-paced (asynchronous) and instructor-led (synchronous) learning in the Learners Edge online environment. 

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On-Site Courses

If you like summer in the Midwest, these are for you!

On-Site courses will get you out and about and bring new adventures to your continuing education. Lance Raabe, a seasoned and favorite Learners Edge instructor, is bringing back some of the most popular on-sites (in and around the Council Bluffs, Iowa area) and introducing a handful of great new courses! 2018 On-Site courses are complete. Thank you for an amazing season. Check back in Spring 2019 for new offerings! 

Group Book Study

When You (and your Colleagues) Found the Perfect Book!

There are some books that resonate at a gut level. When you come across this type of book, use a Learners Edge book study to share your learning and excitement with teachers at your school or district.

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