Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

  • Build Strategies and Relationships

    Increase your toolbox of strategies (including "empowered learning") to build relationships with students and their families while providing opportunities for remote learning.

  • Be Evidence Informed

    Learn how to use authentic forms of evidence to inform teaching and learning now that (thankfully!) we must look beyond standardized test scores. 

  • Innovate through UDL

    Understand how each of the characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset can be fostered through implementation of Universal Design for Learning.

About the Course

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Module 1: Relationships Are First. Everything Else is a Distant Second

  • 3

    Module 2: Learner-Driven, Evidence Informed

    • Video 2.1: Learner-Driven Evidence-Informed

    • Module 2 Resources

    • Data Meeting Self-Assessment

    • Module 2 Discussion Board

  • 4

    Module 3: Empowered Learning Experiences

    • Intro to Chapter 3

    • Module 3 Resources

    • Module 3 Discussion Board

    • Most empowering lesson

  • 5

    Module 4: Master Learner, Master Educator

    • Chapter 4 Intro

    • Module 4 Resources

    • Module 4 Discussion Board

  • 6

    Module 5: Fostering Empathy, Problem Finders/Solutions, Risk-Takers and Networking

    • Video 5.1: Introduction to UDL

    • Module 5.1: Resources for Introduction to UDL

    • Video 5.2: Problem Finding/Solving

    • Module 5.2: Resources to Learn More about Problem Finding/Solving

    • Video 5.3: Empathy

    • Module 5.3: Resources to Learn More About Developing Empathy

    • Video 5.4: Risk Taker

    • Module 5.4: Resources to Learn More about Risk-Taking

    • Video 5.5: Networked

    • Module 5.5: Resources to Learn More about Networking

    • Module 5 Discussion Board

  • 7

    Module 6: Fostering Observance, Creation, Resilience, and Reflection

    • Video 6.1: Observant

    • Module 6.1: Observant Resources

    • Video 6.2: Creators

    • Module 6.2: Creators Resources

    • Video 6.3: Resilience

    • Module 6.3: Resilience Resources

    • Video 6.4: Reflection

    • Module 6.4: Reflection Resources

    • Module 6 Discussion Board

  • 8

    Module 7: Lead From Where You Are

    • Video 7.1: Introduction to Part 3 in Innovate Inside the Box

    • Video 7.2: Lead from Where You Are

    • Module 7 Resources

    • Module 7 Discussion Board

  • 9

    Module 8: You Are the Core

    • Video 8: You are the Core

    • Module 8 Resources

    • Module 8 Discussion Board

    • Course Feedback: We are always looking to learn and grow and would love it if you could take a few minutes to complete the below survey to help us understand what worked best and what needs improvement with this online course.

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About the Instructors

President, Novak Educational Consulting

Katie Novak

Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant and co-author of Innovate Inside the Box with George Couros. With 17 years of experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and seven published books, Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multi-tiered systems of support, and universally designed leadership. Novak’s work has impacted educators worldwide as her contributions and collaborations have built upon the foundation for an educational framework that is critical for student success.

George Couros

George Couros is a learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant. He is the author of "The Innovator's Mindset" and "Innovate Inside the Box." Connect with George @gcouros