19 August 2019

Deeper Learning

Deeper Learning is a course for instructional leaders. The course explores what student and teacher practices and classroom and school cultures look like when, “God’s story of restoration for here and now is embodied in deeper learning experiences that connect student mastery of knowledge and skills to character formation and the pursuit of beautiful work that meets real needs for real people” (DeBoer and Cook, “Deeper Learning into what?”).

Deeper Learning is a five-day intensive on-site and in-person course with further writing, reflection, and presentation requirements.

ICSDH 260004 S19
Dr. Gideon Strauss, and Harry Blyleven, Justin Cook, Steven Levy
Hybrid (Online/In-Person)
August 19-23, 2019

(MA-EL)

Syllabus

Finding Joy in Learning (Hybrid)

Finding Joy in Learning provides students with a motivating vision of Christian educational innovation and leadership by means of immersive learning experiences, presentations of benchmark projects, interviews with lead practitioners, and readings of key texts. Students are coached through their plan for working through the program as a whole. The course starts students on the path toward their project thesis/portfolio by helping them identify and articulate their research interest.

ICSDH 260001 S19 (Hybrid)
Dr. Gideon Strauss
Hybrid (Online/In-Person)
Dates TBA

(MA-EL)

1 August 2019

Lead From Where You Are: Making a Difference in the Face of Tough Problems, Big Questions, and Organizational Politics (Hybrid)

Leadership is not about personality, authority, position, influence, or power as such. Leadership is an art, a craft, a practice, to which everyone is called sometime or other, in widely different situations. Leadership can be practiced with varying degrees of authority, from any position, at varying scales of influence, and with varying access to different sources of power. The kind of leadership that we will learn and practice in this course has to do with diagnosing and addressing the toughest problems experienced by organizations, institutions, and societies. This kind of leadership demands political skill: the skill to discern the overt and covert concerns and interests, agendas, and alliances within the organizations, institutions, and societies we serve, and to give each their due while not failing to pursue the common good. We will learn a language, learn and practice a set of tools and frameworks, and workshop our fresh insights and skills.

ICSDH 132504 S19
Dr. Gideon Strauss
Hybrid (Online/In-Person)

(MA-EL)

Syllabus