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Teaching for Engaged Learning

About this training

Schools and educators are facing many challenges today to raise the performance levels of all students, close the achievement gap, create safe havens for learning, and prepare students for life beyond the classroom. As the learning needs of today’s students become increasingly diverse, this course explores ways to equalize student status, both cognitively and socially, to increase student learning and to enhance teacher effectiveness.

The research material presented in this course has been translated for practitioner use. Translation refers to a process by which statistical data and significant relationships noted in research findings are interpreted for their meaning and potential application for classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. The findings are summarized in a language which educators can readily understand and are supplemented with specific examples of teaching behaviors that reflect the research findings.

Teaching for Engaged Learning was designed to support Tripod’s7Cs Framework of Effective Teaching using seminal research, peer-reviewed articles and other evidence-based resources. Module I: Introduction to TRIPOD’s 7Cs Framework of Effective Teaching provides an overview of the 7Cs framework and an opportunity for participants to assess their own teaching practice in each of the 7Cs components. It also allows participants to reflect on the value of feedback to inform professional growth and instructional improvement. This module is a prerequisite for the other three modules in the Teaching for Engaged Learning course.

By registering for this course, you agree that your reflections and self-assessment data may be used by your course instructors to inform instruction. Your de-identified data may also be contributed to the Tripod Education Partners data set for research purposes and/or to inform the design of professional development supports aligned with Tripod's 7Cs framework of effective teaching.

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Let’s begin! 

We hope you enjoy working through Teaching for Engaged Learning! When you’re ready to start, please go to the Forum section and tell us about yourself and upload a photo. The forum section is located below on the right. You can access it from your course homepage at any time.

Once you've introduced yourself, click START above to begin working through Module I: Introduction to Tripod’s 7Cs Framework for Effective Teaching.