Empowered Teaching And Learning

- 3 Credits - 

3 Semester Credits

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Drew Schwartz, M.A.

Accredited By:

- University of California San Diego
- Lindenwood University (Missouri)
(choose after course checkout)

Course Description

In this course, you will learn a strengths-based system and research based tools designed to EMPOWER you and your students. Practical tools relate to topics including...

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3 Semester Graduate Credits

Empowered Teaching And Learning

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

From this course, participants will:

  1. Deepen understanding of internal resources which inspire/motivate students and educators
  2. Learn practical tools related to purpose and strengths-based education which can be embedded into daily work
  3. Learn about the distinctions between deficit and strengths based approaches
  4. Develop practical tools related to setting goals based on tools of motivation
  5. Develop proactive tools for making growth mindset a part of your daily practices/lessons
  6. Learn practical tools related to verbal and non-verbal communication
  7. Develop strategies for engaging successfully in difficult conversations
  8. Learn tools related to cultural responsiveness
  9. Clarify your own purpose (your WHY) and learn strategies for embedding your purpose and strengths into your daily success

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Drew Schwartz, M.A.

Accredited By:

- University of California San Diego
- Lindenwood University (Missouri)
(choose after course checkout)

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Empowered Teaching And Learning

What Others Are Saying...

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.”
– Tina B. , Maryland

Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.”
– Christine G. , Indiana

Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon

My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me”
– J. Churchill. Danvers, MA

I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education”
– M. Barry. Fairfax, VA

Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…”
– Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


(3 Semester Graduate Credits)