Courses & Registration

To register, fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page. You will be sent course access information one week before the course start date.
These courses can be taken for Portland State University Credit (Note that credits require an additional fee paid to PSU).
Instructor email links are provided if you have any questions before registering.


Winter 2018 Courses and Workshops

Design Thinking in the Classroom

Portland State University Course Number: CI 410/810

You might have heard how colleges and schools are hiring design thinkers, and design/build processes are a way to add a whole lot of fun engagement to your classroom.  But what is design thinking really, and how can it really help build the core skills that you need to see develop in your classroom? Design thinking describes a set of processes for invention and learning that are highly valued in many companies today.  And for our schools and students, the design/build process is an incredible addition to the classroom — one that is inherently student-centered, therapeutic, collaborative, creative, and focused on problem solving.  It teaches 21st century skills, and can incorporate lessons in research, technology, science, math, art, history, and language.  Learn about the design thinking framework, and get a rock solid toolkit for applying it to your own curriculum in any subject, or to any school- or system-wide challenge – with great results.

Credits: Undergrad 3 or 4/Grad 5 or NC
Instructor: Julia Hammond, PhD
Archetype Learning Fee:
Undergraduate (3 credits) $525, PSU Credit Fee $180
Undergraduate (4 credits) $600, PSU Credit Fee $240
Graduate (5 credits) $675 , PSU Credit Fee $300
Dates: January 8, 2018-March 25, 2018 

Online, self-paced, with optional group chats and collaborations.

Julia Hammond, PhD

Instructor

Julia is the Learning Design Lead and Co-Owner at Archetype Learning, where she helps individuals and organizations to build learning experiences that inspire change, teach necessary skills, and improve communities and lives. A former professor, she cuts through major complexity and makes knowledge accessible by connecting it to life and outcomes. She taught literally thousands of students to find their voice and articulate their views as a Professor of Writing and the Humanities at the Art Institute in Portland, where she worked for nine years.  She has also taught at the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Southern Illinois University.  Prior to her PhD, she founded the ArtCare program at St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. The program empowers homeless and low-income individuals to heal, grow, and share their earned wisdom through story and art.  Her PhD is in English, with an emphasis on the connection between stories and outcomes.

Create Online Learning That Works for You

Portland State University Course Number: ELP or CI 410/810

Join us for an introduction to digital learning techniques and the online teaching environment. This course (team taught by two instructors) gives you a full toolkit for developing useful, custom online classes that work for your organization, subject matter, and teaching style.  We teach you how to make the technology work for you, and walk you through every step of creating a great class.

In our years of experience, we’ve learned there are some things that you need to make digital learning work. The course provides a thorough framework for addressing these requirements.  It teaches you to:

  • Meet learners where they are
  • Make every voice count
  • Support doing and collaborating online
  • Assess where your students are at with quizzes, games, and comments
  • Understand your role as a teacher
  • Use the right digital tools for your teaching goals
  • Find your own teaching voice and style

You’ll finish class having built a plan and framework for your online course in a supported workshop environment. This course is a supported, self-paced with group chats and collaborations.

Credits: Undergrad 4/Grad 5 or NC
Instructors: Tiffany Purn, MA, Julia Hammond, PhD
Fees: Archetype Learning Fee $600/$675, PSU Credit Fee $240/$300
Dates:  January 8, 2018-March 25, 2018

 

 

 

Tiffany Purn, MA

Instructor

Tiffany Purn uses digital training to connect women from around the world to catalyze growth and leadership, and to improve lives.  She heads the Leadership Offerings department for World Pulse, a digital platform for social revolution.  She investigates how we can use the power of digital technology to crowd source solutions to some of today’s toughest challenges through the World Pulse Changemaker Academy.  As an instructor, Tiffany uses creative facilitation techniques to help people and groups to tap into their imagination, new possibilities and potential.  She has lived and worked in Nepal and has partnered with leaders in countries from Zimbabwe to Pakistan to Colombia as a leadership coach, organizational development advisor and gender consultant for the last 9 years.  Her Master’s degree is in Folklore, with an emphasis on understanding story, identity, culture, and the power of innovation within tradition.

 

 

Julia Hammond, PhD

Instructor

Julia is the Learning Design Lead and Co-Owner at Archetype Learning, where she helps individuals and organizations to build learning experiences that inspire change, teach necessary skills, and improve communities and lives. A former professor, she cuts through major complexity and makes knowledge accessible by connecting it to life and outcomes. She taught literally thousands of students to find their voice and articulate their views as a Professor of Writing and the Humanities at the Art Institute in Portland, where she worked for nine years.  She has also taught at the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Southern Illinois University.  Prior to her PhD, she founded the ArtCare program at St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. The program empowers homeless and low-income individuals to heal, grow, and share their earned wisdom through story and art.  Her PhD is in English, with an emphasis on the connection between stories and outcomes.

Create Online Learning That Works for You (6 weeks, for trainers and professionals)

This short version on our digital learning course is designed for busy professionals who are designing or want to design custom digital training for their business or organization.   This course gives you a full tool kit for developing useful, accessible online classes that work for your goals. We teach you how to make the technology work for you, and walk you through every step of creating a great class.

In our years of experience, we’ve learned there are some things that you need to make digital learning work. The course provides a thorough framework for addressing these requirements.  It teaches you to:

  • Meet learners where they are
  • Make every voice count
  • Support doing and collaborating online
  • Assess where your learners are at with quizzes, games, and comments
  • Understand self-paced versus collaborative learning, and how to find the right balance for your goals
  • Use the right digital tools for your course goals
  • Find a teaching voice and style that works for your project

You’ll finish class having built a plan and framework for your online course in a supported workshop environment. This course is online with group chats and collaborations.

Instructors: Tiffany Purn, MA, Julia Hammond, PhD
Fees:  $299 for six weeks (certification provided)
Dates:  January 8, 2018-February 12, 2018

 

 

Tiffany Purn, MA

Instructor

Tiffany Purn uses digital training to connect women from around the world to catalyze growth and leadership, and to improve lives.  She heads the Leadership Offerings department for World Pulse, a digital platform for social revolution.  She investigates how we can use the power of digital technology to crowd source solutions to some of today’s toughest challenges through the World Pulse Changemaker Academy.  As an instructor, Tiffany uses creative facilitation techniques to help people and groups to tap into their imagination, new possibilities and potential.  She has lived and worked in Nepal and has partnered with leaders in countries from Zimbabwe to Pakistan to Colombia as a leadership coach, organizational development advisor and gender consultant for the last 9 years.  Her Master’s degree is in Folklore, with an emphasis on understanding story, identity, culture, and the power of innovation within tradition.

 

 

Julia Hammond, PhD

Instructor

Julia is the Learning Design Lead and Co-Owner at Archetype Learning, where she helps individuals and organizations to build learning experiences that inspire change, teach necessary skills, and improve communities and lives. A former professor, she cuts through major complexity and makes knowledge accessible by connecting it to life and outcomes. She taught literally thousands of students to find their voice and articulate their views as a Professor of Writing and the Humanities at the Art Institute in Portland, where she worked for nine years.  She has also taught at the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Southern Illinois University.  Prior to her PhD, she founded the ArtCare program at St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. The program empowers homeless and low-income individuals to heal, grow, and share their earned wisdom through story and art.  Her PhD is in English, with an emphasis on the connection between stories and outcomes.