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Spring 2018 Courses and Workshops

Getting University Credit?

Some of our courses can be taken for university credit.  Universities may require an additional fee paid to the university directly when applying for credit, and will be noted in the Course Details below.

Instructor email links are provided if you have any questions before registering.

Create engaging online learning that works

(6 weeks – Self-paced, with collaborative groups)

Take this Course

This short version of our digital learning course is designed for anyone developing creative and engaging training for their classroom, business, or organization. This course teaches strategies for creating online learning that will really connect your students, encourage creativity and engagement, and get your students straight to their learning objectives. We help you get super clear on your teaching goals for your course. 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 teaching strategies that help students have great learning experiences in online environments. The course provides a thorough framework for developing these strategies. 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. You’ll meet other people creating online learning and walk away with a new cohort.  This course is online with group chats and collaborations.

Instructors: Tiffany Purn, MA, Julia Hammond, PhD
Fees: $299 for six weeks (certification provided)
Dates: March 1-April 5 (Course will skip the week of March 26 for spring break)
Course Format: Online, self-paced, with optional group chats and collaborations.
teacher-led live chats are recorded and teachers are accessible for individual support to fit your schedule.

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.

Design Thinking In The Classroom- PSU Spring 2018

Portland State University Course Number: CI 410/810

Take this Course

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 pdus
Instructor: Julia Hammond, PhD
Fees:

No Credit with Certificate $370

Undergraduate (3 credits) $370, PSU Credit Fee $180

Undergraduate (4 credits) $395, PSU Credit Fee $240

Graduate (5 credits) $445 , PSU Credit Fee $300

Dates: April 2-june 17, 2018
Course Format: Online, self-paced, with 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 – PSU Spring 2018

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

Take this Course

Join us for an introduction to digital learning techniques and the online and hybrid teaching environment. This course (team taught by two instructors) gives you a full toolkit for developing useful, custom online classes that really engage your students, make sure they learn for mastery, get diverse voices “in the room,”  and work with your teaching style, curriculum benchmarks, and subject matter.

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 is a supported, self-paced course with group chats and collaborations.

Credits: Undergrad 4, Grad 5, or PDUs

InstructorS: Tiffany Purn, MA, Julia Hammond, PhD
 
Fees: NC with Certificate $395

Undergraduate (4 credits) $395, PSU Credit Fee $240

Graduate (5 credits) $445 , PSU Credit Fee $300

Dates: April 2-June 17, 2018
Course Format: Online, self-paced, with optional group chats and collaborations.

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.