Got a Minute?

Time is an educator's kryptonite! The Got a Minute? Learning Series recognizes this challenge and provides educators with the flexibility to choose their learning pathway based on the amount of time they have available.

The series is designed around chunks of time. Each module is divided into three chunks:

  • 10 minutes of learning - the what and the why

  • 20 minutes of learning - the how

  • 45 minutes of learning - the application

The overall goals of the Got a Minute? Learning Series are to:

  • Deepen understanding of inclusive literacy practices and strategies

  • Explore best practices to support all learners

  • Apply learning by designing or revising a product to support all learners

The series can be used by individual educators, a group of colleagues, or school teams as the same content is provided in both google slides and online course options.

Options Module

Participants will:

  • Reflect on the role of options in designing learning experiences

  • Explore the ways options are designed to minimize barriers

  • Design or redesign a lesson to include options for learners

Choose how to engage with the course materials:

This format is suggested for groups of colleagues or school teams who engage with the content collaboratively.

The online course includes the same content as the Google Slides with some additional interactive features to engage individual learners.

Barriers Module

Participants will:

  • Identify potential barriers to student engagement

  • Recognize symptoms of disengagement

  • Consider and design engagement strategies to minimize barriers

Choose how to engage with the course materials:

This format is suggested for groups of colleagues or school teams who engage with the content collaboratively.

The online course includes the same content as the Google Slides with some additional interactive features to engage individual learners.

Goal-Setting Module

Participants will:

  • Deepen understanding of the importance of goal setting

  • Examine how to craft and communicate clear goals

  • Explore how to design goals that are flexible without the means embedded

  • Design or redesign a learning goal to be clear, relevant, and rigorous

Choose how to engage with the course materials:

This format is suggested for groups of colleagues or school teams who engage with the content collaboratively.

The online course includes the same content as the Google Slides with some additional interactive features to engage individual learners.

Mindset Module

Participants will:

  • Understand how beliefs and attitudes about learning and ability can block growth and progress

  • Explore how reframing barriers using a growth mindset can change the way students think about themselves and learning

  • Practice using language to help shift thinking regarding barriers to learning and student abilities and potential for growth

Choose how to engage with the course materials:

This format is suggested for groups of colleagues or school teams who engage with the content collaboratively.

The online course includes the same content as the Google Slides with some additional interactive features to engage individual learners.

Assessments Module

Participants will:

  • Deepen understanding of the purpose of formative and summative assessment

  • Explore construct relevance and its impact on assessments

  • Design or revise a literacy assessment

Choose how to engage with the course materials:

This format is suggested for groups of colleagues or school teams who engage with the content collaboratively.

The online course includes the same content as the Google Slides with some additional interactive features to engage individual learners.