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.

Writing Module

Participants will:

      • Deepen their understanding of the overlapping practices to support writing across the disciplines

      • Explore deconstructing rubrics to prepare students to write for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

      • Examine a single-point rubric to provide meaningful and actionable feedback to students

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.

Meaning Making Module

Being able to construct meaning from text and learning material is an essential skill. How do you support this skill when interacting with the learning material may be a barrier for learners? In this module, participants will deepen their understanding of Meaning Making and explore design considerations around the Think Aloud strategy to make the invisible processes of learning come to life.

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.

Literacy Across Disciplines Module

Participants will:

  • Deepen understanding of what being literate entails and of the expanded definition of texts.

  • Explore how to utilize the Claims, Evidence, Reasoning model to support literacy across content areas.

  • Design or redesign a learning experience to support learners in crafting an argument using the Claims, Evidence, Reasoning model.

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.

Self-Reflection Module

Participants will:

  • Deepen understanding of the role of self-reflection in the thinking process.

  • Explore how educators design to support self-reflection during the learning process.

  • Design or redesign a learning experience to support the self-reflection process.

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.

Expert Learning Module

Participants will:

  • Deepen understanding of the habits and practices of an expert learner

  • Explore how educators can design to support the development of expert 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.

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.

Assessment 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.