NO. OF CREDITS:
6 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 4.00 credits]
|WA CLOCK HRS:
If you are looking for a refreshing change of pace, this course is for you! Written by psychologist, Carol Dweck, Mindset, focuses on research that shows the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you live your life. This has huge implications for all educators and their students.
How can a simple belief have the power to transform thinking? Take this course to find out. With the right mindset, you can motivate kids, help raise their grades and accept more challenge. You will explore the concept of Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets. With lively You Tube videos to accompany different sections, you will be delighted with the high interest level of this course.
Transform ordinary students into students with a passion for learning. Better yet, take time to reflect on your own life and look at how you might stretch your own mindset. Appropriate for all K-12 teachers, coaches, and parents.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Dweck, Carol. Mindset. 2008. New York, NY: Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0-345-47232.
Text, Mindset, is approximately $10 from Amazon.com. Used books available.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignment #1: Introduction.
For those participating in Group Collaboration, this assignment is Required to be completed individually by all participants. Also, you must complete your introduction before moving on to other assignments.
In a 1-2-page introduction describe your current professional situation, some low and high points in your teaching career and say why you chose this course. Write a short response about why you think it is difficult to make school enjoyable for today’s students and what immediate changes you would like to see happen in education.
Send to instructor: email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Mindset’ #1.
Assignment #2: Fixed versus Growth Mindset.
Assignment #3: About Non-Learners.
Assignment #4: Achievement Reconsidered.
Assignment #5: Champions.
Assignment #6: Leaders.
Assignment #7: Personalities.
Assignment #8: Great Parent, Teacher, Coach.
Assignment #9: How We Learn.
Assignment #10: Change.
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you are not teaching in a classroom, please contact the instructor for course modifications. If you are a classroom teacher and start or need to complete this course during the summer, please try to apply your ideas when possible with youth from your neighborhood, at a local public library or parks department facility, (they will often be glad to sponsor community-based learning), or with students in another teacher’s summer classroom in session.
Assignment #11: Graphic Summary.
Assignment #12: Lesson Development.
For those participating in Group Collaboration, this assignment is Required to be completed individually by all participants.
Complete one (1) of the follow options:
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line to read ‘Mindset’ #12-A.
Use this option if you do not have a classroom available.
Send to instructor: email@example.com. Subject line to read ‘Mindset’ #12-B.
Assignment #13: Case History.
Assignment #14: (500 Level ONLY)
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #15: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Send to your instructor at their email address. Subject line to read "(put course name here) Integration Paper"
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Brenda McKinney, CEO of Vancouver, WA based BrainVolution, is a developer and dynamic facilitator of workshops that teach practical thinking and learning tools for raising student achievement with the brain in mind. She has trained educators throughout the Pacific Northwest and is a popular presenter because of her ability to motivate, make things fun, and teach practical techniques for the classroom that can be used immediately. Brenda continues to read hundreds of books and articles on the subject of neuroscience and searches for the answer to success for every student. Her work with at-risk students and those with reading problems have made her a popular speaker at the state, regional and national level.
Brenda is able to synthesize the new research and continues to address the role of how to use the latest findings to create high achievement classroom. She brings 30+ years of experience at the elementary, middle school, high school and university level as a mentor teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, university instructor, and reading specialist. Brenda has her Master’s in Education from Washington State University and is nationally certified in Brain Based Learning through the renowned Jensen Corporation, led by Eric Jensen, a noted international spokesperson for neuroscience and education.
Brenda will inspire and motivate you with her energy, enthusiasm and knowledge. Her wisdom, techniques, and brain based approach to education will inspire you and challenge you to meet the demands of this ever changing world.
MINDSET: The New Psychology Of Success
Brock, Annie & Heather Hundley. The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher’s Month – by – Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve. Ulysses Press. 2016. The Growth Mindset Coach provides all you need to foster a growth mindset in your classroom. Once you have taken the Mindset course, all teachers find they need more help to implement. This is a great resource. With the tools in this book, you can add to your ways to motivate students believe in themselves and achieve anything. Honestly, it is not as hard as you think.
Colvin, Geoff. Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else. 200 pgs. New York, NY: Penguin. 2010. ISBN 978-1-59184-224-8. Asked to explain why a few people truly excel, most people offer one of two answers. The first is hard work. The other possibility is that the elite possess an innate talent for excelling in their field. According to the author, Geoff Colvin, both the hard work and natural talent camps are wrong. What really makes the difference is a highly specific kind of effort-"deliberate practice"-that few of us pursue when we're practicing. Based on scientific research, Talent is Overrated shares the secrets of extraordinary performance and shows how to apply these principles. It features the stories of people who achieved world-class greatness through deliberate practice.
Duckworth. Angela. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Simon & Schuster. 2016. ISBN 978-1-5011-1110-5. Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. She provides a ton of experiments and practical stories to show that passion and perseverance are a critical component of success. An interesting and intriguing read.
Dweck, Carol. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York, NY: Ballantine Books. 2008. 250 pages. ISBN 978-0-345-47232. Mindset is one of those rare books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than twenty years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise our kids, ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our potential. Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic mindsets. She demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. Get ready to enjoy.
Heath, Dan & Chip. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. 265 pages. New York, NY: Broadway Books. 2010. ISBN 978-0-385-52875-1. Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our schools, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains say the authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can affect transformative change.
Mraz, Kristine & Christine Hertz. A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth. Heinemann, 2015. Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi and Christine show us how to lead students to a growth mindset for school-and life-by focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes: persistence, flexibility, resilience, optimism, and empathy. It includes teaching tips, practical classroom help along with visuals. Examples are also included and helpful.
Pink, Daniel. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. 250 pages. New York, NY: Riverhead Books. 2010. ISBN 978-1-101-52438-1. Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money--the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink in Drive. He asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction--at work, at school, and at home--is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by our world and us. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does-and how that affects every aspect of life.