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Capella Online Professional Development Course

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Adult Learning Theory

Focus on developing the skill of integrating adult learning theory and current research-based best practices into professional development program planning. Evaluate how to facilitate professional learning and professional development using the six principles of adult learning theory. Full Description

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Benefits

How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.

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Improving your professional development to deliver better outcomes starts with understanding your audience.  Facilitate professional learning and professional development using the six principles of adult learning theory and see how much more effective your PD can be.

During this course you will build

  • An analysis of your own professional development experiences using adult learning theories
  • A list for improving your own  professional learning plan aligned to a framework for adult learning 
  • A review (and recommendations) for a PD program
  • An evaluation of your school or district's current professional development plan 
  • A survey on professional development to be implemented at your school  
  • A report with recommendations for your  school or district's professional development plan

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by Leyla R. on May 22, 2017
The Adult Learning Theory at Capella University was a wonderful course. The examples were real and the tutorials were very detailed. I learned a lot and I am sure the knowledge I have gained will help me make the right decisions at the right time in the future. Sincerely, Leyla Rexha Assistant Director Touro College University System.
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by G C. on September 3, 2016
I find the videos and transcripts did little to help me understand the Assumptions, which were confusing.
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by Melissa D. on May 14, 2016
I liked that the course wasn't isn't about how to use my iPad. It is about understanding why and when digital tools can help me to engage and support my students better.
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by Beth M. on May 21, 2016
It is directly applicable to me and my classroom. I am building artifacts that I will continue to use with my students well after I finish the course.
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by Carrie F. on May 3, 2016
I really like that the course makes me accountable for my own learning. I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues but it is nice that I don't need to wait for someone else to move on with my learning.