NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Data, Data Everywhere (Materials Fee Included)

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sophia Thwaites

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Course Fee: $145

Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems

Course Description:

In her book Data, Data Everywhere and in this course, presenter Victoria Bernhardt describes what one school staff did to get student achievement increases at every grade level, in every subject area, and with every student group. Through interviews, workshop footage, and lectures, participants learn how to engage in the Education for the Future Institute’s Continuous School Improvement process. As they trace one school’s progress, participants also engage in the stages of data collection and analysis, self-assessment, identification of specific problems and pathways to solutions, articulation of a vision, and design and implementation of a plan to implement that vision.


After completing this course, educators will know:
• What data to collect and analyze to effect continuous improvement
• How to use the Institute’s Continuous School Improvement Continuums to self-assess
• How to create a shared school vision
• How to create and implement a continuous school improvement plan that achieves that vision


• Bernhardt, Vickie. Data, Data Everywhere. Eye on Education: 2009. Available at https://www.eyeoneducation.com/prodinfo.asp?number=7102%2D7


About The Instructor

Sophia Thwaites
Sophia Thwaites

Sophia Thwaites earned her M.A. in Education with a Social Studies concentration from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She earned her B.A. in History from University of Florida.




**Registration Instructions:

Register for this class through KDSi. Effective January 1, 2015 the cost of this course will be $199.00.

NOTE: Upon registration, you have 2 months for course completion. Although many of our courses are approved for both 1 and 3 graduate professional development credits, participants can only receive credit for one version of each course. 

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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