NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Becoming a Reflective Teacher

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: $329

Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems

Course Description:

Presenter Robert J. Marzano is one of the nation's leading education researchers and teacher training instructors. This course is designed  to give teachers insight and practical guidance on how to create a structure and mindset that focuses on continually improving  their skills. The course explains the latest research and theory on "reflective practice," meaning improving teacher skills by identifying personal strengths and weaknesses, setting goals and engaging in focused practiced to meet those goals. Teachers will learn how to combine a model of effective instruction with goal setting, focused practice, focused feedback, observations  and discussion  to improve their instructional practices.


After completing this course, educators will know:

  • Nine critical design questions and their elements.
  • Methods for systematizing the reflection process.
  • How to set and pursue specific growth goals.

Student Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, educators will apply the following skills:

  • Conduct a complete self-audit of their practice.
  • Articulate growth goals.
  • Pursue growth goals through the establishing of protocols and focused strategies.
  • Solicit feedback from students and colleagues.
  • Improve their practice through the reflection process.

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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