NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

What Works in Education?

EDUC 600




Instructor: Kaleb Hartje, SchoolBoost, Inc.

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Monday, September 01, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $169

Course Description:

Which has a bigger impact on learning, student relationships or teacher subject-matter knowledge? Reducing class size or providing formative evaluations for teachers? This class is designed to introduce teachers to robust classroom research covered by Paul Hattie in his book, Visible Learning for Teachers. The research included in this collection covered 240 million students over 15 years and 50,000+ research studies and delivered the biggest collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Teachers will read the book, discuss the findings, and create lessons to share with the SchoolBoost community.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, teachers will be able to:

  1. Evaluate current teaching and lesson creation strategies.
  2. Recognize the unique and powerful phases of lesson planning and delivery.
  3. Identify common problems and solutions in developing and delivering lessons.
  4. Develop lessons appropriate for their grade level using research provided by John Hattie.


Required Texts:

Hattie, J. (2011). Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning. Oxford: Routledge ISBN: 0415690153

Instructional Resources:

SchoolBoost Online Learning Platform: Videos, discussion forums, assessments, and more.

Special Instructions:

The total cost of the course does not include the textbook(s).

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