Learning Outcomes

This course will model a student-centered approach where learners feel safe to take risks and share and develop a sense of belonging with one another. It will be scaffolded to the needs of PK-12 educators (early years, elementary, middle and high school students - as the strategies differ for each group) and will provide choices and autonomy to participants to promote agency.


During the course, participants will:

  • Build theoretical knowledge of the key research findings in the area of learners’ motivation

  • Reconnect aspirations and  access their internal sources of efficacy

  • Reflect on their beliefs and identity

  • Practice and iterate their learning ecosystem designs to include all learners, scaffold learning and release students’ agency

  • Use self-awareness tools (such as journaling and coaching tools) to deepen their practice and find the internal resourcefulness to continue their learning journey beyond the four weeks

Core Values

All the courses provided by no borders learning embrace the following core values and integrate these in the material and learning process:

  • Compassion

    Listening with an open heart with the genuine desire to help and make a difference in your learning or in the learning of others.

  • Courage

    Taking risks by daring greatly, opening our mind to the possibilities and being ready to be vulnerable, to fail and bounce back, to let go and let come.

  • Empowerment

    Cultivating everyone’s sense of control and the feeling that we CAN and have an unstoppable determination to learn and grow.

Instructor

Education Consultant

Fanny Passeport

A 21st century learner, leader and invitational educator who believes everyone is able, valuable and possesses untapped potential for learning. She has 10 years of experience in international schools as a Director of Teaching & Learning, Technology Integrator and French Foreign Language Teacher (PYP, MYP, DP). She is an international Education Consultant and Founder of no borders learning. She received the Emerging Leader and the Young Outstanding Educator Awards from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) and co-wrote the book “Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice”, with Caitlin McLemore, published by ISTE in 2018.

Course Description

Every human being wants to belong, to feel successful and to be in control of their own actions. In this course, we will discover how we can co-construct learning ecosystems that attend to our basic psychological needs and that promote both wellness and deep learning. The material we will explore is research-based and practical. Our ultimate outcome is to intentionally create the optimal conditions for our learners to thrive and to support teachers' sense of efficacy and autonomy in the process. We will examine the main research findings around intrinsic motivation and share practical strategies and tools to apply the concepts to the context of PK-12 schools and classrooms. Some examples include: how to build relationships with our learners, how to scaffold learning and, how to design assessments that promote autonomy without compromising rigor. Every week will have a special focus with a group video conference at the end of each core module. At the end of the course, each participant can book an optional complementary coaching session with the instructor within the next three months to further support participants' individual needs and aspirations.

Who is this course for?

The course is scaffolded to the needs of PK-12 educators and other school stakeholders such as: Board members, Leadership team members, and Family members (parents and even Secondary school students). While teachers are the most important and most valuable resources in schools, when other stakeholders bring in their perspective, the collective learning is enriched and the impact amplified.

Join us! Limited to 15 participants.

The 4 Week course starts on Sunday November 1, ends on Sunday November 29. Course registration closes Saturday October 31,2020

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Purchase Order / Invoice

If your school/organization requires a purchase order or an invoice, kindly fill the form or email us so we can prepare what you need on time: contact@noborderslearning.com We offer an 25% group discount for schools/organizations enrolling 5 members or more.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Our learning process

    • Welcome - Learning outcomes, modules and learning process

    • Your Journal

    • Access and Use the Self-Coaching Templates

    • Our Cohort - How to introduce yourself

    • Our Cohort - Slideshow

  • 2

    Healthy learning ecosystems

    • Introduction to Learning Ecosystems 1/4

    • Introduction to Learning Ecosystems 2/4

    • Introduction to Learning Ecosystems 3/4

    • Introduction to Learning Ecosystems 4/4

    • Additional Resources

    • References

  • 3

    Attend to the heart

    • Sense

    • Uncover & Reflect

    • Experiment & Connect

    • Checking in

    • Inquire & Share

    • Video Call

    • Additional Resources

  • 4

    Exercise the mind

    • Sense

    • Uncover & Reflect

    • Experiment & Connect

    • Inquire & Share

    • Additional Resources

    • Video Call

  • 5

    Engage the will power

    • Sense

    • Uncover & Reflect

    • Experiment & Connect

    • Inquire & Share

    • Additional Resources

    • Video Call

  • 6

    Reflecting into action

    • Personalized Action Plan

    • Sharing Culminating Artefact

    • Summary of Our Learnings

    • Video Call (wrapping up)

    • Course Feedback

    • Booking Your Complimentary Coaching Session

Key Material

Content to support you during the course and beyond.

  • Journal

    A reflective journal that allows you to continue reflecting. This supports you in developing mindful habits, to breathe and pause to gain clarity.

  • Tools & Strategies

    We often spend so much time looking for a resource. The list of tools and strategies will help you go right to the resource you might need.

  • Self-Coaching templates

    The self-coaching templates are processes summarized in a few questions to support you in planning or reflecting about your goals.

FAQ

  • When does the course start and what is its duration?

    The course will start on Sunday November 1, 2020. It is a four-week course. It will end on Sunday November 29, 2020.

  • What do I need to be prepared?

    You need to have access to high-speed internet and preferably a laptop/computer rather than a tablet or smartphone.

  • How much time will I need to dedicate to this course each week?

    It depends on your needs, interests and aspirations. You might go through the resources and engage in peer learning by spending 2 hours per week. There is also an optional video call with your instructor every week to solidify your learning and inquire further. Try to block around 3 hours per week to be able to immerse yourself and get the best out of this course.

  • Is this a practical course?

    This course is all about exploring new practices and being intentional in choosing and implementing those into our context. The course models engagement strategies and creates the conditions for participants to feel empowered and exercise their agency. It is not a 'one-size-fits-all' course because we understand everyone comes with a different set of questions and challenges to solve throughout the course, we will explore the concepts of learners needs for relatedness, competence and autonomy and the practices that can be used to align theory and practice. All strategies and tools are easy to put into practice and are scaffolded to the needs of the age-group you serve (early years, primary, middle and high school). This course is giving you the opportunity to refine your approach, elevate your strengths and develop areas of growth. The course engages participants to share between themselves and to ask specific questions during the weekly video call. At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to create a culminating artefact and design a simple and concise personal action plan to address their own pedagogical questions or challenges.

  • What are the pre-requisites for this course?

    There is no pre-requisites for this course other than having an open mind and the willingness to learn, possibly unlearn and relearn.

  • When will the weekly video conference happen?

    The 30-min video calls will take place at 4 PM Central European Summer Time / Time zone in Paris (GMT+2) on the following days: Sunday Nov 8, Sunday Nov 15, Sunday Nov 22 and Sunday Nov 29. The video calls are optional. These allow participants to consolidate their learning by sharing questions and ideas with their instructor. The calls will take place on Zoom and are scheduled within the course platform.

  • How long will I be able to access the course material after it ends?

    We will provide access to the course up to 3 weeks after the course.

  • Will I get a certificate of completion?

    After completing the course material in week 4, you will be able to receive a course certificate. You will also be invited to take a complementary 1:1 online Coaching session (within 3 months).

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a 50 EUR cancellation fee. One week before the online course starts, registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. If a participant does not log in and attend the course, registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.