Full course description
How might practicing gratitude, looking for strengths, and asking generative questions, make you a more impactful educator?
This 4-week online professional-level (non-credit bearing) educational program is designed to provide an introduction to Appreciative Inquiry specifically for educators, from early ed through high school. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a way to discover and accelerate individual and organizational strengths. This course will teach you how to understand and apply the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, as well as evidence-based practices from Positive Psychology, in your life and work as an educator. Gain the tools to better recognize your own strengths as well as the strengths of your students, colleagues, and others in your educational community. Put your learning into practice by crafting your own AI-inspired application(s) for igniting positive impacts in your personal and/or professional life as an educator.
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The course will flow through the following four one-week modules, which will include resources, applications, and discussions (asynchronous and live). Participants will meet virtually via zoom once a week on Tuesday evenings (September 14, 21 , 28 and October 5) from 7-8pm (only the first and last live meetings are required).
- Week 1: Discovering the foundations of Appreciative Inquiry
- Week 2: Discovering the science of strengths
- Week 3: Exploring the Ai-B-Cs of AI in education around the world
- Week 4: Dreaming and designing your own AI application
Because we know educators will be instrumental to shepherding our children through the ramifications of the last year and half, and because now is the time to strengthen these essential professionals, we are pleased to be able to offer this course at discount. Register before September 1, 2021 with the code STRONGER and save $100.
Questions? Contact the Cooperrider Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.