The Mastery Transcript Consortium is excited to offer a trilogy of online courses to educators from member schools who want to learn more about mastery learning and bringing a mastery transcript to our schools. Designed in partnership with Global Online Academy, the Mastery Learning Series provides teachers, leaders, and Site Directors from member schools with critical understanding and practice in mastery learning and its impact on our work with students. Each course offers educators a chance to learn from experts in the field as well as interact with colleagues from other member schools. Our hope is that participating in these courses will advance the work of our members in introducing the MTC to their communities.
Mastery Learning Series
- Introduction to Mastery Learning: completed
- Teaching for Mastery Learning Lab: November 5 to 16, 2018
- Leading Mastery Learning Lab: February 4 to 15, 2019
- Introduction to Mastery Learning: June 17 to 28, 2019
- Teaching for Mastery Learning Lab: July 8 to 19, 2019
- Leading Mastery Learning Lab: July 29 to August 9, 2019
Introduction to Mastery Learning
We kick off our trilogy of online courses on mastery learning with a holistic, introductory course on what mastery learning is and its (potential and real) impact on teaching and learning. During this two-week learning experience, participants will be introduced to the MTC’s mission and objectives then explore six essential strands: assessment, content, place, student’s role, teacher’s role, and time. Through examining key resources and engaging in hands-on activities, participants can earn digital badges in each strand. With a focus on connecting to ideas and strategies from the field, participants will learn from expert guest speakers and connect with colleagues from other MTC member schools. This is a fully asynchronous course with no required or pre-set meeting times. Participants can spend anywhere from one to five hours per week on the course and walk away with meaningful learning.
Cost: $50 USD/participant (MTC members only)
Teaching for Mastery Learning Lab
The second course in the Mastery Learning Series, Teaching for Mastery Learning Lab helps participants design and discuss mastery credits, both content-specific and transdisciplinary. Participants will understand and practice developing and organizing mastery credit areas as well as write foundational and advanced mastery credits. With the support of coaches and the insights from guest speakers, participants will gain practical experience and useful feedback on this work as well as uncover the role that assessments play in fundamentally shaping the learner experience. Designed in the same personalized format as Introduction to Mastery Learning, this course gives participants the flexibility to spend anywhere from one to five hours per week, with digital badges available to those who bring the work of the course to school-based conversations and classroom practice. This is a primarily asynchronous course with opportunities to connect synchronously with facilitators via video.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Mastery Learning or prior attendance at a 2-day MTC site directors meeting
Cost: $100 USD/participant (MTC members only)
Leading for Mastery Learning Lab
In the final course in the Mastery Learning Series, Leading for Mastery Learning Lab participants explore theories of whole-school change and develop a project that involves stakeholders across the community, including families and students. Designed as a collaborative, project-based experience, this course allows participants to learn and apply ideas from school leaders already immersed in this work as well as forge connections with new colleagues. This advanced course asks for four to six hours of work per week from each participant, including asynchronous and synchronous interaction with team members, independent research, and design activities. With the support of an expert coach and access to a panel of guest speakers, participants leave the Leading for Mastery Learning Lab with key strategies and a project plan for implementation at their schools.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Mastery Learning or prior attendance at a 2-day MTC site directors meeting, Teaching for Mastery Learning Lab
Cost: $150 USD/participant (MTC members only)