Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Julie Wright
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

If we want to know what students know and are able to do, along with what they need next, using proximity to get up close to students' and their work, is essential.  Small groups help us use proximity to study and interact with students, giving us intel to make instructional plans that meet their individual and collective needs. In this course, we will investigate tools, classroom examples, and actionable steps essential for starting, sustaining, and mastering the management of small groups.  In doing so, we will uncover structures that foster increasing choice, access, motivation and engagement and designing learning opportunities that are unique to students' individual interests, passions, habits, and needs.  This course will focus on reading specifically five teacher moves that work together to support students' reading independence through small group learning-kid-watching, pivoting, assessing, curating, and planning.  However, the tools and actionable steps are transferable.

For more information please contact Julie Wright at

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Cost: $572
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2019 to November 13, 2019
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
Course Number: EDU*6145*L2
Academic Term: 20/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU