This video-based course is an exploration of learning theory - appropriate for grades K-12 and all subject areas - for the training of pre-service teachers and the professional development of in-service teachers. Hosted by Stanford University professor Linda Darling-Hammond, the 13 half-hour programs illustrate a variety of learning theories with applications to classroom practice.
A web site and print guide supplement the videos, with background readings, questions for discussion, and ongoing assignments that bring theory into practice. Review the course work requirements and the supporting website for more information.
Annenberg Learner (formerly Annenberg Media) funds and distributes multimedia professional development courses and resources to advance excellent teaching in American schools. These educational video programs with coordinated web and text materials help teachers enhance their expertise in their fields and refine their teaching methods. The School of Education at Colorado State University offers graduate credit for teachers enrolled in these professional development courses. Educational video programs with coordinated interactive web and text resources form the basis for these courses and can be accessed at the Annenberg Learner website.
This course has an online component delivered through Canvas.
Please begin viewing the videos and completing the assignments immediately after you register by accessing the supporting website at