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Archived Courses

Professionalism in the Workplace
Visit Hoonuit to view the training series, Strategic Leadership: Beliefs, Mission and Vision (2nd Ed). 2 course sections will appear. After completing the training series, participants will:
  • Create a list of instructional learning targets for professional growth
  • Identify the steps in implementing change for improvement in the classroom
  • Apply resources for professional growth research
  • Employ technology tools that can assist in instructional improvement in the classroom
  • Use resources for further research on professional growth as an educator
Curriculum
A. Getting Started
  • What you'll learn in this module - Duration: 1:08
  • Professional growth: What does that mean? - Duration: 0:54
  • Lifelong learner - Duration: 1:26
B. Improving Instruction
  • What to target? - Duration: 1:05
  • How to organize and track - Duration: 1:38
  • How we present - Duration: 3:50
  • How we connect - Duration: 2:15
  • How we increase DOK - Duration: 1:54
  • How we assess - Duration: 1:20
  • How we differentiate - Duration: 1:49
  • Assessment and reflection - Duration: 1:42
C. Research
  • Educator research - Duration: 1:40
  • Align with your goals - Duration: 1:28
  • Share, get feedback, learn (A TPT model) - Duration: 1:33
  • Where to look: professional growth - Duration: 2:19
  • Where to look: instruction - Duration: 1:47
D. Social Media and the Professional Learner
  • Twitter™ and your PLN - Duration: 1:01
  • Facebook® - Duration: 2:10
  • Blogs - Duration: 0:50
E. Share What You Learn
  • Contribute to your PLC - Duration: 1:38
  • Be a presenter - Duration: 1:30
  • Start a blog - Duration: 1:00
  • Tweet about it! - Duration: 1:35
F. Your Assignment!
  • Final project - Duration: 2:22
G. Resources
  • Who to follow
  • Twitter education hashtag list
  • External Resource open_in_new opens in a new window
  • Top Facebook pages for education
  • Goal tracking sheet
  • SMART Goal template
  • Top educator blogs
*After logging into Hoonuit, use the Search field in order to search for the above courses. The search results list will include the course information.
Professional Development and Building Your Professional Learning Network
Visit Hoonuit to view the training series, Strategic Leadership: Beliefs, Mission and Vision (2nd Ed). 2 course sections will appear. After completing the training series, participants will:
  • Create a list of instructional learning targets for professional growth
  • Identify the steps in implementing change for improvement in the classroom
  • Apply resources for professional growth research
  • Employ technology tools that can assist in instructional improvement in the classroom
  • Use resources for further research on professional growth as an educator
Curriculum
A. Getting Started
  • What you'll learn in this module - Duration: 1:08
  • Professional growth: What does that mean? - Duration: 0:54
  • Lifelong learner - Duration: 1:26
B. Improving Instruction
  • What to target? - Duration: 1:05
  • How to organize and track - Duration: 1:38
  • How we present - Duration: 3:50
  • How we connect - Duration: 2:15
  • How we increase DOK - Duration: 1:54
  • How we assess - Duration: 1:20
  • How we differentiate - Duration: 1:49
  • Assessment and reflection - Duration: 1:42
C. Research
  • Educator research - Duration: 1:40
  • Align with your goals - Duration: 1:28
  • Share, get feedback, learn (A TPT model) - Duration: 1:33
  • Where to look: professional growth - Duration: 2:19
  • Where to look: instruction - Duration: 1:47
D. Social Media and the Professional Learner
  • Twitter™ and your PLN - Duration: 1:01
  • Facebook® - Duration: 2:10
  • Blogs - Duration: 0:50
E. Share What You Learn
  • Contribute to your PLC - Duration: 1:38
  • Be a presenter - Duration: 1:30
  • Start a blog - Duration: 1:00
  • Tweet about it! - Duration: 1:35
F. Your Assignment!
  • Final project - Duration: 2:22
G. Resources
  • Who to follow
  • Twitter education hashtag list
  • External Resource open_in_new opens in a new window
  • Top Facebook pages for education
  • Goal tracking sheet
  • SMART Goal template
  • Top educator blogs

Over the Spring 2018 semester, a number of Hoonuit courses providing various leadership strategies will appear here.

Leadership Styles
Visit Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) to view the training series, Leadership Styles. 28 course sections will appear. After completing the training series, participants will:

  • Discuss several leadership styles; explain how they interact with employees, how they communicate within the organization, and in what situations they might be likely to succeed.
  • Describe which styles are most conducive to team culture; explain how they support collaboration.
  • Summarize trends that are changing leadership.
  • Analyze your own personality traits and leadership skills.
  • Develop a strategy for upgrading your leadership skills and creating an effective leadership style.

Learn more about the course materials:

  1. Getting Started (<3 minutes)
  2. Leadership Theories (<12 minutes)
  3. Goleman's Six Leadership Styles (<9 minutes)
  4. Dominance and Prestige (<10 minutes)
  5. Team-Based Leadership (<5 minutes)
  6.  Leadership Strategies for Women (<4 minutes)
  7.  New Leadership Styles (<5 minutes)
  8.  Learning Leadership (<7 minutes)
  9.  Resources
Strategic Leadership: Beliefs, Mission and Vision (2nd Ed)
Visit Hoonuit to view the training series, Strategic Leadership: Beliefs, Mission and Vision (2nd Ed). 2 course sections will appear. After completing the training series, participants will:
  • Examine the steps involved in strategic planning.
  • Analyze the research supporting the need for clearly defined beliefs and vision and mission statements.
  • Describe the differences between a mission statement and a vision statement.
  • Define the purposes of having clearly defined organizational beliefs and vision and mission statements.
  • Demonstrate techniques used to help work through the difficult process of identifying the vision and mission of an organization.
  • Write and evaluate vision statements using core criteria.
  • Evaluate practices to determine if there is a link between why and how a task is done and the organization’s vision and mission.

Learn more about the course materials:

  • Getting Started (<51minutes)
  • Resources
Visit Hoonuit to view the training series, Supporting Diverse Learners. 17 courses will appear. After completing the training series, participants will:
  • Learn more about how opportunity gaps and its impact on scholarship readiness
  • Learn a myriad of strategies you can implement in the classroom and/or workplace to help students and employees from diverse backgrounds (i.e. nationality) succeed
  • Learn more about how to engage and support metacognitive thinking amongst learners. Independence helps individuals understand how they relate to various context, including the ability to adapt, etc.

Getting Started 

  • What you'll learn in this module (Duration: 00:51)
  • Focus on teacher attitudes, beliefs and practices (Duration: 01:26)
  • Facts and statistics - race (Duration: 02:30)
  • ELL definition and prevalence (Duration: 00:59)

Supporting Racially and Culturally Diverse Learners

  • What is the Opportunity Gap? (Duration: 01:42)
  • High expectations for all learners (Duration: 02:10)
  • Culturally relevant instruction (Duration: 01:08)
  • Cooperative learning opportunities (Duration: 00:54)
  • Learn about the cultural norms of the students you serve (Duration: 01:55)
  • Teaching metacognitive thinking (Duration: 00:50)
  • Building relationships (Duration: 01:19)
  • Involve the community (Duration: 02:11)
  • Understanding your own culture and identity (Duration: 01:00) 
  • Task meaning and relevance (Duration: 01:08)
  • Using the backgrounds and experiences of your learners (Duration: 01:01)
  • Help families navigate the system (Duration: 01:32)
  • Overcome stereotypes (Duration: 00:55)

*After logging into Hoonuit, enter "Supporting Diverse Learners" into the Search field and the course will appear in the search results list.

Visit *Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) in order to view the training series, How to Build an Effective Leadership Team. 22 courses will appear. After completing the training series, participants will:

  • Learn more about shared leadership
  • How various "lens of experiences" impacts our assumptions, values, beliefs, and behaviors
  • Learn more about how to reflect on information, including recognizing how failure can prevent future problems from occurring
  • Helpful meeting templates leaders can utilize as part of an organizational strategy to prep for team success 

Intro

  • Why are leadership teams important? (Duration: 01:29)
  • What role should a leadership team play? (Duration: 01:39) 

The Foundation

  • Diverse group (well represented with the "questioner")
    (Duration: 02:46)
  • Norms, roles, and agendas - yes you need them
    (Duration: 03:10)
  • Transparent communication
    (Duration: 01:54)
  • Shared leadership
    (Duration: 01:30)  

Strategies to Strengthen Your Team

  • Lens of experience (Duration: 01:17)
  • Shared Mental Model (Duration: 01:58)
  • Problem solving strategies - Rule of 3 (Duration: 01:10)
  • Reflective listening (Duration: 01:24)
  • Failing forward (Duration: 01:19)
  • Just try it (Duration: 01:24)
  • Evaluation (Duration: 01:49)
  • Goal setting - SMART Goals (Duration: 01:29)
  • Rule of thumb (Duration: 01:26)
  • Awfulizing (Duration: 01:22)
  • Trust is the foundation of a strong team (Duration: 01:48) 

Presenting This to Your Team

  • The PLC connection (Duration: 01:44)
  • Team builder exercises with connections (Duration: 02:35)
  • One at a time (Duration: 02:12) 

Resources

  • Leadership team agenda template

  • Meeting norms template

     

*After logging into Hoonuit, enter "How to Build an Effective Leadership Team" into the Search field and the course will appear in the search results list.

Visit *Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) in order to view the training series, Communication Styles. 39 courses will appear. After completing the training series, participants will:

  • Learn more about different communication styles
  • Identify when to use different communication vehicles (i.e. email)
  • Recognize different communication styles used by different people
  • Understand how active listening can help when communicating with other people

Learn more about the course materials below.

A. Getting Started

  • What you'll learn in this module (Duration: 01:13)
  • What are communication styles? (Duration: 02:14)
  • Why are communication styles important? (Duration: 01:17)
  • What are the different types of communication styles? (Duration: 03:05)
  • How can communication styles help me? (Duration: 02:01)
  • Do we always use the same communication style? (Duration: 01:56)
  • Determining your communication style (Duration: 01:46)
  • Determining the communication style of others (Duration: 02:25)

B. Communication Style Types

  • Assertive Duration: 01:59
  • Tips for being assertive (Duration: 04:35)
  • How to communicate with someone who is assertive (Duration: 03:06)
  • Aggressive (Duration: 02:29)
  • Benefits and drawbacks of aggressiveness (Duration: 02:41)
  • How to communicate with someone who is aggressive (Duration: 01:57)
  • Passive-aggressive (Duration: 02:30)
  • Benefits and drawbacks of passive-aggressiveness (Duration: 02:01)
  • How to communicate with someone who is passive-aggressive (Duration: 02:30)
  • Passive (Duration: 02:02)
  • Benefits and drawbacks of passiveness (Duration: 02:33)
  • How to communicate with someone who is passive (Duration: 01:55)

C. Communicating Messages

  • Choosing communication mediums (Duration: 01:51)
  • When to communicate by email (Duration: 01:53)
  • Best practices for communicating by email (Duration: 02:30)
  • When to communicate by phone (Duration: 02:01)
  • Best practices for communicating by phone (Duration: 01:29)
  • when to communicate in person (Duration: 01:05)
  • Best practices for communicating in person (Duration: 01:51)
  • Planning to communicate a message (Duration: 02:06)

D. Listening

  • Why is listening so important in communication? (Duration: 01:50)
  • Best practices for listening (Duration: 01:57)
  • Active listening (Duration: 02:12)
  • Active listening techniques (Duration: 03:56)
  • Common missteps and pitfalls of active listening (Duration: 03:37)

E. Difficult Conversations

  • What is a difficult conversation? (Duration: 01:32)
  • How to plan for a difficult conversation (Duration: 02:50)
  • Dealing with emotions during difficult conversations (Duration: 01:55)
  • Engaging in a difficult conversation (Duration: 02:18)
  • Feedback and criticism (Duration: 03:56)

F. Resources

  • Questions
  • Online quizzes

 *After logging into Hoonuit with your Loyola Username and Password, enter "Communication Styles" into the Search field and the course will appear in the search results list.