Friday, December 01, 2017

Peurach contributes to Academic Innovation blog about SOE Micromasters initiative


As Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation in the School of Education, Donald Peurach contributed to the U-M Academic Innovation blog. In his post, he invited the community to engage in a new curated initiative that celebrates the launch of an online MicroMasters program for Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement. Peurach lead the design of this program which emphasizes preparation and support for educational leaders to address educational problems, needs, and opportunities.

Peurach will guide students in curated versions of the core courses of this program from January–April 2018. These curated versions of LeadEd502x and LeadEd503x are open to practicing educators, graduate students, faculty members, and reformers across the US and around the world. They are also being offered as part of a 3-credit seminar in the School of Education open to all graduate students and upper division undergraduate students: EDUC 639 — Engaging Educational Innovation and Improvement.

“Together, we will use these curated versions of LeadEd502x and LeadEd503x as a laboratory in which to explore new approaches to developing foundational understandings of cutting-edge educational theory and practice, new ways of using open-access instructional resources to support place-based professional development, and new ways of collaborating to accelerate the redesign of graduate programs in response to dynamic policy environments” explains Peurach.

He will be using the blog to report on his progress over the winter semester.

Please click here for an FAQ about the MicroMasters program as well as the curated versions of LeadEd502x and LeadEd503x.

Donald J. Peurach is Associate Professor

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