The Architecture of Learning Basic Course is now ONLINE

Design instruction the way the brain learns
February 1 - March 15, 2021Enrollment Opens Soon

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Earn three graduate credits

Architecture of Learning is a strategic process for designing instruction based on neurocognitive research. So, this course is designed the way the brain learns. You get to experience how the process works and then you learn to do it yourself.

1

ENROLL
in the course

Friends University will process all enrollments and grant three graduate credits upon course completion

3

WATCH
the sessions & participate in assignments

Learn in the same way you’ll teach your students

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DESIGN
your instruction with confidence

Just what you especially need for challenging times

Architecture of Learning equips me for more powerful teaching by helping me think about each part of the process needed for effective learning and use that to inform my planning. 

Lauri

Teacher — Perimeter School, Johns Creek GA

I love how what I learned makes so much sense. My instruction will be more intentionally focused by having the end goal in mind and I’m confident my students’ learning will improve as a result.
Kristin

Instructional Design Coordinator — Mount Pisgah Christian School, Johns Creek GA

Wow! My brain feels like it’s about to explode (in a good way). Architecture of Learning is like an open door that reveals a totally different way to teach that’s so meaningful. I can’t wait to see my kids make those deeper connections and experience the “aha” moments through the framework that Architecture of Learning provides.
Toey

Teacher — Cornerstone Christian Academy, Peachtree Corners GA

This was exactly what I needed to begin the school year. I feel energized and hopeful, like it’s my first year all over again.
Courtney

Teacher — Mount Pisgah Christian School, Johns Creek GA

THIS COURSE IS FOR:
all grade-level teachers • all content-area teachers • instructional leaders • principals • administration • lay teachers

Course Layout

PART 1

LEARNING’S CORE PROCESSES and TRANSFORMATIONS

Breakdown of how the
brain learns

PART 2

ARCHITECTURE OF LEARNING BLUEPRINTS

Templates to guide planning instruction

PART 3

TEACHING, LEARNING, and ASSESSMENT

Essential tools for growth, communication, and achievement

KNOW IT WORKS

Feel confidence grow as you experience the instructional design model in real time.

TEACH MORE POWERFULLY

See how blueprints guide planning strategically for deep student understanding.

SEE STUDENTS THRIVE

Give students solid, real-world connections and understandings so they learn for life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course self-paced, or does it meet at certain times?

This course is open for five weeks. You can move through the course at your own pace and can attend optional Zoom sessions. PLEASE NOTE: The course is divided into three parts and each part has its own completion date.

Are these credits transferable?

Friends University is a fully accredited institution so its credits are transferable. However, you will want to make sure your current institution will accept these credits. Reference the Architecture of Learning (Online) Syllabus for details if necessary.

Our school would like to attend, but these dates don’t work. Can we request dates we know our staff could attend?

Possibly. Let us know your dates.

Course enrollment is $285 for three credit hours and is handled by Friends University, a fully accredited institution.

When enrollment opens, Architecture of Learning course details will be in the online 2021 Spring Graduate Workshop Booklet. (To search the booklet for this course: on a Mac, hit cmd-F and enter Washburn; on a PC, hit ctrl-F and enter Washburn.)

NOTE: To begin the enrollment process, you will be required to complete the Online Application for Graduate Workshop AttendanceThe process is simple and will establish or update your online portal account with Friends University.

 

Enrollment questions: 316.295.5516
Course questions: 888.622.6932

Get a headstart. The Architecture of Learning: Designing Instruction for the Learning Brain by course instructor, Kevin D. Washburn, Ed.D. is required for all participants.

This text is available from several places in several formats:

Amazon
Paperback 9780984345908
Kindle ASIN: B004M8S4MM 

Barnes & Noble
Nook BN ID: 2940012516503

Make Way for Books
Paperback 9780984345908