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School leader online courses

Online courses help school leaders through the challenges and opportunities of education transformation.

Learn to lead education transformation

Five on-demand courses are designed to help guide K-12 education school principals and headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges and opportunities of education transformation. Registration is open for new school leader online courses with edX.

On-demand courses from edX and Microsoft

These on-demand courses are designed to include the latest research, current technologies, and proven approaches to learning design from three top universities. The content is designed to empower all school leaders, in all positions, to help their schools do more, be more, and achieve more. The courses are designed by top universities, taught by leading experts in their fields, and open to everyone.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn:

  • • Launching Innovation in Schools

    Become a change leader and take the first step in launching instructional improvement initiatives in K12 education to improve teaching and learning.

    Course led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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  • • Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning

    Learn why ambitious teaching and learning may be the key to global educational improvement and how to put it into practice.

    Course led by The University of Michigan

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  • • Deep Learning Through Transformative Pedagogy

    Learn powerful teaching strategies and effective learning activities to enhance deep learning

    Course led by The University of Queensland

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  • • Leading Change: Go Beyond Gamification with Gameful Learning

    Learn the tools to support gameful learning environments that foster personalized, engaged learning

    Course led by The University of Michigan

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  • • Design Thinking for Leading and Learning

    A hands-on course for education leaders to learn about design thinking and explore how it can transform classroom learning and school communities.

    Course led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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End-to-end transformation support

School transformation isn’t an event – it’s an ongoing process. In addition to our course offering with edX, Microsoft supports school transformation by providing the Microsoft Education Transformation framework, technology planning resources, and education competencies for school staff. We also offer more than 35 online courses, both Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and professional education courses, on edX.org. Because it’s so critical to see and experience the ways other schools are transforming, we work closely with Microsoft Showcase Schools, a global community of award-winning learning institutions, to identify and share best practices on how to improve learning.