Price $50.00

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Course Features
Language: English
7-Week, Facilitated Course
Renewal Course: 40 Credits
Study Level: Intermediate
VirtualSC PD Certificate of Completion


This course identifies how school leaders can use decisions learned from the pandemic to take on the problems that have plagued education for decades. Each session offers a new way of thinking that will help leaders find solutions to persistent problems. Consciously choosing to think about old and ongoing problems in new and intentional ways is what is called a “mindshift”. This course is about mindshifts that educational leaders can make to generate new and necessary changes to established practices that currently are not solving the important, urgent, and persistent issues within our schools—problems that should be approached with the same level of commitment and urgency as a crisis. This course will lay the foundation for how leaders of the next generation will need to think differently to effect change in our schools.

Course Outline

Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: A Crisis Mindset
Week 3: A Battleground Mentality
Week 4: A Beginner’s Mindset
Week 5: The Octopus Approach
Week 6: A Disciplined Approach
Week 7: Purpose and Decision-Making


This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.

Required Materials

All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.