What is Visible Learning Plus for Literacy?

Based on the work of Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie

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The purpose of this course is to introduce Visible Learning research and connect it to instructional strategies that are effective in student learning in literacy. You will examine dynamic and high-probability teaching strategies and see video from real classrooms.

This course is designed for teachers focused on literacy across all grades K–12. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to analyze the impact of your own teaching practices on student progress and achievement. As Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie write, “Every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design.”


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the key findings from Professor John Hattie’s visible learning research;
  • Communicate the importance of well-timed, effective strategies and instructional routines for literacy education.


Course Modules Include:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1: What Is Visible Learningplus?
  • Module 2: What Is Visible Learningplus for Literacy?
  • Module 3: The Importance of Effect Size in Relation to Literacy Learning
  • Module 4: Mindframes for Visible Learning
  • Capstone

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Purchase 15-hour course