What is Visible Learning Plus for Science?

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

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The purpose of this course is to introduce the Visible Learning research and connect it to instructional strategies that accelerate student learning in science education. You will examine dynamic and high-probability teaching strategies that support surface, deep, and transfer phases of learning and see these strategies in action with video from real classrooms. This course is designed for teachers focused on science instruction across all grades K–12.


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

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


Course Modules Include:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1: What Is Visible Learningplus?
  • Module 2: What Is Visible Learningplus for Science?
  • Module 3: Making Meaning of Science Learning
  • Module 4: Mindframes for Visible Learning
  • Capstone

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Purchase 15-hour course