Redwood Learning FAQs


Developed by Dr Robert J Marzano, the New Art and Science of Teaching is a thoroughly researched instructional framework that details specific, proven actions educators can take to improve student learning outcomes. The course is also aligned to ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework©, a research-based and independently validated set of core instructional competencies embraced across higher education. For this course, the frameworks’ competencies include practices specific to a remote learning context.

The course is provided online and administrated by a facilitator who provides feedback, manages online discussions and scores the reflection assignments. Facilitators communicate with participants approximately bi-weekly to introduce the week’s coursework, encourage participation and share other cohort details. They also work with individual participants to help them stay on track and to answer general course questions. Facilitators track the progress of the cohort, beginning with acceptance to the course and continuing through the six modules. Since the first two weeks of the course are crucial for ensuring that all course-takers understand how to complete each module, facilitators often follow up with participants to make sure they submit complete reflections and know how to make adjustments when necessary.

The courses were built with internationally recognised F–12 teaching and learning experts and feature high-quality demonstration videos, interviews with experts, teaching resources and planning guides. Each class is managed by a facilitator from ACUE, with a strong knowledge of teaching and learning, who provides instructional feedback, manages online discussions and scores the reflection assignments within the course. Facilitators are responsible for guiding course-takers through the micro-credential.

We offer expert-led online professional development through a research-based learning design shown to increase teacher efficacy and improve student outcomes.

The course has a defined start date and takes approximately twelve weeks to complete.

There are six modules in the ‘Essentials of online instruction for a blended world’ coursework.

Each module takes approximately 2–3 hours to complete. This includes one hour of logged-in course time and an additional 1–2 hours to try a practice in the classroom and reflect on implementation.

Each course includes up to thirty-three participants.

Yes, the course is available to individual registrants. You will be placed in a course with up to thirty-two other participants.

While we cannot guarantee positions in a cohort, we will do our best to accommodate special requests.

Yes, a certificate indicating fifteen contact hours will be provided upon course completion.

Micro-credentials are issued by Redwood Learning and endorsed by Hawker Brownlow Education and ACUE.

Participants will receive a digital badge after successfully completing each module. Each course offers a culminating micro-credential certificate and badge which is delivered through Badgr.

Badge-earners use badges in different ways. You can choose to download badges to print, insert into your email signature or share your achievement on social media.

Yes, the course specifically addresses the following Proficient Teacher standard descriptors:

1.2       Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.

3.1       Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students.

3.2       Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.

3.5       Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement.

5.1       Develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning.

5.2       Provide timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals.