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Teaching for Transfer

Designing Learning for Real World Application





April 5, 2023


2.30 - 4.00 pm

(Indochina time - ICT)

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Workshop Fee



USD 180 per participant

Group of 5 or more

USD 150 per participant

Register by March 24, 2023

Workshop Facilitator


Michael McDowell, EdD has been a public school educator for the past eighteen years serving in the roles of classroom teacher, academic and athletic coach, school principal, assistant superintendent of personnel and instruction, and superintendent.  


  Dr. McDowell has authored bestselling books and created professional learning programs and workbooks including Rigorous PBL by Design, The Lead Learner, Developing Expert Learners, Teaching for Transfer, The Busy Teacher and soon to be released, The Project Habit.

Target Audience

K- 12 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches


The penultimate goal of most educational institutions is for students to apply what they learn in their classrooms to the real-world.


Unfortunately, research has illustrated that specific instruction at deep and transfer level learning is largely absent or inconsistent in K-12 classrooms.


The following session offers educators strategies that can be easily applied within current classroom practices to ensure all students have access to transfer level learning and can meet the long term goals of teachers and educational institutions.

Learning Intentions

Identify specific teaching practices that enable students to transfer their learning across discipline-centered tasks, academic disciplines, and real-world situations.


Explore strategies for increasing “real world” authenticity in the classroom.


Identify strategies for designing projects, problems, and tasks that enable students to apply their learning.      

Topics Covered

  •  Levels of learning complexity (i.e. SOLO taxonomy)

  •  Strategies for teaching transfer learning

  •  Assessing deep and transfer learning 

  •  Approaches for curriculum design

Implementable Skills

After participating in this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast multiple contexts within a problem solving setting. 

  • Recognize patterns within and across problem contexts.

  • Design deep and transfer level units of study and assessments that enable students to engage in complex thinking and complex application.


If I cannot make it to the workshop, will you offer a refund?

Given the logistics involved we will not be able to offer a refund, but you can transfer your registration to somebody else. Or we can also send you the recording (limited time).

Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?


Will I get a certificate of participation?


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