Group Treks are online, asynchronous, and personalized courses for educators. This course format is designed for you to work collaboratively with a friend or colleague. You can even recruit a group of educators to take the class with you! Each Group Trek session lasts one month. You can work at your own pace and time, and there are no face-to-face or synchronous meeting requirements. Group Treks work best for teachers who teach the same grade level or content area.
The course activities include watching videos, reading articles, applying your new learning, and reflecting on course content and current teaching practices. Each course requires 4 assignments. However, you can replace one of the weekly assignments with a Get Outside activity. For Group Trek option, you are allowed to work on activities with your peers and submit identical assignments.
Each Group Trek can be worth 1 graduate credit, 2 graduate credits, 20 PDC points, or 40 PDC points. It's your choice! If you choose to take a Solo Trek for 2 graduate credits or 40 PDC points, an extra project will be required. To earn 3 graduate credits in one session, you would have to register for more than one course. Returning Teacher Trekkers can earn up to 4 grad credits or 80 PDC each session.
Sessions start on the 1st of every month and end on the last day of the month. Register and pay by the 25th of the month before your session month to receive the Early Bird rate. For example, if you want to take a course that begins on April 1st, register and pay by March 25th. After the 25th, the price increases. The course fees are listed below.
2024 Month-Long Sessions
Course Fee Structure
The Teacher Treks graduate credit provider is MidAmerica Nazarene University.