The Grid Method - Free Introduction

Getting Started with a Mastery Learning Framework.

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This course consists of 11 video lectures and an expected completion time of 1 hour, which includes video time and individual work via provided activities and challenges. A certificate of completion will be provided after you have completed all lectures.


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About This Course

The Grid Method training equips educators with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to move students forward in any learning progression. Built around the major tenets of mastery learning and supportive feedback, The Grid Method provides a structured process for moving any student forward towards mastery of standards utilizing principles and practices of the universal design for learning. The Grid Method is not a curriculum or a resource. It is a framework designed to support any existing instructional paradigm and process. This course will introduce you to a new way to ensure that ALL students can THRIVE in your classroom!

During this course, you will learn how to:
  • Understand key components of Mastery Learning.
  • Gain key areas of The Grid Method.
  • Understand how The Grid Method is a preferred strategy for meeting the key mastery learning components.
Included in this course:
  • 11 Video Lectures.
  • Official Certificate of Completion.
  • Digital Badge to show off your awesomeness.

Why Take This Course?

Here's what to expect.

Your Instructor

Chad Ostrowski, Rae Hughart, and Katie Miglin
Chad Ostrowski, Rae Hughart, and Katie Miglin


After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree In Biology, Chad Ostrowski or “Mr. O” as his students fondly call him, set his sights on education. He was chosen as one of only 50 individuals in the state of Ohio to be granted the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship through the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Through this fellowship he received his Master’s in Science Education and gained intensive training and expertise in STEM education, Problem Based Learning, Inquiry based instruction as well as other cutting edge educational research and modern pedagogical theory.

Ostrowski has since presented research at the NSTA National Conference on Problem Based Learning in the Gifted Classroom and Continues to develop and research modern innovative educational practices. Chad has been teaching Middle School Science in a high needs urban district for 4 years. In that short time, due to his dedication to teaching, innovative teaching methods and educational leadership he has been named Science Department Chair within his building, Building Leadership Team member and District Co-chair of Middle School Science Curriculum.


Rae Hughart is the CXO for the Teach Better Team, Executive Director of the Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools, TEDx Speaker, Educator, and author of “Teachers Deserve It” and “Teach Better” books.

Growing up with IEP support after being diagnosed SLD in Reading, Writing, and Math, Rae has worked with other educators and districts on designing mastery learning classrooms nationwide to reach all learners.

Rae continues to facilitate rich discussions with educators around mastering personalized learning, providing targeted student-focused feedback, and the impact of incorporating purpose into student daily learning. Through building partnerships with local businesses, Rae continues to support educators in designing dynamic, impactful, effective, and connected content - showing the impact of teaching beyond the four walls of a classroom and altering a community into an authentic resource for developing leaders.

After being inducted into The Illinois State University Hall of Fame in 2017, Rae was awarded the 2018 First Place Henry Ford Teacher Innovator Award for her innovative educational impact through the Teach Further Model. In 2021, Rae Hughart presented on the TEDx stage challenging educators, students, and community members to consider progressive, data supported practices to further 21st century learners.

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Katie Miglin has been a classroom teacher for 13 years in the middle school setting. She has taught 7th grade for all thirteen years with a few sections of 6th and 8th grade sprinkled throughout. Her experience includes teaching Writing and Math. During her time in the schools, Katie has held a variety of roles including Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Leader, Building Curriculum Chair for Math, Drama Club Director, and PBIS Tier 1 Coach. She has also been a part of the building leadership team, community outreach team, and before school program.

When Katie is not teaching, she is working for the Teach Better Team as the Online Events Coordinator. In this role, Katie has coordinated the 12 Hour Live events and worked with members of the team in various other roles. Through this position, Katie has had the pleasure of connecting with other educators from all over the world and has loved meeting innovative and hardworking people from all walks of life. Katie loves working with other educators and is always looking for new ways to improve her classroom.

While working has always brought Katie joy, her true love is at home with her husband, 2 daughters and dog. She loves working out, reading, and doing anything that involves the outdoors.


During this course, you will learn how to:

Understand key components of Mastery Learning.

Gain key areas of the Grid Method.

Understand how the Grid Method is a preferred strategy for meeting the key mastery learning components.

Included in this course:

11 Video Lectures.

Downloads and Supporting PDFs.

Official Certificate of Completion.

Digital Badge to show off your awesomeness.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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