MOOC-Ed offers new courses for Fall 2014

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education is excited to announce that it will be offering four Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Ed) this fall, three of which are brand new, and all of which cover a wide variety of topics.

Every MOOC-Ed course provides high-quality, free professional development designed with educators in mind. MOOC-Ed courses are self-directed, peer-supported, project-based, and allow for blended learning opportunities. They are flexible and can be accessed at any time, in any place, and on any device. Watch this short video to learn more about the MOOC-Ed experience.

Registration is currently open for:

    • Coaching Digital Learning
      September 15 – October 27, 2014
      This six-week course will allow you to collaborate with other instructional technology coaches, specialists, and those who guide the integration of digital learning to directly enhance and support student learning. You will deepen your understanding of what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology effectively; explore relevant frameworks, strategies, tools, and resources; and develop and share an Instructional Technology Coaching Action Plan to support your school or district’s digital learning culture.
      Register here.

    • New! Fraction Foundations
      September 22 – November 16, 2014
      This eight-week course will help you teach fractions concepts and skills more effectively by increasing your understanding of students’ thinking and implementing research-based approaches in the classroom. Designed for elementary teachers, math coaches and teacher educators, this course will address rigorous curriculum standards for fractions, whether from the Common Core State Standards or from other up-to-date standards.
      Register here.

    • New! Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning
      September 29 – November 9, 2014
      This six-week course will explore what it means to read, write, speak, and listen for learning and creating knowledge within a discipline. Designed specifically for teacher educators and 6-12th grade teachers in English and Language Arts, Science, History or Social Studies, and Mathematics, this course is open to all educators in K-12 and postsecondary levels interested in learning more about disciplinary literacy for deeper learning. Additionally, this course provides an optional PLC Facilitation Guide to assist teams as they work through the MOOC-Ed together.
      Register here.

    • New! Learning Differences
      October 6 – November 16, 2014
      This six-week long course will explore the habits of mind and problem-solving tools that a teacher should have in order to address all students’ learning differences. The course encourages teachers to understand their own learning differences and includes strategies for learning differences in executive function, working memory, and motivation. Instructional coaches, media coordinators, and teacher leaders will have the opportunity to participate in an additional two units focused on strategies for coaching and supporting other teachers in their work with learning differences.  This course is made possible through a partnership with the Oak Foundation.
      Register here.

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