Free high-quality online courses for educators are now open for the Spring 2018 session, which starts on February 5. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is offering six Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Ed) this spring that cover a variety of topics.
Every MOOC-Ed is designed with educators in mind. MOOC-Eds 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.
Enroll now for the following courses:
- Problem Solving in the Digital Age
Throughout this course, you’ll have the opportunity to dig into digital-age problem solving, engage with its component skills and concepts, and learn how to integrate them into your instructional practice. This course will not be heavy on coding, and you won’t need to know any code going in – it will focus on how to integrate digital-age problem solving in a practical way into your classroom.
- Teaching Statistics Through Inferential Reasoning
This course allows you to learn, along with colleagues from other schools, how to emphasize inferential reasoning in teaching statistics through posing different types of investigative questions. Teaching Statistics Through Inferential Reasoning is applicable to anyone interested in strengthening their approaches to teaching statistics through data investigations. The statistical content and strategies are appropriate for implementation with middle school through early college learners.
- Fraction Foundations
This course will help you teach fraction concepts and skills more effectively through understanding students’ thinking and implementing research-based approaches in your 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.
- Teaching Foundational Reading Skills
This MOOC-Ed will help you more effectively prepare your students in grades K–3 with the skills they need to become successful readers. Teaching Foundational Reading Skills is organized around the recommendations of the Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade Practice Guide, published in July 2016 by the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse. This Practice Guide, developed by a panel of expert researchers and practitioners, provides educators with specific, research-based recommendations for effective teaching practices. It focuses on the foundational skills that enable students to read words, relate those words to their oral language, and read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to understand what they read.
- Teaching Mathematics with Technology
This course allows you to learn instructional practices, along with colleagues from other schools and around the world, that utilize technology to support students’ mathematical learning.
- Learning Differences
This course will expand your knowledge related to learning differences, provide actionable strategies to impact the learning experience of your students, and cultivate a growth mindset related to learning differences.
More information about each course or MOOC-Ed in general can be found at www.mooc-ed.org.