Free high-quality online courses for educators are now open for registration for the Spring 2019 session, which starts on February 5. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is offering five 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:
- Teaching the Beauty and Joy of Computing Curriculum
This course provides professional development and support for teachers of the BJC high school computer science curriculum.
- Coaching Digital Learning
This course allows participants to learn along with colleagues from other schools and districts to enhance digital learning content knowledge and further develop coaching strategies.
- 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.
- 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.
More information about each course or MOOC-Ed in general can be found at www.mooc-ed.org.