Courses tagged with "Education & Teacher Training" (92)

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Starts : 2018-01-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX UTArlingtonX

Want to learn how to integrate technology into your classroom? This education and teacher training course takes us to the intersection of research and actual classroom practice. It brings together thought leaders, campus leaders, and practicing teachers to provide a practical framework for integrating technology into K12 teaching and learning.

Starts : 2017-01-30
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edX Free Closed [?] English BUx Education & Teacher Training EdX Engineering Science

At the core of improving teaching and learning is the need to accurately determine what students have learned as a result of teaching practices. This is a research problem, to which STEM instructors can effectively apply their research skills and knowledge.

In this course, you will learn about the “teaching as research” framework. This framework is a deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods used to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of both students and teachers.

Participants will learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, as well as how to collect and analyze evidence of student learning.

This course is targeted to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows within STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) that are seeking faculty careers at college and university.

The “Teaching as Research” framework is a core idea of The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), which is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded network of research universities committed to preparing outstanding future faculty in STEM disciplines, with the ultimate goal of improving undergraduate STEM education in the U.S.

Starts : 2017-06-08
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edX Free Closed [?] English BUx Education & Teacher Training EdX Engineering Science

This course is designed to provide future STEM faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them.

The goal of the eight-week course is to equip the next generation of STEM faculty to be effective teachers, thus improving the learning experience for the thousands of students they will teach.

The course draws on the expertise of experienced STEM faculty, educational researchers, and staff from university teaching centers, many of them affiliated with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a network of research universities collaborating in the preparation of STEM graduate students and post-docs as future faculty members.

Starts : 2017-04-04
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edX Free Closed [?] English CurtinX Data Analysis & Statistics Education & Teacher Training EdX

Do you want to be more reflective in your teaching practice and wonder if there are technologies that can help? Are you curious about how data-driven, evidence-based teaching practices can improve your students’ learning? This is the course for you!

Analytics for the Classroom Teacher is an introduction to the emerging field of teaching and learning analytics from the perspective of a classroom teacher.

Experts from all over the world will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in teaching and learning analytics. You’ll learn how teachers, curriculum developers and policy makers are collecting and analysing data from the classroom to help guide decisions at all levels.

The course will then focus on the school teacher, and how data analytics can help you to make improvements in your classroom.

You’ll learn to use analytics to improve your lesson plans and your delivery of those plans, and discover more about your students' learning.

No previous knowledge in data-driven instruction, teaching and learning analytics is needed. Join us and a large community of innovative teachers from around the globe and become a pioneer of teaching and learning analytics in your school.

Starts : 2016-09-06
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science Education & Teacher Training EdX PurdueX

In this computer science course, you will learn the basics of programming in the Java language, and cover topics relevant to the AP Computer Science A course and exam.

This course includes a broad view of computer operation, the global impact of computing, and then introduces Java programming concepts including variables, selection and object-oriented design.

This course is for anyone interested in taking a first-level computer-programming course, particularly those who attend a school that does not provide a similar class.

No previous programming knowledge is needed. We are looking forward to helping you explore this exciting new world!

Starts : 2017-01-09
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science Education & Teacher Training EdX PurdueX

In this computer science course, you will learn the basics of programming in the Java language, and cover topics relevant to the AP Computer Science A course and exam.

This course will cover:

  • classes
  • objects and object-oriented design
  • fields and visibility
  • constructors, mutators and accessor methods
  • encapsulation
  • interfaces
  • the List interface
  • method overriding

This course is for anyone interested in taking a first-level computer-programming course, particularly those who attend a school that does not provide a similar class.

No previous programming knowledge is needed, but it is recommended that learners be comfortable with the topics addressed in AP Computer Science A: Java Programming and AP Computer Science A: Java Programming Data Structures and Loops.

We are looking forward to helping you explore this exciting new world!

Starts : 2016-10-24
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science Education & Teacher Training EdX PurdueX

In this computer science course, you will learn the basics of programming in the Java language, and cover topics relevant to the AP Computer Science A course and exam.

This course will cover repetition statements (for, while, do-while and for-each), the array data structure, methods and recursion.

This course is for anyone interested in taking a first-level computer-programming course, particularly those who attend a school that does not provide a similar class.

No previous programming knowledge is needed, although it is recommended that learners be comfortable with the topics addressed in AP Computer Science A: Java Programming.

We are looking forward to helping you explore this exciting new world!

Starts : 2017-02-27
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science Education & Teacher Training EdX PurdueX

This computer science course covers advanced OOP strategies, including polymorphism, abstract classes, super keyword, exceptions, generics, sorting and searching algorithms.

This course is for anyone interested in taking a first-level computer-programming course, particularly those who attend a school that does not provide a similar class.

We are looking forward to helping you explore this exciting new world!

Starts : 2017-01-16
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX GalileoX

El curso “Aprendizaje y enseñanza virtual” responde a las necesidades de aquellos que tienen un interés directo en el aprendizaje y la enseñanza digital en cualquier campo. Es ideal para todos aquellos que desean aprender más sobre el potencial de la tecnología en entornos de enseñanza virtual formal e informal, dándoles lo oportunidad de contar con los elementos necesarios para pasar de la idea a la implementación.

Está diseñado para dar respuesta a las preguntas clave que giran alrededor de cómo diseñar experiencias de enseñanza virtual significativas en entornos digitales que faciliten un abanico de oportunidades de aplicación en la enseñanza y la formación online.

El contenido se desarrolla en una serie de temas entrelazados y dosificados en 6 lecciones, que en conjunto proporcionan a los participantes las bases necesarias para comprender y ampliar sus conocimientos y práctica en el diseño de experiencias de enseñanza –aprendizaje online (e-learning).

Este curso forma parte del programa de MicroMasters “e-Learning: crea actividades y contenidos para la enseñanza virtual diseñada con el propósito de desarrollar en los participantes  las habilidades y competencias necesarias para la implementación de entornos de aprendizaje innovadores apoyados por las TIC's. Al inscribirte en este programa de MicroMasters te daremos acceso a un área de descarga especial, en la cual encontrarás plantillas (predefinidas) de las principales herramientas presentadas en los cursos, guías de mejores prácticas y vídeos complementarios con entrevistas de reconocidos expertos a nivel internacional, que comparten su experiencia y conocimiento en el campo de la educación apoyada por tecnología, el diseño y producción de recursos multimedia.

Starts : 2017-04-04
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edX Free Closed [?] English Communication Education & Teacher Training EdX Language UPValenciaX

This 7-week Spanish language course is aimed at students who would like to learn conversational Spanish starting with Spanish basics. The course introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skills: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension and speaking.

This course will introduce you to the A1 proficiency level as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL, Council of Europe 2001). After completing this course, you will be prepared to introduce yourself, ask basic questions, and conduct a brief conversation in Spanish.

This course uses reference materials, cultural notes, grammar explanations, functions of language, etc. Students will be able to monitor their progress by taking a number of performance tests and a final achievement test.

Starts : 2017-06-19
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edX Free Closed [?] English Data Analysis & Statistics Education & Teacher Training EdX PennX

Online and software-based learning tools have been used increasingly in education. This movement has resulted in an explosion of data, which can now be used to improve educational effectiveness and support basic research on learning.

In this course, you will learn how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics on this data. You will examine the methods being developed by researchers in the educational data mining, learning analytics, learning-at-scale, student modeling, and artificial intelligence communities. You’ll also gain experience with standard data mining methods frequently applied to educational data. You will learn how to apply these methods and when to apply them, as well as their strengths and weaknesses for different applications.

The course will discuss how to use each method to answer education research questions, and to drive intervention and improvement in educational software and systems. Methods will be covered at a theoretical level, and in terms of learning how to apply them using software tools like RapidMiner. We will also discuss validity and generalizability; establishing how trustworthy and applicable the analysis results.

Starts : 2016-09-23
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX EdX

Educational technology is developing rapidly, and that development has presented educators with an opportunity to rethink and improve their pedagogical practices. The concept of blended learning provides a framework to help educators integrate online educational technologies into face-to-face classes purposefully. When done effectively, blended learning has been shown to enhance student engagement and improve students’ learning outcomes.

In this self-paced course, we introduce you to principles and practices of blended learning. We cover the benefits and challenges of creating blended learning experiences, discuss how to design and deliver a successful blended course, and provide specific strategies and examples for using edX content in your classroom. This course is rich with case examples of institutions who have adopted blended learning, with stories shared from faculty around the world. The course also references research on blended learning models, and its impact.

Starts : 2017-07-25
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX MichiganX

With principles of improvement science as a foundation, new knowledge about the continuous improvement of educational innovations is rapidly emerging among communities of educational professionals and researchers, as they work together in new ways to solve practical problems, improve student performance, and reduce achievement gaps.

Developed in collaboration with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, this course will use case studies to take learners deep into the design, organization, and management of three innovative approaches to large-scale, practice-focused continuous improvement that have currency in the US and abroad:

  • Design-Based Implementation Research
  • Implementation Science
  • Networked Improvement Communities

For each case, learners will use logics of innovation to analyze the central strategy of each approach, and they will use principles of improvement science to analyze how each uses disciplined methods to address practical problems faced by teachers and leaders.

This course is part of the Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Starts : 2016-08-18
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX UTAustinX

Inquiry-based learning aims to increase student engagement by helping learners develop hands-on, minds-on skills. This education and teacher training course explores the 5E instructional model and its uses in the classroom. You will have the opportunity to learn from videos of classroom teachers modeling a 5E lesson and access teacher commentary as they use inquiry-based strategies with their students. As a result, you will develop the skills and strategies needed to implement inquiry-based instruction in your own classroom.

An inquiry-based approach honors the complex work of learning. It prioritizes the knowledge and experience that students bring to the classroom and it promotes active problem solving, communication, and the shared construction of new ideas. Inquiry-based instruction is the foundation for the UTeach model. This education course serves as a useful introduction to this approach.

Starts : 2016-10-07
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX EdX

In this course, we will introduce you to edX Studio, edX’s course-authoring tool. This course is ideal for course authors and course teams interested in uncovering the nuts and bolts of building an edX course. We will cover everything you need to know to successfully create your first course on the edX platform, including:

  • The basics of course set-up
  • Adding course content, including videos, assessments, and interactive components
  • Configuring course settings and optimizing the course experience for learners

Through engaging activities and hands-on learning, this course will walk you through the course development process directly in Studio.

Important note: Access to an updated version of the edX platform is required to complete this course. If you are a member of one of edX’s partner institutions and are interested in creating a course with edX, please reach out to your institutional leadership or contact your edX Program Manager.

Starts : 2016-09-23
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX EdX

VideoX is an introduction to the video creation process for edX.org. This course is part of the edX Course Creator XSeries and should be taken after completing StudioX.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • identify best practices for video production and implement them in your edX course,
  • recognize common pitfalls in the video production process and determine how to avoid such difficulties,
  • train your instructor on edX best practices, including edX course segmentation and how to present content on-camera,
  • create an effective plan for video production that accounts for time, resources and your production team's abilities,
  • identify the main recording methods used in video production, understand what each method involves (in terms of technical, physical and logistical considerations) and employ them to create high-quality, impactful videos,
  • utilize non-linear editing systems to manipulate your raw footage and incorporate graphics, animations and third-party media to produce polished video segments,
  • describe the editing process from start to finish,
  • encode your finished videos, upload them to edX and incorporate them into your course, and
  • how to work with instructors - segmentation and how to talk to the camera

VideoX is a course for everyone and does not require any previous experience in video production. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

Starts : 2015-02-23
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX History Social Sciences UChicagoX

Urban school reform in the United States is characterized by contentious, politicized debate. This course explores a set of critical issues in the education and educational reform space, with a focus on aspects of the field that have sparked controversy and polarized views. We will dig into these debates, situating them within the larger history of public education and school reform, and considering the viewpoints, the evidence, and translation of issues into educational policy.
 
The class is designed with multiple student perspectives in mind with appropriate content and access points for policymakersschool leaders, teachers and parents or other concerned citizens. No background knowledge is required.
 
We will consider three themes in this course:

  1. Federal Strategies in School Reform: How has the federal government legislated and incented public school reform? What are the implications of those approaches given the nature of local control in American public education? We will discuss three particular strategies the federal government has enacted recently and the diverging perspectives on them.
  2. School Choice: How does school choice aim to improve schools? What forms does it take? Does providing school choice improve schools?
  3. Accountability: What is the history of accountability in American public schooling? What are the policies and practices associated with accountability and what are the assumptions behind them? Does accountability lead to improved outcomes for students?

Starts : 2017-05-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Education & Teacher Training EdX Microsoft In Education UQx

This education course has been developed for educators and education leaders. It explores deep learning by bringing together the most up-to-date research from cognitive psychology, contemporary educational theories, and neuro-scientific perspectives.

Deep learning encourages students to become creative, connected, and collaborative problem solvers; to gain knowledge and skills for lifelong learning; and to use a range of contemporary digital technologies to enhance their learning.

To facilitate deep learning, teachers will learn how to employ a diverse range of powerful teaching strategies and authentic learning activities to assist students to become independent thinkers, innovative creators, and effective communicators. Throughout each module, suggested learning experiences are provided for school or system leaders who seek to engage with deep learning practices across their organisation. In this way, the course is differentiated to cater to both individual learners and to groups.

This course has been funded by Microsoft and is part of the Microsoft K-12 Education Leadership initiative developed to provide resources to K-12 school leaders around the world as they address the unique needs of their schools in a changing educational and technology landscape.

Starts : 2017-05-02
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Business & Management Chemistry Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance

This overview course is designed to show new students how to take a course on edx.org. You will learn how to navigate the edX platform and complete your first course! From there, we will help you get started choosing the course that best fits your interests, needs, and dreams.

Starts : 2017-02-23
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science Design Education & Teacher Training EdX MITx Social Sciences

To be effective, educational technologies must be designed based on what we know about how people learn. Through interviews with experts in the field, this course explores educational technologies, outlines the theories that influence their development, and examines their use.

Participants will both give and receive feedback from others in the class forums as part of this course. To synthesize main ideas, participants will work towards creating a pitch for a new educational technology.

In Unit 1, we will talk about the history of educational technologies and how these technologies have influenced how we learn.

In Unit 2, we will explore what it means to learn something and different approaches to deepen learning.

In Unit 3, we will focus on active learning and take a closer look at simulations that can foster learning.

Unit 4 introduces the idea of collaborative learning and considers communities of practice.

Unit 5 provides an overview of different types of assessment and delves into how technology is changing the field of assessment.

Unit 6 is all about design-based research, a methodology for research and design of educational innovations.

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