Past Facilitated MOOCs

*This page has information about some of our previously offered Facilitated MOOCs. Please see our Upcoming Facilitated MOOCs page for information about our next MOOC, beginning in February 2019*

 

Content-Based Instruction: February 18 - March 25, 2019

About this course:

The Content-Based Instruction MOOC is provided by World Learning, as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360.

This course is designed for teachers who are already teaching – or are preparing soon to teach – content-based instruction (CBI). We define CBI as instruction where the content (which could be math, history, science, etc.) is taught in a language that the students are still in the process of learning. In this MOOC, we will focus on the case of EFL. CBI courses present teachers with the challenge of balancing the teaching of both language and content. The ideal way to strike this balance will differ, depending on the teaching context. This MOOC was designed to prepare participants for future decision-making and problem-solving in the area of CBI.

Participants who earn 70% or higher will receive a digital badge as a mark of completion.

Pre-course orientation module:

An orientation module opens 1 week before the start of the course, on February 11, 2018. This short guide will help you get the most out of the online learning environment by providing an introduction to the AE E-Teacher program, MOOCs, using the Canvas Network learning management system, online learning success strategies, and how to find support during the course. We strongly encourage participants to complete this module before beginning the course.

Accessing the course:

Registration closed on March 1, 2019. No new participants may join the course after this date.

Course materials:

All created content you will see in this course is licensed CC BY 4.0. This means that anything you see that is marked CC BY 4.0 can be reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed by you in your school or community.

Dates to Remember:

Jan 14: Registration opens

Feb 11: Orientation begins

Feb 18: Course begins

March 1: Registration closes: No new participants may enroll after this date.

Mar 25: Course ends: All coursework must be completed by this date.

 

Professional Development for Teacher Trainers: October 15 - November 19, 2019

About this course:

The Professional Development for Teacher Trainers MOOC is provided by Arizona State University, as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360.

This MOOC, designed for both new and experienced teachers, gives participants methods for creating, presenting, and evaluating effective teacher training workshops. You will gain tools and techniques for promoting professional development in your teaching context. Through participation in this course, you will develop your skills for delivering engaging and relevant teacher trainings.

 

 

 


Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom, April 16 – May 21, 2018

About this course:

The Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom MOOC is provided by Iowa State University, as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360.

This MOOC is designed to prepare TESOL professionals to integrate language learning tools into their English language teaching. Participants will become aware of free technological tools, learn how to use these tools for language learning and teaching, and evaluate the appropriateness of a technology tool for their specific contexts.

Participants who earn 70% or higher will receive a digital badge as a mark of completion.

 

 

Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting, February 19 - March 26, 2018

About this course:

The Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting MOOC presents participants with a working definition of culture and tools for analyzing, understanding, and negotiating differences between cultures. Participants explore what critical thinking is and why it is necessary for the development of intercultural competence. With a view toward preparing teachers to implement culture and critical thinking lessons into their current teaching contexts, participants work through numerous examples of related activities and lesson plan elements, as well as ways of evaluating students’ progress in these areas.

Participants who earn 70% or higher will receive a digital badge as a mark of completion.

The American English (AE) E-Teacher Program is proud to partner with World Learning to offer Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting, a professional development course for English language teachers.  This course is developed and taught by World Learning, a global nonprofit organization that focuses on education, development, and exchange programs. World Learning and its graduate school, SIT Graduate Institute, specialize in American TESOL education and teacher training. The AE E-Teacher Program provides online professional development resources for English language teachers and learners worldwide and is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by FHI 360


Teaching Grammar Communicatively, September 25 - October 30, 2017

About this course:

In this practice-oriented course, participants explore how to adapt grammar instruction to meet their students’ needs. They also focus on integrating grammar instruction with teaching language skills, learn about task-based grammar learning and evaluate different error correction strategies. Participants discuss different challenges their learners may have with learning grammar, and discover how they can adapt grammar instruction to improve students’ fluency and accuracy.

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes:

By the end of the course you will be able to…

  • understand key issues concerning grammar acquisition;
  • incorporate effective approaches and techniques of presenting and practicing grammar into your regular teaching;
  • plan communicative grammar lessons for mixed ability classes;
  • monitor, evaluate and improve your grammar lessons;
  • give effective feedback to students.