Self Paced MOOCs

Self-Paced Teacher Training MOOCs

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Self–paced MOOCs offer participants the opportunity to take MOOCs at their own pace. However, there are suggested enrollment schedules to help participants structure their learning.

 

Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting Self-Paced MOOC

Open from July 8 – Sep 30, 2019

About this course:

The Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting MOOC is provided by World Learning, as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government and administered by FHI 360. It is a self-paced MOOC, meaning that students will study independently, without facilitation from an instructor.

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 complete all required activities with a score of 70% or higher will receive a digital badge and certificate.

Accessing the course:

This course will be offered between July 8 and September 30, 2019. Participants may log in and complete coursework at any time during this 12-week period. However, all coursework must be completed by September 30 in order to pass. Watch this space for more information about how to enroll starting July 8, 2019. Enrollment will be open from July 8 to September 23,2019.

Pre-course orientation module:

An optional orientation module will precede the course modules. 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.

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.

Suggested Enrollment Schedule:

Suggested enrollment schedules are meant to help organize MOOC camps or other cohorts. The first column presents options for seven 6-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 5 weeks of MOOC content). The second column presents two 11-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 2 weeks per MOOC content module).

Content-based Instruction Self-Paced MOOC

Open from August 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Enrollment opens on August 5, 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 with funding provided by the U.S. government 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 and certificate.

Accessing the course:

This course will be offered between August 5 and October 27, 2019. Participants may log in and complete coursework at any time during this 12-week period. However, all coursework must be completed by October 27 in order to pass. Watch this space for more information about how to enroll starting August 5, 2019. Enrollment will be open from August 5 to October 20, 2019.

Pre-course orientation module:

An optional orientation module will precede the course modules. 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.

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.

Suggested Enrollment Schedule:

Suggested enrollment schedules are meant to help organize MOOC camps or other cohorts. The first column presents options for seven 6-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 5 weeks of MOOC content). The second column presents two 11-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 2 weeks per MOOC content module).

Teaching English to Young Learners Self-Paced MOOC 

Open from Septemeber 9, 2019 to December 2, 2019

Enrollment opens September 9, 2019 

About this course:

The Teaching English to Young Learners MOOC is provided by George Mason University, as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government and administered by FHI 360.

Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) is designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) to young learners 3-10 years old. Through engaging videos and practical readings, you will explore approaches for teaching English that are not only effective but also fun and engaging for children. You will learn techniques for teaching new vocabulary and grammar that encourage student participation. In addition, you will gain new ideas for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing in a meaningful context. Through weekly participation in this MOOC, you will have the opportunity to share ideas with peers and apply course content to your learning environment. Get ready to learn about TEYL and be part of an international learning community with teachers around the world!

Participants who complete all required activities with a score of 70% or higher will receive a digital badge and certificate.

Accessing the course:

This course will be offered between September 9 and December 2, 2019. Participants may log in and complete coursework at any time during this 12-week period. However, all coursework must be completed by December 2 in order to pass. Watch this space for more information about how to enroll starting September 9, 2019. Enrollment will be open from September 9 to November 25, 2019.

Pre-course orientation module:

An optional orientation module will precede the course modules. 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.

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.

Suggested Enrollment Schedule:

Suggested enrollment schedules are meant to help organize MOOC camps or other cohorts. The first column presents options for seven 6-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 5 weeks of MOOC content). The second column presents two 11-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 2 weeks per MOOC content module).

Questions: Have questions? Please e-mail mooc@fhi360.org