Current & Upcoming MOOC-Eds

Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change

September 15 – October 27, 2014

Registration is now open for this fall’s offering of Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change, a Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed)! The Coaching Digital Learning course allows you to learn along with your colleagues from other schools and districts to:

  • deepen your understanding of what it takes to coach others to integrate technology effectively;
  • explore relevant frameworks (e.g. TPACK, SAMR, Four C’s), strategies, tools, and resources to advance your digital learning coaching efforts; 
  • experience multiple opportunities for personalized application of your new learning and job-embedded practice; and
  • develop and share a coaching plan to support your school/district’s digital learning culture.

Who should take this course? This course is intended for instructional technology coaches, instructional technology facilitators, technology integration specialists, media specialists, mentor teachers, and others who guide teachers’ integration of digital learning to directly enhance and support student learning.

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Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning

September 29 – November 9, 2014

Registration is now open for the Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning, which will allow you to learn along with your colleagues from other schools and districts to:

  • Strengthen your understanding of what it takes to engage students in deeper learning through disciplinary literacy practices;
  • Explore the model for inquiry-based disciplinary literacy and how it can promote deeper learning for your students; 
  • Engage in disciplinary literacy practices (e.g., close reading, digital learning, constructing and supporting claims);
  • Experience multiple opportunities for personalized application of disciplinary literacy to your teaching context;
  • Design, critically evaluate, and share inquiry-based disciplinary literacy lessons; and
  • Take action to become a leader by engaging others in disciplinary literacy practices.

Who should take this course? This course is designed for 6th – 12th grade teachers in English, Science, History/Social Studies, and Mathematics, but is open to all educators in K-12 and postsecondary levels interested in learning more about disciplinary literacy for deeper learning.

Fraction Foundations: Helping Students Understand Fractions

September 22 – November 16, 2014

Registration is now open for the Fraction Foundations MOOC-Ed. This course will help you teach fractions concepts and skills more effectively through understanding students’ thinking and implementing research-based approaches in your classroom. It will help you address rigorous curriculum standards for fractions, whether from the Common Core State Standards or from other up-to-date standards.

Who should take this course? Though this MOOC-Ed focuses on teaching fractions in grades 3-5, the concepts are applicable for other K-8 teachers and will help you address the needs of students who have learning differences that impact their mastery of mathematics.

Future MOOC-Eds

Learning Differences

October 6 – November 16, 2014

Registration is not yet open for Learning Differences. Please join our mailing list to receive an update when registration for this course opens. The goals of this MOOC-Ed include:

  • To create models for blended learning opportunities with Oak Foundation partners in conjunction with the MOOC-Ed.
  • To leave participating teachers with an understanding of learning differences and how they apply to all students.
  • To foster a growth mindset or problem solving approach among new teachers as they work with students.
  • To provide teachers with job-embedded strategies that will help them as they meet the diverse needs of all students.

Who should take this course? We invite participation from all educators and school leaders from all types of K-12 schools, including public, charter and private.

Completed MOOC-Eds

Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change

March 10 – April 20, 2014

The Coaching Digital Learning course allows you to learn along with your colleagues from other schools and districts to:

  • deepen your understanding of what it takes to coach others to integrate technology effectively;
  • explore relevant frameworks (e.g. TPACK, SAMR, Four C’s), strategies, tools, and resources to advance your digital learning coaching efforts; 
  • experience multiple opportunities for personalized application of your new learning and job-embedded practice; and
  • develop and share a coaching plan to support your school/district’s digital learning culture.

Who should take this course? This course is intended for instructional technology coaches, instructional technology facilitators, technology integration specialists, media specialists, mentor teachers, and others who guide teachers’ integration of digital learning to directly enhance and support student learning.

Click here for more information or to sign up for future courses

Digital Learning Transition

Digital Learning Transition in K-12 Schools massive online open course for educators (DLT MOOC-Ed) will help you:

  • understand the potential of digital learning in K-12 schools;
  • assess progress and set future goals for your school or district;
  • and plan to achieve those goals.

The DLT MOOC-Ed is designed for school and district leaders, such as superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, technology directors, financial officers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, and lead teachers, as well as university faculty, consultants, parents and any others involved in planning and implementing K-12 digital learning initiatives. We recommend, when possible, participation by teams from schools, districts or other organizations, since having local colleagues work together to relate the lessons from the DLT MOOC-Ed to their own context makes the course even more valuable. If a team is not available, individuals are welcome to participate on their own.

This course was offered in the Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014.

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World Class Teaching

March 10 – April 21, 2014

The World-Class Teaching MOOC-Ed (WCT MOOC-Ed) is developed and brought to you in partnership with the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University.

Expanding on ideas and priorities identified at the 2014 Emerging Issues Forum, Teachers and the Great Economic Debate, this MOOC-Ed will explore how we can come together to develop and support world-class teachers by helping you:

  • Understand the economic importance of and key influences on developing, retaining and supporting a world-class teaching workforce
  • Develop action priorities for your school(s) or community
  • Plan to achieve those goals

Who should take this course?  We invite participation from educators, schools leaders, business leaders and community members from all types of K-12 schools, including public, charter and private. While course materials are focused on North Carolina, we invite all individuals to bring their perspectives and enrich the experience for everyone.

Click here for more information or to sign up for future courses