Free MOOC-Ed Courses from the Friday Institute: Registration Open

Registration is now open for these free MOOC-Eds, and CEUs can be earned by taking the course.  The Learning Differences MOOC-Ed is primarily designed for teachers in their first three years of practice to help them understand how to approach and meet the needs of their students.  It brings together job-embedded opportunities for educators with participation by many experts in the field.  The other MOOC-Ed courses, Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning and Fraction Foundations, are aligned to the Common Core State Standards that focus on those individual topics.   Course descriptions and starting dates are given below.

Fraction Foundations   Begins September 22

This eight-week course will help you teach fractions concepts and skills more effectively by increasing your understanding of students’ thinking and implementing research-based approaches in the classroom. Designed for elementary teachers, math coaches and teacher educators, this course will address rigorous curriculum standards for fractions, whether from the Common Core State Standards or from other up-to-date standards.

Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning   Begins September 29

This six-week course will explore what it means to read, write, speak, and listen for learning and creating knowledge within a discipline. Designed specifically for teacher educators and 6-12th grade teachers in English and Language Arts, Science, History or Social Studies, and Mathematics, this course is open to all educators in K-12 and postsecondary levels interested in learning more about disciplinary literacy for deeper learning. Additionally, this course provides an optional PLC Facilitation Guide to assist teams as they work through the MOOC-Ed together.

Learning Differences    Begins October 6

This six-week long course will explore the habits of mind and problem-solving tools that a teacher should have in order to address all students’ learning differences. The course encourages teachers to understand their own learning differences and includes strategies for learning differences in executive function, working memory, and motivation.  Instructional coaches, media coordinators, and teacher leaders will have the opportunity to participate in an additional two units focused on strategies for coaching and supporting other teachers in their work with learning differences.

Not sure what to expect from a MOOC-Ed course? Check out this one-minute video:

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