Self Paced MOOCs

Self-Paced Teacher Training MOOCs

This page contains information about Teacher Training MOOCs. To see information about ELA MOOCs, please click here.

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

Enrollment will close August 17, 2020

 

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.

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 June 1 and August 24, 2020. Participants may log in and complete coursework at any time during these 12 weeks. However, all coursework must be completed by August 24 to pass. Watch this space for more information about how to enroll starting June 1, 2020. Enrollment will be open from June 1 to August 14, 2020.

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.

 

 

 

**UPDATE: This MOOC has been extended to July 27, 2020. Enroll before July 17!**

Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom

Open from February 10 – July 27, 2020

 

Enrollment will close July 17, 2020.

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 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.

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 and certificate as a mark of completion.

Accessing the course:

This course will be offered between February 10 and July 27, 2020. Participants may log in and complete coursework at any time during this period. However, all coursework must be completed by July 27 to pass. Watch this space for more information about how to enroll starting February 10, 2020. Enrollment will be open from February 10 to July 17, 2020.

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.

 

 

TESOL Methodology

Open from September 7 – November 30, 2020

About this course:

The TESOL Methodology MOOC is provided by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 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 to provide learners with current methodologies for teaching English learners (ELs) of different ages in many learning contexts. They will discuss and practice a wide variety of strategies and techniques for teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). While exploring best practices for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including grammar and vocabulary, course participants will learn how to create an effective and communicative language classroom for all learners. In addition, they will examine what “best practices” means in the context of teaching English in the 21st century, where English is an international language, and the use of English incorporates modern technologies.

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

Accessing the course:

This course will be offered between September 7 and November 30, 2020. Enrollment will open on September 7, 2020. Watch this space for more information about how to enroll starting September 7. Enrollment will close on November 20, 2020, and no new participants may join the course after that date.

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.

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