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May 1st 2017

This course opens with an exploration of the social context and aims of literacy teaching and learning. It goes on to describe a range of historical and contemporary approaches to literacy pedagogy, including didactic, authentic, functional, and critical approaches.

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May 1st 2017

Never before has the need for News Literacy been more urgent. As news consumers are bombarded with a constant stream of fake news, propaganda, hoaxes, rumors, satire, and advertising — that often masquerade as credible journalism — it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. While the public’s faith in the news media erodes, purveyors of misinformation have helped give rise to troubling cultural trends and alarming political movements.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
Apr 24th 2017

This is the first course of the English for Research Publication Purposes Specialization. The course is an introduction to what you need to know about academic discourse. You’ll gain important critical reading skills to help you develop as a self-critical scientific writer. You will learn practical tools and effective strategies for increasing your academic vocabulary and grammar so that you will write well-structured coherent academic texts.

Average: 5.4 (5 votes)
Apr 24th 2017

Explore education as a social institution that’s shaped by and part of shaping a constantly changing world. In this subject you will explore Education as a social institution charged with communicating the knowledge, skills and cultural values that society considers most important.
We will look at how the aims of Education have changed over time in response to changing and competing views of what is considered a ‘good society’ and ‘good person’, as well as changes that come from new understandings of a constantly changing world.
We will also look at the way Education continues to change in the context of new communication technologies, globalization and climate change.

Average: 9 (8 votes)
Apr 24th 2017

In this short course you will explore the possibility that children might acquire written language in a way that is similar to how they acquire spoken language—without instruction. You will encounter various aspects of behavioral science and technology that are relevant to this proposition.

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Apr 17th 2017

This course is for teachers to learn why some children have so much difficulty with reading and writing, often called 'dyslexia', and to learn more about best practice in teaching literacy to all in light of recent scientific discoveries.

Average: 7.6 (5 votes)
Apr 10th 2017

This course introduces innovative approaches to learning and teaching, with a focus on the use of e-learning and social web technologies.

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Apr 3rd 2017

Este curso le brinda a sus participantes elementos conceptuales que ofrece la neuropsicología cognitiva e histórico-cultural para comprender tanto cómo se aprende a leer y escribir en español, así como los problemas más comunes en su adquisición.

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Feb 20th 2017

Learn how to use film in the classroom, teach literacy and improve both reading and writing skills, with this free online course. Why use film to teach literacy? This free online course, led by film education experts from the British Film Institute (BFI) and film education charity Into Film, will examine the debate surrounding film as a vehicle for teaching literacy, alongside recent evidence demonstrating significant improvements in children’s reading and writing through use of film texts.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Feb 6th 2017

The goal of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) is that all students be college and career ready when they graduate from high school. Students need to be able to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas and teachers need to be able to teach these skills. With the new CCRS, all K-12 teachers are now teachers of literacy.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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The goal of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) is to ensure that all students are college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

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Jun 20th 2016

This course is for all K-12 teachers in all subjects looking to add effective speaking and listening lessons to their repertoire. Why? Because employers list effective verbal communication as one of the top skills desired in employees, yet almost no teacher preparation programs train educators in how to teach, assess, and provide feedback on speaking and listening skills; and few schools or districts ever offer workshops on the topics.

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May 23rd 2016

Are you a teacher coaching learners to make sense of their mistakes in knowledge clips by linking rules in an unorthodox way? GuLL offers a new language acquisition approach connecting open educators with graphic facilitation, the art of hosting, narrative coaching and user-centered design. This MOOC is for any educator who is committed to inclusive education, making sure all learners know how to succeed.

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Feb 16th 2016

Explore the writings of famous American authors from Ralph Waldo Emerson and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Mark Twain, and examine the historic role Dartmouth College played in their formation.

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Feb 1st 2016

This course is for teachers and others who work with English learners and other linguistically and culturally diverse students. The main focus of the course is helping teachers to use conversations to develop students' language, literacy, and thinking skills within content area classrooms.

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Oct 19th 2015

The use of games in educational contexts has recently received growing attention. Many teachers are interested in using games in their classrooms, but can’t find a right context to adopt games that match their curriculum. This course provides an introduction to the educational value of games, game genres, gaming literacy, and new literacy. Teachers will play games and analyze how gaming can cultivate learners’ new literacy, understand how game debriefing can help scaffold students’ learning, and identify factors affecting the adoption of games in educational contexts.

Average: 10 (3 votes)
Jul 6th 2015

This course is an exploration of the meaning and application of digital literacy. It will help you to develop relevant skills and knowledge to understand and analyse the quality of your digital footprint, to harvest the “power of the web” to your advantage, and to increase your ability to use technology to improve your professional and personal life.

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Mar 30th 2015

Learn about and explore tools to incorporate Common Core literacy standards into your content area. In this course you will explore Literacy Design Collaborative resources, and develop a plan to use one of those resources within your context.

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Feb 2nd 2015

Become a powerful advocate for the values and future of libraries and librarianship. Be informed, strategic, passionate, and unshushed!

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Jan 26th 2015

The goal of the Digital Literacy 2 course is to provide practicing and pre-service educators, as well as others, with the tools and knowledge necessary to enhance and enrich the educational experiences of students through digital technologies.

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