Office of Digital Learning
Free online courses in learning differences and coaching digital learning from the Friday Institute
As part of North Carolina State University's College of Education, the mission of the Friday Institute is to advance education through innovation in teaching, learning, and leadership. The Friday Institute is pleased to offer the following MOOC-Ed courses starting on Monday, October 2, 2017. While all MOOC-Eds are open to individuals, teams from schools, districts, or other organizations are encouraged to participate. Having local colleagues work together to apply the lessons and digital tools shared in the MOOC-Ed make the courses even more valuable.
Learning Differences MOOC-Ed: The learning differences course first encourages teachers to understand their own learning differences and then goes into depth on 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. Teachers in North Carolina will receive 2.5 CEUS and those in other states will receive a certificate of completion for 25 hours of professional development. Teachers can complete course activities any time, any where as it works for them.
Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed: Coaching educators to create digital learning environments is a challenging, important, and highly collaborative role. Individuals who play this role are instrumental in cultivating a digital learning culture within their school, district and/or state. This is a FREE six-week course specially designed to support instructional technology coaches, technology integration specialists, media specialist, or anyone who guides the integration of digital learning to directly enhance and support student learning. You will deepen your understanding of what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology effectively; explore relevant frameworks, strategies, tools, and resources; and develop and share a Coaching Action Plan to support their school or district's digital learning culture.
1 Massachusetts educators may only receive credit for successfully completing courses if approved by their local school district. ESE has not reviewed these courses and districts should evaluate them against the Department's standards for high quality professional development and their local instructional priorities before offering them to educators or determining the number of professional development points awarded, if any, for successful completion.