Teachers have the chance to take seven free, open-licensed courses online this fall as part of a pilot program that aims to bring community-based, peer learning to professional development for K-12 teachers.
This fall’s courses, offered through the Peer 2 Peer University, focus on a variety of methods to encourage deeper learning among students. This will be modeled through professional development courses that focus on peer learning and hands-on, learner-driven tasks.
Course titles include: Differentiating Instruction, Student Engagement, OER in the K-12 Classroom, Using Web 2.0 and Social Media to Encourage Deeper Learning, Teaching in Blended and Online Classrooms, Multimedia and Graphics to Facilitate Deeper Learning, and Writing & Common Core: Deeper Learning for All.
The courses are designed and administered by educational experts and practitioners and include partnerships with the Education Development Center (EDC) and the National Writing Project (NWP). Funding for this pilot is provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Courses start this month and run through November. Registration is open at the following link: http://p2pu.org/en/schools/school-of-ed-pilot/.