Summertime is a great time for teachers to recharge their batteries a bit. After spending the entire school year encouraging students to learn, some rest is definitely in order. Beyond the quiet of spending time away from a boatload of students, it is a great time for teachers to fit in some professional development. Spending time away from the classroom (as the teacher) often allows you to immerse yourself in your own learning a bit more than if you had 100 different classroom tasks waiting for you on your to-do list.
We’ve compiled a short list of some great MOOCs for teachers that can help you kickstart your own learning this summer (even if you’re pretty sure that your students are off at the beach/camp/sitting in front of the television or playing video games 24/7). These are all geared specifically towards educators and issues in education, and while some are specific, most can be applicable to teachers for a wide array of age groups and subjects.
If you’ve taken a MOOC for educators that you think is great but isn’t on this list, please let us know! Tell us all about it by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.
We all have to assess our students, right?
Most applicable to primary teachers (or those with small kids at home!)
Need to make sure your classroom ticks all the ’21st Century’ boxes? Check this course out.
Because you don’t want to be unintentionally unethical, right?
Evolution can be a tough subject for educators in all subject matter. Here’s a course specifically designed to teach educators how to address it.
K-12 virtual instruction? Yes please!
A must for all the foreign language teachers out there!
Here’s the thought process: tinkering = discovery. Check out this course to see how they put it into action in STEM courses.
Everyone wants to be creative, right?
Will you be teaching anything online this year? If so, this course offers some great insight.