Blended teaching MOOC to arrive via Google+

Dive Summary:

  • The Blended Schools Network (BSN), an online learning nonprofit, plans to debut its new massive open online course (MOOC), Today's Blended Teacher: A MOOC Made for Community and Curation, via Google+.
  • The five-week course's weekly topics are The State of Blended Learning: How Do We Define Blended Learning?; Student Centered Learning: Using Inquiry and Project-Based Learning; Objective Assessment: Using Tests To Improve the Classroom; Digital Citizenship: Modeling Ethical Behavior to Students; and Disruptive Innovation: Flip Your Instruction.
  • According to Mark Radcliffe, director of professional development for BSN, "This course is designed to connect participants rather than just deliver knowledge. Our goal is to have all participants leave with a new peer group that will persist beyond this course."

From the article:

"... Today's Blended Teacher will run April 15-May 20. Participants are asked to be able to commit at least three hours each week to 'curating quality resources and developing and critiquing new lessons,' according to a news release. ..."

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