OAS hosts online PD courses for Caribbean Educators - 2013 Edition
OAS hosts online Professional Development courses for Caribbean Educators (May 2013)
The Organization of American States (OAS) in association with INTEL Corporation is hosting four free online Professional Development courses for Caribbean Educators in May 2013.
Intel® Teach Elements: Thinking critically with data - 2nd Edition
Intel® Teach Elements: Thinking Critically with Data is an interactive e-learning course that examines critical thinking with a focus on data analysis in our information-rich world. In this course, teachers explore practical skills and strategies to draw on when teaching students to think critically about the information around them.
Teachers will understand how to design student projects and assessments that address critical thinking skills when collecting and analyzing data. Additionally, they will see how technology can support students’ collection, organization, and presentation of data. The course also offers practical tips for implementing projects that ask students to think critically with data.
Intel® Teach Elements: Project-based approaches - 2nd edition
Using specific classroom scenarios, teachers explore characteristics and benefits of Project- Based Learning (PBL) in 21st century classrooms. Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practice as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning in dialogue with a mentor teacher; they review their current integration of ICT and consider methods to further develop this in the future.
Planning and project design modules guide teachers through organizing the curriculum, the classroom, and students for successful 21st century projects. The assessment module demonstrates strategies for assessing students' 21st century skills throughout an open-ended project. The course offers opportunities to apply ICT integration and PBL concepts with action planning exercises.
Intel® Teach Elements: Assessment in the 21 century classroom - 2nd Edition
Intel® Teach Elements: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at assessment that meets the needs of 21st century teaching and learning.
In this course, teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and their students’ learning. They learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. They follow three teachers and see how the three teachers are implementing embedded and ongoing assessment methods in their classrooms.
The course offers opportunities to apply the assessment concepts with action planning exercises
Intel® Teach Elements: Collaboration in the digital classroom - 2nd edition
Collaboration in the Digital Classroom is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools.
In this course, teachers see how collaboration helps students develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world.
Teachers learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. They follow two teachers as they implement collaborative experiences in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the collaboration concepts with action planning exercises.
Duration: All courses are 8 weeks duration.
Cost: tuition is free for all courses, for selected participants.
Evaluation and Certification
Participants who successfully complete the course requirements and upon the tutors' evaluation and report will receive an OAS Certificate for the successful completion of the course.
Registration deadline for all Intel Teach Elements courses is May 9th, 2013.
You can register online at the OAS Education Portal of the Americas
Please note: Registration is limited, so you are advised to apply early.
CaribExams link: A short list of free ICT tools teachers can use with students
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