The focus of this workshop-oriented MOOC will be on "smart" lesson design strategies which incorporate critical thinking, reflective teaching and student-centered learning. It will also focus on ways to best meet the needs of varying classes, using available technology effectively, and enhancing curious learning inside and outside the classroom. Participants will discuss challenges and obstacles within their own teaching environments and discover innovative teaching practices to incorporate into their syllabi.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Evaluate your natural strengths as a teacher and areas for improvement and evaluate your classes via the lens of communicative curriculum design.
- Assess areas of reflective teaching to be implemented into your teaching practice.
- Design lessons that are student-centered and incorporate meaningful vocabulary, listening, reading, and writing activities into their lessons.
- Use reflection and peer interaction to improve your lifelong learning and professional development trajectory.
Requirements: Participants should dedicate up to 5 hours total each week to this course. Currently teaching, previous experience in teaching, or a desire to teach will be useful.
Target Audience: Teachers seeking professional development opportunities.
Course is offered by Ball State University.