Tier 1: Initial Teacher Training
These courses are for people who are looking into shifting their careers towards the education sector. They cover all the necessary essentials that you will need to know and be prepared for, before entering the classroom.
- Teaching & Assessment Methodologies
This course will cover the fundamentals of various teaching strategies and the way that you will be assessing your students from a formal and an informal way using diagnostics, formative and summative assessments.
- Curriculum Design & Development
In this course you will learn how to build and design a curriculum that can be used for any international system (British, American, IB etc…). We will explore how to plan curriculum in a variety of ways, investigate new technologies and ways of thinking about curriculum and how to use them for better instruction, as well as the various forms of curriculum design- from mapping skills to backward planning and the formation of good habits placed within the curriculum.
- Educational Psychology
This course will provide a critical overview of key aspects of child development (cognitive, psychosocial and moral), examining and comparing the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erickson and Kohlberg. By understanding how students think and learn, you will be better prepared as a teacher.
- Differentiated Assessment and Instruction
This is an introduction into the ways that you can differentiate your teaching and assessment methods in order to meet the needs of different learners. Tailoring your teaching and assessment strategies to individuals can help them in huge leaps and bounds.
- ICT for Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Information and Communication Technology can be powerful tool in the hands of both the teacher and the student. As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, it is imperative that we integrate ICT into the classroom as a tool no different than a pen or a pencil. This course will cover the basics to help you get started.
Tier 2: Professional Development
These courses are for teachers who are looking to develop themselves professionally by learning new concepts and practical solutions for use in their classrooms.
- Flipped Classroom Design and Implementation Strategies
A flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.
- Cross Curricular Planning to Build Conceptual Understanding
A Concept-based curriculum (CBC) is an approach to curriculum design that moves away from subject-specific content and instead emphasizes “big ideas” that span multiple subject areas or disciplines. ... In a concept-based curriculum, students acquire and process factual information through the conceptual level of thinking. This is a great way to upgrade your traditional curriculum and promote higher thinking skills.
- Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge. It is a powerful strategy that helps to promote deep learning and the acquisition of practical real world skills.