Producing a Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC) to Teach Students Tailored Strategies for Learning Success
North Carolina State University’s Friday Institute provides professional learning opportunities for state and district-level leaders, principals, instructional coaches, and educators. Its grant supports a Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) to help educators understand and support students’ learning differences; an online course for students to help them understand themselves as learners; a convening on personalised learning; and a resource hub to serve the learning differences field.
“The most valuable aspect of this MOOC-Ed…was stepping into the shoes of a child who had difficulty reading. Listening to that child’s story made me realize how difficult it is for a child to make sense of written words when that child cannot decode. We blame children every day when they do not read well…we never ask ourselves how it would feel if we were in a similar situation. I have to share this with my staff and see to it that teachers look at these children differently.”
– Gemma Charles, MOOC-Ed participant
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