WALTHAM, MA | October 4, 2013
EDC’s EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) is now offering Common Core State Standards (CCSS) courses in Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) to help teachers and administrators better prepare students for college and careers.
These Web-based courses focus on content, pedagogy, and assessment, and provide teachers with the flexible, engaging opportunities they need to learn to implement the CCSS in their classrooms. ETLO courses are project and classroom based, and challenge participants to understand how teaching, learning, and assessment shift when aligned to the CCSS. Teachers will be able to explore new strategies, try them out in their classrooms, and get feedback from the other course participants as well as the experienced online facilitator.
“Our courses are conducted entirely online, and were developed in a learning community model, where teachers can participate in reflective discussions of the CCSS with other educators and a trained facilitator,” said ETLO Director Barbara Treacy. “Our project-based approach enables participants to create classroom lessons aligned to the CCSS and to implement these lessons in their classrooms.”
Each online course includes:
- Six online sessions and one orientation session
- 30 hours of content, which can be used toward CEUs, PDPs, or graduate credit
- Online readings and resources
- Interactive activities, media, and online explorations
- Focused online discussions
- Classroom/school-based project
- Personalized feedback from the facilitator
The following courses are now enrolling participants:
- Exploring the Common Core Math Practices
- Exploring the Common Core Math Content Standards
- Implementing the ELA Literacy Standards: Focus on Assessment and Reading
- Implementing the ELA Literacy Standards: Focus on Writing, Research, and Presentation
Courses are available for one- and three-year licenses. Discount pricing is available for individuals enrolling in multiple courses or for enrolling more than one participant.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), is a global nonprofit organization that creates learning opportunities for people around the world, empowering them to pursue healthier, more productive lives. EDC manages 250 projects in 30 countries. Visit www.edc.org. ETLO provides research-based programs, courses, and services to enable organizations to build successful online and blended learning programs that meet the needs of teachers, administrators, and students. Visit www.edtechleaders.org.