Free Professional Development Programs
Integrating Technology - Moodle for Teachers is a self-funded project that Dr. Nellie Deutsch (see Linkedin) founded in 2009 in order to bring free e-learning to educators in developing and developed countries for blended and fully online programs worldwide. Check her Youtube channel for more. The programs include 2 3-day annual online conferences (CO09-23/MMVC11-23), workshops, courses, and MOOCs (Moodle and Virtual Worlds). Here's the full list of the annual online events on Google docs.
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The goal of the session is to introduce Moodle learning management system for face-to-face, blended (hybrid), and fully online programs. Participants will learn how to teach online using the activities, resources, and blocks available on Moodle to develop their own individual online courses.
Participants will learn how to engage students in collaborative team-based activities. They will choose debate topics for the content and create tasks using collaborative tools for text, audio, video, images, curation walls, and screen recorders.
Participants will gain hands-on experience creating AI-generated activities for the ESOL Classroom. They will utilize AI-generated language apps to develop text-to-image, video-based, vocabulary, grammar, listening, writing, and speaking tasks. Harnessing AI's potential, teachers will facilitate dynamic and personalized language learning experiences, engaging their students.
Mindfulness helps minimize teacher burnout, promotes effective communication with students, and improves classroom climate. Participants will learn about mindfulness and how to develop a personal mindfulness awareness practice and class activities. The session activities include formal and informal mindfulness practice, journal writing with reflections on individual and mindful activities, and discussions.
Participants will learn how to use their smartphones to create videos for peer-based learning in the classroom. They will learn how to engage students in creating videos on their smartphones for storytelling, video tutorials, and slide presentations. The videos will be created with screen recording apps on smartphones or desktops.
This is a hands-on course. Teachers will be given their own Moodle H5P sandbox course upon successfully completing the tasks in Week 1. Teachers will learn how to create interactive content using H5P tools that engage and align with their teaching goals. Teachers will acquire the skills needed to design dynamic and immersive content that improves student engagement and learning outcomes. They will learn how to credit their H5Ps with Creative Commons licenses.
Hands-on session for teachers of English to Young Learners and Teens from around the world. The session focuses on activities that engage young learners. Teachers will use Flip and Poodll for speaking, limited resource classroom activities, board games, and storybook reading improvisational play activity.
Many English language teachers and their students are unable to speak English fluently and accurately. Technology can facilitate the process by providing practice. The session provides various tools to practice and improve spoken English with fluency and accuracy.
Connecting Online (CO) is a free 3-day online conference that has been taking place in the month of February since 2009. CO24 is the 15th annual CO event. This year, the event will take place from February 23 - 25, 2024.
The ninth annual Second Life MOOC (renamed the Virtual World MOOC in 2018) started in 2014. The next VWMOOC24 will take place from September 1-30, 2024.
7 months of free annual online professional development MOOCs, webinars, conference, workshops, and courses on Moodle for Teachers starting on the first week of January.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Moodle as a student, teacher, manager of a course, and manager or admin of a Moodle site.
The first Moodle MOOC started in 2013. Moodle MOOCs take place once a year in May. The goal of Moodle MOOCs is to introduce the participants to a learning management system called Moodle. Participants of the MOOC will create their very own courses and learn to teach online with the resources, activities, blocks, and other plugins available on the Moodle course.
Manage a Moodle Site (MMS) course is a free 5-week training course for advanced Moodlers. The course includes user, course, and other manager activities. Advanced learners, who receive a certificate of completion from previous Moodle for Teachers courses on how to teach with Moodle can go on to learn how to manage a Moodle site. The course takes place in May of each year.
WebQuests are problem-based learning activities that engage learners in the learning process. WebQuests are valuable instructional tools for learners of all ages in both the school and work settings. WebQuests engage learners in experiential (hands on) inquiry-based learning activities.
These activities promote collaborative social skills, higher order critical thinking skills, inquiry problem-based learning, and technological skills. In addition, WebQuests motivate and empower teachers and learners to become lifelong learners. Find out everything you wanted to know about the WebQuest and create your very own WebQuest.
Registration starts on March 24. Course starts on April 1.
Contact Dr. Nellie Deutsch for further information.
Action Research to Improve Learning is an annual 4-week course. Participants of the course will develop an action research project to evaluate and measure an online course in blended or fully online programs, face-to-face courses, or any program related to instruction and learning at school or workplace.
The course content includes how to formulate a problem statement, the purpose of the evaluation, a literature review, research design, data collection, data analyses, an oral presentation, and a written report before and after the intervention.
This is an annual course that takes place from the first June.
In order to qualify, please fill in this form and record and upload a 2-5 minute video introducing yourself and explaining your interest in taking TESOL Online. You can do the video live on Youtube, on your phone, on ZOOM or ZOOM alternatives, Vimeo, or any other screen recorders. Make sure the video is public and viewable.
This course is designed to improve students' conversation skills in a scientific- or engineering-oriented setting. Grammar, writing styles and speaking skills specific to students' scientific and engineering areas of interest will be the focus of this course and will be accomplished through discussions of various authentic technical-based texts.
This course was designed as an example of a course optimised for the Moodle mobile site or app.
This is the introductory course for Python for Beginners. Please start here if you have no experience coding in Python. This course is self-paced; you can proceed through the course, but need to complete each unit before moving on to the next unit.
Participants will learn how to create a Webquest on a topic of their choice.
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