Why not try your first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) this summer? Leaders of Learning is being taught by Dr. Richard Elmore from Harvard University and promises to bring together thoughts on how learning will look in the next 10 years. Here is the description from EdX:
Explore and understand your own theories of learning and leadership. Gain the tools to imagine and build the future of learning.
About this Course
All of us carry explicit or implicit theories of learning. They manifest themselves in the ways we learn, the ways we teach, and the ways we think about leadership and learning.
In Leaders of Learning, you will identify and develop your personal theory of learning, and explore how it fits into the shifting landscape of learning. This isn’t just about schools, it’s about the broader and bigger world of learning.
The education sector is undergoing great transformation, and in the coming decades will continue to change. How we learn, what we learn, where we learn, and why we learn — all these questions will be reexamined. In Leaders of Learning we will explore learning, leadership, organizational structure, and physical design.
The only requirements for Leaders of Learning are:
- an interest in the evolving world of learning;
- a curiosity about leadership in this new world;
- a willingness to examine your own beliefs about learning; and
- an openness to sharing your thoughts with and responding to others
Ready to sign-up? Earn a certificate from EdX and earn your PD credit from Round Rock ISD. It's that simple. Here is the link to register with EdX:
Also to help us keep track of the RRISD teachers who are participating and help up learn how best to work with MOOCs and our new Google Classroom preview, please email email@example.com if you sign up for the MOOC. You will be added to a RRISD exclusive class to help with collaboration and accountability to help with completion of the class.