I am writing to let you know about a free, flexible, nine-week online course that will allow educators to learn about deeper learning and how it can be put into practice. The Deeper Learning MOOC (DLMOOC) will begin January 20, 2014 and is being facilitated by High Tech High, Peer 2 Peer University, the MIT Media Lab, and the Deeper Learning Community of Practice.
We particularly encourage groups of educators to sign up together to get the most out of this experience.
Three features of our MOOC (massive, open, online course) that I think are interesting:
This is a MOOC about deeper learning, but it’s also a MOOC that aspires to model deeper learning. Some MOOCs mostly utilize an outdated “sage on the stage” pedagogy. We are hoping participants will lean forward and actively participate, not lean back and passively receive information.
Some of the most pedagogically interesting schools in the country are participating. If you'd like to visit these schools, but can't do it physically, here is a free way to get some insight into what they are doing.
A MOOC can be overwhelming: "I don't have time to take a class right now." Our theory is to make our MOOC "guilt-free." Take what you want and can. "You haven't fallen behind." We invite you to join us when it works for you.
You can sign up now at http://dlmooc.deeper-learning.org. A syllabus and more information is also available there. Please share this information with other educators you know. Thank you!
Every educator/teacher must attend this. In addition to being highly knowledgeable in the subject matter, teachers also need to know how to manage classroom dynamics effectively.