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The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University is providing this MOOC-Ed. Dr. Glenn Kleiman is the program director. Dr. Kleiman and the FI Math Ed team have developed this course along with online design and technology experts at the Friday Institute.
A certificate of completion for 30 hours of professional development will be available to participants who: (1) spent at least 30 hours participating in the course; (2) participated in the discussions, posting at least one new discussion or one reply to a discussion in each unit of the course; (3) submitted a project; and (4) provided feedback on at least one other project. You can submit the certificate to your local agency with a request for CEUs. Granting of CEUs will be subject to the policies and procedures of your state and local agency.
We have not yet scheduled when this course will be offered again. Information on upcoming courses is available at the MOOC-Ed website.
Yes. While the course materials are U.S. focused, we invite participation by educators worldwide.
The Fraction Foundations MOOC-Ed is intended for professional development purposes. It is not a University course and course credit is not available through the Friday Institute or NC State University.

Yes. Please check on our Course Catalog for updates on our next offering of this course.

Participants will have the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion for 25 hours of professional development during the Learning Differences MOOC­-Ed and an additional 5 hours (30 total) for completing the coaching component of the course. Course requirements are clearly specified in each unit on the "Earning Your Certificate" page.

You can submit the certificate to your local agency with a request for CEUs. Granting of CEUs will be subject to the policies and procedures of your state and local agency. If your state needs additional forms filled, please send them to ld@mooc-ed.org with the subject line: LD CEU Form Request.

This MOOC-Ed will guide you through specific constructs of learning differences by explaining what the constructs are, how they might appear among your students, and how you can begin to make content and assessments more accessible to all students who have differences within a particular construct. The graphic outlines and provides you with a basic definition of the constructs you will explore in the units ahead.
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The aim of this MOOC-Ed is to be job-embedded and something you can take to your classroom or school and try tomorrow. To facilitate more scalable applications of the content we have created a portion of the course called “my toolbox” that will be in every unit. There are three components to this: The Connected Educator Corner, Technology Tools and Tips, and the Professional Learning Community Guide.

The Connected Educator Corner is to expose you to a unique avenue for expanding your Personal Learning Network (PLN) and, by extension, provide you with opportunities to connect with and learn with "like-minded” folks centered around a topic, concept or philosophy. Using Twitter or other related activities shared in the MOOC-Ed are simply an invitation to learn more...not a course requirement...do what you feel ready to do.

The Technology Tools and Tips is to share technological tools, tips, and tricks that can help you in your classroom. Some of them are related to Universal Design for Learning more generally while others relate specifically to the constructs.

The Professional Learning Community (PLC) Guide is something you can use on your school and grade-level teams. Use these guided questions in your next PLC meeting to help your team collectively work toward making learning accessible to ALL students.

The Micro-credentials are activities you will complete as part of this course that are designed to support you as you make connections to your classroom practice. Not only are they helpful in the context of the course, you can also share your micro-credentials with other teachers, your principal, and even parents/ students. You can learn more about micro-credentials on the FI Micro-credentials home page.
Much of what we know about learning differences come from a variety fields of research in neuroscience, psychology, social learning theory and dedicated professional organizations. You may encounter many resources that may appear to be for only “parents” or related to “learning disabilities” ...please know we included these resources because they speak to important tenets and/or strategies for “learning differences.”
  1. As part of the registration process, complete an initial survey about your background, organization, and goals for taking the Learning Differences MOOC-Ed.
  2. Complete a Learner Sketch to begin reflecting on your own learning differences (optional, but highly recommended).
  3. Engage in the materials and course activities as suits your learning needs. Review selected background materials (videos, webcasts, readings), follow personalized pathways that suits your needs, and engage in activities to help illustrate core concepts. These are designed to provide some common background, frameworks, and language to inform the discussions, projects, and the community.
  4. Complete the first four micro-credentials in the Learning Differences stack. The micro-credentials are at the end of Units 2, 3, 4 and 5 and ask educators to demonstrate knowledge of core concepts and make the connection between these concepts and classroom or other educational context.
  5. Contribute to the Learning Differences MOOC-Ed by asking questions, responding to others' questions, and sharing ideas in the discussion forum; agreeing with or identifying comments as insightful; suggesting resources that will be useful to others; and sharing your expertise in other ways.
  6. Complete a survey about the MOOC-Ed at the end of the MOOC-Ed and provide suggestions for improving it in the future.
The Learning Differences MOOC-Ed is intended for professional development purposes. It is not a University course and course credit is not available through the Friday Institute or NC State University.

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University is providing this MOOC-Ed. Dr. Hollylynne Lee is the lead course developer. Dr. Lee and the FI Math Ed team have developed this course along with online design and technology experts at the Friday Institute. Other experts in Statistics Education also serve as reviewers, consultants, and contributors.
Yes, registration will remain open until two weeks before the course ends.
Yes. Please check on our Course Catalog for updates on our next offering of this course.

A certificate of completion for 20 hours of professional development will be provided to participants who do the following in each unit:

  • Access and engage with all materials on the Engage with Essentials page.
  • Complete the Investigate and Discuss; this includes engaging in activities and participating in the discussion forum.
  • Post at least one discussion or comment in the Discuss Learning and Practices.
  • Complete the end-of-course survey.

You can submit the certificate to your local agency with a request for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Granting of CEUs will be subject to the policies and procedures of your state and local agency.

The Teaching Statistics MOOC-Ed is intended for professional development purposes. It is not a University course and course credit is not available through the Friday Institute or NC State University.

A certificate of completion for 20 hours of professional development will be provided to participants who do the following in each unit:

  • Complete the Pre-Assessment.
  • Access and engage with the Essentials
  • Complete the Essential Exploration
  • Post at least one discussion or comment in the Essential Exploration discussion forum
  • Complete the Connect to Practice.
  • Post at least one discussion or comment in the Connect to Practice discussion forum.
  • Respond to the questions in the Check Your Understanding section.

You can submit the certificate to your local agency with a request for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Granting of CEUs will be subject to the policies and procedures of your state and local agency.

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