Educational Theory and Practice, I This
course sets out the core set of skills and
knowledge a secondary teacher needs to have
prior to teaching in the classroom–the first in
a three-part series from MIT.
Educational Theory and Practice, III.
The third and final of the series, this course
explores such topics as educational psychology,
technology in the classroom, and motivating
How to Learn (Almost) Anything. Look at
the relationship of technology and hands-on
learning and explore what can be learned through
these experiential learning activities.
Connecting People with Online Resources
This course is specifically designed to help
teachers learn and pass along methods for
finding quality online resources and enhancing
research and learning in the classroom.
Understanding Online Interaction Learn
about the various ways people network and
communicate online so that you can create
effective learning communities in your
Why teach art? This course examines the
importance of art in education and looks at
current debates on the subject.
Costume Design for the Theater For the
aspiring costume designer or enthusiast, the
Internet offers countless resources for costume
making, period costume patterns, historical
costume drawings and images, and information on
costumer events and conventions
Art of Color Learn about the use of color
in visual arts, the psychology of color, and
more in this course focusing on several
interesting aspects in the use of color.
Active, healthy lifestyles This course
looks at some of the myths of physical education
as well as topics such as how active students
should be, ways to encourage physical activity,
and methods for implementing change.
Dance skills Learn the basics of dance
such as warm-up activities, posture and balance,
and performance skills.
Physical Intelligence Explore the
relationship between body and mind as you learn
about physical intelligence and its connection
to cognitive intelligence.
Teaching assistants: support in action.
With an emphasis on teaching assistants in the
U.K., this course explores the growing trend of
paraprofessionals in the classroom, their role,
and contributions to the classroom.
Changes in science education This course
takes a look at the ways science education has
evolved, to whom it is focused, and how
technology has affected science education in
this course with a perspective from the U.K.’s
Teaching College-Level Science Perhaps
effective for the advanced placement high-school
science teacher, this course focuses on teaching
critical thinking, communicating with a diverse
student body, and using technology in the
Concept-Centered Teaching Explore ways to
engage your science students in their education
through helping students to better understand
key concepts and eliminate student
misconceptions of science education.
Inclusive education: knowing what we mean
This course explores the definition of
inclusion, the various models, and several
inclusion topics including what students should
be involved in inclusion and the potential
implications of inclusion.
Economics of Education This course
studies the implications of various educational
issues on economics and explores such issues as
the effectiveness of mid-career training for
teachers and the implications of college
Technological Tools for School Reform
Examine a case study of school reform using
technology as the basis of change, look at the
state of school reform, and think about ways to
positively shape school reform through
progressive charter schools.
WKU, Distance Learning Podcasting Lectures
Select from several podcasts and listen or read
the transcript on a variety of topics including
Working With Young Children & Families, Speech &
Language Development, History of Mathematics,
OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 This free
handbook provides the basics and more on open
educational resources to help educators boost
their effectiveness both online and in the
classroom through open courseware.
WikiEducator This wiki is dedicated to
providing teachers an online community of
support and ideas to further their eLearning
ODEPO Project Planning to debut in beta
in September 2008, this online resource plans to
serve as a clearinghouse for all existing
The role of play in children’s learning
This course examines how children learn through
play, why it is important in the classroom, and
common problems when looking at cross-cultural
differences to childhood play.
Knowledge in everyday life Looking at
children ages 3-8, this course examines how
young children approach learning of language,
science, and mathematics early in life.