Some of our upcoming course topics

Navigation Through the Ages - February 2017

Since early times, the observation of the sky has been a key cultural element and has played an important role in the way we live. In The Navigation Through the Ages MOOC, we will explore the rich history of navigation, and journey together from ancient Greece, the fifteenth century European explorers and their missions of global discovery, to the importance of Europe's Galileo programme for the current needs of citizens (mobile devices, increased mobility, safety and security etc.)

Boosting a Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship in Your Students - February 2017

The MOOC has been designed with the intention to provide concrete examples for the practical implementation of the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp). Each module consists of several videos, illustrating lesson plans, teaching activities, or possible resources that could enable teachers and educators to foster entrepreneurial skills in their students.

Online Safety - April 2017

The online safety MOOC is part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) project, delivered in partnership with the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres with funding provided by the European Commission's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The course aims to empower primary and secondary teachers and give them a better understanding of the opportunities, risks and challenges presented to children and young people, and their parents and teachers, in the online world of the 21st century. Teachers will learn about a variety of topics such as media literacy, cyberbullying, online relationships, sexting, online hate speech and radicalisation, and will be provided with high-quality resources to address these issues. On this course, teachers will receive advice from experts and peers, as well as concrete suggestions about who to turn to when encountering an issue online and how to report a problem (to helplines and/or support services, as well as some of the main social networking sites). The MOOC will employ a variety of hands-on activities and will provide access to a range of support materials, while also encouraging participants to share their own best practice.

Opening Minds to STEM Careers - April 2017

The "Opening minds to STEM careers" MOOC is designed to train and empower primary and secondary teachers in successfully introducing and attracting young people to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professions. The main purpose of the course is to learn how to integrate STEM career orientation activities both in the curriculum and in lesson planning. This will enable teachers to become familiar with STEM career pathways while providing students with the necessary skills to enter the job market.

 

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