Expanding your professional development opportunities

Finding adequate time and resources for ongoing professional development is a challenge for any vocation, but particularly for teachers. In this tutorial, we invite you to consider different ideas and training opportunities, including where teachers can benefit from online peer-exchange.

Easy first step: tutorials for quick reading and browsing

Through the School Education Gateway Tutorials, you get practical ideas and examples of projects that can inspire and challenge. From the value of entrepreneurship and digital competence to intercultural skills and the promotion of inclusion, cultural diversity and tolerance in education, tutorials are here for when you only have a short amount of time and want to focus on a particular topic.

Online courses for professional development

Over the last few years, online training has been revolutionised by MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). In brief, a MOOC is an online course that is usually available free of charge to an unlimited number of participants. MOOCs are structured and timetabled, but also enable self-paced and self-directed professional development. The duration and number of activities vary from course to course. Although the courses themselves are usually free, some course providers may charge a fee for the official certification. The required weekly commitment is usually between 2 and 6 hours: teachers can enhance their practice even with 15 minutes per day!

Altre piattaforme e repository MOOC:

Per saperne di più sulla partecipazione ai corsi online, dai un’occhiata al mini-corso di autoapprendimento “ Cinque strategie per l’apprendimento online ” creato dalla Teacher Academy. 

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