JHU School of Education to offer free courses for teachers via Coursera

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and other top schools of education and professional development programs today announced that they will team up to offer free training and development courses for teachers around the world via the online education venture Coursera.

The new courses, listed on Coursera's course directory under the category "Teacher Professional Development," will give teachers, parents, and those who teach in any context a broad range of learning topics, areas of expertise, and pedagogies. Initial courses will cover diverse subjects including content development, the common core curriculum, teaching through tinkering, character education, and implementing flipped and blended learning strategies.

Other participating schools of education include the College of Education at the University of Washington; the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia; and the Peabody College of education and human development at Vanderbilt University.

Offerings from the JHU School of Education include "The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools", instructed by professor Mariale Hardiman, and "Engaging Students Through Cooperative Learning, instructed by Paul Miller, a project manager at the Success for All Foundation.

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