With the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic in March 2020, school campuses were closed. Governments in most developing and developed countries have consequently recommended moving teaching and learning online. Even when campuses re-open, teachers and learners will probably need to continue to practice physical distancing and will need to continue to do some work online. This course, targeting teachers of primary and secondary schools, uses contemporary learning design and accessible technology to introduce participants to using Open Educational Resources for some aspects of online learning provision. The course is particularly suited for educators and will run for 2 weeks. It will require up to 3-4 hours of time for each of the 4 units. Participants will learn from readings, videos as well as discussions with fellow teachers and mentors. A Certificate of Completion will be given to those who complete all the tasks in the course.
The Ministry of Education (Teacher Education, Performance and Professional Development-TEPPDD) welcomes and supports our educators in the transition from solely face to face to online learning. For additional support email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindly note that Trinidad and Tobago participants whose names were not submitted via their principals, school supervisors or divisions must submit their names and schools to email@example.com to complete the certification process. You are required to support your school upon access to this course. Kindly note that while the course is open for four weeks your course as stated in the memo runs for two weeks.
N.B: Inductee teachers (2018, 2019, 2020), this course forms part of your induction programme.
Congratulations to all participants for successfully completing Cohort 1!
COHORT 2 (Trinidad and Tobago) begins August 12th, 2020.
The link to Cohort 2 will be accessible on Tuesday 11th, August at 12 noon.
Trinidad and Tobago: Kindly register as Government; if you have registered as an individual or academic register as Government.
Unit 1: Using prescribed learning resources
Unit 2: Using OER
Unit 3: Providing learner and learning support
Unit 4: Managing assessment and feedback
This course will be useful to teachers in secondary and primary schools as well as to officials connected with administration of school education and teacher training. The focus is on developing competencies in teaching online.
By the end of this short course, you should be better able to:
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who complete all the tasks in the course.