Do you consider yourself to be an innovative teacher? Do you dare to try new pedagogical strategies and seek out unconventional methodologies to turn your classroom into an engaging, challenging, and motivating environment? To find out how you can expand on your innovative teaching toolbox, enroll now in our free, self-paced, online courses in Innovation and Mathematics, exclusively for Caribbean teachers.
These are self-paced, short online courses that require a time commitment ranging from 10 to 20 hours each. Upon enrollment, you will gain free access to the ProFuturo learning platform where you can access your course (s), which will include reading materials, as well as instructional videos. The Innovation Basic and Jump Math courses provide optional synchronous sessions (available only in English), where you will have access to a dedicated specialized tutor and engage in per-to-peer collaboration, which are proven to increase engagement and elevate your academic performance and content retention. Upon successfully completing all requirements for each individual course, you will receive a digital certificate of achievement from ProFuturo.
The objective of this training route is to contribute to the development of Innovation as a fundamental competence that enables the personal and professional success of teachers and students, from the perspective of adapting, adopting, creating, and sharing. This training route is composed of 4 course levels: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional, each of which offers an individual digital certificate of achievement upon completion. We strongly encourage you to start at the Basic Level as it sets the foundation for the subsequent modules.
Upon completion of this training route, you will have learned:
o Digital literacy and use of basic digital tools to achieve innovative teaching practices.
o Innovative leaning practices and classroom management using digital educational practices.
o Educational frameworks that meet student’s needs for 21st century skills.
o The teacher as the agent of change - the teacher as the facilitator, evaluator, resource designer and motivator.
o How Apps and Blogs can change the way students learn.
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First created by Canada's Mathematics Genius John Mighton, this course aims to enhance mathematics teachers’ skills by providing you with the necessary tools to improve your students' understanding and motivation. The study load is 20 hours spread across 10 Units, all to be completed online.
Upon completion of this course, you will have learned:
o How to present effective didactic sequences.
o Make the learning process in the classroom dynamic.
o Selecting suitable educational resources for students to better understand Mathematics.
o Use real situations to help students develop critical thinking and understanding of the world around them.
o Discover the psychological and cognitive barriers to learning Mathematics.
o Change students’ attitude by stimulating more interest in Mathematics.
o Discover the 10 keys to Mathematics teaching.
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Innovation Route: Primary and secondary school teachers from the Caribbean.
Jump Math: Primary school teachers from the Caribbean.
This professional development offer is made available exclusively to Caribbean teachers who are citizens of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Once registered, you will be granted access to the course of your choice and receive remote support from a virtual tutor. Tutoring will be available for a period of 4 weeks for the Innovation Basic Route and 6 weeks for the Jump Math course following each course’s respective starting date. While these are self-paced courses, we are offering the added value of optional synchronous sessions, available only in English for the duration of the Innovation Basic and Jump Math courses. Participation in these synchronous sessions is highly encouraged as it allows participants to build upon their content knowledge by collaborating with peers from the entire region. A complete schedule of the synchronous sessions, which will include various optional dates, will be made available by your virtual tutor closer to your starting date.
Modality: Virtual and Self-paced with optional synchronous sessions.
Commitment: Between 10- and 20-hours Total (depending on the course)
Time Period: 4 to 6 weeks (depending on the course)
Application Deadline: August 21th, 2022
Starting date: September 6th, 2022
Language of Instruction: English and French
Eligible Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Duration: 6 week(s)
Start: September 06 2022
Weekly dedication: 20 hours
Application deadline: August 21 2022