Amazing teachers inspire, encourage, and help shape the people we become. To say they meaningfully change lives every day is an understatement. This Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-9, let’s pause and take the opportunity to thank the teachers in our lives – past, present and future – for their dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work.
Thank you, teachers!
Here at Coursera, we are dedicated to helping educators improve their skills and learn from their peers. One of Coursera’s core product pillars is to offer a top-notch, innovative platform on which our partner institutions’ instructors can properly teach high caliber courses to thousands of students at a time. But that’s not all: Coursera also hosts courses specifically for teachers–from the elementary school level to universities and beyond–to hone their skills and grow their personal pedagogical toolset. We encourage instructors, parents and anyone else interested in education to check out our exciting new series of Teacher Professional Development courses.
This Teacher Appreciation Week, join one of our starting-in-May Teacher Professional Development courses (in order of start date):
- May 7: “Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classroom,” from Relay Graduate School of Education taught by Dave Levin, the co-founder of KIPP
- May 9: “Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick,” taught by Orin Gutlerner of Match Education
- Eight part series on the Foundations of Teaching for Learning aimed at teachers in the developing world taught by Commonwealth Education Trust
- May 12: “Using The Next Generation Science Standards for Students’ Deeper Understanding,” from Rice University taught by Terry K. Talley
- May 12: “Shaping the Way We Teach English, 2: Paths to Success in ELT,” from the University of Oregon taught by Deborah Healey, Jeff Magoto and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
- May 27: “ICT in Primary Education: Transforming children’s learning across the curriculum,” from the University of London taught by Diana Laurillard
For the “planners” (which we know teachers sometimes are!), future TPD courses:
- June 2, July 7: Three science content focused courses for Educators taught by the American Museum of Natural History
- June 19: “Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructivist Approach to STEM Learning” taught by the Exploratorium
- June 30, August 18: “Fundamentals of Virtual Instruction” and “Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom,” the first two courses in the Virtual Teacher Program Specialization, taught by UC Irvine Extension
- July 7: “Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art,” taught by a team at the Museum of Modern Art.
- September: “What Future for Education?” from the University of London taught by Clare Brooks
Keep learning–and teaching–without limits. See you in class!