Free Courses That You Can Use For Professional Development


Coursera is a website that offers free courses.  I stumbled upon this by looking at Pinterest.  I was intrigued so I thought I would take a look and low and behold I found  a few classes I was interested in.  

Like this one about Digital Storytelling

In Digital Storytelling participants will learn he digital storytelling process and use the skills learned from the course to create a digital story for use in a K-12 classroom, composed of still images, audio narration, music and text.

Course Syllabus:

Over the course of five weeks, we will cover the following topics:
  • Week 1: Choosing a topic and purpose
  • Week 2: Writing an effective script and creating a storyboard 
  • Week 3: Recording audio narration
  • Week 4: Using technology to build a digital story 
  • Week 5: Revising, publishing and sharing the final digital story for use in the classroom


And then there is this one about Get Organized: How To Be A Together Teacher.  This course provides insights, templates and exercises designed to get every teacher and school counselor organized.

And then there's this one:  Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence from Case Western University.  

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Class 1: Resonant Leadership and the neuroscience behind it
  • Module 1.1: What is great leadership?
  • Module 1.2: Resonant leaders create experiences with the people around them of Hope, Compassion, Mindfulness, and Playfulness
  • Module 1.3: The neuroscience of resonant leadership
 Week 2: Class 2: Renewal as an antidote to chronic stress
  • Module 2.1: Emotions are contagious
  • Module 2.2: Stress and renewal
  • Module 2.3: Strategies for renewal and building resonant relationships
Week 3: Class 3: Emotional Intelligence and its link to Leadership
  • Module 3.1: Emotional, social, and cognitive intelligence competencies
  • Module 3.2: EI and SI in various fields of work and they can be developed
Week 4: Class 4: Inspiring and Motivating Sustained Development, Growth and Learning
  • Module 4.1: People and relationships who inspired you and Intentional Change Theory
  • Module 4.2: The Positive (PEA) and Negative Emotional Attractors (NEA)
Week 5: Class 5: Coaching with Compassion to Inspire Sustained Learning and Development
  • Module 5.1: Doctor/Patient, teacher/student studies and neruological evidence of coaching to the PEA
  • Module 5.2: Survive and Thrive – Balancing the PEA and NEA
  • Module 5.3: Practicing conversations that inspire
    Week 5: Class 6: Peer Coaching: With a Little Help from My Friends
    •  Module 6.1: Reviewing and evaluating a Coaching with Compassion essay
    Week 6: Class 7: Inspiring Change through Hope and Vision – Discovery #1 in ICT
    • Module 7.1: The battle between the Ideal Self and Ought Self
    • Module 7.2: Components of the Ideal Self/Personal Vision
    • Module 7.3: Developing your personal vision, including life and career stage
    Week 7: Class 8: The Multi-Level Nature of Sustained, Desired Change
    • Module 8.1: Multi-level change: Resonant leadership and social identity groups
    • Module 8.2: Developing Shared Vision in Teams and Organizations
    • Module 8.3: Recent research on the impact of shared vision
    • Module 8.4: Team change (Beatles versus Rolling Stones) and Developing social  Identity (Trekkers and Apple Users) 
    Week 8: Class 9: The Real Self and Learning Agenda- Discoveries #2,3,4 in ICT
    • Module 9.1: The Real Self versus the Faux Self and Learning Agenda (not a Performance Improvement Plan)
    • Module 9.2: Experimentation and Practice
    • Module 9.3: Review

    Intrigued?  Check out the list of FREE class that they have to offer.  Many will also earn you a certificate of completion.  

    Do You know of other ways to get some professional development?  Let us know.  Join the conversation through one of the ways below:

    1 comment

    1. Great info! Thanks for sharing. Trish Hatch's Data, Data, Data course will also be free for a limited time. http://www.hatchingresults.com/online-class-notification.cfm

      ReplyDelete

    Powered by Blogger.

    Search This Blog

    Join and Follow

    One of the top 100 School Counseling Websites

    Member of the SCOPE Blogroll

    New and Notable

    New and Notable
    ASCA 2013
    Back to Top