New courses from edX and Microsoft
An important part of Microsoft’s commitment to education transformation is empowering school leaders to do more, whether that’s enhancing classroom learning and outcomes for today, or getting schools ready for tomorrow’s challenges. So we’re especially excited to announce that registration is open for our latest professional courses, offered in partnership with edX.
Starting in January, these five new online courses are designed to help guide K-12 school principals and headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges – and opportunities – of education transformation.
New online courses – register today
These brand new courses have been designed to include the latest research, current technologies and proven approaches to learning design. Supported by Microsoft, the content is designed to empower all leaders, in all positions, to help their schools do more, be more, and achieve more.
The courses are designed by top universities, taught by leading experts in their fields, and open to everyone. Best of all, they’re completely free.
Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn:
Launching Innovation in K-12 Schools Become a change leader and take the first step in launching instructional improvement initiatives in K12 education to improve teaching and learning. Course led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Starts January 17, 2017 Duration: 6 weeks Learn more and register now. Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning Learn why ambitious teaching and learning may be the key to global educational improvement and how to put it into practice. Course lead by the University of Michigan Starts January 24, 2017 Duration: 4 weeks Learn more and register now. Pedagogy Learn powerful teaching strategies and effective learning activities to enhance deep learning. Course led by University of Queensland Starts February 27, 2017 Duration: 5 weeks Learn more and register now. Leading Change with Game-based Learning Learn the tools to support gameful learning environments that foster personalized, engaged learning. Course lead by the University of Michigan Starts March 6, 2017 Duration: 8 weeks Learn more and register now. Design Thinking for Leading and Learning in K-12 Education This is a hands-on course for education leaders to learn about design thinking and explore how it can transform classroom learning and school communities. Course lead by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Starts March 21, 2017 Duration: 6 weeks Learn more and register now.
End-to-end transformation support
School transformation isn’t an event – it’s an ongoing process. In addition to our new course offering with edX, Microsoft supports school transformation by providing the Microsoft Education Transformation framework, technology planning resources, and education competencies for school staff. We also offer more than 35 online courses, both Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and professional education courses, on edX.org.
And because it’s so critical to see and experience the ways other schools are transforming, we work closely with Microsoft Showcase Schools, a global community of award-winning learning institutions, to identify and share best practices on how to improve learning.
Learn about the 10 critical components of school transformation here.