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Education 2010 - Introduction to Education
Published By: Macomb Community College
Licenses: CC BY-SA 4.0
Open Textbook created by Brenda Alward through an Innovation Grant at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan.
Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age
Published By: BCcampus
Licenses: CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Teachers, instructors and faculty are facing unprecedented change, with often larger classes, more diverse students, demands from government and employers who want more accountability and the development of graduates who are workforce ready, and above all, we are all having to cope with ever changing technology. To handle change of this nature, teachers and instructors need a base of theory and knowledge that will provide a solid foundation for their teaching, no matter what changes or pressures they face.
Arts Integration in Elementary Curriculum: 2nd Edition
Published By: University System of Georgia
Licenses: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Overview: This open textbook was created with the support of an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include art integration, music integration, physical education / dance integration, and the theoretical foundations of arts integration in education. This open textbook was revised in 2018 under a Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Revisions. Topics include:
Arts Integration, Music, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Movement.
A set of lecture slides for the textbook are also included as an additional file.
Special Education in Secondary Schools
Published by: New Prairie Press, Kansas State University, College of Education
Licenses: CC BY-ND 4.0
Overview: This textbook provides information on the practice of teaching special education in the secondary schools. Research-based practices are explained for supporting student functioning in language arts, math, and other content areas. Specifically, the eight chapters address: (1) Introduction to secondary special education; (2) Curriculum-based measures to inform learning; (3) Strategies for working in a co-teaching environment; (4) Strategies for improving student behavior; (5) Strategies to support post-secondary transition; (6) Strategies for improving student outcomes in reading; (7) Strategies improving student outcomes in writing; and (8) Strategies for improving student outcomes in math.
Open Courses & Units
Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education (MIT)
This class uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Students in this course spend time each week observing pre-college math and science classes. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, addressing the needs of a diversity of students, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, and student assessment.
Licenses and attributions: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Educational Psychology (Lumen Learning)
This course teaches educators how to handle the many psychological struggles of today’s day and age as an educator. Topics such as student diversity, students with special educational needs, and student motivation will be covered to provide educators with the tools they need to help their students achieve success.
Licenses and attributions: CC BY 4.0
Educational Theory and Practice I (MIT)
Overview: This course is designed to prepare you for a successful student teaching experience. Some of the major themes and activities are: analysis of yourself as a teacher and as a learner, subject knowledge, adolescent development, student learning styles, lesson planning, assessment strategies, classroom management techniques and differentiated instruction. The course requires significant personal involvement and time. You will observe high school classes, begin to pursue a more active role in the classroom in the latter part of the semester, do reflective writings on what you see and think (journal), design and teach a mini-lesson, design a major curriculum unit and engage in our classroom discussions and activities.
Licenses and attributions: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Intercultural Education (Merlot)
This course provides an introduction to intercultural education in a global context. Topics include an overview of culture, communication and interpersonal relationship, nonverbal codes and cultural space. The implications of the 21st century classroom as a global community will be examined along with the process for getting to know another culture. The challenges that are presented in intercultural education will be discussed from the perspective of nurturing and welcoming the changes.
Licenses and attributions: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US