From Friday’s inbox…
December 22, 2014
Also from last week…
December 18, 2014
Spring 2015 Courses
We are excited to announce that we will be offering six courses this coming spring! They include:
- Fraction Foundations
- Learning Differences
- Digital Learning Transitions
- Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning
- Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change
- New! Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations
Click here for a description of each course and its start date. Registration will open in January.
Thank You for a Wonderful Year
It has been an exciting year for our MOOC-Ed initiative. We ran 9 courses with a total of 6,992 people registered from every state and 104 countries. We have continued to learn and refine our design principles, recognizing more and more the importance of multiple voices. Our research agenda continues to grow (much more on that in the coming year) and we have a rising number of publications and presentations about our work. One of the many exciting events of the year was attending President Obama’s announcement at the White House of the Future Ready Schools initiative. We are part of the team preparing the follow-up events for district leaders, the first of which will be here at the FridayInstitute in February, with our Planning for the Digital Learning Transition MOOC-Ed being part of the program of activities to support this new national initiative. Best wishes to our hard-working educator friends for a joyous and restful holiday before we all begin another busy and exciting year.
Executive Director of the Friday Institute
Record Numbers for the Fall
With our highest enrollment numbers to date, we uncovered some interesting data about who MOOC-Ed participants are and what they like most about our courses.
New in Research & Presentations
In the Disciplinary Literacy for Deeper Learning MOOC-Ed, we intentionally relate inquiry to disciplinary literacy in core subjects (English/Language Arts, Science, History & Social Studies, & Mathematics). For a full explanation of our 5-phase inquiry process and how the intellectual processes may differ based on discipline, please click here.
When courses end, we ask participants to provide some feedback on what they thought about the course, what features were helpful or most useful, and how they are using what they learned in their schools and districts.Click here to read what some of the fall 2014 participants across four courses had to say.
So these have started up again and I’ll continue to post them as I receive them. The K12, Inc. close from this past Friday…
LRNDaily update ⋅ December 20, 2014 FINANCE NEWS Stock in News: Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Apricus Biosciences (NASDAQ:APRI), K12 (NYSE …On last trading day K12, Inc. (NYSE:LRN) increased 1.99% to close at $12.30. Its volatility for the week is 3.64% while volatility for the month is 3.48%.