Teaching pathways: Online skills for 21st century teachers

Find out more about our upcoming free online course 'Teaching pathways: Online skills for 21st century teachers'.

Welcome to 'Teaching pathways: Online skills for 21st century teachers'

Enhance your understanding of digital citizenship and your ability to help learners protect themselves online, be kind to others and assess information they find.

In this free 4-week online course, you will learn about the following:

  • Your and your learners' digital footprint
  • The impact that your and your learners' words and actions can have online
  • How to differentiate between different types of digital media

 

How do I sign up for the course?

 

About the course

Module 1: Digital footprint

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher know how you leave a footprint or trail as you navigate your online life and why you must be aware of that footprint and its influence on your and your learners' futures.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

- define basic vocabulary related to digital footprints
- identify ways you leave trails online

Module 2: Digital empathy

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher think about yourself and your learners as part of the online community and how your words and actions can have a positive impact on that community

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- identify ways you communicate with your online communities
- recognise the benefits and risks of online relationships

Module 3: Critical thinking online

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher differentiate between different types of digital media and guide your learners to think critically about the information they encounter online

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- identify different types of digital media
- use strategies to search for information online
- understand how to access and share content legally.


Start dates and duration

The course begins on 19 July 2022 and lasts for four weeks. Each module involves approximately three hours of study.

Registration for this course closes on 8 August 2022.

Community and forum

The community and forums for this course are on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account to join. 

Join the course community and forum

Cost

Free

Certificates

For participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Level of English required

Minimum CEFR B1

 

How do I access the course after I have enrolled?

On a desktop or laptop computer
  1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
  2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
  3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
  4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.
On a mobile device
  1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines next to the home button to open the menu.
  3. Below ‘Home’, you will see MY PORTFOLIO and ‘My courses’ below. Tap on MY PORTFOLIO if you don’t see ‘My courses’.
  4. Tap on ‘My courses’ to access your training.

 

Support and troubleshooting

If you have signed up for this course and have problems accessing your learning, please make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes

If you are still having problems accessing your course, please see the advice below:

I can't register for the course

Please make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. If registration is available, you will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. If registration is not available, you will see the message 'This course is not available for registration'.

I can't access the course. I am logged in to my account, but when I click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO I just go to my profile page

Check that you are not logged into your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers, and log in again. Click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again.

I can't get my certificate

Certificates are available to participants who complete 70% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 70% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

The name on my certificate is wrong

On the course platform where you access your training, please use the 'Help' button to request a new certificate. Names on certificates are taken from your personal details in your free TeachingEnglish account. To change your name, click or tap on your name to edit your profile. Update the details on your profile page and save the new details.

 

 

Comments

Hi Reem, 

These instructions below should get you into the course :). Remember that they work from the first course day scheduled, becasue the course is 'available' from that date.  The first step is for you to either log into your existing account with us, or create one and log in if you haven't got one.  I hope you enjoy the course!

Best regards,

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

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