Online skills for 21st century teachers

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Welcome to 'Online skills for 21st century teachers'


How will the course help you?

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


What does the course include?

Online skills for 21st century teachers is a free self-study training course, which is divided into three hour modules. It also includes:

  • A dedicated Facebook community of course participants with up-to-date insight, resources and innovative ideas for you to try out.
  • Engaging discussions taking place in the Facebook community
  • Live events with your course tutor and language teaching experts.
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

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.


When is the course?

Enrolment for 'Online skills for 21st century teachers' is now closed. Sign up to the free newsletter to keep up to date on when our courses open.


How much does the course cost?

The course is free.


How can you get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate if you successfully complete all self-study modules.


What level of English do you need?

Minimum CEFR B1


What can you do now?

If you're interested in learning more about online skills for 21st century teachers, you can:

Comments

Hi Reem

This is course is not currently available, but you can find lots of other resources free on our site, including the workbook for this course, here; https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook-Online_skills_21st_century_teachers.pdf

You might also find this webinar useful:  https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/news-and-events/webinars/webinars-teachers/lifelong-learning-skills-21st-century-classroom

This article by Gavin Dudeney also explores 21st century skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/professional-development/teachers/21st-century-skills/articles/gavin-dudeney-21st-century-skills

You can also access all our teaching resources and search for lessons and activities here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/resources

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

 

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 05/14/2024 - 07:43

In reply to by AnnaTK

Hi AnnaTK

This is course is not currently available, but you can find lots of other resources free on our site, including the workbook for this course, here; https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/2023-03/Workbook-Online_skills_21st_century_teachers.pdf

You might also find this webinar useful:  https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/news-and-events/webinars/webinars-teachers/lifelong-learning-skills-21st-century-classroom

This article by Gavin Dudeney also explores 21st century skills: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/professional-development/teachers/21st-century-skills/articles/gavin-dudeney-21st-century-skills

You can also access all our teaching resources and search for lessons and activities here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/resources

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 05/22/2024 - 07:21

In reply to by Marwa Hakim

Hi Marwa

You can access all our teaching resources for primary, secondary and adult learners here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/resources You can also use the search function at the top of the page to look for resources on specific topics.

Hope that helps!

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

 

Hi Farzana

This course is not currently available, and I'm afraid at the moment we don't have a definite date for when it will be running again.

Remember you can keep up to date with all our latest courses, resources and events by signing up for our free newsletter. You can do that here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/subscribe-our-newsletter

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by IG_CONCEPT on Tue, 04/25/2023 - 07:02

I have successfully registered from the look of things (because I got a mail after) but I can't seem to see a button to enroll for the course which I believe starts on April 4, 2023

Submitted by Learning_Sparkles on Mon, 04/24/2023 - 11:50

I have followed every instruction provided - I commenced the introduction to the course but can not seem to find my progress or how to login in. I am enrolled on the Online skills for 21st century teachers but wonder why login would be so challenging.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 04/26/2023 - 07:51

In reply to by Learning_Sparkles

Hello

Sorry to hear you are having problems. If you have already started the course, to access the course website again you need to be logged in, and then you can either click on the link: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes or, you should see the "MY PORTFOLIO" tab in the top left of the page. Click on that tab and then on "My courses" - this will also take you to the courses website.

Hope this helps. If you are still having problems, please let us know.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Ladyp on Sun, 04/23/2023 - 21:22

Hi, please I really need your help.
I successfully registered /logged in, however, there is no option for enrollment. I try navigating around severally but none worked. Please help.

Hi Ladyp

Have you followed all of the enrollment instructions (below)? Can you let us know which stage you are getting stuck on? Are you able to see the course when you log into the course website? If you are still having problems, please e-mail us at teachingenglish.britishcouncil.org.uk

How do I sign up for the course?

 

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

 

Hi Jenat

Sorry to hear you are having problems enrolling. Have you followed the registration steps? 

How do I sign up for the course?

If so, can you let us know which step you are getting stuck on?

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi again

Can you let us know which step you are stuck on? If you have created your account, are logged in - are you able to click on the link to the courses website: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes  If so, you can just click on the "Enrol in this activity" button.

Please send us an e-mail to TeachingEnglish@britishcouncil.org.uk if you are still having problems.

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Diandrei on Sat, 04/22/2023 - 14:48

In reply to by Cath McLellan

I didn't see my certificate in the “award” section, I already finish my course and I had a 73% of accomplishing the course. Hope you can help me thank you.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 04/24/2023 - 09:47

In reply to by Diandrei

Hi Diandrei,

Can you report this issue to the courses team by sending a message using the orange "Help" button on the courses page?

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Paradise Jewel on Fri, 04/14/2023 - 16:06

I am new here
How can I start taking this free lesson?
thanks in advance

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 04/17/2023 - 07:46

In reply to by Paradise Jewel

Hi Paradise Jewel

To register for this free course, you need to follow these steps:

How do I sign up for the course?

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Crystalclear2412 on Mon, 04/10/2023 - 18:06

Hi my Facebook is blocked I registered for the course online skills for 21st century teachers and when I set up the page I saw my account had another name and when I tried to edit and correct the account details with my details it got locked and I followed all the steps of uploading and ensuring the correct picture pixels but it would not allow me to upload. How can I unblock my account as I'm missing out on all the training online for the particular course.

Submitted by Paul Braddock on Mon, 04/10/2023 - 18:11

In reply to by Crystalclear2412

Dear Crystal

Thanks for getting in touch. If you are having problems with your Facebook account, I would recommend contacting Facebook to help you with this. We are not able to unblock Facebook accounts.

Thanks

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by Moh7 on Mon, 04/10/2023 - 03:09

Hey.
all your courses are hard to enroll in and even harder to follow up with a courses after you enrolled because:
there's no link to enter course materials.
the only way to do it is if you enter it through the phone version on the desktop.

please fix it.
+ We all cleared the cache and log out and in again,

it doesn't work.

please fix it.

Dear Mohammed,

Thank you for contacting us. I can see from your account that you have successfully enrolled on one of our courses. I am sorry that you are still having problems accessing the training platform. 

Please try logging out of your account, logging back in and following the link below:

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

Thanks

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by HasmikSaribekyan on Sun, 04/09/2023 - 19:26

My name is Hasmik, I am from Armenia. Nice to meet you!

Submitted by Vin243 on Sun, 04/09/2023 - 02:31

Hello, I enrolled for the course and finished learning it, but I can't unfortunately download my certificate after completion of the course as all I can see in the "My rewards" section is just small written words telling me that I've already completed the course and showing me the expiry date of my certificate but there's no certificate at all. I've tried logging in and out several times to see if the problem will be solved but ending in vain. So could you please help me out with this issue? Or why can't the certificates be downloaded through a link on Gmail on the mail telling us that we've completed the course? That'd be so easier.

Submitted by Deepa Venugopal on Thu, 04/06/2023 - 14:30

Hello!
I am Deepa from India. I have already enrolled for online 21st century skills and completed one module but when I opened the course later in the evening I could see only my profile. Please tell me how I can continue my course.
Thank you.

Hi Deepa,

If you are having problems, can you log out of your account, clear the cache on your browser and then log in again. Let us know if you are still having problems seeing your course.

Thanks

Paul

Hi Qusay

This is a self-access course so you need to register from your own account. You can do so, by following the steps above - here they are again:

How do I sign up for the course?

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Nway Soe on Wed, 04/05/2023 - 10:11

Does the course take exactly 4 weeks? or Is it possible if I can study all 12 hours in one week?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 04/06/2023 - 07:03

In reply to by Nway Soe

Hi Nway Soe

The course is self access so you can complete the modules at your own pace.

Hope you enjoy it!

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by LolyMx on Wed, 04/05/2023 - 09:48

I cann’t find ‘enroll to this program’, how can I register

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 04/06/2023 - 07:15

In reply to by LolyMx

Hi LolyMx

You can register for the course following these steps:

How do I sign up for the course?

Let us know if you have any problems.

Thanks

Cath
TeahingEnglish team

Submitted by valentina92 on Wed, 04/05/2023 - 09:19

I cannot enrol on the course. My Portfolio is empty. What can I do? Help me, please.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 04/06/2023 - 07:49

In reply to by valentina92

Hi valentina92

I've just checked your profile and you are successfully registered. Can you try again? If you are having problems, can you log out of your account, clear the cache on your browser and then log in again. Let us know if you are still having problems seeing your course.

Thanks,

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by vandanunes on Tue, 04/04/2023 - 07:01

Hello.
Is there a deadline for completing this course?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 04/05/2023 - 07:42

In reply to by vandanunes

Hello vandanunes

The course lasts 4 weeks so will finish on 2nd May. The deadline for enrollment is 24th April. It's a good idea to join the course Facebook group so you can ask any questions and interact with other course members - the link is on the course page.

Thanks,
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Hriday 01,

You need to follow the steps for registration above - here they are again:

If you are still having problems, please let us know which step you are stuck on.

Thanks, 

Paul (Teaching English team)

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