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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/29/2022 - 15:36

In reply to by wafanazzal

Hi Wafanazzal,

Can you see the instructions on the course page for accessing the course at the top of the page? Follow those and you should see it in 'my portfolio' and you will be able to start it :).

Make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. You will see these instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. get back in touch if you can't start the course.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by neveen amin on Wed, 07/27/2022 - 07:34

I have just finished the first module and it was great .But I want to know when the second one will start. 💐

Hi there Neveen,

Check the course timetable, normally the modules are opened once a week, so you'll find you are doing module 2 soon :).

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by faisalgc on Tue, 07/26/2022 - 17:58

I'm curious to learn new things during the course.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/26/2022 - 11:34

In reply to by Pham Hoang Gia An

Hi Anna Pham,

Can you see the instructions on the course page for accessing the course, follow those and you should see it in 'my portfolio' and you will be able to start it :).

Make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. You will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. get back in touch if you can't start the course.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Mariemmk92 on Sun, 07/24/2022 - 19:12

Hi, I enrolled in a new course "Teaching pathways: Online skills for 21st-century teachers" and when I saw the course progress, it is mentioned that I have completed 25% when I have not even started yet! what should I do, and why is this happening?

Hi,

That sounds strange - did you start the course the last time it was running? If not, then can you use the Help button in the course to register this problem with the technical team to see if they can solve it? Thanks!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 07/24/2022 - 21:30

In reply to by Munaza Khalil

Hi Munaza,

If you have followed the instructions on the course page for accessing the course, you should see it in 'my portfolio' and you will be able to start it. Make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. You will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. get back in touch if you can't start the course.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by MiroGaras on Fri, 07/22/2022 - 20:56

Where is the point of start the course

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 20:27

In reply to by MEHMET HANIFI …

Hi Mehmet,

I hope you have already found out how to register for our course, if not, make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. You will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. get back in touch if you can't register.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Engy Youssef K… on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 11:34

I can't join to my course. I've finished module 1 but when I logged again I didn't find the course page .It returned me again to my profile

Hi Engy,

I'm sorry to hear that you can't find the course again, usually logging out of all devices that you have logged into TeachingEnglish with then logging back in sorts most problems, also if that fails, doing the same after clearing 'cache' also helps. Hope you can rejoin soon and look forward to seeing you there.

Anne 

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Akhlaque Ahmed on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 02:52

Thanks

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 06:04

In reply to by SaharAbdalla

Hi,

I am sorry to hear that. Log out of TeachingEnglish on all your devices, then log back in on the device you are using to follow the course. Look for 'My Portfolio' - then 'My courses - then 'my learning' - and then 'my courses' - you should see the course heading. Scroll down to 'start the course'. You are automatically enrolled.  Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Hi,

I am sorry you are having this problem. 

Log in, above your personal details do you see a menu bar? If on a mobile click the three lines to open the Menu.

Do you see a Menu option My portfolio? If you do, click My courses.

If you don't see the My portfolio menu, return to the Training page and follow the steps to Visit our course website

Hope that helps!

Anne

Submitted by Abbas on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 08:54

Dear educators,
Thank you so much for this opportunity to study this amazing course.

Hi Laila,

I am sorry to hear that - you use the Help button on the course page if it's for technical help. Can you see the course but not start it, or not see the course?

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by delwende on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 23:34

So happy to join you

Submitted by Mohammed Meghari on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 19:35

I tried to be enrolled but I couldn't, what I see is my portfolio and when I open it I don't see any courses

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 14:56

In reply to by Mohammed Meghari

Hi,

I am sorry to hear that!  Make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

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

This should take you to available courses. Also, make sure you are logged out of TeachingEnglish on other devices, and try again. Sometimes logging out, clearing cache and logging in again helps too!

Hope you can get started soon!


Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Aeshah Aboubakr on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 19:07

two days ago i have enrolled to the course, yet, today when I logged in into my account and went into my courses, i couldn't find the course or even enroll to it again.

I need your help about that.
thanks in advace

Hi,

I am sorry to hear that!  Make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

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

This should take you to available courses. Also, make sure you are logged out of TeachingEnglish on other devices, and try again. Sometimes logging out, clearing cache and logging in again helps too!

Hope you can get started soon!


Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Fakhr,

I am sorry to hear that. If you have created an account, make sure you are logged in. Then you will see a tab next to the Home button on the top of this page that says "My Portfolio" - if you click on this and then "My courses", this will take you to the courses homepage.   From here you can click on "Explore all courses" (a green tab on the right) - you will be able to see all the available courses, and can click on "Enrol in activity" for the course that interest you.

Hope that helps, hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by sammy.fuentes on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 13:59

Hello, I´m so happy to join this course. Thanks to BC for the opportunity.

Submitted by AlisaMos on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 09:03

I'm curious to learn new things during the course.

Hi Afra,

The course is a self access course which is open for a few weeks - the educators are present on the course to answer comments and question through chats and there will be some 'live' sessions which will be advertised through the course channels.

Hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish Team

Submitted by may zitun on Mon, 07/18/2022 - 06:41

I'm so happy to join with you for this course

Submitted by Mr. Muman on Mon, 07/18/2022 - 04:12

Hello everyone,
I am happy to join this.

Najeeb Muman

Submitted by Alaa Meshal on Sun, 07/17/2022 - 23:18

How shall I know if I register successfully or not?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 12:07

In reply to by Alaa Meshal

Hi Alaa,

If you have created an account, make sure you are logged in. Then you will see a tab next to the Home button on the top of this page that says "My Portfolio" - if you click on this and then "My courses", this will take you to the courses homepage.   From here you can click on "Explore all courses" (a green tab on the right) - you will be able to see all the available courses, and can click on "Enrol in activity" for the course that interest you.

Hope that helps, hope you enjoy the course!

Anne

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by NgweThawDarSanThwin on Sun, 07/17/2022 - 18:47

I can't find where to enroll the course. I have been trying many times but still can't see where to entroll. Please help me to enroll the course before it starts. I have already logged in but I can't my portfolio too.

I can't find where to enroll the course. I have been trying many times but still can't see where to entroll. Please help me to enroll the course before it starts. I have already logged in but I can't my portfolio too.

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