Topic outline

  • Pedagogies and Practices: An Interactive Video Case Study-based Approach to Teaching


    Through a series of video case studies, based on real-life teachers and real-life classrooms, this course will highlight key competencies that course participants will be expected to master. This course will not be graded. Instead, participants will be required to demonstrate mastery of each competency through a series of activities, challenges, and group discussions.  


    Our interactive video case studies are embedded in an annotation system that allows for online commentary, critique, reflection, and collaborative discussion at specific points in the videos. At these points, the video will automatically pause for you to address instructor prompts that will be highlighted in the discussion board to the right of the video. The prompts will ask you to share your reflections or participate in a course challenge or activity before clicking on the 'play' arrow and moving on to the next instructor prompt.

  • Unit 1: Collaborative/Peer Learning


    There are many ways to support collaborative learning (also sometimes referred to as 'group' or 'social learning')  in the classroom. The goal of this unit is to think about what collaborative learning means. Through the Unit 1 case studies, we will introduce you to a variety of real-life teachers showcasing collaborative learning techniques 'in action.' 

  • Unit 2: Classroom Management Techniques


    Teachers play various roles in a typical classroom, but one of the most important is that of classroom manager. Establishing a classroom 'climate' for learning is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching, and one of the most difficult skills to master. In Unit 2, we'll present various classroom management techniques through case studies based on teachers in real life classrooms.