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BLENDED FOUNDATIONS COURSE
HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?
There will be 5 modules (including the final project) spread out over 6 weeks. Ideally, you should dedicate around 6 hours per module. Each module is composed of readings, multimedia files, downloadable PDF files, and concept-checking quizzes. You are encouraged to complete the materials independently before moving on to the next module. The Course Roadmap & Schedule is a suggestion to help you plan your time and keep up with the other participants. The course is designed in a way for you to absorb and reflect on ideas on learnings, individually and as a group, rather than to be sped through quickly.
HOW DO I INTERACT WITH THE FACILITATORS AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS?
Each module will be followed by a 1.5 hour synchronous online workshop where we come together to apply the concepts and skills we have learned in the past module. When you complete a module in the platform, there will be a space for discussions and reflections. Enjoy reading and learning at your own pace but we recommend you to accomplish the modules before the date of each webinar. Review the Course Roadmap & Schedule to plan your time throughout the course.
HOW DO I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON MY WORK?
You will receive personalized feedback on your final project. Please note that no feedback will be given after the due date. We also encourage you to post comments to the forums and provide feedback to your peers. This will nurture a collective and collaborative learning environment for everyone.
ARE ASSIGNMENTS PRIVATE?
Your journals and participation on the discussion boards would be visible to your group cohort and facilitators. They are not accessible to anyone beyond this group. However, Green Educators may feature students’ final projects in the program for future students, including and not limited to our network, website and social media channels. This will be done with permission and consent from the students.
HOW DO I EARN CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE?
We are shifting our courses to a less coercive model of engagement, counting more on the intrinsic motivation and professional desire of educators to engage around wall-less education. With this in mind, the criteria for Green Educators Foundations Credits are:
- Participation in 3 of the 5 workshops (opening webinar is not included)
- On time submission of the final project
HOW DO I EARN MY GREEN EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION?
You will be awarded a number of credits for each course you complete on time. Green Educators Course Credits translate roughly into the hours committed to the practice of becoming a Green Educator. GEC Certificates are granted to those who have completed 100 credits of courses, including the Final Project. For more details, check out the Certification page.