The eThink team is excited to offer the Moodle Educator Certification program developed by Moodle HQ's Education Team. In this program participants will work through six different modules in order to demonstrate effectiveness with digital competencies using Moodle Tools. Going beyond your average “how to” training on Moodle functionality, the MEC’s focus is on teaching and learning with consideration for how certain tools can be leveraged to meet a variety of instructional goals. eThink experts will support you as you work through this comprehensive, competency-based curriculum.
This Foundation Moodle Educator Certificate program will take place over the course of 3 months. Participants will complete two "Design Challenges" in addition to a reflection discussion and feedback activity for each of the six modules that make up the certification. We will offer an introductory webinar to provide an orientation to the MEC program and review expectations. We will meet again half-way through the program to discuss our progress on the design challenges, and then wrap up with a final webinar to close out the experience. These sessions will be recorded, but we encourage live attendance to engage with your learning cohort. This opportunity to ask questions and view the work of others will help you to see how these competencies can be applied across a variety of contexts to acheive underlying learning goals.
The 6 modules this certification covers are:
- Teaching Tools
- Guiding Learners
- Assessment Strategy
- Learner Collaboration
- Universal Design
- Open Content
The design of the modules reflects the following beliefs:
1. Educators are the focus of our attention, not features. We honor the expertise of educators engaged in our models. We show them some Moodle teaching approaches and build in facilitated and self-regulated learning experiences. Our educators are asked to consider their own best work in the modules, as well as ways they may apply the ideas in their own teaching and learning practice using Moodle.
2. Teaching practice is informed by qualitative feedback. We try to model specific behaviors like providing exemplars in Moodle, making room for experimentation, encouraging reflection, and requesting feedback from our participants. The reflections we ask educators to make are in the service of “what just happened” and making future decisions based on that information.
Is the MEC for me?
The Educator Certification Program is geared towards experienced Moodlers who are comfortable with key elements of Moodle such as the available activities and resources, the gradebook, advanced settings like restrict access and those found within common tools like the forum, assignment, and quiz. If this describes you then this program is perfect for you!
Please note: Moodle HQ has been working to develop a new MEC program that we expect to be released soon. Participants who successfully complete this course will only need to complete 5 out of the 6 courses that make up the new program. The certificate earned from this foundation program will count toward completion of the 'Teaching and Learning' course in the new MEC program.
Monday, June 1st at 11am EDT - introductory webinar
Monday, July 6th at 11am EDT - mid-point webinar
Monday, August 3rd at 11am EDT - wrap-up webinar
Final submissions and activities required for certification must be completed by the conclusion of the Summer 2020 cohort on August 21st.
The cost for this Foundation Moodle Educator Certificate program is $349 per participant.
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eThink Academy reserves the right to cancel this offering due to low registration. This offering involves collaboration with the peers in your cohort in addition to your facilitators, so it is critical that we reach a viable number of participants to ensure you get the most from this experience. In the event a cohort is canceled, we can easily move you to an upcoming cohort of your choosing. We do not issue refunds on payments for eThink Academy offerings.