Free social media training for teachers to take place in Facebook

Today, the New Media Consortium opened enrollment for its free, online mini-course “Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching,” which will take place in Facebook. The mini-course requires 9-12 hours of participants’ time over a four week period and is targeted to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other 21st century discipline educators at the K-12 and undergraduate level. Learners will receive recognition for their enrollment and progress in the mini-course through a badging exchange developed by Credly.

In the NMC’s first HP Catalyst Academy mini-course, educators will learn how to integrate social media into STEMx curriculum to:

  • Engage students in insightful discussions
  • Build thriving STEMx-focused online communities
  • Help students discover new areas for informal STEMx learning

Enrollment opens today and lasts until the mini-course begins on July 10, 2013. In addition to “Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching,” the HP Catalyst Academy is offering a catalog of mini-courses that encompass timely subjects such as challenge-based learning, app design, computational thinking, and remote laboratories.