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The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Announces Free MOOC-Ed for Teachers and Educational Leaders

FridayInstitute01The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education is excited to invite you to take part in a Learning Differences MOOC-Ed beginning February 9, 2015 and ending on March 22, 2015. Click here to learn more about the course or to register.

This FREE six-week long course will explore the habits of mind and problem-solving tools that a teacher should have in order to address all students’ learning differences. The course encourages teachers to understand their own learning differences and includes strategies for learning differences in executive function, working memory, and motivation. Instructional coaches, media coordinators. Teacher leaders will have the opportunity to participate in an additional two units focused on strategies for coaching and supporting other teachers in their work with learning differences. Among educators who completed the Fall 2014 Learning Differences MOOC-Ed:

  • 98% attempted to make changes to their professional practices as a result of the course;
  • 89% indicated the course was very effective or effective in supporting their personal and/or professional learning goals;
  • 77% discussed or shared what they learned in the course with colleagues who did not participate in the course.

Teachers who complete this MOOC-Ed are eligible for a certificate of completion for 20 hours of professional development, at NO cost, based on course requirements.

Click here to learn more about the course or to register



About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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