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Dream of a Nation
In an increasingly interconnected world, societal awareness of key social and environmental issues is critical. In the Dream of a Nation online course you will learn about our approach to exploring the problems and solutions to the issues facing our nation. More than a book, Dream of a Nation is the first component of a national multimedia long-term movement that will reach and engage millions of individuals.
If you became a teacher to change the world, if you believe a better world is possible, if you want to reinvigorate your teaching, inspire children to become leaders in a healthier, more productive and more just tomorrow, then join us in looking at Dream of a Nation. This professional development course is self-paced and interactive and will introduce you to contemporary solutions to some of our society’s most pressing issues. Through reading articles and watching videos by some of today’s most innovative and inspiring scientists, economists, environmentalists and others you will find material, aligned to both North Carolina Essential Standards and English language arts Common Core Standards, which will engage you and your students in empowering ideas. As you progress you will share your thoughts with other educators in your discipline and across disciplines and create or adapt materials to use in your classroom. The final project for this class is the creation of an assignment or unit related to this real world material implemented in your classroom.
Dream of a Nation runs for five weeks. Our weeks begin midnight on Wednesday and end on midnight Tuesday.
The five weeks of this course are divided by topic. Each content area has their own material for each topic: Community, Business, Environment, Better Government and Health.
In addition to your individual work you will be asked to post comments on discipline specific as well as whole class blogs to facilitate conversation and give you a chance to share your ideas and get ideas from other teachers!
The course culminates with a final project which includes development of lesson or unit plan, or adoption of a pre-made unit plan and posting of student work samples from that plan.
Your comments and assignments will receive feedback from the instructor, Moira Bradford. Moira is a National Board Certified teacher and has taught for ten years. She taught secondary English and history in public schools and currently teaches at UNC Chapel Hill where she is also pursuing her PhD.
NORTH CAROLINA PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS (2009)
|Date:||Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - Wednesday, October 30, 2013|
|Sponsor:||LEARN NC - DREAMOFANATION_MASTER|
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