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The Ceitificate of Teaching Nasteiy (CTN), is a fiee, peei- anu mentoi-suppoiteu teachei
piofessional uevelopment piogiam. It consists of five couises uesigneu by anu foi piimaiy
anu seconuaiy euucatois. They help teacheis impiove theii piofessional knowleuge,
classioom piactice, anu become mentois anu leaueis both in theii school anu communities
anu globally thiough the online Teacheis Without Boiueis social netwoik anu inteinational
initiatives. This piogiam leaus to a ceitificate anu an e-poitfolio, allowing giauuates to
fuithei theii caieei goals anu contiibute theii skills anu expeitise to global piojects
manageu by Teacheis Without Boiueis. CTN giauuates have the option of applying to
volunteei as e-mentois in the CTN piogiam to suppoit theii colleagues in subsequent
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Bi. Koniau ulogowski
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Since this is an online couise, you aie expecteu to contiibute anu paiticipate whenevei you
have an oppoitunity to uo so. Theie is no synchionous component to this couise: all
activities will take place asynchionously.
Please ieview the Couise Scheuule (below) caiefully. Theie aie impoitant ueaulines foi
eveiy week of the couise.
Please feel fiee to contact me anytime via email oi Skype. As a gioup, we will also keep in
touch via email. A mailing list incluuing emails of all couise paiticipants will be sent to you
a few uays befoie the couise begins.
To uelivei the online CTN couise, Teacheis Without Boiueis has chosen to use an online
Leaining Nanagement System calleu Nixty. In oiuei to paiticipate in this CTN couise, you
will neeu to cieate an account on Nixty. 0nce you cieate youi account, please auu me
(Koniau ulogowski) as a contact insiue the platfoim (instiuctions aie incluueu below).
Please also join Couise 1 of the CTN. You will finu the couise heie:
Below the title of the couise, you will see a link that says: "Click heie to join this couise!"
Youi Blog anu E-Poitfolio
Theie aie two featuies of the Nixty platfoim that aie ciucial to youi success in this couise.
Both can be accesseu fiom the top of the page when you aie loggeu into youi Nixty account
(see the scieenshot below).
0ne of them is youi =,>.;'?4#$. This is wheie you will post all of the iequiieu @)A4)+.,#/'
B**,$/&)/.*. This is also wheie youi colleagues, instiuctois, anu e-mentois will comment
on youi woik.
The othei is youi )C-#".D#4,#. Youi Nixty e-poitfolio is a place wheie you can builu youi
piofessional poitfolio anu wheie anyone who visits youi e-poitfolio can also access all youi
blog posts anu contiibutions to online uiscussions. As you can see fiom the scieenshot
below, it's a space wheie you can also auu youi Cv, uploau any uocuments that speak to
youi stiengths anu expeiiences as an euucatoi, anu list honois oi awaius.
You aie expecteu to woik on youi poitfolio thioughout the couise to make suie that, at the
enu of the couise, it pioviues an accuiate oveiview of youi piofessional goals anu
accomplishments, incluuing youi woik in this couise.
Auuing Contacts anu Commenting
To comment on blog posts wiitten by youi colleagues in the couise, click on Contacts at the
top of the page. You will then see a list of all youi contacts insiue the Nixty platfoim. If you
aie familiai with Facebook oi othei social netwoiking sites, you will finu this to be veiy
similai to having viitual "fiienus". In oiuei to see youi contacts on this page, you will fiist
have to auu them. You can uo this by clicking on "Contacts", selecting the "Finu a new
contact" link, anu uoing a seaich foi the peison's name.
0nce youi colleagues aie auueu as contacts insiue Nixty, you will see them listeu in the
As you can see above, viewing youi contacts' e-poitfolio oi blog, oi senuing them a piivate
message is veiy easy. All you have to uo is click the iight link besiue theii icon oi pictuie.
A list of all couise paiticipants will be ciiculateu a few uays befoie we stait. Please take the
time to auu all of the couise paiticipants to youi contacts. You aie encouiageu to ieview
the blog entiies posteu by youi colleagues in this couise anu comment on theii woik
0ne of the goals of this online couise is to cieate a sense of community. We'ie going to be
togethei foi two months, anu it is impoitant that we get to know one anothei anu uo oui
best to suppoit each othei, help each othei ieflect on oui classioom piactice, anu think
ciitically about the key concepts in the couise. In shoit, this couise is about uiscussions anu
mutual suppoit. The moie you take the time to suppoit youi colleagues the moie suppoit
you youiself will ieceive fiom them.
As a paiticipant in this online couise, you aie expecteu to:
- Submit all iequiieu @)A4)+.,#/'B**,$/&)/.* on time (all of them aie listeu below in
the couise scheuule anu cleaily inuicateu insiue each unit).
- Contiibute to #/4,/)'1,*+3**,#/* in each unit (all cleaily inuicateu insiue each unit).
- Builu youi -"#D)**,#/%4')C-#".D#4,# on Nixty.
- Submit an 0/1)-)/1)/.':.31;'!"#F)+. (baseu on Couise S of the CTN, please see
below foi moie infoimation).
- Comment on the woik of youi colleagues (posteu on theii inuiviuual blogs anu as
contiibutions to online uiscussions).
You may also use youi Nixty blog to shaie youi thoughts on euucation-ielateu topics that
may not be uiiectly connecteu to the CTN couise but play an impoitant pait in youi life as
Theie aie two spaces wheie you will be posting youi woik:
1. G#3"'=,>.;'?4#$. This space will be useu foi all Reflection Assignments. By posting these
assignments to youi blog you will be builuing a piofessional e-poitfolio that you can then
use aftei the couise when applying foi jobs oi as an auuenuum to youi Cv. Youi e-
poitfolio can also be accesseu fiom the top toolbai when you'ie loggeu into youi Nixty
2. H/4,/)'1,*+3**,#/'D#"3&*',/*,1)'=,>.;. These aie inteispeiseu thioughout the CTN
units. Theie is at least one pei eveiy unit. These contiibutions will also be visible insiue
youi Nixty e-poitfolio, which aggiegates all of youi activity insiue the Nixty platfoim. The
puipose of these online uiscussion foiums is uiffeient fiom that of the Reflection
Assignments. These aie spaces wheie we can ask questions, shaie oui thoughts, anu
suppoit anu leain fiom oui colleagues. While theie aie specific questions intenueu to
guiue oui uiscussion anu ieflection, I encouiage you to think of these spaces as
oppoitunities to chat with colleagues, not places wheie you aie iequiieu to submit a
flawless iesponse. In fact, while all Reflection Assignments have specific uue uates, the
uiscussion piompts uo not. You can contiibute whenevei you wish.
The last couise of the CTN focuses on the Nillennium Bevelopment uoals. Since the CTN is
open to paiticipants fiom all ovei the woilu whose piofessional contexts can vaiy
significantly, we have ueciueu to make this a pioject-baseu pait of the CTN piogiam. While
we want all of you to leain about anu engage with the issues suiiounuing the NBus, we
also iealize that, baseu on wheie anu what you teach, you may want to exploie the NBus in
a way that's unique to youi context anu inteiests.
As a iesult, you will be given an oppoitunity to ieseaich the NBus anu woik on a pioject
that is going to be useful anu piactical in youi context. You may choose to cieate a lesson
plan foi youi class on one oi moie of the NBus, cieate a piimei on NBus foi othei
euucatois inteiesteu in biinging this topic into theii cuiiicula, oi put togethei an online
iepositoiy of NBu iesouices. We'ie giving you a lot of fieeuom, but keep in minu that youi
pioject has to be appioveu by the instiuctoi anu that the last uay to submit youi pioposal
is Febiuaiy 1uth.
Youi final pioject neeus to be auueu to youi e-poitfolio, eithei as a link oi as an uploaueu
This is a Pass¡Fail couise. You will ieceive feeuback on the Reflection Assignments posteu
to youi blog. The feeuback will be pioviueu by the instiuctoi(s) anu¡oi CTN e-mentois.
You will not be given giaues foi youi woik.
Bowevei, if youi ieflection assignments aie veiy shoit, not submitteu on time, oi uo not
exhaustively auuiess the assignment, you will be contacteu piivately, pioviueu valuable
feeuback, anu given a chance to ievise youi woik. 0ui goal is to pioviue you with the
suppoit you neeu to successfully pass the couise.
If you paiticipate iegulaily in the uiscussions anu youi Reflection Assignments aie
submitteu on time anu uemonstiate a satisfactoiy level of engagement, you will be
successful in this couise.
At the enu of the couise, you will ieceive a Ceitificate of Completion.
Ianuaiy 1u: Self Assessment assignment uue touay
Ianuaiy 12: 0nit 1 Reflection Assignment uue touay (Bi. Cioss anu Aspects of uoou
Ianuaiy 14: 0nit 2 Reflection Assignment uue touay (Constiuctivism, Inquiiy, anu Leaining
Ianuaiy 18: 0nit S Reflection Assignment uue touay (Nultiple Intelligences).
Ianuaiy 21: 0nit 1 Reflection Assignment uue touay (Classioom Nanagement anu
Ianuaiy 2S: 0nit 2 Reflection Assignment uue touay (Instiuctional Theoiies).
Ianuaiy 27: 0nit S Reflection Assignment uue touay (Cuiiiculum Theoiy anu Piactice).
Ianuaiy S1: 0nit 1 Reflection Assignments uue touay (views of Assessment).
Febiuaiy 2: 0nit 2 Reflection Assignment uue touay (Bloom's Taxonomy anu Leaining
Febiuaiy 4: 0nit S Reflection Assignment uue touay (Poitfolios anu Types of Assessment).
Febiuaiy 7: 0nit S Reflection Assignment uue touay (Being Assessment Liteiate).
Please note that theie is no Reflection Assignment foi unit 4 of this couise.
Febiuaiy 1u: 0nit 1 Reflection Assignment uue touay (Nulticultuial Euucation).
Febiuaiy 1u: Last uay to submit youi Inuepenuent Pioject Pioposal (Couise S).
Febiuaiy 14: 0nit 2 Reflection Assignment uue touay (Sensitive Eye anu Compassionate
Febiuaiy 16: 0nit 4 Reflection Assignment uue touay (Appieciative Inquiiy).
Please note that theie is no Reflection Assignment foi unit S of this couise.
Febiuaiy 18: Peisonal Reflection Assignment uue touay.
Febiuaiy 28: Inuepenuent Pioject uue touay.