In an effort to facilitate continued community engagement, the Institute for Emerging Issues partnered with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and designated a virtual space for a six-week “boot camp” that was made available to anyone desiring to participate – regardless of background or profession. Individuals who were unable to attend the Forum were equally welcomed to participate!
This MOOC-ED was designed to help participants:
- Understand the economic importance of world-class teachers
- Understand how issues like compensation, teaching standards, professional development and the status of the teaching profession impact our ability to develop, retain and support world-class teachers across North Carolina
- Learn and share strategies and best practices—from North Carolina and beyond—to develop and support world-class teachers
- Develop action priorities for participants’ local schools or communities
- Build capacity for ground-level community action by sharing action priorities with others in participants’ communities
- Network and interface with educators, business leaders and community leaders from across the state
- Contribute to the learning of other course participants
Profile of MOOC-ED participants:
- 345 participants
- 68 Teacher Ambassadors
- 78% of participants live in 76 North Carolina counties
- Individuals from 13 states and 18 countries, coming from a variety of sectors and perspectives
Engagement with the MOOC-ED:
- 670 hours spent in discussion forums
- 8100 page views
- 1500 views of postings
After the MOOC-ED:
- Community Action Plan Grant Competition
- 32 teams participated
- Three teams were awarded grants: the team from Greene County won $10,000; the team from Catawba County won $4,500; and the team from Lee County won $3,000.
- Read more about the winning teams!
Interested in learning more? Access MOOC Resources here.