Success in Six is a self-paced online learning program that shows you the latest ways to use digital resources to support 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, differentiation, and a host of other student needs. It is offered at no charge to any Ohio educator—teachers, librarians, tech coordinators, administrators —from INFOhio (www.infohio.org), Ohio’s PreK-12 digital library.
Each module contains an overview to bring you up to speed on the topic and then guides you to sites and tools to explore more deeply. It finishes with activities that let you practice new skills.
You can complete one or all of the modules in any order:
- Develop Your Research Toolbox
- Learn to Search Effectively
- Discover High Quality STEAM Resources
- Engage Your Students with Reading Resources
- Find Free Content for Your Blended Classroom
- Explore INFOhio’s Differentiation Tools
Complete a module to earn three contact hours, which most districts accept for CEU credit, and a digital badge.
https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/certification_level1 Become a Google Certified Teacher! Excellent training in Best Practices for Using Technology in Education.
https://developers.google.com/edu/python/ Learn the programming language Python
https://www.google.com/edu/cs/learn.html A portal to a variety of Google learning options
Google offers a wide range of resources for learning about computers, computer logic, and technology in general. The links above offer a variety of options for summer learning.
MIT offers an amazing array of courses free online. You don’t get college credit for them, but you do get the fun of learning something new–or delving deeper into a favorite topic.
http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses Open Culture is another site offering free college classes online. The range of topics is phenomenal, and since they are self-paced, you are free to learn as much or as little as you have time for.