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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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About the Online Course for Teachers

Facilitator's Guide: Introduction

Whether you are a professor, professional developer or lead teacher, as facilitator of the Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution, you are about to embark on an exciting and perhaps new teaching and learning experience. As with face-to-face teaching, online teaching includes preparation, clearly stated expectations and continual adjustments to meet students' needs, interests, and prior knowledge. The difference is that with this course, you create an online community of learners, by being a "guide on the side" rather than "sage on the stage."

Whether this is your 1st or 21st online course, we recommend that you read carefully the Online Facilitator's Guide. It includes topically organized suggestions, resource references, and hot links to help you run this course.

In the end teaching and learning is about the interaction between teachers, students, and content. We have provided the content. We hope these notes will help you create meaningful interaction for your students.


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