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Teachers Without Borders welcomes you to our Certificate of Teaching Mastery!

At 59 million, teachers are the largest professional group on the planet. Together, we have the ability to significantly improvethe quality of life for our children, our communities, and our earth.

The Certificate of Teaching Mastery is designed to provide hands-on experiences coupled with theory and educationalinnovations from around the globe. You will travel with a Mentor and colleagues from 21 different countries in what we call "The LearningVillage." In the end, you'll create an electronic Teaching Portfolio to showcase your work and develop a culminating Service Project - aprofessional gift to your community.

Thank you for making the commitment to join us and for connecting with a widening web of global colleagues and kindred spirits.Our grandest wish is that you take what you learn and use it for the greatest common good - apply it with heart, with mind, with hospitality, gratitude,and celebration.



The material in this Introductory Seminar is a guide for you to use now, and to refer back to later. Be sure, however, to do the 3assignments in this seminar before beginning Course 1.

The topics covered in this Introductory Seminar are as follows:

  • Outline of Certificate of Teaching Mastery
  • Meeting Your Mentor (Assignment 1)
  • Meeting Your Learning Circle (Assignment 2)
  • Questions to Consider (Assignment 3)
  • How do I start working on the courses?
  • How do I get the assignments?
  • How do I send my assignments to my Mentor?
  • How long does it take to complete the CTM?
  • How will my work be evaluated?
  • Key Concepts
  • Tips for Writing
  • Electronic Teaching Portfolio
  • Save and Plan Ahead
  • Posting Documents to your E-Portfolio
  • Service Project
  • How to use WebBoard and Question Wall
  • Help (with computer and courses)
  • Revisions, Copyrights, and Permissions

Outline of certificate of teaching mastery

See below for a short description

A closer look

Course 1: Education for the New Millennium - Bringing New Thinking in Education into Classroom Practice

In this course, you'll be introduced to educational theories and approaches to learning and how to apply them to your classroom;aspects of effective teaching; and contemporary issues in education. The material reflects a pattern of inclusive, discovery-oriented,culturally-attuned, and globally-aware teaching.

Course 2: Teaching Methods - Looking at Theory, Planning, and Management

In this course, you'll be introduced to thematic learning and cooperative learning and you'll have a chance to developlesson plans with these ideas in mind. You are given practical tools for classroom management and ways in which you can guide students to think abouttheir own process of learning.

Course 3: Assessment Practices - Improving Student Performance

You'll discover a new way of designing curriculum so that you get the results you want. This course includes an introduction tostudent portfolios, problem-based learning, and rubrics that assess different aspects of student work such as mastery of the material, or theability to apply what one has learned to real-life experiences.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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