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EdX Joins President Obama's Program to Empower Teachers to Embrace Blended Learning

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President Obama announced last week that edX has joined ConnectED, the White House’s initiative to empower teachers to embrace technology and digital learning. As part of this program, edX partner universities and colleges will offer professional development courses for teachers, along with courses to prepare students for AP exams.

  • Courses for teachers include training on using technology in the classroom, learning theory and leadership, along with teaching in a blended format. Teachers will be able to earn verified certificates upon successful course completions.
  • Students in high-need and in rural schools around the country will be able to earn free verified certificates in any of the more than 40 courses and modules edX university partners are developing as preparation for the AP exams.

All courses, developed by the nation’s best colleges and universities, will be open for registration on edx.org within the next 12 months.

EdX partners participating in the ConnectED initiative include:

Teacher Professional Development:

  • Boston University
  • Davidson College
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • MIT
  • Rice University
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • University of Texas Arlington
  • University of Texas Austin
  • University of Texas System

Courses to Prepare for AP Exams:

  • Boston University
  • Cooper Union
  • Davidson College
  • Georgetown University
  • MIT
  • Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Rice University
  • UC Berkeley
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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