by Kristie Burk
As students (and staff) start looking forward to beaches, swimming pools, and sunshine, you may also want to consider registering now for a free summer course from top universities and institutions. You don’t necessarily have to take a course related to your career; I’m thinking about enjoying my summer reading and discussing Dubliners and Dracula with the book club from The University of California, Berkeley.
And here’s an idea – If you’re teaching at the secondary level, consider offering the courses to your current or incoming students as well. Here are just a few of the interesting ones that I found:
- Facilitate learning through outdoor watershed education (grades 4-8) from National Geographic.
- Pick up some interactive strategies for engaging with art from The Museum of Modern Art.
- Get prepared for AP Chemistry through The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
- Explore Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas from the Curtis Institute of Music.
- Examine contemporary child nutrition and cooking from Stanford University.
- Study how to make stunning images of science and engineering from MIT.
- Learn about the math of sports from the University of Notre Dame.
- Consider the changing global order from Universiteit Leiden.
- Study the principles of biochemistry from Harvard.
- Think about the psychology of popularity from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Learn Chinese for beginners from Peking University.
- Learn how to program your own apps for Android Handheld Systems from the University of Maryland.
- Achieve expertise in English composition from Duke University.
- Engage in design-oriented collaborative activities focused on STEAM+ learning with other teachers through the University of Toronto.
- Take an introduction to environmental science class from Dartmouth University.
Do you have an interest that’s not on this list? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll research it for you!