Summer is a time when teachers recuperate and recover from the previous year. It's also a time when they begin the process of rejuvenating and re-energizing for the upcoming year. Teachers look forward to the summer for many reasons. One of the reasons they enjoy summer so much they get to take some time and learn for themselves.
Here is a list resources to help you learn over the summer.
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
Open Culture 985 free online courses from top universities. Get free online courses from the world’s leading universities – Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.
MIT Open CourseWare MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
TED Talks 1700 + talks to stir your curiosity. Here are some that might be interesting to educators.
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Kahn Acadamy Online tutorials you can use for your classes. Why not use Kahn to expand your knowledge on a subject you're interested in learning more about.
With all of your free time in the summer why not learn a new language with Duolingo. Courses are available in Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese.