An upcoming class in the first semester of RTO’s online curriculum, “How to Teach: The Next Generation of Learning Experts,” will explore the challenges faced by new and veteran educators alike.
The class will explore teaching skills, the role of technology in the classroom, and the ways teachers have been challenged to create and implement the lessons they teach.
The online class, which will be available for enrollment starting today, is designed to help teachers and administrators better understand the teaching challenges faced in the 21st century.
RTO President and CEO Michael Hsieh said the class, titled “The Next Generation: Teaching and Learning Skills and Challenges,” will be one of many opportunities to engage with educators and other stakeholders around the country and around the world.
In a press release, RTO said that while some educators and their students may not realize it, there is a huge amount of information out there on how to teach and learn.
“While many people may not think of teaching as a new and unique discipline, teaching is not new and has been around for a very long time,” said Hsiec.
“And in fact, learning and teaching has been a core component of our schools, our universities and our businesses for hundreds of years.”
While the online class will help teachers better understand how to improve their skills and strategies to help them succeed, Hsieb says it is important for educators to also take a look at what they can do to be a better educator.
“Teachers need to be able to look at the research, understand how technology can help them do their jobs better and better, and be able recognize when there are lessons they can be more effective in teaching,” he said.
While RTO has received support from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hsu said that the class will not be offered for the entire school year.
Instead, the class is available for the first few months of enrollment.
“The class will be part of a larger, ongoing and focused online learning curriculum that will be launched in the coming months,” Hsieff said.
The program will also be offered through RTOs partnership with Teach For America, Teach for America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Science and the American Association of Colleges and Schools.RTO has already launched several courses in the past few years that are geared towards new teachers.
For example, the company launched the RTO Online Courses for New Teachers in 2012 and the RTS Course for New Educators in 2016.
Hsieh added that the RTEs online courses are geared toward new and returning teachers and are available to students starting from the first day of class.
RTE has also created a series of online courses for teachers starting in 2019.