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MOOC Provider Coursera to Provide Professional Development Courses for Teachers

http://blog.coursera.org/post/103050170952/president-obama-supports-free-two-year-coursera

The President of the United States, Barack Obama shared his support today to over 3 million teachers across the US with Coursera. In front of a packed house at the Superintendents’ Summit in DC today to promote the Future Ready Pledge as part of the ConnectEd Initiative, President Obama disclosed a new offering by Coursera and its partners to give teachers free Coursera Verified Certificates for district-approved professional development.

“Future Ready” Educational Technology Pledge

http://tech.ed.gov/futureready/

Future Ready builds on the momentum of the President’s ConnectED Initiative with the launch of the Future Ready Pledge. The pledge recognizes the importance of building human capacity within schools and districts for effectively using increased connectivity and new devices to transform teaching and learning.