NOTE: Enrollments for spring semester, 2014, are now closed, with the exception of 4th quarter block and 3rd trimester additions.
This national online teacher certification guides educators through rigorous and engaging curriculumbased on the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL) for online teaching and National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T).
2013–2014 HIGH SCHOOL Classes
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SOCRATES Online Teacher?
Complete an application
- Take the Is Online Teaching Right for Me? self-assessment (PDF)
SOCRATES is partnering with Leading Edge Certification (LEC), an organization of nonprofits, universities and educational agencies to bring a national certification program to Minnesota in educational technology and curriculum innovation. LEC is the first national certification program of its kind and is platform and vendor neutral. More about Leading Edge Certification: http://leadingedgecertification.org/
The online 10-week training course will give the first round of teachers both national certification for online and blended teaching and prepare them to teach the curriculum. The cost of the training is $450. Educators registering to become trainers should be experienced and passionate about online and/or blended teaching. Register through SCSC's EventWorks (select SOCRATES Online from the Category menu at the top)
This curriculum is aligned to ISTE and iNACOL standards and also meets the requirements passed in the 2012 legislature to prepare both pre-service and in-service teachers to have "the knowledge and skills needed to deliver digital and blended learning and curriculum and engage students with technology".
New Online Courses 2013–14
- Introduction to Culinary Arts (FACS)
- Sports and Entertainment Marketing (Business)
- Fashion and Interior Design (FACS)
- Introduction to Social Media (Language Arts)
- History of the Holocaust (Social Studies)
- Middle School Photography: Drawing with Light (Visual Arts)
Participant-driven Professional Development
Who are the experts? We are! Join one of the many opportunities to learn from and with your colleagues while conversing about topics of mutual interest.
An EdCamp is a free professional development day where the participants help set the sessions and schedule for the day. The conversation / session topics are suggested and determined by the attendees. Learn more
OOE13: Connected Learning
Open Online Experience 2013 is a 10-month long learning experience that aims to provide participants with a rich, immersive experience into the study and use of educational technology in teaching and learning. It is a professional development program with a difference: it is open to any teacher or faculty member who has internet access, and it has been designed on a “connectivist” model.
Join in at anytime. To register: http://www.ooe13.org/registration/