Leading Edge Certification (LEC), a 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".