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Dear Colleagues:

SOCRATES Online in collaboration with Online Teaching Associates is offering two online courses for administrators interested in learning more about hybrid and online education this spring.

The courses, Planning and Administering Online Education Programs I and II, are two sequenced, three-week, online courses that will enable K-20 educational leaders and school administrators to attain knowledge and skills needed to be effective leaders of online and hybrid educational programs.  Participants develop prototype plans for managing online learning and/or hybrid programs in their schools.

Audience: School Principals, Assistant Principals, Superintendents, Counselors, County/State Educational Staff, School Board members; and/or online educational leadership from online programs.

Key Questions:
What are the benefits of online and hybrid education programs?
How does virtual learning strengthen and improve traditional programs?
What technology systems and human resources are required to implement online learning in a public school?
What are the costs, funding and budget implications of online learning?
How do you select and prepare teachers for online programs?
What evaluation and assessment methods are effectively used for online learning?
What are the ethical/legal issues associated with online learning?
Fee: $300 per session
Continuing Education Units: 30 administrative CEUs per session
Optional Graduate credit: 1 graduate credit ($105/credit) per session

Session 1: OTA 621: Design and Development
Dates: March 14 - April 4, 2011

Session 2: OTA 631: Administration and Supervision
Dates: April 26 - May 17, 2011

Online Registration is open through Friday, March 11.
To register: Visit www.mnscsc.org . Click on Events and Registration.

Professional Standards: The course content and learning activities are aligned to the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Programs and the NETS*A National Educational Technology Standards for School Administrators developed by the International Society for Technology in Education.

I've also attached a flyer for our continuing OTA 121 Online Teaching courses that have been scheduled for six week online sessions this spring and summer. Please share these with your teaching staff.

For questions about these professional development opportunities, please contact Karen M Johnson at kmjohnson@projectsocrates.org.


Karen Johnson
Fax: 651.846-5768

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