https://www.edmodo.com/developers/ - Free and secure K-12 social learning platform. In their words: “Edmodo cultivates professional development by connecting teachers with similar interests and passions and by giving educators around the world a platform for collaboration”
High Tech High
http://www.hightechhigh.org/moocs/ - Two, free, MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses). These MOOCs will focus on school creation and the implementation of deeper learning strategies. Both "New School Creation" and the "Deeper Learning MOOCs" are available for registration on December 1st, 2013.
http://www.imaginek12.com/ -Imagine K12 supports companies creating products that help schools, teachers, parents and students improve educational outcomes. Located in Palo Alto, California, Imagine K12 runs a 3-month program for founders and hackers intent on changing the world.
http://www.imaginek12.com/our-program.html -Imagine K12 is designed to help founders take an idea from early stage to the point of being able to raise money from angel investors and traditional venture capitalists. For three months, founders come together in Palo Alto, California to work on their businesses
http://www.imaginek12.com/apply.html - Application Process
http://www.imaginek12.com/companies.html - List of companies supported to date
Indiana University - School of Education
BOOC: Big Open Online Course (Max 500 students)
A free course in September focused on educators and titled "Assessment Practices, Principles and Policies" for as many as 500 students. BOOC to offer most of the advantages of a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, but with more interaction, while taking advantage of Google's new Coursebuilder course management system. "Google wants to know whether interactive online practices that are working well with 20 students can be scaled up,". Students who complete the BOOC will learn the practical skills needed to improve classroom student assessments while exploring assessment principles and new accountability policies.
Graduate-Level Credit Option:
Students who wish to take the course for graduate-level credit will be able to do so by completing additional course requirements, including a term paper based on the weekly assignments.
Kennesaw State University
KSU Online - MOOC
http://mooc.kennesaw.edu/courses/ - K-12 Blended & Online Learning.The course is designed to introduce K-12 teachers and the community to blended and online learning. MOOC will address foundational knowledge about trends in K-12 online learning, iNACOL standards, engaged learning strategies, assessment and differentiation in the online learning environment. Learning will be assessed using strategies aligned to knowledge and understanding.
Kent State University
Michigan Virtual University (MVU)
http://www.mivu.org/MOOC/tabid/754/Default.aspx - K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century. What does it mean to be a K-12 teacher in the 21st century? Within this simple question is a deeper study of the pedagogical strategies, contexts (online, face-to-face, and blended), and the technologies involved in reform oriented K-12 instruction. This experience will provide participants with a deeper understanding of MOOCs, along with an introduction to emerging and free technologies such as presentation media (e.g., Flickr), online artifact creation (e.g., Vialogues) and collaboration innovations (e.g., ThingLink). MOOC is directed at in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, and high school students interested in the teaching profession.
Open Lessons - Khan Academy is a non-profit, and its mission is to offer a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Its library of over 3200 videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
Browse All Available Videos - http://www.khanacademy.org/#browse
Sign Up for free - http://www.khanacademy.org/signup?continue=%2Fpostlogin%3Fcontinue=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.khanacademy.org%252Fexercisedashboard
http://learnzillion.com/about - LearnZillion is a learning platform that combines video lessons, assessments, and progress reporting. Each lesson highlights a Common Core standard, starting with math in grades 3-9. Site offers thousands of high-quality Common Core resources created by a national community of teachers.
MITOpenCourseWare - Highlights For High School
http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/ - Highlights for High School features MIT OpenCourseWare materials that are most useful for high school students and teachers
MOOC - Ed: Massive Open Online Courses for EDUCATORS
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
North Carolina State University - School of Education
MOOC-Eds are built on research-based models of effective professional development, professional learning communities, and online communities of practice. The courses focus on authentic, project-based learning, collaboration, and peer-supported learning, rather than tests and grades that are needed in other types of MOOCs. MOOC-Eds enable educators to experience using innovative technologies as learners and collaborators, which will help them gain insights into what these technologies can mean for students.
MOOC-ED Report: The Digital Learning Transition MOOC for Educators: Exploring a Scalable Approach to Professional Development http://www.all4ed.org/files/MOOC-Ed.pdf Courses/Series:
Mathematics Learning Trajectories (MLT) Series. The Mathematics Learning Trajectories MOOC-Ed series introduces you to Learning Trajectories (LT) as frameworks for interpreting and implementing the Common Core State Standards.
The Digital Learning Transition (DLT). Digital Learning Transition in K-12 Schools massive online open course for educators (DLT MOOC-Ed) will help you understand the potential of digital learning in K-12 schools, assess progress and set future goals for your school or district, and plan to achieve those goals. The DLT MOOC-Ed is designed for school and district leaders, such as superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, technology directors, financial officers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, and lead teachers, as well as university faculty, consultants, parents and any others involved in planning and implementing K-12 digital learning initiatives. We recommend, when possible, participation by teams from schools, districts or other organizations, since having local colleagues work together to relate the lessons from the DLT MOOC-Ed to their own context makes the course even more valuable. If a team is not available, individuals are welcome to participate on their own.
MOOCs High School
www.MOOCsHighSchool.org - Initial Courses, Programs and Services in 2014.
Flagship Community College of the Maricopa Community Colleges District
http://www.phoenixcollege.edu/about/discover-pc - Established in 1920, Phoenix College is the flagship of the Maricopa Community Colleges, a district that ranks as one of the nation’s largest community college systems and the single largest provider of higher education and career training in Arizona.
http://www.phoenixcollege.edu/academics/programs/mathematics/math-moocs - The following two developmental math courses are being offered: Arithmetic /Pre-Algebra and Introductory Algebra. These courses are for Anyone wanting to review the math skills needed to be successful in college level mathematics. High school students preparing to enter college, Incoming students wanting to review their math skills before taking the math placement test
https://www.schoology.com/k-12-lms.php - An online and mobile application for classroom and education management. Schoology provides schools and districts with a configurable, scalable, and easy-to-implement solution, but also provides a basic version of its award-winning platform "free" for teachers.
https://developers.schoology.com/ - Collaboration is a key part of Schoology. If you’ve got an idea for a tool that will enrich the Schoology experience, use their developer resources to bring it to life.
High School Challenge - http://www.udacity.com/hschallenge - Hundreds of teams led by high school students are competing to complete as many Udacity courses as possible. High school students can still start their own teams by clicking the blue button at the top of the page found thru the link above.
Courses - http://www.udacity.com/courses - Current courses divided into Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Subject areas include statistics, physics, computer science, artificial intelligence, software testing, programming languages, cryptology, and others.
University of Miami Global Academy
http://myumgaprojects.com/mooc/login/signup.php - Free Online Course. Prepare yourself for your college entrance exams by signing up today for the University of Miami Global Academy's open online course. Our 3-week, 6 session course will cover material for the AP Exam in Calculus AB and BC.. Note: Not all their programs/courses are free, so check prior to signing up.
http://globalacademy.miami.edu/ -The University of Miami Global Academy's vision is to be the premier online high school, by delivering a student-centered, uniquely superior educational experience. Our online learning environment encourages exceptional critical thinking skills, develops curious minds, fosters ambition and leadership potential, and builds character focused on service to community and others.
University of Wisconsin
http://www.uwlax.edu/mathmooc/about.html - COLLEGE READINESS: University of Wisconsin Math System's MOOC. There are many groups who will be attracted to this course, and efforts will be made to reach out to each:
-High school students. The Wisconsin Early Mathematics Placement Tool (EMPT) is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This tool is designed to allow high school students to assess their current readiness to pursue math courses at the post secondary level. Thousands of students use this tool each year.
-Students within the University System who are required to take remedial math courses to prepare for college credit bearing math and science courses.
-Individuals who have been away from formal instruction and who are interested in learning mathematics, possibly in preparation to enter or re-enter college or simply to improve their math skills to compete within the workforce.
-Individuals intending to take a major gateway exam that has a math component (GRE, ACT, SAT, PPST, College Placement, etc.).
There will be no enforced prerequisites