CK-12 offers a comprehensive Certified Educator Program with thousands of educators participating from around the globe. Join us online in July 2019, or get a jumpstart on the program by attending webinars throughout the school year.

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Benefits of Becoming a CK-12 Certified Educator

Educators gain knowledge of the CK-12 platform to better engage students and improve learning. The CEP is online, flexible, and free - like CK-12’s resources. Professional development certificates are issued detailing hours and topics covered.

Earn Professional Development Hours
Engage with Live CK-12 Moderators
Gain Extensive Knowledge of the CK-12 Platform
Join a Network of Educators

What Are the Program Requirements?

Join at least five live webinars from a selection of 30+ flexible scheduling options and watch two on demand sessions at your convenience. Complete seven matching assignments that help you explore CK-12 for ready-to-use resources and differentiate lessons using a variety of teaching strategies.

5 live webinars
2 on demand sessions
7 matching assignments

What Will I Learn?

Navigate CK-12 to Find Resources
Customize & Create FlexBooks®
Explore Adaptive Practice & Assessments
Interact with Simulations & PLIX
Make Assignments to Share with Classes
Integrate with Learning Management Systems

Program Sessions

On Demand

Certified Educator Program & CK-12 Overview
Watch this session on demand to get started with the CK-12 Certified Educator Program (CEP). This is a required session for participants looking for CK-12 certification and will include program logistics and a general overview of CK-12, as well as models for implementation. Throughout this session, you’ll learn the CK-12 philosophy behind our 2.0 platform and concept-based learning and begin navigating this robust platform to find FlexBooks® and supporting modalities—reads, simulations, PLIX interactives, videos, assessment, real-world applications, and more—to meet your needs.

Assignment: Certified Educator Program and CK-12 Overview
Beyond the CK-12 Certified Educator Program
Wrap up this program by watching this final session on demand. This is a required session for participants looking for CK-12 Certification and will include logistics for completing your certification and ways you can share CK-12 with others. You’ll leave with the tools to implement CK-12 in your class and present it to others, and the confidence that we are here to support you throughout the school year.

Assignment: Beyond the CK-12 Certified Educator Program

Live Sessions

Getting Started with FlexBooks® & the 2.0 Platform
All live sessions have passed. Please watch the recording in the CEP 2019 YouTube playlist.
If you’ve been thinking about using CK-12’s FlexBooks® in your class, school, or district, this session will give you the tips and resources you need to get started with CK-12 curriculum and editing tools. It will cover reasons for choosing CK-12, differences between our original and new 2.0 FlexBooks®, finding content based on topics and standards, basics of the editing tools, best practices for individual or team customization, and ways to share with and even publish your book for students and colleagues. Hear from others who have used CK-12 to localize content and enhance engagement. You’ll finish the session with a plan for implementation and the skills to enact it. (1 hour)

Assignment: Getting Started with FlexBooks®
Advanced FlexBook® Editing
Making advanced edits to your FlexBook® doesn’t have to be time-consuming or intimidating, but it can make it more engrossing for students. With demonstrations on embedding images and multimedia, tips for adding section headers and page breaks, and guidance for using the math editor, you’ll feel confident in your ability to navigate the advanced features of the CK-12 editor. Additionally, this session will give ideas to go beyond editing text and include options for adding other modalities to a 2.0 FlexBook®. (1 hour)

Suggested Prerequisite: "Getting Started with FlexBooks®" or previous experience working with FlexBooks®

Assignment: Advanced FlexBook® Editing
Getting Started with CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments
In addition to CK-12’s Adaptive Practice, which adjusts to the skill level of each student, teachers can assign various modalities—from reads to videos to interactives. This session will go over CK-12 Classes—setting them up, assigning practice, tracking student progress, and using the Q&A feature. It will also show the various question types through samples of CK-12’s Adaptive Practice and how students and teachers can access practice. (1 hour)

Assignment: Getting Started with CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments
Customizing CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments
CK-12 did the heavy lifting for you by creating 150,000+ adaptive practice questions, while giving you the ability to customize these questions—or even create your own—and assign quizzes to your classes. This session will include an overview of the CK-12 reports feature that tracks student progress. Additionally, you will learn how to maximize the assignment feature by creating multi-concept assignments from within CK-12 Classes. (1 hour)

Suggested Prerequisite: "Getting Started with CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments" or previous experience with CK-12 practice and assignments

Assignment: Customizing CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments
CK-12 Simulations & PLIX Interactives
CK-12’s Simulations and PLIX (Play. Learn. Interact. eXplore.) connect science and math to real-world concepts in a dynamic and interactive way. With over 140 Physics and Chemistry simulations and 1,100 math and science PLIX, students can learn through exploration, complete with interactive environments and associated questions, both in and out of class. In this session, you will learn about accessing CK-12 interactives, the different components included, and strategies for incorporating them into your class. (1 hour)

Assignment: CK-12 Simulations & PLIX Interactives
Teaching Strategies for Using CK-12
CK-12 resources are best used to complement each other. Put them all together to create a fun, interactive learning environment for students. This session will cover strategies for using CK-12 apps, tools, content, and resources to enhance your class and personalize student learning. Learn how other teachers and students have used CK-12 to highlight and take notes, complete group work at the board, flip their classroom, explore concepts, and much more. (1 hour)

Assignment: Teaching Strategies for Using CK-12
Community Contributed and Non-STEM Content on CK-12
There is more than just math and science on CK-12's platform. This session helps users navigate Community Resources to find educators nearby and build their own FlexBooks® and questions within the CK-12 platform. Even non-STEM teachers can create customizable FlexBooks® from scratch or adapt the work of other districts who have written books in subject areas like social studies and language arts. (1 hour)

Assignment: Community Contributed and Non-STEM Content on CK-12
Common Core Math on CK-12
With the change of focus in classrooms to more exploratory and project-based learning, CK-12 has launched a new line of resources specifically for CCSS Math. Come learn about our newest books with embedded PLIX and interactives, digital questions, and more. See how our new resources can help you implement exploratory learning strategies at your school. (1 hour)

Assignment: Common Core Math on CK-12

Additional Offerings

LMS Breakout: CK-12 & Google Classroom
Does your school use Google Classroom? Join this breakout session to learn about CK-12's integration with Google Classroom. This session will help you understand what resources are available from CK-12 and how you can assign them to and see progress within your class on Google. (30 minutes)
LMS Breakout: CK-12 & Canvas/Schoology
Does your school use Canvas or Schoology? Join this breakout session to learn about CK-12's integration with Canvas and Schoology. This session will help you understand what resources are available from CK-12 and how you can assign them and see progress from within your class on Canvas or Schoology. (30 minutes)
Case Studies
Join CK-12 team members and other panelists for various conversations about professional development, adopting CK-12, addressing NGSS, and using CK-12 in independent and homeschool environments. You can actively participate in these discussions by asking questions via text or audio and sharing your own experiences.

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See Our Alumni in Action

We are proud that our Certified Educator Alumni have used the knowledge and skills they’ve gained in this program to become more effective teachers and stronger leaders in education.

 

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CK-12 Certified Educators

Congratulations to our phenomenal educators who completed the CK-12 Certified Educator Program. We encourage you to network and connect with others in your area as you build and customize your own CK-12 resources.

If you need to update your info, click here. Send your photo to cepphotos@ck12.org.

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Help Students Succeed. Become CK-12 Certified!Registration

July 2019 Program Information: To become CK-12 Certified, you need to view the mandatory introductory and concluding sessions (on demand) and participate in five LIVE sessions (choosing a date and time for each webinar). You are welcome to attend more than the required sessions this summer, including our LMS break-out sessions and case studies. Assignments accompanying core sessions are required for program completion. Certified Educator Program Terms & FAQs

Live Sessions

To become certified, you must attend five live sessions from these offerings, in addition to the two on demand sessions. If you are simply interested in joining us for one or more sessions without completing the full program, you may choose those here. Select your session dates and times. Please note all times are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Choose 5 to Meet CEP Requirements

Getting Started with FlexBooks® & the 2.0 Platform
All live sessions have passed. Please watch the recording in the CEP 2019 YouTube playlist.   

If you’ve been thinking about using CK-12’s FlexBooks® in your class, school, or district, this session will give you the tips and resources you need to get started with CK-12 curriculum and editing tools. It will cover reasons for choosing CK-12, differences between our original and new 2.0 FlexBooks®, finding content based on topics and standards, basics of the editing tools, best practices for individual or team customization, and ways to share with and even publish your book for students and colleagues. Hear from others who have used CK-12 to localize content and enhance engagement. You’ll finish the session with a plan for implementation and the skills to enact it. (1 hour)

Assignment: Getting Started with FlexBooks®

Advanced FlexBook® Editing   

Making advanced edits to your FlexBook® doesn’t have to be time-consuming or intimidating, but it can make it more engrossing for students. With demonstrations on embedding images and multimedia, tips for adding section headers and page breaks, and guidance for using the math editor, you’ll feel confident in your ability to navigate the advanced features of the CK-12 editor. Additionally, this session will give ideas to go beyond editing text and include options for adding other modalities to a 2.0 FlexBook®. (1 hour)

Suggested Prerequisite: "Getting Started with FlexBooks®" or previous experience working with FlexBooks®

Assignment: Advanced FlexBook® Editing

Getting Started with CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments   

In addition to CK-12’s Adaptive Practice, which adjusts to the skill level of each student, teachers can assign various modalities—from reads to videos to interactives. This session will go over CK-12 Classes—setting them up, assigning practice, tracking student progress, and using the Q&A feature. It will also show the various question types through samples of CK-12’s Adaptive Practice and how students and teachers can access practice. (1 hour)

Assignment: Getting Started with CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments

Customizing CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments   

CK-12 did the heavy lifting for you by creating 150,000+ adaptive practice questions, while giving you the ability to customize these questions—or even create your own—and assign quizzes to your classes. This session will include an overview of the CK-12 reports feature that tracks student progress. Additionally, you will learn how to maximize the assignment feature by creating multi-concept assignments from within CK-12 Classes. (1 hour)

Suggested Prerequisite: "Getting Started with CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments" or previous experience with CK-12 practice and assignments

Assignment: Customizing CK-12 Adaptive Practice & Assignments

CK-12 Simulations & PLIX Interactives   

CK-12’s Simulations and PLIX (Play. Learn. Interact. eXplore.) connect science and math to real-world concepts in a dynamic and interactive way. With over 140 Physics and Chemistry simulations and 1,100 math and science PLIX, students can learn through exploration, complete with interactive environments and associated questions, both in and out of class. In this session, you will learn about accessing CK-12 interactives, the different components included, and strategies for incorporating them into your class. (1 hour)

Assignment: CK-12 Simulations & PLIX Interactives

Teaching Strategies for Using CK-12   

CK-12 resources are best used to complement each other. Put them all together to create a fun, interactive learning environment for students. This session will cover strategies for using CK-12 apps, tools, content, and resources to enhance your class and personalize student learning. Learn how other teachers and students have used CK-12 to highlight and take notes, complete group work at the board, flip their classroom, explore concepts, and much more. (1 hour)

Assignment: Teaching Strategies for Using CK-12

Community Contributed and Non-STEM Content on CK-12   

There is more than just math and science on CK-12's platform. This session helps users navigate Community Resources to find educators nearby and build their own FlexBooks® and questions within the CK-12 platform. Even non-STEM teachers can create customizable FlexBooks® from scratch or adapt the work of other districts who have written books in subject areas like social studies and language arts. (1 hour)

Assignment: Community Contributed and Non-STEM Content on CK-12

Common Core Math on CK-12   

With the change of focus in classrooms to more exploratory and project-based learning, CK-12 has launched a new line of resources specifically for CCSS Math. Come learn about our newest books with embedded PLIX and interactives, digital questions, and more. See how our new resources can help you implement exploratory learning strategies at your school. (1 hour)

Assignment: Common Core Math on CK-12

On Demand Required Sessions

These two sessions do not require registration. The on demand content will be shared with all participants starting July 1, 2019 through the new FlexBook® 2.0 platform and can be watched at your convenience.

Certified Educator Program & CK-12 Overview    -    Available July 1 for those registered for the program.

Watch this session on demand to get started with the CK-12 Certified Educator Program (CEP). This is a required session for participants looking for CK-12 certification and will include program logistics and a general overview of CK-12, as well as models for implementation. Throughout this session, you’ll learn the CK-12 philosophy behind our 2.0 platform and concept-based learning and begin navigating this robust platform to find FlexBooks® and supporting modalities—reads, simulations, PLIX interactives, videos, assessment, real-world applications, and more—to meet your needs.

Assignment: Certified Educator Program and CK-12 Overview

Beyond the CK-12 Certified Educator Program    -    Available July 19 for those registered for the program.

Wrap up this program by watching this final session on demand. This is a required session for participants looking for CK-12 Certification and will include logistics for completing your certification and ways you can share CK-12 with others. You’ll leave with the tools to implement CK-12 in your class and present it to others, and the confidence that we are here to support you throughout the school year.

Assignment: Beyond the CK-12 Certified Educator Program

Additional Offerings

While not required for certification, you are welcome to join us for any of these additional sessions. Note that these bonus sessions…do not count toward the five required live sessions. All times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Not Required for CEP

LMS Breakout: CK-12 & Google Classroom   

Does your school use Google Classroom? Join this breakout session to learn about CK-12's integration with Google Classroom. This session will help you understand what resources are available from CK-12 and how you can assign them to and see progress within your class on Google. (30 minutes)

LMS Breakout: CK-12 & Canvas/Schoology   

Does your school use Canvas or Schoology? Join this breakout session to learn about CK-12's integration with Canvas and Schoology. This session will help you understand what resources are available from CK-12 and how you can assign them and see progress from within your class on Canvas or Schoology. (30 minutes)

Case Study: Providing Professional Development for Teachers Using CK-12
All live sessions have passed. Please watch the recording in the CEP 2019 YouTube playlist.   

Join CK-12 team members and other panelists for tools and best practices for delivering effective and exciting professional development to your colleagues. You can actively participate in this discussion by asking questions via text or audio and sharing your own experiences. (45 minutes)

Case Study: Using CK-12 to Address NGSS
All live sessions have passed. Please watch the recording in the CEP 2019 YouTube playlist.   

Learn from districts who have customized CK-12 science FlexBooks® and resources to target NGSS standards. You can actively participate in this discussion by asking questions via text or audio and sharing your own experiences. (45 minutes)

Case Study: Adopting CK-12 Districtwide
All live sessions have passed. Please watch the recording in the CEP 2019 YouTube playlist.   

Explore the implementation process that many districts use when adopting CK-12 Flexbooks® as core curriculum. You can actively participate in this discussion by asking questions via text or audio and sharing your own experiences. (45 minutes)

Case Study: Using CK-12 for Homeschoolers   

Collaborate with other homeschool educators as you share your favorite resources and ideas for using CK-12 with students. You can actively participate in this discussion by asking questions via text or audio and sharing your own experiences. (45 minutes)

Case Study: CK-12 for Independent Schools   

Hear from educators about the benefits of using and ways to incorporate CK-12 resources in independent schools. You can actively participate in this discussion by asking questions via text or audio and sharing your own experiences. (45 minutes)

As a CK-12 Certified Educator, you have access to the following resources and opportunities. If you have any questions, you can email us at jumpstart@ck12.org

Recertification

CK-12 Certified Educator Certificates are valid for two years from the time they are issued. If you would like to extend your certificate by another two years, see below.

August 2018 (or later) Certified Educators

You may work on the requirements below, but no action is needed until 2020. If you complete recertification before that time, your certificate will be valid for two years from that date.

August 2017 Certified Educators

  • Complete one (or more) of the following and submit your work in the recertification form.
    • Present CK-12 to a group of colleagues or at a conference.
    • Create a substantially customized FlexBook® and publish it on CK-12.
    • Record a video of your class in action and submit it with an explanation of how you use CK-12 resources.
    • Attend three webinar sessions on new topics and complete matching assignments.
  • Watch the Brush Up: Skills Refresher Session.
  • Complete the following recertification form to document knowledge of CK-12 updates and request your certificate.
  • You can preview the questions within the Google Form by downloading this PDF.
Recertify
Presenter Kits

CK-12 really appreciates Certified Educators who present to others and help spread the word about all of CK-12’s resources. Based on the event and sufficient notice, we are pleased to offer you some materials like brochures or pens to give away.

You also can access digital resources here:

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Request a Visit

Do you have a school or district event where you’d like participation from the CK-12 Team? Are you presenting at a conference and would like assistance from CK-12? If we are unable to be there in person, we are often able to join you virtually. Fill out the following form, and we will do our best to assist with your request.

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You all are doing amazing things in your districts, schools, and classrooms! If CK-12 is being used in a dynamic way, let us know! We often feature Certified Educators and their students in videos, tweets, and more. You can share testimonials directly with us, or invite our crew out to see you in action.

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Alumni Database

Want to be included on the CK-12 Alumni page? Need to update your information or submit a photo? You can make any changes you’d like by completing the CEP Alumni updated information form. All photos can be sent to cepphotos@ck12.org.

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Email Change

Did you recently change schools or districts? Would you like us to update your email address so we can keep you informed of all of the exciting things happening at CK-12? Complete the Email Change form here.

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