Proven Educational Strategies
A learning model built on experience, research, and ongoing staff development
The MNOHS learning model:
- Uses reliable and advanced technology
- Is based on research supported online course design and pedagogy
- Centers on teacher-created curriculum--courses written by the people who teach them
- Includes college-readiness skill development and post-secondary planning
- A community-building student services model
Faculty Training and Collaboration
- Teaching Online - All newly hired MNOHS instructors participate in this six-week teacher training course that prepares teachers for planning and delivering online instruction.
- Ongoing Faculty Development - Regular professional development, reflective practice, and peer review activities bring MNOHS faculty together online and in person.
- Instructional Strategies Group - Twice a month core teachers meet in this interdisciplinary research-based workshop to discuss effective strategies in their daily teaching.
- Literacy Strategies Group - This interdisciplinary committee meets bi-weekly to develop, pilot, and disseminate templates and tools to promote literacy in the online classroom.
- Student Intervention Team - The SIT engages counselors and teachers to implement tiered interventions and individualized support for struggling students.
MNOHS core staff has worked together in online education since 2005, and in some cases since 1997. We are recognized leaders in the field of online high school education, presenting at state, national, and international conferences, and conducting trainings for other educational institutions.
Our program, courses, and expectations of faculty are aligned to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Standards for Quality Programs, Courses, and Teaching and are evaluated annually.
MNOHS was recommended for national accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), a division of AdvancED. We expect to receive our accreditation in January 2013.