Workforce training - ISU College of Technology

Frequently Asked Questions - For Educators

 

 

Do I need any special software or downloads to take the webinar courses?

Is there a text book to buy?

What “homework” is required to complete each class?

What if I can’t make the date and time of the online webinars?

How do I earn the Professional Development credit?

When will the PD credits be on a transcript?

Are live classes being archived for later use?

Can I view a webinar that happened earlier live, now for credit?

When will the next cycle of webinar offerings begin?

Who does the record keeping?

 

 

 

Do I need any special software or downloads to take the webinar courses?

 

Adobe Flash Player is required with a high speed internet connection. Also, you must have a viable email address to attend these webinars.


*If you have never attended a Connect Pro meeting before, test your connection here:

http://isu.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

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Is there a text book to buy?

 

Typically there is no required text.  If any course offering should require a text, it will be noted in the course announcement.

 

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What “homework” is required to complete each class?

 

Each webinar or other integration “class” will have some kind of short measurement. Most will not require more than ten minutes or so to complete and submit.  In some cases, there will be opportunities to submit project work for additional clock time.

 

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What if I can’t make the date and time of the online webinars?

 

Each webinar will be available as a recording for thirty days following “live” delivery. You can access the link and participate at your convenience.

 

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How do I earn the Professional Development credit?

  

Any 16 clock hours of ISU approved/provided technology integration training can be accumulated to earn one (1) PD credit.

 

Participants can earn up to three (3) PD credits each semester. These graduate credits are issued through Idaho State University, College of Education. They may not be used for degree programs.


 

Idaho Educators:
 

Access to the entire ETi library is provided at no cost to Idaho Educators through the Idaho State Department of Education, PD credit is available for $50 per credit. When a participant has accumulated 16 seat-hours of training, he or she should download the credit forms. Fill them out and return them with a check for $50 per credit requested.  We will process them through the ISU College of Education; the credit(s) will be on the  transcript at the end of the semester in which the 16 seat-hours per credit are achieved and the application and credit submission is completed.
 

All Others (NEA, paid users, etc.):

 

Please check with your district/state if professional development graduate credit issued from Idaho State University, College of Education is accepted for recertification or salary movement.

 

When a participant has accumulated 16 seat-hours of training, he or she should download the credit forms, fill them out and return them to the address on the application.  We will process them through the ISU College of Education; the credit(s) will be the transcript at the end of the semester in which the 16 seat-hours per credit are achieved and the application and credit submission is completed.

 

Click Here to Download the Form

 

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When will the PD credits be on a transcript?

 

Credits will be entered on your transcript at the end of the ISU semester (grading period) in which the 16th hour of training occurs and the application, payment and credit submission is completed.

 

After the semester has ended, you can request a transcript through: http://transcripts.isu.edu/ 

ISU Professional Development students are not given a BengalWeb account and so will need to request the transcript using any other method listed on the site (Past ISU students with access to a BengalWeb account will only be able to view new credit information if they have also attended as a regular student after 2008).

 

If you wish to view the progress for the past courses you have enrolled in with , please access your Student Record in your account.

 

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Are live classes being archived for later use? 

 

Yes, where possible the archived version is available 24 hours after the live delivery.

 

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Can I view a webinar that happened earlier live, now for credit? 

 

Some earlier courses are re-done live to get better versions for the archive and can be taken live when announced or from the archive later.  Both live and archive options can accumulate for PD credit. Courses in the archive are available any time.

  

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When will the next cycle of webinar offerings begin?

Courses from the archive are always available. Live offerings are regularly updated with new offerings.

  

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Who does the record keeping? 

We keep a record of courses each participant takes for confirmation purposes, but each participant should keep a record as well. student records can be viewed from the student account.

 

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