How are these trainings structured?
Each online training will be hosted on Canvas, our online learning system. Canvas works in any web browser and there are mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices. A few days before the beginning of the training, registrants will receive an email with information about how to access the training in Canvas. Content is organized in modules of related topics.
Learning activities typically include:
- short recorded video lectures with downloadable slides,
- accessible texts delving into the core concepts of the workshop,
- video talks, presentations, or demonstrations from external experts,
- additional resources, if you want to dig deeper into topics that interest you.
- live video synchronous session(s) with training facilitator(s). We will connect live to discuss topics and engage with questions that emerge from our work together. These sessions will be recorded for those who cannot join the live conversation. These provide an opportunity to connect with each other and extend our knowledge and understanding of the materials. The number of live video sessions will vary based on the length of a given training.
With the exception of the live video chats, you can engage with the materials at any time from anywhere with an internet connection.
Who should participate?
Professionals who serve middle, high school, and college students in any capacity can benefit from our trainings. However, the content is geared towards supporting students who learn differently, including those with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, or executive function challenges. Online trainings are designed to fit into the busy schedules of educators and other professionals. And … parents. See our new offering geared specifically for parents!
How much time will it take?
Trainings vary in the number of “units” they comprise. A “unit” corresponds to about a week’s worth of material. Getting the most of out of each online training will require about 10 hours of engagement per unit of a training. A unit is structured such that participants should be able to work through one “unit” over one week. However, since we understand people have busy schedules and may not be able to finish in this timeframe, material will remain available on the Canvas site for longer than the advertised “unit” length. Typically they will remain open for at least five weeks from the start date.
Seeking a shorter learning experience? Explore our one-hour webinars.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
While we don’t offer specific CEUs, participants will receive digital badges that attest to participation in the online trainings and include an estimated number of hours of work involved. These can also be printed out as certificates (and/or we can assist with providing these). For many state education departments and organizations requiring CEUs, such a certificate often suffices for obtaining CEU credit—but it really depends on your particular state or organization (so we recommend reaching out to your representatives to see what is needed). We can also provide a letter of completion if needed.