We have some exciting news! If you made it to the last Affiliate Trainer Webinar then you may already know that Teachstone has been accredited by The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and this has some good implications for your future Pre-K Observation Training participants.
Teachstone has already compiled general questions and answers on this topic. In addition to this information, we've also compiled questions and answers with our affiliate community in mind! As always, use the comments to ask additional questions or to provide feedback.
Q: For which affiliate-led trainings will CEUs be made available to participants?
A: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for Pre-K Observation Training. (Note: CEUs will also be available Pre-K MMCI-Teacher Training; however, this post will focus on questions related to Pre-K Observation Training.
Q: When will CEUs be available for additional trainings and age levels?
A: We are actively working to meet requirements for additional trainings and will provide CEUs for other trainings as soon as possible.
Q: When does this go into effect?
A: CEUs will be awarded for Pre-K Observation Trainings that begin on or after July 18.
Q: What do I have to do to ensure my participants get their credits?
A: There is nothing additional you need to do to ensure your participants receive their CEUs. Certificates will be activated when you complete attendance for your trainings.
Q: How many credits will they receive for completing Pre-K Observation Training?
A: Participants will receive 1.4 CEUs for completing the Pre-K Observation Training.
Q: I thought the Observation Training was 16 hours; why do participants only get credit for 14 hours (1.4 CEUs)?
A: We can only award CEUs for contact hours, therefore, time spent in breaks are not included in the CEU calculation for this training. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.
Q: Do my participants have to pass the reliability test to receive credit?
A: No. Participants must only complete the training to receive CEUs.
Q: I’ve delivered pre-K observation trainings in the past; will my previous participants be eligible to get credits?
A: No. Unfortunately, we cannot award retroactive CEUs.
Q: When I elicit participants for my training, can I tell them that they will be awarded CEUs for completion?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to let your participants know that they can look forward to receiving CEUs if they complete this training.
Q: Will participants be able to receive partial CEUs if they do not attend the entire training?
A: No. Unfortunately, we can only award CEUs to participants that complete the entire training.
Q: How will my participants receive their CEUs?
A: Participants will receive their CEUs through their myCLASS account when you complete attendance for your training. They will log in to myTeachstone, click “My Training,” and then select, “Download Certificate.”
Q: Is there an additional cost for participants for receive CEUs?
A: There is no charge for CEUs from Teachstone. We have chosen to provide CEUs as a free benefit for our customers.
Q: What does the certificate look like?
A: Here is an example!
Q: Who should I contact if I have questions?
Feel free to reach out to Product Manager, Emily Doyle, firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions related to this topic!
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