We are teaming up with Rocky Mountain Orff (RMC-AOSA) to provide four (4) online workshops this fall. Each workshop is equal to four (4) hours of professional development.
CDE-Approved Professional Development Clock Hours: Official certificates will be sent after each workshop showing that you participated in professional learning. If you participate in all four (4) sessions, you would earn sixteen (16) clock hours of PD! *Each 4-hour workshop is split into two (2) 2-hour sessions. We will send one (1) certificate for each 2-hour session. If you are able to attend the full workshop (both sessions), you will actually receive two (2) certificates. Please note: These are approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). CDE will accept them for renewing your Colorado teaching license, and some districts will accept them for salary advancement and/or continuing education requirements. Please reach out to your district if you are unsure whether or not it will accept CDE-approved clock hours. (Some districts only accept graduate credit for lane changes or district-sponsored PD for clock hours). Not in Colorado? We're excited to have you on this journey with us! Please check with your school district or state to determine if they will accept CDE-approved clock hours. Regulations vary by state and district. Cost of PD Certificate: FREE (included with registration)! We will send a certificate after each session so you have it if you need it! Please give us a day or two to get these sent out. ROCKE and Rocky Mountain Orff offer no guarantee that these Professional Development hours will be accepted or approved by any entity other than the Colorado Department of Education. It is the responsibility of each participant to inquire with district and/or state personnel prior to joining the workshop(s) regarding whether or not CDE-approved clock hours will be accepted or approved. ROCKE and Rocky Mountain Orff may not be able to honor requests for district- or state-specific language on professional development certificates if such requests are received during or after the final session in November.
Graduate Credit: Participants can earn one (1) Graduate Credit for attending all sessions! Introduction: We will meet during the break on the first workshop to discuss how to earn credit and show how to register, etc. If you are interested in graduate credit, please plan on staying in the meeting from 11-11:30 on August 29. Amount of Credit: You can earn one (1) Graduate Credit for participating in all four (4) of the fall online workshops. Adams State University, a fully-accredited university, and the Colorado Department of Education consider one graduate credit to be equivalent to 15 hours of "class" or coursework. This is a common "exchange rate" for graduate credit. For this reason, you must attend all four (4) sessions to complete the necessary 15 hours for graduate credit. Do I need to attend the sessions "live" to earn graduate credit? Yes. Please make arrangements to attend the sessions "in-person." *Please note: All sessions will take place from 9a-11a and then 12p-2p Mountain Time. In Eastern Time: 11a-1p, 2p-4p. Central Time: 10a-12p, 1p-3p. Pacific Time: 8a-10a, 11a-1p. Cost: Adams State charges $55 for one graduate credit, which is an extremely reasonable rate! This also includes a free transcript, which will be sent automatically. The fee will be paid directly to the university. More information about registration will be provided after the first session.
Clock Hours and Credit for Spring Workshops
CDE-Approved Professional Development Clock Hours: An official certificate will be available after each workshop showing that you participated in four (4) clock hours of learning.
Graduate Credit: We are hoping to partner with Rocky Mountain Orff again to be able to offer another series of workshops, similar to the Fall series. Since we are not quite sure exactly what workshops will look like in the spring at this point, we are holding off on making those decisions until a little later in the fall. Once we have a better idea what format the workshops will take, we will be able to determine whether or not we can offer graduate credit for the Spring series. We are hoping that we can - but stay tuned...