CDE-Approved Clock Hours: An official certificate will be sent after each session showing that you participated in two (2) clock hours of learning. If you participate in all eight (8) sessions, you would earn sixteen (16) clock hours of PD! 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 lane changes or professional development 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: FREE! 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.
Graduate Credit: Participants can earn one (1) Graduate Credit for attending all sessions! Amount of Credit: You can earn one (1) Graduate Credit for participating in the summer online series. 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 eight (8) sessions to complete the necessary 15 hours for graduate credit. Do I need to attend the sessions "live" to earn graduate credit? Actually, no. Please plan to attend each session "live" if at all possible. You will learn much more in "real-time" and will have a chance to interact with other teachers that way. However, we realize that sometimes life gets in the way of an awesome opportunity! So, we will record each session and create an EdPuzzle with the recording. Please complete the EdPuzzle for any session(s) you are not able to attend "live," and that will fulfill the requirements for the Graduate Credit. 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.
FAQ about Credit for School-Year Workshops
Can I receive credit for attending ROCKE workshops? Yes! ROCKE offers two options for workshop participants : CDE Clock Hours or Graduate Credit.
What are CDE Clock Hours? ROCKE is authorized through the Colorado Department of Education to offer clock hours for the time spent at workshops. Each workshop is equivalent to six (6) clock hours of professional development. Every five (5) years, you must provide proof of completing either 90 clock hours or 6 graduate credits of continuing education. The 6 clock hours you earn at each workshop can be used to count towards the 90 hours required to renew your teaching license.
How do I sign up for CDE Clock Hours? Simply add your name and email to the CDE Clock Hours Sign-Up Sheet at the registration table and enjoy the workshop! A board member will sign a certificate saying that you completed the hours; this certificate will be available at the end of the workshop. Remember to pick it up on your way out!
How much do CDE Clock Hours cost? Nothing! We offer these hours to all participants absolutely free.
Can I use CDE Clock Hours for salary advancement in my district? That depends on your district. Check with your district's HR prior to attending a workshop if you are hoping to use these clock hours for salary advancement.
I need Graduate Credits for salary advancement in my district. Are these available at ROCKE workshops? Participants can earn one (1) graduate credit for attending all three workshops.
Who is ROCKE's university partner for Graduate Credits? ROCKE has partnered with Adams State University to offer graduate credits. Adams State is a fully-accredited university. The credit will come directly from ASU on an ASU transcript. ASU considers one graduate credit to be equivalent to 15 hours of "class" or coursework. Each of the ROCKE workshops is considered 5.5 hours of instruction time, so participants must attend all three workshops to earn the credit.
Are there other requirements for earning Graduate Credit? Yes - but it is really easy! You will be required to write a brief (one or two paragraph) summary for each workshop with highlights from the workshop and how you hope to incorporate what you learned into your classroom. This should be really quick and easy - the entire document should only be one or two pages long! This reflection will be due approximately one month after the final workshop.
How do I register for Graduate Credit? There are two steps to register for Graduate Credit. First - check in with the Credit Coordinator at the beginning and end of each workshop. You will sign an attendance sheet. Be sure to have it initialed before you leave at the end of the workshop! Second - in December or January, look for an email from the Credit Coordinator with a link to register with Adams State University. The link will stay open until the last workshop, so don't forget to register before then!
Can I register with Adams State in the fall? Unfortunately, no. Adams State considers the ROCKE workshops to be a Spring semester "course" because the final workshop and reflection deadline are in the spring. ASU will send the Credit Coordinator a link for registration when the course has been created in their system - keep your eyes peeled for an email with the registration link in December or early January.
How much does the Graduate Credit cost? It is cheap! ASU only charges $55 for one graduate credit.
How do I submit payment for the Graduate Credit? You will pay Adams State University directly when you register online in December or January. ROCKE does not handle any payments for graduate credit.
How do I order transcripts? You don't need to! Adams State University will automatically send you a transcript free of charge once grades have been posted. If you have completed any other coursework through ASU, the transcript will include all of it up to that date.
What if I have another question about Clock Hours or Credit? Do not hesitate to reach out! Either use the form on the Contact Us page of the website or email the ROCKE Secretary directly at email@example.com and will will be happy to answer any questions you might have!