- Through a partnership between SPARCC and Ashland, for each 15 contact hours of professional development, educators can purchase one hour for graduate credit for $150.00.- Educators will earn 7.5 contact hours for attending the 2014 SPARCC Education Conference.- Educators can earn the additional 7.5 needed contact hours by completing an associated online course titled “Technology Integration for the 21st Century”.- The online course consists of online readings, online videos, posting to a discussion forum, and creating and submitting a lesson plan that incorporates 21st century skills.- In addition, Ashland requires a two-page paper summarizing how you will use what you learned from the conference and the online course.- All work is to be completed and submitted by August 18th.
If you are interested in this option you will need to do the follow three tasks:
1) Register for the online course - Fill out the form below to register - After registering for the online course you will be sent login information to access the course (usually within 24 hours).
2) Register with Ashland for the graduate credit - To register with Ashland follow the directions linked here: http://tiny.cc/ashland-2016
3) Attend the conference - You will need to check in at the conference in the morning, and then complete the evaluation at the end of the day to prove your attendance.