The National Institute for Student-Centered Education offers professional development workshops, conferences, and webinars, which may be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and Professional Development Points (PDPs). Details about which events and how to obtain CEUs and PDPs are listed below.
Educators and clinicians may receive certificates of attendance from INSPIRE 2014 in order to apply for professional development credits. Attendees can earn 6 contact hours of credit by attending this conference.
In order to receive any professional development credits, you must do four things at the conference:
1) sign-in on your first day of the conference when you check-in at registration
2) sign-out on the last day of the conference
3) fill out the evaluation/learning outcomes questionnaire in your program book
4) leave the evaluation form at the conference registration desk on your last day of the conference.
Certificates will be emailed to you four weeks after the conference. Because each state has different rules for professional development requirements, each attendee should determine how to best leverage their involvement at this conference. For example, the Guidelines for Massachusetts Educators indicate that “educators who attend a professional conference may extend their learning by developing a school-based activity or curriculum,” developing and presenting a professional development series, authoring new curriculum units or by publishing written material.
PDPs will be issued upon completion of 10 hours in the webinar series. Each webinar satisfies one hour of the 10 hours need to be awarded a certificate. Please be aware if you are looking to receive PDPs you will be required to complete a post-test after the conclusion of the webinar. After completing 10 hours in the webinar series, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
PDPs for non-Massachusetts residents may also be available, but requirements do vary by state, so please visit your state’s Department of Education web site for more details. If you have questions about receiving professional development credit, speak to the appropriate representative at your school, district, or state department of education.