Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Preparations for the 2014 Back-to-School Online Trainings

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AEA PD Online is excited to provided educators across the state with online trainings.
A catalog that contains a description of our trainings can be found here.

Here are some tips and tricks for districts to consider when planning their online trainings for their employees in 2014-2015.

1. Encourage employees to take trainings earlier. If your district sends out a welcome-back letter in July to employees, encourage them to take the trainings at that time. July is a down time for usage of the server.

2. If you are having staff complete the training in August, avoid the heavy usage dates. To the right, you can see our projected usage chart for next August, the darker the color, the heavier the usage.

3. Avoid having your entire staff take the training at once. While this practice might be very convenient for the planning of pre-service days, it also greatly enhances your chances of hitting the cap, meaning some will be logged into the site and some will not. Plus, all the individuals from your school accessing the same training could impact your own district bandwidth, slowing down the experience as well.

4. Target district inservice days. Waiting until your first early-out can save a lot of frustration for your teachers.

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