What is a Webinar?
Webinars are web-based seminars or classes. By using your computer and an Internet connection with cable or DSL (not dial-up) you can "attend" and participate in a class in your room at school, at home or anywhere you have Internet access. You may attend on any computer (Mac or Windows), iPads and iPhones, as well as Android devices. You can even participate in the class through the use of a microphone. It's just like being in class. However, a microphone is not necessary. You can type and send messages also.
What do I need to "connect" to a Webinar?
The equipment you need to take part in a seminar is relatively simple. You can actually take part in a seminar with just your laptop. It has built-in speakers and a built in microphone. Generally, these work just fine. When you join a webinar, you can check your speakers and microphone prior to the actual class. Some people prefer to use headsets with microphones attached also. These work great and filter out noise from outside.
May I get "PD" credit or
"hours" credit toward salary increments for taking a webinar?
Yes, the Teacher Resource Center will grant credit for professional hours or salary increment for approved local webinars. These are webinars scheduled through the Teacher Center.
What do I have to do to get credit?
Actually , it's not very difficult to get credit.
You must (1) attend the seminar, (2) take part in it, and (3) evaluate it at the end.
1. In Session Duration - You must be "in attendance" and taking part in the webinar. Your In-Session participation time must equal at least 80% of highest participant's attendance time.
2. Poll Questions Completed - During the session, questions will be asked by the presenter. You must take part in the webinar by responding to these poll questions.
3. Post Session Survey Questions Completed- At the end of the session, an evaluation will be presented on the computer. You must complete and submit this survey