The professional development activities at the Education and Business Summit are approved to award continuing education unit (CEU) credit. You can earn recertification credits by attending general and concurrent sessions. You will be assigned a scan card at the EBS to track all session attendance. Using the mailing address provided for registration, the EBS staff will provide an official documentation form verifying your participation and the credits earned. For more information on the credit matrix, please visit SC Department of Education’s Educator Services Web site at: http://www.ed.sc.gov/educators/certification/
Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions about earning credits through session attendance:
1. How many recertification credits can I earn at the Summit?
The number that any participant will earn depends on the sessions that he or she chooses to attend. It is the responsibility of each attendee to make sure that earning recertification credits by tracking your session attendance is appropriate and approved for his or her personal professional development plan. NOTE: Per state recertification guidelines, districts may allow only 60 conference-attained recertification units to be used toward certificate renewal.
2. Do I need to register to collect session credits?
The only thing that you will need to get started will be provided for you in your registration packet. The EBS does not maintain records of who earns this form of certificate renewal credit, there is no registration required other than Summit registration.
3. When I am ready to leave the Summit, how do I validate my recertification credits?
Prior to leaving the Summit you must return your scan card to the scan card table, conveniently located near the escalator. It is the responsibility of each attendee to make sure that you return your scan card prior to leaving the Summit.
The Educators in Industry courses allow attendees to earn recertification credits toward the six semester-hour requirement for teachers working toward their first professional certificate. These credits cannot be used in addition to the recertification credits received from attending the summit sessions.
Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions about earning credits through the Educators in Industry courses.
1. How many Educators in Industry Courses are available?
All Summit attendees are eligible to complete annually, and in sequence, one of two Educators in Industry courses:
2. How many recertification hours can I earn through the Educators in Industry courses (EIC)?
For each of the courses that you successfully complete, you can earn 3 semester-hours of credit towards recertification. All EIC courses are approved for the six requirements for initial certification. It is the responsibility of each attendee to make sure that earning recertification credits by taking an EIC course is appropriate and approved for his or her personal professional development plan.
3. How do I register for the course?
If any of the qualifying teachers want to take the course, please select the option on the registration materials. Once registered for both the Summit and the course, the teacher should receive an e-mail with course materials. Please bring your course work to the Summit and be prepared to attend the sessions and take notes pertaining to each session as outlined in the course work. EIC participants must attend the EIC seminar on Sunday afternoon and a debriefing held on the last morning of the Summit (see Summit Program for details).
4. What constitutes the coursework?
In addition to the concurrent sessions that you choose to attend, you will be required to attend several specific sessions during the Summit, including meetings at the conference on Sunday and Wednesday. You will have additional follow-up assignments to be completed by Friday, November 3, 2017. Late course work will not be accepted. Details about specific course requirements will be shared at the required EIC seminar on Sunday at the Summit.
5. Can I also get recertification credits by tracking my session attendance?
No—You may do either, but not both. Attendance at a required number of Summit sessions is already calculated into the number of credits that you will earn by completing the course.
6. What does it cost to take the course?
The Educators in Industry courses are available at no cost to you as a registered Summit participant.
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