Q: If I drop a course, can I get a refund?
A: No refunds are given for any online course(s).
Q: When should I pay my registration fee?
A: Payment are immediately done online while registering for a workshop(s).
Notice: Payment and Refund Policy: This program accepts American Express, Discover, Master and Visa cards and electronic checks. No refund is granted for any enrolled or registered workshop.
Q: Is there a cost for the online professional development courses?
A: The registration fee is $85.
Q: How many CEU credits will I earn?
A: Upon completion of the workshop participants are eligible for 3.0 CEUs. IMPORTANT: You must complete the workshop as well as pay the registration fee to receive CEU credits. These credits will be mailed to your address. Please read MDE's Office of Educator Licensure policy on the license process.
Q: How long will the workshop last?
A: The workshops are scheduled for a four or seven- week period of time. In the Orientation session (week 1), you will get to know one another and familiarize yourself with the online the Moodle learning environment and tools in which the courses are delivered.
Q: What skills are necessary to succeed in an online workshop?
A: An understanding of e-mail use and the use of a web browser. An e-mail account is required as the primary means of communication between the workshop facilitator and the participants.
Q: When must the assignments be completed each week?
A: These courses offer you a great degree of flexibility. The workshop materials and requirements will be provided to you by your course facilitator during the first week. There is not a specific day of the week or time for participants to log-in to participate. However, you are encouraged to participate early-on during the week in case you encounter any difficulties or require assistance.
Q: How long does each session last?
A: The amount of time for each session will vary according to the weekly assignment. Please note that you will be required to post information on a discussion board and also to respond to other participants posting items on the discussion board. Therefore, early participation is critical for the completion of this task. The discussion board is one of the most valuable tools for online learning as it provides access for participants to ideas, resources, and effective management practices.
Q: How will I know if I am registered for the online workshop?
A: You will receive a confirmation e-mail with information provided has been accepted and you are approved to register for courses. The week/weekend prior to the start date you will receive an e-mail correspondence from your facilitator welcoming you to the workshop with any workshop requirements.
Q: Whom do I contact if I have any questions regarding the registration process?
A: Please contact MPB at (601) 432-6910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What if I forget my online password for my online workshop?
A: If you forget your password to access e-LEARNING workshop/registration, click on the Forgot your password link provided athttp://www.mpbonlinepd.org/login/forgot_password.php.
Q: I did not receive any e-mails regarding the workshop(s)? What do I do?
A: Please check your spam/junk folder. Some ISP providers will place e-mails from non-cognizable e-mail addresses in a spam/junk folder. If you do not find the e-mail communication, contact us at (601) 432-6910 or email@example.com.
Q: I have attempted to log-on and am experiencing difficulties? What do I do?
A: Contact us at (601) 432-6910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I cannot access the survey? Do I really need to participate in the survey?
A: Please note that the pre-survey is not accessible until the actual course start date. It is crucial that each participant teacher participate in the pre- and post- surveys in order to ensure continued funding opportunities for the initiative and to provide up-to-date course content and resources.
Q: How many workshops may I register for and receive CEU credits?
A: It is recommended that you participate in only two offering at a specific scheduled period. You may enroll in additional workshops as they are made available through MPB. You will earn CEU credits for each course upon successful completion of the workshop requirements.
Q: What will happen if I find that I cannot complete the workshop requirements?
A: It is crucial that you communicate with your workshop facilitator. Should you find yourself unable to complete the workshop assignments, please notify your facilitator and request to be dropped. Otherwise, you will receive a failing status.
Q: How many missed or incomplete workshops can I have before I am excluded from participating in future e-LEARNING workshops?
A: Participant Attrition Requirement - A participant who enrolls in an e-LEARNING workshop is allowed one (1) no-show, incomplete, dropped workshop without penalty. A second no-show, incomplete, or dropped workshop will result in the participant being excluded from enrolling in any future e-LEARNING workshops for six (6) months.