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Expectations for Professional Development


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Professional development (PD) or in-service credit policies vary widely across the globe and within countries, so it is very important each participant in the K-12 Online Conference discuss in-service credit availability with local school officials prior to working for this credit.

While we hope all school districts will recognize and accept K-12 Online Conference professional development certificates and hours, the conveners and other volunteers of the conference cannot guarantee that participant school districts will do so. GIVEN THIS SITUATION, IT IS ESSENTIAL EACH PARTICIPANT DISCUSS THIS MATTER WITH LOCAL SCHOOL OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR GRANTING AND SUPERVISING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENTS YOU ATTEND.


Do you need a copy of this letter? Go to Google Docs and download.


To:  School Administrators
From:  K-12 Online Conference Conveners

Re:  Continuing Professional Development or In-Service Credit for Conference Participants

The organizers of the K-12 Online Conference have prepared this document to assist school administrators in making award determinations for professional credit acknowledging educator work and professional advancement relating to, during and following this ongoing, online conference.

The K-12 Online Conference is a free, international, online event for educators around the globe. The purpose of the conference is to advance the use of leading-edge educational technologies in the cause of high-quality K-12 teaching and learning, worldwide. The conference, and related information, is located at: http://k12onlineconference.org. A panel of distinguished technology educators from the U.S. and several other nations select presenters based on submitted proposals, a presentation evaluation rubric, and the core values of our conference.. All conference staff and presenters volunteer their time free of charge.

Over 40 presentations will be published online asynchronously during the conference. Starting in 2013, all presentation videos are published to our YouTube channel. Since K-12 Online Conference started in 2006, it has drawn thousands of attendees. Primary presentation files since the conference started in 2006 are archived online. Since 2009 presentations have also been published / mirrored in iTunesU. Published presentations include links to supplementary materials.



We encourage participants to confer with local school administrators regarding the acceptability of our certificates for any purpose,

BEFORE committing time and energy completing and submitting reflections. As an administrator of your local educational organization, the decision is yours regarding acceptance of these certificates. You may modify or substitute your organization’s own requirements for credit.


Participants seeking credit are required to:

1. Share their reflections as a comment on the conference blog post for the corresponding presentation. (on www.k12onlineconference.org )

2. Text responses CAN include links to a personal blog, an audio or video response posted elsewhere, etc.

3. Share other learning points from the session and how they will utilize or apply what they have learned in their individual work setting.

Guidelines are  provided to assist with these reflections. Links to these reflections are submitted via a Google Form at which point the participant can print a certificate.


Participants who view and reflect on a conference session and fulfill the specified response requirements perform, in our opinion, an average of 2 clock hours of work. This communication relates only to continuing professional or inservice credit. Please visit the Professional Development Credit page for additional information.

K-12 Online Conference Conveners:

  1. Expectations
  2. PD Credit
  3. PD Guidelines
  4. PD Credit Submission – via a Google Form
  5. FAQs
  6. Share how you use K12 Online videos for PD in your school / district
  7. See how others are using K12 Online videos for PD in their schools / districts

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