Where can I register for an on-demand training?
You can browse and register for on-demand trainings here.
What is an on-demand training?
On-Demand trainings are on-line trainings that you can access and complete as your schedule allows. You do not even have to complete these sessions in one sitting. You can start a session, complete a portion of it, and come back later to do more.
How long does it take to complete an on-demand training?
I try to limit on-demand sessions to between 1 and 2 hours. If a topic requires more time than this it is broken into multiple sessions.
What are the technical requirements for on-demand trainings?
You can access and complete on-demand trainings with any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer that has a decent internet connection.
Will the session ‘count’ as professional development in my area?
All our sessions qualify as approved Nebraska Department Of Education Office Of Early Childhood Automatically Accepted ECE In-Service Training.
Beyond that, since the requirements for in-service training approval varies from location to location, you’ll need to check with someone in your area to determine if our sessions count.
As time allows I will work to gain approvals in more locations, but it is a slow and time consuming process.
You can reach out to discuss the topic more, if you like.
Are training certificates provided after on-line sessions?
Explorations Early Learning provides certificates for our sessions. When another organization sponsors the training, the certificate may be available from Explorations Early Learning or the sponsoring organization.
In some cases (usually free sessions) certificates may not be offered.
It is the attendees responsibility to determine if the certificates meet in-service professional development training requirements in their area.
Can I see a sample certificate?
Sure. While the design may change, the certificates contain the same basic information.
How do I start an on-demand training?
After registering for an on-demand session you’ll receive an email with the link to access the session. When logged in to the Explorations Early Learning website, you can also access your sessions by clicking MY ACCOUNT on the main menu and then selecting MY COURSES.
What’s an on-demand training like?
You can check out a synopsis of how on-demand session’s work here.
How long does it take for quizzes to be graded?
I review and grade quizzes as soon as time allows after they are completed. Sometimes it’s within 15 minutes. Sometimes it’s up to 24 hours later.
In most cases, you are free to move on to the training’s next section before a lesson’s quiz is graded.
What if I have questions during an on-demand training?
I want to assure you have a quality training experience and am here to help at any time.
There’s a Contact Lesson Teacher button on top of each page of the session that you can use to message us if you hit a snag. You can also reach out for support via the site’s contact form or messaging us via Facebook Messenger at any time for support. I will respond as soon as possible and do our best to help.
What happens after I complete an on-demand training?
After completing an on-demand training you’ll receive an email that includes a PDF that has links to the session’s evaluation and resource page.
You’ll need to complete and submit the evaluation if you want a training certificate. After submitting the evaluation a personalized PDF certificate will be emailed.
The session’s resource page has links to additional content related to the session–things like books, articles, and other resources mentioned in the session.