Workshop FAQs

  1. How can I get registration information?
  2. Are there any discounts available?
  3. Can I pay by credit card?
  4. Cancellations
  5. What is the difference between CEUs and PDPs?
  6. How do online workshops work?
  7. What is the time commitment for a workshop?
  8. How do webinars work? 

 

  1. How can I get registration information?

    Please see our registration page.

  2. Are there any discounts available?

    We are pleased to offer a variety of discounts. Please refer to our Workshop Discounts page for more information.

  3. Can I pay by credit card?

    Yes, we can accept credit cards, as well as electronic bank payments and checks. Click here for our electronic payment page.

  4. Cancellations

    If for any reason a workshop must be canceled, you will be notified, and your money will be returned.

    Cancellations by registrants must be received by email five business days prior to the workshop date in order to receive either a 70 percent refund (The Office of Continuing Education retains 30 percent of the course cost as a nonrefundable registration processing fee) or a full credit to be used for another workshop.

  5. What is the difference between CEUs and PDPs?

    SLIS CE workshops are measured by Contact Hours. Each hour in the classroom (or online) equals one contact hour. Individual states and their school districts use different terms to record these contact hours. In Massachusetts, ONE contact hour is equivalent to 0.1 CEUs (Continuing Education Units). It is also equivalent to 1.0 PDPs (Professional Development Points).

    CEUs — All enrolled attendees will receive a Certificate of Continuing Education Units from the instructor at the end of the workshop (online workshop attendees will receive their certificates by mail).

    PDPs — Simmons College provides Professional Development Points according to the MA Department of Education requirements for certification, revised as of 7/1/00.

  6. How do online workshops work?

    Our online workshops are asynchronous, which means you can do the work on your own time, whenever is convenient for you. Some instructors will post all the materials at the beginning of the workshop, and some will post incrementally over the course of the workshop, but all require regular participation. Occasionally, instructors will schedule online group chats, but these will be scheduled around participants' other obligations and every effort will be made to ensure that everyone can participate.

  7. What is the time commitment for a workshop?

    Our four week workshops, on average, is a 15 hour commitment and our five week workshops, on average, is a 20 hour commitment.  So on average you should be able to commit at least 5 hours a week for course work.
     

  8. How do webinars work? 
    Our webinars are streamed live through GoToMeeting and can last between 60 to 90 minutes. Links to webinars will be sent out 24-48 hours in advance. We attempt to record all webinar events for our archives and will send out the recording and presentation to participants within a week from the event.