Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the workshops run?
Who are the workshop moderators?
Do I have to register for all of the workshops at one time?
What is the workshop content like?
What is the Discussion Forum?
Are there homework assignments?
Are there set classroom hours?
There are two workshops running concurrently in the schedule. Can I enroll in both of them?

 


How long do the workshops run?


All of the workshops take place over a three week period.


Who are the workshop moderators?


Each workshop moderator is an expert working in that particular field. They all have experience moderating the SNOW workshops, and are skilled at creating inviting and stimulating online learning environments. They are fun, informed and dedicated educators!


Do I have to register for all of the workshops at one time?  Or can I take the one workshop, and register for other workshops later?

It is up to you which workshops you would like to take. We strongly suggest registering for all the workshops you are interested in as early as possible. Enrollment for a workshop is limited to 15 participants.


What is the workshop content like?


The content for the workshops is easy to read, current and engaging. Each workshop starts with an outline and a set of learning objectives. The content is broken down into weekly modules. Participants are encouraged to focus on one section each week, by reading the content and then going on to discuss any related issues and their experiences in the Discussion Forum. Participants are also expected to complete weekly assigned activities by posting their responses to the discussion forum.


What is the Discussion Forum?


The Discussion Forum is a tool for on-line classroom interaction. It is here that you can communicate with the Moderators and other workshop participants. It is used to share ideas, resources, and discuss the activities related to the content. The forum is easy to use. Simply type out and post your response to a question or an activity. You can also read and respond to other participants’ postings. The workshop moderators will respond to your postings and answer any content related questions. Participation in the Discussions area is required to receive a “Certificate of Completion.”


Are there homework assignments?


There are activities to complete each week, which typically take the form of a brief, one paragraph response.  An example of an assigned weekly activity is “Respond with an action plan to the following classroom scenario...” If you would like to receive a “Certificate of Completion”, it is required that you actively engage in responding to weekly activities as well as postings in the Discussion Forum.

Are there set classroom hours?


All the workshops are online. They can be accessed at anytime and from anywhere! You can read content or post responses in the Discussion Forum, after the children are in bed, on your lunch break or if you can’t sleep, during the middle of the night!

There are two workshops running concurrently in the schedule. Can I enroll in both of them?

Yes! It is entirely possible to enroll in and complete two workshops that are running at the same time.