SCECH for 4TDL

***NOTE: 2018 REQUESTS FOR CERTIFICATES AND SCECH CREDITS CLOSE AT 11:59PM EASTERN TIME ON FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018. AFTER THAT DATE, WE WILL NOT HONOR FURTHER REQUESTS — WE’LL BE ON VACATION!***

This page will inform you about how to earn continuing education credits. Read the first part of the page if you are a K-12 educator registered with the Michigan Department of Education’s system. Read the second part if you are not part of that group and wish to purchase a $25 certificate.


SCECH CREDITS FOR MICHIGAN K-12 EDUCATORS


K-12 educators who are registered with the Michigan Department of Education’s system can earn State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) at no cost by attending the 4T Virtual Conference on Data Literacy! This is due to our relationship as a state university with the Michigan Department of Education.

You can earn between 4 and 8 hours of SCECHs (one SCECH for each of 4 to 8 sessions) of conference participation through the University of Michigan.  To be eligible for SCECHs, you must be a K-12 educator certified in the State of Michigan. The University of Michigan does not have the ability to issue continuing education credits via other states’ systems.

You must attend a minimum of 4 hours of the live conference to qualify for the minimum 4 SCECHs.  (There are no SCECH credits available for watching the archives). There is no cost to apply for SCECHs, but you must complete the SCECH form (see #3 below) and both email and mail the hard copy to us (this is a change from last year!).

To Earn SCECHs:

1) You must attend at least four live sessions, logging in with your first and last name, and attend the entire session. Please use your email address that you use in the MDE system.

2) SCECH participants need to create accounts (or have existing accounts) with the Secure Central Registry  (SCR/MOECS) of the Michigan Department of Education. As the 4T Conference does not administer this registry, please direct questions about navigating or using the Secure Central Registry to scrhelpdesk@gmail.com or 517-327-5925 if you need assistance. If you need technical support for the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS), Contact the MOECS Support  at (517) 373-3310 or email: MOECSSupport@Michigan.gov.

3) Download the participant  4TDL SCECH form (this will be available in a few days prior to the live conference. Fill out and sign both pages. 

4) Scan or photograph both pages of your form and email it to 4t.data@gmail.com no later than 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, July 13, 2018. Remember: we’ll be on vacation after that, so if it’s not in by Friday, you’ll be out of luck! We’ll check your form against the attendance records and verify your attendance.

5) Unlike last year, you do NOT need to mail in your form (whew!). 

6) When we receive your form in the mail, we’ll submit that information to the Michigan Department of Education. Remember that MDE requires you to fill out another evaluation online before it will release your credits to you!


CERTIFICATES FOR ATTENDEES WHO ARE NOT IN THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SYSTEM


We heard you! You’d like verification of attendance, too! For a small fee, we can verify your attendance and email a certificate to you signed by the conference coordinator. Follow these instructions:

  1. No later than 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, July 13, 2018, go to the online store of the parent 4T Virtual Conference and pay the $25 processing fee.
  2. Download the 4TDL certificate form (which will be available a few days prior to the conference) and fill out both pages.Scan or photograph both pages of your form and email it to 4t.data@gmail.com no later than 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, July 13, 2018. Remember: we’ll be on vacation after that, so if it’s not in by Friday, you’ll be out of luck! We’ll check your form against the attendance records and verify your attendance.

  3. When we receive your payment and form, we’ll verify the form against the attendance records and email you a certificate of completion. Allow two weeks for processing. Please make sure that you whitelist 4t.data@gmail.com so that your certificate reaches you!

We appreciate your understanding that we will not accommodate other requests for verification. Please do not send us forms to complete or ask us to write letters to administrators, attendees, school districts, or personnel files. We are running this year’s conference on a shoestring with less staff than in previous years, and, like you, we hope to enjoy a little vacation after this conference is over. Please help us get to a guilt-free vacation!