Getting Started

                                                        

STEP 1: Identify who you will take an eWorkshop with.

Our eWorkshops are for professional learning communities of educators and were designed to provide meaningful opportunities for collaboration. Therefore, eWorkshops should be taken with a minimum of 2 educators working together and a maximum of ~10. We recommend groups of 4-6 educators work together in an eWorkshop. It is often beneficial for educators to collaborate in an eWorkshop with other educators from their same school or district, but because of the online nature of our eWorkshops, educators may choose to collaborate with other educators near and far. We encourage potential eWorkshop participants to utilize our eWorkshops as meaningful resources to support collaborative learning via professional learning communities.

Please also note that our eWorkshops are password protected learning spaces for self-selected communities. The work that eWorkshop participants do in an eWorkshop is only visible to the other members of the eWorkshop and members of the ICMEE Team.

STEP 2: With your professional learning community that will be taking the eWorkshop with you, select the eWorkshop you would like to take.

We have many eWorkshops available that are described here. Please review the available eWorkshops and collaboratively select the eWorkshop that your group will find most beneficial to engage in.

STEP 3: With your professional learning community that will be taking the eWorkshop with you, select the date for launching your eWorkshop. Be sure to give the ICMEE team a minimum of two weeks to assist you in launching into your eWorkshop.

eWorkshops can be launched at any time a group would like to begin an available eWorkshop. Therefore, once a group is put together and an eWorkshop has been selected, determining when to start the eWorkshop is an important next step. The ICMEE team requires two weeks advanced notice to set up the eWorkshop for any interested group. Therefore, be sure to select a date that gives the ICMEE team at least two weeks advanced notice.

eWorkshops include six units and each unit takes approximately three hours of a participants’ time to complete. We recommend that groups complete eWorkshops over a 6, 12 or 18 week period. Currently 12 weeks appears to be an ideal length of time to take a eWorkshop. However, we have had many successful eWorkshops run in 6 weeks. Be sure that when you are selecting the time to start your eWorkshop you are planning for the entire eWorkshop to run during the school year. Participants need to have access to students, classrooms, data, etc. to meaningfully engage in eWorkshop learning.

STEP 4: Use the Contact Us form to submit the following information to the ICMEE Team and follow instructions received from the ICMEE team in order to complete a required webinar. Please submit:

  • Name and emails of eWorkshops participants
  • Name of desired eWorkshop
  • Date of eWorkshop start date

After submitting this information to the ICMEE Team, you will hear from a member of the team regarding participating in a webinar (either live or pre-recorded) to learn about how to successfully engage in an eWorkshop. Once each member of the eWorkshop participant group has participated in the required pre-eWorkshop webinar and illustrated their understanding of how to successfully utilize eWorkshops, eWorkshop participants will be given information to self-enroll into the eWorkshop on Canvas.

STEP 5: Use the information from the ICMEE Team to self-enroll into the eWorkshop on Canvas and begin to learn and collaborate!

eWorkshop participation should be flexible, meaningful and enjoyable. If there is anything the ICMEE Team can do to assist you as you take the eWorkshop, please let us know!