Specialist I Teacher Training
Mentors, WSI Teachers, and CTE Directors should visit the buttons on the left.
Blackboard Online Course Access: Blackboard online course link
The WSI teacher's user name will be xt_firstinitiallastname and the password will be the last 4 digits of the Social Security Number. In some instances common last names will have a number after them. Access will be available the first night of the training.
Suicide Prevention Training Information: http://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/suicide-prevention-training
Note that all WSI teachers must be assigned a mentor and this information is required on the registration form, so it is critical that CTE directors assign the mentor prior to registration. (This includes those repeating the training program.) Directors and other administrators are not allowed to serve as mentors. Mentors are required to attend the 2nd live remote site session indicated on the calendar. Mentors must fax (765) 285-2162 an IRS-W9 by September 1 to qualify for payment. Additional Mentor information is accessible via "Mentor Info" button on the left side of this page.
Indiana-ACTE Conference Information:
Note that attendance for Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 at the 2013 Fall Professional Development Conference is required and mandatory for all WSI teachers, but not for mentors. Please arrive September 27 at 8:00AM for conference registration. Please make sure that you pick up your registration materials at the conference registration desk. This will document your attendance at the conference. Attend the 9:00AM presentation by the Indiana Governor in Plaza C,D,E and the opening I-ACTE presentation following it at 10:00AM. Then, attend the 11:20AM Workplace Specialist I Teacher Training Program session in Suite 9. During this presentation, you will be provided additional information regarding which sessions that you must attend.
WSI teachers will automatically receive one free year membership to Indiana-ACTE with registration to the two day conference. There is no need to register your membership separate from your conference registration. Just be sure to indicate that you are a member of WSI on your registration form.
WSI teachers must pay a conference registration fee. Discounts will be offered up to September 6. The following options are available:
1. WSI instructors are encouraged to attend the New Teacher Summit on September 26, in addition to the two day conference. Registration for the three day session is discounted to a total of $100.00 if received by September 6 and $115.00 if received after September 6. Register for the combo rate at www.indianaacte.org/new-teacher-summit One free year of membership to Indiana-ACTE is awarded at the New Teacher Summit to all first year teachers whether they are WSI or not.
2. For WSI instructors who are attending only the two day conference register at www.indianaacte.org/registration The "member" fee is $85.00 up to September 6 and $100.00 after the 6th. To be awarded the free I-ACTE membership and the "member" rate, be sure to indicate “WSI” in the field requesting which current membership qualifies the individual for the "member" registration rate.
If the instructor will have their registration fee paid for by their school corporation through a P.O. process the following procedure will expedite the process:
1. Complete a form (it is easiest to complete an online form) and send it to the attention of: Sandy Martin, Executive Director, at Director@IndianaACTE.org along with the email address of the person that will process the invoice.
2. The person will be registered for the conference at that point, regardless of whether or not the sending school has paid the fee.
WSI repeaters must personally pay a $1,000 fee for the training. This is non-refundable if the teacher withdraws from the training. A money order must made out to Ball State University and mailed by September 1st to:Dr. Edward J. Lazaros Department of Technology Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306
If you must withdraw from the WSI training for any reason, you must click on the Withdrawal button on this page and fill out a withdrawal form.
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