Schools Out Washington's Continuing Education Training Center Online

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Why SOWA eLearning

Convenient, cost-effective, learning effective professional development on your schedule.

SOWA has partnered with Child Care Aware and CypherWorx to offer the latest in Out of School Time training for Child and Youth Development Professionals. The 36 two hour, award-winning courses count for Continuing Education Units (IACET CEUs) and qualify for continuing education in Washington. Successful completion of each course is transmitted.

The full catalog includes courses relevant to school-age childcare including a 36 course series with in-depth curriculum content, interactivity, and certificates. These courses use Roberta Newman's content as the basis for providing afterschool professionals with high quality training at a low cost, to be taken on your schedule. Registration is $100.

Your registration includes:

  • Access to 2 hour training courses to fulfill Continuing Education requirements in Washington for afterschool staff.
  • Certificate and/or CEU courses.
  • Course catalog includes courses in a wide range of topics including guiding the behavior of children, creating and maintaining safe school-age environments, and much more.
  • See the entire course catalog of "for credit training" and gain access to additional course areas including the Child Care, Non-Profit, and Computer Series courses.
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Give your organization a chance to learn and train in a new way - one that can be done at any time and anywhere.

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Interact with like-minded professionals to share ideas and resources as you learn.

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Earn Certificates

In addition to fulfilling your 20 hours STARS credit, you can earn certificates for each course that is supported by Child Care Aware.

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SOWA is cloud hosted and maintained for you. This means that we handle everything technical so you don't need to.

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At SOWA, we love building new ways to learn on the web. We'll work with you to make sure your members and employees gain the knowledge they need to do great things.

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Courses

With many courses available for the choosing, SOWA has a wealth of information created specifically for afterschool professionals.

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Course 06: Guiding the Behavior of Individual Children

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Course 08: Human Relations Skill Development

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Course 10: School-Age Care as a Family Service – Part Two

The 36-course Certificate Series content was developed by Roberta L. Newman. Her publications are widely used in afterschool training programs throughout the nation. Her notable contributions include:

  • Comprehensive state-wide Certification and Credentialing Modules for Afterschool staff in South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas
  • Co-authoring the Department of Defense School-Age Training and Credentialing Program (Caring for Children in School-Age Programs)
  • Breakthrough to Quality (18 articles on designing and implementing quality afterschool services)
  • Created online college course (Positive Guidance) for Charter Oak State College

Course Participation:

All participants are required to complete the accompanying course activity PDFs and save each to create a full course portfolio. This portfolio will be submitted to the School’s Out Washington instructor for review.

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Certificates

All courses come with a certificate of completion that can be used to demonstrate your training in a given subject.

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SCORM is the de facto industry standard for tracking eLearning. Our site is integrated with the SCORM Engine, which means our system is fully compliant with SCORM and AICC courses.

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Every course you take is tracked for performance using our SCORM-compliant LMS. This means you can review your performance and, if you are a nation admin, your members’ performance as well.

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Benefits and Pricing
SOWA is a cost and learning effective professional development option for you and your organization.

Individuals

Joining is simple and affordable.

  • Access the courses to fulfill annual certification training.
  • OST Certificate Series courses developed by Roberta L. Newman
  • Access the course catalog for the low annual price of $100

Annual membership for unlimited access to courses is

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We'd love to hear from you - discussion and input are extremely important to us!

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If you have registration or technical questions, please contact CypherWorx. For more information on DEL/STARS/MERIT and the Continuing Education Unit, visit http://www.schoolsoutwashington.org/226/AboutSTARSMERIT.htm

For questions about the quarterly webinar or workshop content, please contact Teresa Rende at trende@schoolsoutwashington.org.

CypherWorx

Located in Rochester, NY, CypherWorx was formed in 2007 to meet the growing need for expanded learning experiences for professionals in the public, nonprofit, and small business sectors.

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