Accessing Courses/Simulcasts on Asiaforeducators.org
All courses and simulcast video presentations listed on this website are hosted at asiaforeducators.org — a Moodle-based online course website. First-time visitors must create an account at asiaforeducators.org and log in to access all materials.
After you have created your free account at asiaforeducators.org, you can enroll in any new courses or simulcasts being offered, as well as access all archived courses and simulcasts. Please note that Moodle will ask you whether you want to “enroll” in a course or simulcast even after it has ended. “Enrollment” in this case simply means signing up to access that archived course or simulcast.
If you need help creating your free account or logging on to asiaforeducators.org, please email .
Viewing Simulcast Video Presentations
The simulcast video presentations at asiaforeducators.org all require the Microsoft Silverlight plugin.
If you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Microsoft Silverlight but are still unable to view the live and/or archived simulcast presentations, please email .
Earning Professional Development Hours for INDEPENDENT STUDY
Teachers can earn professional development hours or viewing on-line video presentations on asiaforeducators.org by submitting written “teaching reflections” on upcoming, as well as archived, sessions.
2 hours can be earned for each simulcast session. The period for submission of teaching reflections is June 1 through July 15 each year.
Please submit your teaching reflections to the NCTA director for your state, included here .
Earning Professional Development Hours for CURRENT COURSES
Directions for earning credit are posted on the individual course websites and can be accessed after you enroll. Please note that credit hours cannot be earned for the archived courses posted on this website — these courses are available for resource reference only. Credit can be earned, however, for the many archived simulcast sessions on this website. Please see the directions under “Earning Professional Development Hours for Independent Study,” above.
NCTA Study Tour Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for a NCTA–sponsored study tour you must have completed requirements for a total of 30 professional development hours in NCTA-sponsored professional development programs.
These credits can be earned through face–to–face, on–line or blended programs (seminars, book groups, simulcasts and webinars) that are offered by NCTA sites or a combination of these formats. Hours can be earned from any NCTA site or from programs offered by several different sites. The total number of hours must be 30 or more.
These requirements can be met over a period of years; they do not have to be met in one year. All requirements must be met, however, by February 1 of the year in which you apply for a study tour. (Please note that in the case of simulcast presentations, the teaching reflections submitted on any one simulcast, worth 2 hours, are reviewed only between June 1-July 15 each year. See details here.)
Prior participation in a NCTA-sponsored study tour disqualifies someone from participating in a second tour, unless the new tour is to a country not previously visited with NCTA.
If you have additional questions about any of the topics discussed above, or about any of the simulcasts and courses listed on this website, please email .