Conference and Course Tips

Tips for a successful Conference!

OBTAIN APPROVAL

  • Submit Conference Request form and conference description for approval prior to conference registration.
    • CONFERENCE PAYMENT INFORMATION
      1. DIRECT PAYMENT – submit the registration form to the District Office at least 30 days prior to the date of the conference.
      2. REIMBURSEMENT – submit a completed reimbursement form and proof of payment to the District Office after the conference.

UPON APPROVAL
Register for the conference.

  • If needed, verify with the school office that a substitute has been secured.
  • If needed, make travel arrangements (ie. hotel reservations).

UPON COMPLETION

  • Submit for preapproved reimbursement via a reimbursement form to the District Office.
  • Submit a copy of the Conference Completion certificate to the District Office.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF A CONFERENCE IS CANCELLED OR YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, THE DISTRICT OFFICE SHOULD BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY!

Tips for a successful Course!

TO BEGIN A PROGRAM submit an outline of all the courses required to complete the program. This is a one time submission prior to beginning a program. A course description should be submitted with each approval form.

OBTAIN APPROVAL

  • Submit a course request via email to graduatecredit@elsd.org.
    • The email MUST contain the following information:
      • Course Name
      • College/University
      • Brief Course Description
    • Email course requests will be accepted beginning 12:01 a.m. EST on the following dates:
      • FALL SEMESTER: August 1
      • SPRING SEMESTER: December 1
      • SUMMER SEMESTER: April 15
    • Requests will be TENTATIVELY approved as follows:
      • A list will be generated of all requests based on the order in which they were received.
      • TENATIVE approval will be granted in the following order:
        1. Teachers with a Level I certificate
        2. Teachers with a Level II certificate
        3. If monies are still available all additional requests will be TENTATIVELY granted approval, until all monies have been exhausted for the semester at hand. Regardless of the level of certificate up to a total of six (6) credits per teacher.
  • Following an email request submit a Course Approval form and course description to the Curriculum Director, for FINAL approval. This will insure a quick turnaround for approval. Please refer to the section below titled Upon Approval, for registration information specific to frequently attended colleges/universities.
  • If this is your first course, submit an outline of all the courses you are required to take to complete the program.
    • COURSE PAYMENT INFORMATION
      The current MAXIMUM reimbursement rate is $429.00 per credit.
    • Employees are responsible for tuition costs above $429 per credit and fees charged by the college/university.
      1. DIRECT PAYMENT – submit a statement of current cost per credit charged by the college/university to the District Office at least 30 days prior to the start date of the course.
      2. REIMBURSEMENT – submit proof of payment and a statement of current cost per credit charged by the college/university to the District Office upon completion.

UPON APPROVAL

  • Register for the course.
    • REGISTERING AT IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY
      Fax approved ELSD course approval form and Immaculata college of graduate studies registration/payment form to (610)993-8550.
    • REGISTERING AT WILKES UNIVERSITY FOR PLS COURSES
      Fax approved ELSD course approval form to Gloria Merchant at (270)522-2010.
    • REGISTERING AT UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
      Fax approved ELSD course approval form to Susan Southworth at (800)576-8509.

UPON COMPLETION

  • Submit a grade for the course.
  • Submit for reimbursement (see notation above under COURSE PAYMENT INFORMATION).

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF THE COURSE IS CANCELLED OR YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, THE DISTRICT OFFICE SHOULD BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY!