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FAQs

Online Courses

Can you invoice me for a course?

Definitely! Contact us to get started. 

What happens after I register?

You will receive an invitation to join the course platform in your email approximately one week before the course begins for facilitated courses and immediately for a flex-paced course. If for any reason you do no not receive an email, check your spam, and if it is not there contact us. 

What happens after I register a group?

Once you have approved the estimate for your group, we will send an invoice to the appropriate contact. We then will share instructions that can be shared with your group on how to get started! 

Note: If you are planning on hosting designated PD days around the course(s), give our team a heads up so we can plan accordingly and will be on hand to accommodate your team. Our goal is to ensure your PD experience is seamless and have a team on board to accommodate you every step of the way.

What is the difference between a facilitated and a flex-paced course?

  • A facilitated course is an instructor-led course that takes place with a core group of students over a set period of time. Each week students will complete an assignment and/or participate in a discussion. Students will receive feedback along the way from the subject matter expert facilitator on how to improve the practical application of their learning. Additionally, students will engage with other students in the course - offering the opportunity to connect with varying levels of educators from around the world. 
  • With a flex-paced course, there is no strict schedule or timeline to follow. You can take the course as quickly or as leisurely as you like based on your schedule. All of the course materials are available at your fingertips from the time of purchase. In order to receive a certificate for the course, you need to complete the course within one year from the time of registration. 

What is the difference between a micro course and a full course? 

A micro course is a condensed, high-level version of our full courses. At the completion of the course, you will receive a completion certificate for 10-15 hours for a micro course or 30-45 hours for a full size course. 

Q: What is a Virtual Institute?

A: The Virtual Institutes are a cost-effective option for educators to enroll in an open enrollment webinar series focused on how to implement inclusive practices. Each institute consists of eight 1-hr webinars and is accompanied by opportunities to engage with fellow educators who also attend the series. These sessions are best experienced live so we highly recommend that, but we know that is not always possible so recordings and resources will be shared following each session.  Learn more about the programs here: UDL Learning Institute | MTSS Institute  

Q: Do you offer options for our team to facilitate one of your courses?

A:  Indeed! You can run a Novak Education course in your school or district with an in-house facilitator to build your internal capacity. We will provide everything you need to load the course into your own Canvas instance or your Free-for-Teacher account, or give you the content to build the course in a different LMS. 

Q: I am interested in one of your courses, but it doesn't look like there are any open enrollments for the course at this time.

A: If you are interested in scheduling a course with your group, you can contact us to schedule a 45-hour facilitated online course. Each course is universally designed and instructed by one of our team experts. Each section can accommodate up to 25 educators. 

If you do not have a group for the course - be sure to check out our open enrollment options for facilitated courses or our selection of self-directed courses that are open year-round. 

Are there any prerequisites for my course?

For most of our courses, there are no prerequisites, however, we do recommend that everyone starts with our introduction to Universal Design for Learning, UDL Now!, or something of a similar background. Start from the ground up and then continue to build on your journey to becoming an expert learner from there! 

There are also some courses that have a required or recommended text which will be outlined under prerequisites on the course page. 

Continuing Education Hours/Credits 

Q; What do you offer for certification/options to meet educator professional learning requirements

A: We are focused on helping educators take their learning to the next step. We offer options for graduate credits, continuing education hours, CTLE (NY), Clock Hours (WA). When scheduling professional learning services, we will discuss what works best for meeting the needs of your educators. 

Can I receive graduate credits for the course?

Absolutely! When you sign up for the course, be sure to select the option " Course + Grad Credits".  If you have already signed up for a course and want to add on grad credits:

  • For flex-paced courses: register for the corresponding credits by navigating to the graduate credits section within module one of your course. 
  • For Facilitated or district-based courses - contact us and we will share the link to register. 

Are the graduate credits accredited?

Indeed! You will have the option to receive your transcript from our university partners. Learn more about our university partners and their corresponding transcript process: 

Are you a CTLE approved sponsor?

Yes, we are a CTLE-approved sponsor! Once you complete the course, email this form with section 1 completed to education@novakeducation.com. Upon receipt and confirmation of course completion, you will receive a completed form for your records within 1-3 business days. 

Do you offer Washington Clock Hours?

Yes! We offer clock hours through a partnership with ESD 112. There is an additional standard fee of $3/credit that is paid directly through PDEnroller. More details on how to submit the course for clock hours can be found under the clock hours section of the course welcome module.

Q: I still have questions. Who do I reach out to?

A: Contact us any time by completing this form. You will receive a response within 1-3 business days.