Online Learning & Tech Compensation

What is Tech Compensation?

Our ISD Tech Levy includes funding to compensate employees for technology training relevant to their position.

Certificated Staff: Each year participation in up to six hours of ISD approved technology training will be compensated at the per diem rate. Additional hours of ISD approved technology training will be paid at the professional rate.

ISD approved technology training includes:

  • Pre-approved face-to-face technology training; facilitated by the district or school
  • Online learning options listed below. Online learning is limited to a total of 21 hours annually (6 per diem, 15 in-service). The 6 per diem hours are only available if you have not used them for face to face training.

Para-pros: Para Pro Staff may participate in face-to-face tech training applicable to their position. Para-pros will complete the yellow classified staff compensation sheet. In addition, para-pros may participate in and receive compensation for Kyte Learning. Please click here for directions with Kyte Learning if you are a para- professional staff. More information about Kyte can be found here.

Other Classified Staff must get pre-approval from their supervisor prior to taking tech training for compensation. Once the training is complete the supervisor must sign the compensation sheet, then send to Admin/Ed Tech: Comp Request. You will need to sign into Staff Hub to access the electronic compensation sheet.

Online Learning Options for Certificated Staff

Certificated staff may participate in the self-paced online learning options below that are related to their position. Many of these are free, others require an enrollment fee. Any registration fee associated with the online learning is at the expense of the teacher/school. Staff members must have access to the Ed Tech tools explored during the training. In order to be considered for compensation the training must include attendance or completion verification from the provider.

Please note, hours must occur outside contract time. Hours are issued by school year beginning September 1 and ending August 31. Compensation sheets should be submitted as hours are incurred. The deadline to submit hours for the year is September 1.

Elementary teachers may want to focus their training on the ISD Core Tools for elementary schools. Review the Core Tools document and select from the options below.

Online Learning ProviderPre-approved TopicsAttendance Verification from the provider
Kyte Learning K-12 – all cert staff Free

More information on how to access Kyte
All courses and tutorials within Kyte LearningTo receive compensation teachers must submit their Kyte Learning log along with their compensation sheet. The report must include start/completed time. Hours must occur outside contract time.
ISD Facilitated Courses in CanvasVarious throughout the yearCompletion of course and all assignments within the course.
Canvas Certified Educator
6-12 cert staff Registration fee  
CORE 1: Foundational Frameworks – K12 (8 hrs)
CORE 2: Engagement Strategies – K12 (8 hrs)
CORE 3: Personalized Learning – K12 (8 hrs)
CORE 4: Transformational Practices – K12 (8 hrs)
To receive compensation teachers must submit certificate of completion along with their compensation sheet.
Microsoft Learning Paths
K-12 – all cert staff
Free
Teachers may take any of the courses for K-12 educators for tools currently available in our district for both students and teachers. This includes Office 365, FlipGrid, Teams, OneNote, and Microsoft accessibility tools.



Teachers must login to their district Office365 account when taking these courses.

To receive compensation teachers must submit their course completion certificate along with their compensation sheet.
Adobe Self-Paced Courses
K-12 – all cert staff
Free

*includes an assignment for completion  
Cultivating Digital Literacy (3 hrs*)

Make posters with your students (1 hr)

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom with Adobe Spark (3 hrs)

Flipped Learning: Blended Learning for Your Class (3 hrs*)

Create Digital Images with Your Class (2 hrs*)
To receive compensation teachers must submit the digital badge and/or certificate indicating # of hours along with their compensation sheet.
Adobe Self-Paced Courses
Restricted – see below
Free  

Compensation restricted to teachers who teach courses which use the noted Adobe product; typically, elective or CTE classes. GE teachers may also take these courses to support student interest.
Design Graphics with your Students; Adobe Illustrator (3 hrs)

Make Impactful Social Videos with your Students; Adobe Premiere (5 hrs)

Digital Publishing with your Students; Adobe InDesign (3 hrs)
To receive compensation teachers must submit the digital badge and/or certificate indicating # of hours along with their compensation sheet.
Seesaw Pioneer

K-5 – all cert staff
Free
 
Seesaw Pioneers are beyond the Seesaw basics and are ready to take the next step to learn and connect within a supportive professional learning environment. (1 hour)To receive compensation teachers must submit the digital badge and/or certificate indicating # of hours along with their compensation sheet.
Book Creator  
K-12- all cert staff Free 
You must create an account to access. Use your district email.
Book Creator Certified Author: Get your Book Creator Level 1 accreditation by completing this self-paced training. (1 hour) To receive compensation teachers must submit a digital badge and/or certificate indicating # of hours along with their compensation sheet. 
iReady (access through Clever or Classlink)
K-8- all cert staff Free

To access the iReady tutorials, login to your iReady account and click on “Online Educator Learning”

Select one of the pre-approved titles listed in the column to the right.
Welcome to iReady  (1 hour) 
 
Administering the Diagnostic (55 minutes) 
 
Best Practices for I-Ready Personalized Instruction (45 min) 
 
Helping All Learners Succeed (20 minutes) 
 
Using Data to Plan Instruction (25 minutes) 
 
Using Data to Plan Instruction after Second Diagnosis  (25 minutes) 
 
Standard Mastery Quick Start Orientation (30 minutes) 
 
Using Tools for Scaffolding Comprehension (25 minutes) 
 
Using the Prerequisites Report to Inform Instruction (30 minutes) 
 
Analyzing Growth to Inform Decision-Making (20 minutes)
To receive compensation teachers must submit a screenshot of the completed classes that shows the  # of hours along with their compensation sheet 
Seesaw Connect – Summer 2022Seesaw Connect is Seesaw’s summer PD “virtual conference” and offers a wide range of learning opportunities around the integration of Seesaw. To receive compensation teachers must  download and submit a certificate of completion with their name, date, session title and course duration along with their compensation request.

Get the Forms to Get the Pay

First, Check Your Tech Hours to determine whether you submit for per-diem or in-service compensation. Each year, teachers receive compensation at the per-diem rate for the first six hours of technology training. Additional approved training, whether online or in person, is paid at the in-service rate. NOTE: Your name will not appear on the 21-22 Tech Pay Tracker until you have submitted hours and they have been processed.

Next, complete a compensation form. (Hours from 2020/21 must be submitted on the paper comp forms which can be found in your school office). NOTE: The deadline for submitting hours for payment the following month is the last day of the current month (e.g. June 30 for July payment); this allows office staff the time needed to process the requests prior to payroll deadline.

If you have questions about the process please email Jodie Warren @ warrenc@issaquah.wednet.edu

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