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.

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.
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
Fostering a dynamic remote learning environment with student-centered tools

Continue the learning with Office365 and Windows

Continue the learning with digital classroom and student voice

Creating a digitally inclusive learning community

Creativity in the classroom

Getting started with Office365 and Windows

Inclusive Classroom Foundation (5 hrs)

Level up with Office365 and Windows (4.5 hrs)

Office365 Teacher Academy (11.75 hrs)

Presentation Design 101: How to create visual slides with impact (5 hrs)
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.
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.

Get the Forms to Get the Pay

First, Check Your Tech Hours

Next, complete a compensation form

Compensation forms are found on Staff Hub under “Business Office – Payroll

Per Diem Form – First Six Hours You must be logged into Staff Hub to access the compensation forms.

In-Service Form – Up to 15 Hours You must be logged into Staff Hub to access the compensation forms.

Finally, submit compensation form with the appropriate attendance verification noted in the table above for your learning option.

If you are sending an electronic copy of a compensation form you must include in the email “I certify that these hours are true as documented.” Please note, this MUST be sent in the email with the form attached. The electronic form must include your real signature as it will be compared to the signature on file in the payroll department.

Send to: Admin: Ed Tech – Compensation or email warrenc@issaquah.wednet.edu

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

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