ONLINE AUTISM CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2020
Free to Attend!
Optional UAA Course Credit: $79
MINDFULNESS BREAKS! Please stay online after marked sessions * for a mindfulness break hosted by the AARC's own Kendra Wolf! Then grab a cup of coffee & take a stretch before the next session! If you are taking the credit course, each mindfulness break will count towards 15-minutes of your extension activity requirement!
NEW! This year we will have door prizes in a random drawing for those that log in on time to each session! Don't miss it!
ACCESSIBILITY! If you have accommodation needs to access the conference, please contact the AARC at by October 30th, 2020.
Zoom is a free videoconferencing software that will allow you to:
View the video stream of the presentations
Ask questions live using the chat function
Connect with other participants and the presenters
It is recommended that participants join from a laptop computer for the best experience. Participants may also join via phone, room system, or mobile device, however, they may experience limitations for interacting.
Practice Session & How-To:
A practice session is scheduled November 3rd, 2020 to help you get used to the platform. Staff will be available 8am - 4:30 pm to help you test your system and interaction tools. Simply log on while the session is open, test your tools and log off when done. If there is nothing that needs problem-solving, your test should be complete in 3-5 minutes. Please participate to prevent technical difficulties during the conference.
UAA COURSE CREDIT
Online Autism Conference and Renewal Credits:
According to the State of Alaska Department of Education & Early Development:
"During the life of the certificate being renewed, applicants must complete six semester hours of renewal credit...The six renewal credits must be relate to or required for:
The certificated person’s employment at the time of renewal, if the employment requires a certificate;
The certificated person’s endorsements, or
A state-approved preparation program that will lead to an endorsement that the certificated person seeks to acquire.
At least three of the renewal credits must be upper division or graduate credit. The remaining three renewal credits may be upper division credit, lower division credit, continuing education units or non-academic credit. One renewal credit is equal to one semester hour, 1.5 quarter hours, or 15 hours of continuing education or non-academic training."
The Online Autism Conference is offering two options for renewal credits:
Graduate Level UAA Credit
$79 payable to UAA
$50 payable to Teacher Certification
No pre-approval required
Complete extension activities & reflection
Once approved, prepay & submit a report to teacher certification
Request a certificate from the AARC prior to the conference, and attend all sessions.
Email to request non-academic credit.
If you are unsure about whether this conference will qualify as a renewal credit, contact the Alaska Teacher Certification Office at 907-465-2831.
If you are renewing an out-of-state certificate or professional license, please check with the corresponding agency to verify if credit will apply towards renewal.
For any further questions, please contact the conference coordinator, Aimee Smith, at or 907-334-1312
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