Types of Offerings & Fee Schedule

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Required Workshops and Trainings

Required workshops and trainings provide district, job, or school specific learning opportunities to all employees, and are often an expectation of work roles. Classified staff may receive an hourly rate or other compensation if completing required training outside of regular work hours

Examples include:

  • Universal Precautions Trainings
  • Small Vehicle Permit Training
  • Required assessment or curriculum training

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Courses

Some professional development courses, workshops, and trainings, offer continuing education units (CEUs) upon completion of the course. CEUs are professional learning credits that may be used toward license renewal but may not be used for salary advancement. It is possible to receive CEUs rather than district credit for some courses, at the instructor's discretion.

CEUs:

    Available to all Weld RE-4 employees, including certified and classified staff

    Available to substitute, WCA, and Out-of-District employees

    Eligible for use in license renewal

    Free for district employees

    Not eligible for use in salary advancement

   Offered as an alternative to district credit for many courses

Examples include:

  • CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) training
  • CPM (College Preparatory Math)
  • Love and Logic classroom strategies

District Credit Courses

District credit is an educational unit based on credit hours that are awarded for the completion of coursework for some professional development courses offered by Weld Re-4. It gives staff the opportunity not only to learn, but to document and share practices with colleagues. District Credit can be used for salary advancement, and as a result, hourly compensation in addition to credit is not available. 

District Credit:

   Available for all Weld RE-4 employees, including certified and classified staff

   Also available to substitute, WCA, and Out-of-District employees

   Eligible for use in salary advancement and/or re-licensure

    Not eligible for hourly compensation in addition to credit

   Requires approval of an action plan and evidence of implementation

   Subject to tuition and other fees

Examples include:

  • Digital Classroom
  • Induction
  • Book studies

Fees

Registration Fees

  • Additional fees may be assessed for books or other materials for the course.

  • If a drop request has not occurred by the first day of registration, the cost of the course will be forfeited.  In emergency cases, fees may be used in a future course.

  • No certificate will be issued until the course is completed and payment is received.    

How to Register

To register for courses, follow the instructions for registration on the Current Professional Development Opportunities course list. 

Salary Advancement Information

To learn more about professional improvement and salary advancement for certified staff, review the GCIE Board Policy page.

For more information about professional growth advancement for classified staff, please review the Classified Professional Growth Policy (GDM), the information in the Classified Professional Growth Stipend (GDP), or the Classified (Salaried) Professional Growth Stipend (GDPA). 

Full descriptions of all Weld RE-4 Board Policies are available on the Weld RE-4 Board of Education Policies page. For questions about salary advancement or other board policies, please contact 970-686-8000.

Suggestions for other offerings?

If you have suggestions for other types of professional development opportunities that could be offered by Weld RE-4,  please let us know by completing the Recommendation for professional development survey.

Questions?

Contact the Department of Instruction at 970-686-8032