Workshops & CEUs

I-SS uses LINQ as it's Professional Learning Management System.  It can be accessed through Timekeeper.

Iredell-Statesville Schools utilizes LINQ to:

  • Ensure professional development is aligned to district strategic priorities
  • Communicate professional development opportunities
  • Register participants for professional development topics
  • Manage room reservations
  • Develop course rosters
  • Monitor course completion, satisfaction and impact of training through end of course surveys
  • Assign and track Continuing Education Units
  • Communicate to participants the status of their professional development  transcripts

A participant must register for the workshop and sign-in on Workshop Sign- In Sheet in order to receive credits.  Failure to do so before the workshop is closed will result in forfeiture of CEUs.

How to:

Registering for Workshops

Register for a Workshop (Participant)

  •  From Faculty & Staff tab on I-SS home page Select Time Keeper
  •  Log in as you normally would
  •  Click on Workshop Registration from the menu on left
  •  In the “Available Workshop “section Click on Descriptions to get workshops in alpha-order then Scroll to find the title of your workshop. You can also search by the date of the workshop. There are no course numbers at this time
  •  Click on title
  •  At the bottom of the web page click “Register”, then Click “Yes”
  • You can un-register if you wish with Un-register button at bottom of web page
  •  Log out at top of page or be timed out
  •  Time Keeper has a rather short cycle time and you will be timed out if not interacting with the platform

Contact: Jamie Davidson at  jamie_davidson@iss.k12.nc.us or 704-924-2046

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) History

  • From Faculty & Staff tab on I-SS home page Select Time Keeper  
  • Log in as you normally would 
  • Click on CEU from menu on left 

Receiving CEUs for Completed Workshops

  • A participant must register for the workshop and sign-in on Workshop Sign- In Sheet in order to receive credits.  Failure to do so before the workshop is closed will result in forfeiture of CEUs

Reserving a room for meeting (NO CEUs awarded).

  • Click here for room reservation template 
  • Complete the template  and submit to courses@iss.k12.nc.us

*To cancel the room, notify Jamie Davidson at jamie_davidson@iss.k12.nc.us 
 

Process for Workshop Approval

  • Two step process; cabinet approval and workshop template submitted through LINQ

Out of District Workshops Template Submission

  • Finance’s prior approval/reimbursement process has not changed
  •   Workshop template submission and documentation process has changed
  •  Submission of workshop template and Certificate of CEUs take place after the workshop is completed
  •   From Faculty & Staff tab on I-SS home page Select Time Keeper
  •    Log in as you normally would
  •    Click on CEUs from menu on left
  •    Click on View/Submit CEUs for approval link
  •    Click  + Add New

     Complete the following fields and upload CEU certificate

  •  Completion Date : Enter  the date the workshop ends
  •   Course Code:  Leave Blank 
  •  Location:  Enter where the workshop was held
  •   Type of Credit:  Leave Blank
  •   Course Types:  Leave Blank
  •   Description:  Enter  the title of the workshop
  •  Facilitator :  Enter Out-of-District
  •   Credits:  Enter  total of hours awarded for this  workshop
  •  Credit Breakdown:  Enter the  total hours beside the type of credit  received for this workshop
  •  Supporting Document  
    •   Description:  Enter title of workshop
    •  Click on upload file button
    •   Search for the uploaded certificate
    •    Click Save

In-District Workshops Template Submission

 In-District  Workshop Template Submission

  •   Open the LINQ System
  •   From the File tab click on Open
  •  Choose Human Resources
  •    From the Human Resources page choose the CEUs/Workshops tab
  •    To create a new workshop, click on Create New Workshop
  •    Enter the details for the workshop:
    •  Status:  N/A
    •   Course Code:  N/A
    •   Description:   Enter the name of the workshop
    •  Course Completion Dates:  Enter the date the course will be completed
    •   Location:  Enter name of room workshop will be held in
    •   Facilitator:  Enter ISS
    •   Max Capacity: Enter  the number of participants allowed to attend workshop
    •   Registration Start Date:  Enter the date you are submitting the workshop
    •   Registration Cutoff Date:  The last date the workshop will be available for registration in Time keeper
    •   HQ – N/A
    •   CEUs : Enter the number of CEU credits
    •   Credit Breakdown:  Enter the type of credit(s) to be awarded
    •   Syllabus:  Description of the workshop and any other instruction
    •   Directions:  N/A
    •   Notes:  Enter the name of the person submitting the workshop and the name of the person that will be facilitating the workshop and enter the budget code for subs if needed
  •    Workshop Schedule Tab
    •   Enter the times for the workshop one each day that the workshop will be presented.
    •   Enter room location if room requested on the workshop page is not available for all days
    •   Dates and times will show up in Time keeper
  •   Workshop Attendance Tab
    •  This is where you will see who has registered for the workshop
    •   Participants  will register through Time keeper
    • You can delete participants by clicking on the red minus button
    •   You can also enter notes that can only be viewed by those with security rights to edit workshops 

School CEU Umbrella

  • Principal (or leadership team designee) must collect, organize, and record professional development activities that take place at the school (i.e. staff training, NCWISE training, PLC participation) using the spreadsheet posted on the Workshop/CEUs website.

School Umbrella CEUs Template

 

 

 

Central Support Services
549 North Race Street
Statesville, NC  28677
Fax: 704-872-2553


Executive Director of Professional Learning and System Evaluation 
Jed Stus
704-924-2025
jed_stus@iss.k12.nc.us

OSP/Data Manager,  Professional Learning 
Jamie Davidson
704-924-2046
jamie_davidson@iss.k12.nc.us


For Technical Assistance Contact the Digital Teaching & Learning Coach assigned to your school/department:

Susan Pope
sjpope@iss.k12.nc.us

Jackie Parker
jparker@iss.k12.nc.us

Don Lourcey
don_lourcey@iss.k12.nc.us

We believe that professional learning improves the knowledge and skills of our faculty and staff, and can lead to changes in classroom practice and increased student learning.  Professional development that is not on-going or collaborative (aka One-Shot Workshop) rarely translates into classroom application or student impact.   Research shows that the most effective professional development combines meaningful job-embedded practice with support from instructors through on-going feedback and coaching.