EPE - NYSED Distance Education Stop Gate Training - Webinar

Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:Webinar - Link TBA
Rosemary Matt will email it the night before.
Please check your junk folder if you do not see it.
Presenters:Rosemary Matt, NYS Director of Accountability - Adult Education
Event Description:


In an effort to minimize the impact on EPE reimbursable contact hours please consider the following for the approved NYSED GRASP (NRS Levels 4, 5, 6), SMART (NRS Levels 2, 3, 4), or Crossroad’s Café (ESL NRS Levels 3, 4, 5, 6) programs, we have devised a stop-gate training measure to assist teachers in using one or more of the currently approved NYSED Distance Education programs.

For those teachers/programs that are already approved by NYSED to provide one or all three of the NYSED Distance Learning programs, continue providing these services under the current design. Programs can temporarily increase the number of teachers eligible to provide these 3 programs in the following way:

  • Stop gate training is being made available to train existing teachers that have not provided NYSED Distance Education in the past
  • No students will be pre or post tested during this time as assessments must still be administered in person so the requirement for pre and post testing is waived until April 12, 2020 beginning today.
  • Any teacher who will be involved with this process must attend a virtual modified training. This is a temporary measure and will not be counted as NYSED certification training or RAEN PD hours, however it will enable teachers to provide EPE eligible distance education for the period of time being impacted by school and BOCES closures.
  • If programs intend to use the Crossroad’s Café program for their ESL students, they MUST purchase workbooks for their students directly from KET. The publisher has indicated they will fill orders rapidly but orders must be sent as quickly as possible.

Program Managers must register their teachers for this stop gate training.

Note: this training session does not signal that the teacher is certified for NYSED Distance Education, these teachers will need to attend traditional RAEN training for these NYSED programs once this temporary situation has passed. Also, teachers will not receive RAEN PD hours for this training; this is a very specialized training aimed at preserving EPE contact hour generation as best as possible given the current circumstances.

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