The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) is a national U.S. service that offers virtual learning programs and professional development programs for educators.
I have been offering professional development programs via webinar for teachers and other professionals for a few years now. My programs include:
- Twitter for Teachers
- Public Speaking Made Easy
- Asset-Based Approaches to Evaluation and Assessment
- Blogging Like a Pro: How to Create and Maintain a Professional Blog
Every year, CILC confers awards on those who have top scores in their program evaluations — in other words, based on how participants evaluate our programs.
Each school year, the scores of ALL program evaluations for each professional development provider are averaged based on 7 questions which are:
- was knowledgeable about the content.
- was engaging.
- was engaging.
- was applicable to professional growth.
- aligned to presenter’s stated objectives.
- contained strategies that will impact student learning.
- will impact my teaching.
Each question has a numerical value and drives the CILC Pinnacle Award.
This year, I was thrilled to receive an honorable mention for high quality virtual programming and PD webinars. This is the second time I have received an honorable mention in the Pinnacle Awards. The first time was in 2009-2010. Check out the list of all the professional development award recipients. Mine is listed under my company, Eaton International Consulting Inc.
I love working with CILC. They create amazing opportunities for students, teachers, administrators, leaders and others to engage in collaborative or innovative programs with presenters from across the globe.
They also create opportunities for people like me, who love to do offer programs virtually, the chance to connect with new people from across the United States.
Thank you to the clients who took the time to evaluate my programs and give them high marks. I love working with you.
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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.