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Quality Matters (QM) Training

About QM Training

There’s a lot more to designing a quality blended or online learning experience for students than just being a great teacher. QM workshops provide participants with a solid foundation for getting started on a new course design or for getting started on making improvements to an existing course. Most participants find the QM rubric to be an excellent course design checklist and participating in QM training can help build a community of continuous improvement on your campus and across our system of 34 community and technical colleges.

Please explore the options below to learn more about participating in SBCTC funded QM training

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SBCTC QM Workshops

SBCTC Office of Educational Technology & Open Education will pay the tuition (a value of $150-$200) for first-time WA-CTC participants registered in the system facilitated workshops listed below. System facilitated QM workshops are taught by QM certified facilitators from our own colleges and participants interact with peers from across Washington state. All system QM workshop registrations must be processed through SBCTC in order to be paid.

National QM Workshops

SBCTC will pay the tuition (a value of $200-$300) for first-time WA-CTC participants registered in the nationally facilitated Quality Matters workshops listed below. Nationally facilitated workshops are taught by certified QM facilitators from across the U.S. and participants interact with peers throughout the country.  All national QM workshop registrations must be processed through SBCTC in order to be paid.

System Facilitated QM Workshops

System facilitated Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) and Improving your Online Course (IYOC) offerings are alternated monthly. In months of high demand, additional sections may be opened. Due to fiscal year-end restrictions, system facilitated workshops are typically not offered during the month of June.

To find system facilitated QM workshop dates, please visit the SBCTC System Facilitated workshop sign-up form or view the SBCTC calendar at the top right of this page. Workshop dates and promotional materials are also promoted through the ATLC and WAOL eLists and most eLearning offices forward this information to their individual campuses.

Nationally Facilitated QM Workshops

Nationally facilitated QM workshops are offered monthly.  To find available national workshop dates, check the QM Course Calendar, but do not register yourself on the Quality Matters website. All QM registrations must be processed through SBCTC in order to be paid.

Please do not register yourself on the Quality Matters website. Only registrations submitted through your eLearning office and/or SBCTC Educational Technology & Open Education will be processed and paid. Any QM registrations completed outside of the SBCTC sign-up process are the responsibility of the participant. Tuition is invoiced as soon as the workshop begins. All cancellations must be processed before the workshop start date.

For step-by-step sign-up information, please read the QM Workshop Sign-Up Directions handout or contact your campus eLearning office for additional campus specific directions.


SBCTC System Workshops 


To sign-up for a System facilitated workshop, please fill-out the SBCTC System Facilitated workshop sign-up form.


National QM Workshops 


To sign up for a nationally facilitated workshop, you will need to send the workshop title and start/end dates to your campus eLearning office along with your name, title, teaching subject, contact information, and supervisor's name and contact informatoin or fill-out SBCTC’s online sign-up form if directed to do so by your eLearning office.

To find nationally facilitated QM workshop dates, please check QM’s professional development calendar. Reminder, do not register yourself on the Quality Matters website. 

SBCTC QM training is FREE to first-time participants from WA CTCs. QM workshops require approximately 20-25 hours to complete and while the training is offered free to you, it is not actually free. SBCTC pays the workshop tuition, workshop facilitators, and a technology fee to Quality Matters for each registered participant regardless of completion (a value of $200 or more to you!), so please let us know before the workshop begins if you will be unable to participate.

If a participant is unable to successfully complete the workshop during your registered session, tuition for future sessions become responsibility of the participant.Due to the substantial costs savings, participants will be placed into system facilitated APPQMR workshops before being placed in nationally facilitated workshops.

All QM workshops are taught in in QM’s Moodle platform. You can access Moodle directly or by clicking on the Classroom icon on the horizontal navigation menu at the top of the page in your MyQM account. Any time is a great time to test your MyQM access and create your Moodle account, but please note that you will not be able to enter the workshop classroom until the morning it begins.

For additional information, please read the QM Workshop Access and Communications handout.

All QM Coordinators (QMCs) are expected to complete the following training:

Quality Matters Coordinator Training (QMCT)

All QM Coordinators (QMCs) managing course reviews for their campus should consider completing the following training:

Course Review Manager Certification (CRMC)

QM Program Information

Calendar

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Last Modified: 6/3/19 12:06 PM

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