Online School-Age STARS Courses (One-Year Access)
STARS Credits: Up to 36 Ongoing Credits!
Join School's Out Washington's Online Learning Platform to get access to 36 award-winning online trainings developed by Cypherworx, an organization providing state-approved professional development training to out-of-school time providers. The trainings tie to the National Core Competencies developed by National Afterschool Association, and the Washington State Core Competencies and Quality Standards. Each of the 36 courses qualifies for 2 STARS credits. Membership gets you unlimited access to all 36 courses (worth up to 72 STARS credits) for one full calendar year from the time you start your first course.
Note: This course is for people working with School Age children (5-12 years old). If you are working with preschool and infants only, this is not the training for you. Use the MERIT portal to search for early learning training opportunities.
Access the Ongoing Training Course Catalog. The 36 Two-Hour Courses are approved for ongoing credit hours in Washington State. Courses can be accessed and taken on any device.
3 Required Steps for STARS Credit
Participants must complete 3 Steps for each course to receive two (2) hours STARS Credit: *
- Complete Course & Quiz.
- Submit Reflection questions in Online Discussion Forum.
- Receive Response from a State Approved Trainer.
*MERIT accounts will not be updated until all 3 steps above are completed.
DCYF Online Training Policy
As of March 1, 2020, online courses have Required Reflections in order to receive STARS credit. DCYF and SOWA are in partnership to ensure the online courses meet the same level of learning outcomes as in-person trainings. Read about it in the DCYF Online Training Policy - Update March 1, 2020
Access the Online Training Platform
Please wait up to 2-3 Business Days for your registration to process. If you still have not received the Account Log-In Invitation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have ordered your registration on the School's Out Washington website, you will receive a separate email inviting you to create an account on the Online Learning Platform via Collabornation.net.
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