Registration for the June cohort of Best Choices is now closed.
Registration is now open for the July cohort of Best Choices: The Ethical Journey. The course is offered through a combination of self-paced, online modules and virtual “face-to-face” calls between participants and a Best Choices Guide.
Guide Calls for the June cohort will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 pm via Zoom on the following dates:
- Intro Call – Tuesday July 5th
- Module 1 – Tuesday July 12th
- Module 2 – Tuesday July 19th
- Module 3 – Tuesday July 26th
- Module 4 – Tuesday August 2nd.
The recurring zoom link can be found in your “Best Choices July 2022 Cohort” Discussion Group!
Please note that attendance at Guide Calls is mandatory. You may complete the online modules at your own pace between Guide Calls. The online modules must be completed before each Guide Call.
Best Choices: The Ethical Journey is offered through a combination of self-paced, online modules and virtual “face-to-face” calls between participants and a Best Choices Guide. Guide Calls are held weekly at set times and are a mandatory component of the course. You may complete the online modules at your own pace between Guide Calls. The online modules must be completed before each Guide Call.
Completion of the course usually takes 5 weeks, with participants completing one online module and one Guide Call each week. From time to time, an accelerated version (1 – 2 weeks) may be available and will be indicated on the “Available Courses” page of the Hub. Groups (min 10 participants) who would like to participate in an accelerated version of the course may contact Annie at email@example.com to discuss options.
When participants register for the course on the Hub they have immediate access to the Intro Module and the Zoom links for the weekly Guide calls. Modules 1 through 4 are opened as you work through the course with your Guide. Once you have completed the Intro Call, you will have access to Module 1; Module 2 opens upon completion of the Module 1 Call, and so on. To access open Modules, just click on your course home page.
Participants must attend and participate in all 5 Guide calls to receive a certificate. Participants are expected to complete each Module prior to joining the Guide Call. Guides are able to see who has completed a Module prior to beginning each call. Participants must keep their videos on during calls and are expected to participate in discussions. Guide calls will not be recorded.
Participants are prompted to use a video workbook to respond to questions in the online modules. This is an important part of the course. You can also use your workbook to note questions or thoughts you would like to discuss during the Guide Calls. Workbooks will not be submitted or assessed. You can record your thoughts and questions in whatever format works best for you. If you prefer, you may choose to use a paper notebook instead of the video workbook. Participants should have their workbook accessible (downloaded or printed) for each Guide Call so you can refer to it during the discussion.
Your video workbook is your space to respond to questions and dive deeper into the course content. It will not be shared with your Best Choices Guide, your cohort, or ECEBC staff. However, your responses are saved on the Hub server and accessible to site administrators. All site administrators adhere to strict standards around Hub User privacy and will not access your workbook without permission. If this is a concern for you, you may choose to use a paper notebook instead of the video workbook for some or all of the workbook questions.
Participants will receive a certificate for 12 hours upon completion of all online modules and Guide Calls. Certificates will be automatically generated and should be downloaded and saved to your computer.
Each Best Choices cohort (i.e., the group of participants working through the course at the same time) will be assigned a private Hub Discussion Room that is only accessible to them. Throughout the online modules, participants will be encouraged to share thoughts and ideas with others in their cohort. Your Guide may also choose to use the Discussion Room as part of the Guide Calls.
If you have questions about the course or difficulty accessing any of the course components, please email Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org