General Questions and Policies
What if I cannot attend all the live events? Will I be able to view the presentation(s) at another time?
All sessions will be recorded and available as a download to the registrant via email immediately following the live event. All handouts, powerpoints, and other presentation materials will be available as part of the recording. We encourage schools have at least one representative in the live event if a gathering by a group is not possible at the time of the live event.
Can I earn continuing education credit with NCTE’s Virtual Conference?
All registered participants in the live sessions will receive an e-mail documenting the clock hours earned for participation. If more than one person is particpating at your connection be sure to contact us with a roster of participants from your site. We will want to award credit for all attending. We do not offer college credit for this conference. Check with your school to see if they have chosen to provide continuing education credit for participation in these virtual events.
Will there be any handouts before/after the session?
Every session will be a little different, but in some cases you will receive book chapters, journal articles, or others materials to read in advance of the session. These materials will also be available in the recording.
How far ahead of time should I login to a session?
The first time you prepare to participate we recomend you check your computer at least one day in advance. We recomend you login to the first session at least 15 minutes in advance to check your connection and sound.
How can I complete a program evaluation?
All virtual conference participants will receive a link to the survey in an email sent to participants following the live event.
Can I participate if I live outside of the US?
Absolutely! For no additional cost, you can participate in the virtual conference as long as you meet the minimum technical requirements listed below.
What if I am registered and I cannot attend the Live event?
You will still receive access to the recordings and materials. If you would like to cancel your registration, you must do this 3 business days before the event and NCTE will credit your account to purchase additional NCTE products within a year of purchase.
You may not sell, distribute, stream over the Web or otherwise use the Online Recordings, except to share with others at your location only.
Pricing and Purchasing Questions
What does the Virtual Conference fee Include?
The NCTE Virtual Conference fee of $175 per grade level conference, includes one whole-school connection, On Demand recordings, one copy of a book from the Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards series, and extended conversations and resource sharing with conference presenters in an online community. The cost is per site (computer), with an unlimited number of people viewing the session.
How do I purchase a seat in the NCTE Virtual Conference?
You can purchase a seat in the NCTE Virtual Conference here: http://www.ncte.org/virtualconf/commoncore and choosing a conference and going online to register by credit card. Please contact customer service if you would like to pay by PO or purchase multiple connections at 1-877-369-6283.
Can I pay by purchase order?
Payment by P.O. is accepted if a copy of the P.O. is received via fax or email.
Can I purchase multiple Virtual Conference Connections at one time?
You can purchase multiple seats by adjusting the quantity in your shopping cart.
Do you offer a one-day rate?
We do not offer a one-day rate or one-session rate as it is important to view all four sessions per grade-level conference. If you cannot attend the sessions one day, you can access these online and participate in an upcoming day of sessions.
With one Virtual Conference purchase, can I assemble a large group to participate in a Web seminar?
Absolutely. Your purchase of a connection is for one log-in, but the presentation can be viewed by additional people through use of an LCD or other forms of technology.
What are the minimum technical requirements?
All sessions in the NCTE Virtual Conference will use Elluminate Live! software, a java-based program. The requirements can be found on the Web site: http://www.elluminate.com/support/min_requirements.jsp
What is the Virtual Conference Platform?
The NCTE Virtual Conference uses Elluminate Live! software, a java-based program. We recommend you check with your system administrator in advance of the first day of the conference to ensure your computer is properly set up to run this program, especially considering firewalls. If you don’t have a system administrator, you can check your system online by visiting http://www.elluminate.com/support/.
How does the audio work for the Virtual Conference?
The audio for the virtual conference is run through the computer rather than through a phone line. You will need to be sure your computer is equipped with speakers or a head set so you can hear the presenter. An USB-port microphone is highly recommended! For steps on how to check your audio in advance visit http://www.ncte.org/virtualconf/techtest .
How do I access each live session of the Virtual Conference?
Access to each conference will be made available to the purchaser via email within a few days of each online session.
What if I am having difficulty entering the session?
Occasionally registrants have problems entering an Elluminate session despite successfully preparing their computer. Visit http://www.elluminate.com/support/ to troubleshoot, or contact an Elluminate Live! representative at 866-388-8674, option #2. Or, watch a recording that addresses common computer errors by participants and system administrators. Please view these common firewall procedures.
Should the Live Web Seminar Ask for Username and Password?
Access to the NCTE Virtual Conference is not gained through a username and password but a hyperlink provided to you prior to the seminar. You will, however, be asked to enter the name you registered with. Should you be asked for a username and password, close all browsers and try again.