Updated 09/14/20

2020 CONFERENCE

 September 29th 30, October 1st

You choice as to where to participate from home/work

*See Below*

Pre-Requsite complete the following on the NYS SLMS site:

CEOs must successfully complete 5-hrs of training as specified below:
o 2020 Advanced In-Service – Part 1, Course #49-0125, 2-hrs Topic 1
o 2020 Advanced In-Service – Part 2, Course #49-0126, 2-hrs Topic 2
o 2020 Advanced In-Service Exam, Course #49-0127, 1-hr Topic 1

To take the class:
1. Use Google Chrome to log in to SLMS using your username and password.
2. Click on “Find Learning”
3. Search the name of the class, in this case “2020 Advanced In-Service Part 2”
4. Click on “Enroll”, then click on Submit Enrollment”
5. Click “My Learning” and then “Launch” under the class listing.
Additional information instructional videos on SLMS are available here:
https://www.dos.ny.gov/DCEA/General_FAQ.html
(Then go to Frequently Asked Questions – Training)

If still having issues Call SLMS Help Desk If you experience technical difficulties, please contact the SLMS Help Desk at (518) 473-8087 Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or request help via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

**To receive In-Service credit:  CEOs and BSIs who attend in-person conferences to acquire their annual In-Service training must adhere to certain recordkeeping procedures.  The following are the comparable webinar procedures:

  1. You must login to the webinar to receive credit. 
  2. You must login no later than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time of the course.
  3. You must not log out until the course ends.
  4. Attendees must participate in the webinar using a computer or tablet. Call-in participants will not receive In-Service credit as there is no way for WebEx to track your training ID # through the phone.
  5. Your attention-to-duration ratio must be at least 65%.

Please allow at least three weeks for webinar trainings to show up in your SLMS training history.

Notes pertaining to the attention-to-duration ratio:  Webinar attendees must be present and accounted for during a webinar to receive In-Service credit.  This is no different than what is required of those attending an in-person conference.  If a conference attendee were to sign in and then shortly thereafter leave and not return, the attendee would not receive credit for attending the course.  

The webinar program (WebEx) tracks whether an attendee is “present” by tracking the programs that are running in addition to WebEx. For example, if an attendee minimizes the webinar window or if another computer program is opened (such as a spreadsheet, email, internet search engine, etc.), then WebEx will interpret this as the attendee is not present.  The more time that an attendee’s webinar window is not the active window, the lower their attention-to-duration ratio becomes.

To illustrate how this works, consider an example where an attendee spends 15-minutes reading and sending emails during a 60-minute training session. In this example, the WebEx program would record this attendee as being absent for 25% of the course (15-minutes absent ÷ the 60-minute training session). The attendee would therefore have a 75% attention-to-duration ratio (45-minutes present ÷ the 60-minute training session).

Attention-to-duration ratios may drop as low as 65% during a training session. If an attendee’s ratio drops below 65%, they will not receive credit for the course. Please be sure that WebEx is the only program running during the presentation.  

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