How do I purchase the Nellie Edge Online Seminars?
- Click Add to Cart button next to each Online Seminar you would like to purchase.
- Click View Cart button
- You will be taken to your Shopping Cart to review your order
- Proceed to Checkout
- You will also create your account (email and password) at this time.
- Once complete you will receive an introductory email. (within 15 minutes)
Once your order is complete you can click My Account to access your Online Seminar(s).
I purchased the Nellie Edge Online Seminars, how I do I get started?
To begin watching:
- Click Log In (top bar)
- Enter your email or username, and password
- From there, the My Account Dashboard, you will see links to your Online Seminars. Click the link of the seminar you would like to watch (see below).
- You will be taken to the seminar page with the videos and resources.
How long are the Nellie Edge Online Seminars?
Each 60-minute Nellie Edge Online Seminar is divided into chapters, so that you can quickly access the content to study and review. First download the Power Guide eBook (from the seminar page) to follow along.
Are there guidelines for teacher-leaders facilitating Professional Learning Community (PLC) study groups using Nellie Edge Online Seminars?
Yes! There is a detailed set of documents including Facilitator Guidelines, Self-Assessment Guidelines, Practicum Project Suggestions, credit options, and lists of free resources included in each NEOS.
This year we’ve been using your online seminars as a focus for our district PLC time. This has provided us with the most meaningful PD we have participated in in years! – Betsy Mahoney
What comes with the Nellie Edge Online Seminars?
With each Nellie Edge Online Seminar, you can download seminar resources including the 129+ page step-by-step seminar Power Guide, Self-Assessment Guidelines, Practicum Suggestions, templates, classroom props, Parents as Partners resources, and more. See the complete list of free resources: NEOS #1 Multisensory ABC Phonics Immersion, NEOS #2 Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters! and NEOS #3 Authentic Sight Word Work
How long does my subscription last to view the Nellie Edge Online Seminars?
Nellie Edge Online Seminars come with unlimited (3-year) access to watch, study, and review at your own pace on any modern browser or mobile device.
Who can access the Discussion Forum?
Anyone can view the Discussion Forum, but only those who have purchased a Nellie Edge Online Seminar can post comments or questions.
Our Discussion Forum is designed as a place for you and your colleagues to dialogue about the seminars and strategies. Nellie Edge will also be joining the discussion from time to time to answer questions or elaborate on a strategy.
Is there a special discount for group registrations? Yes!
The teacher-leader who facilitates Nellie Edge Online Seminar Study Groups or (PLC) for four or more teachers will receive complimentary registration. Four to nine teachers may register at $99 each; 10 or more teachers may register at $79. (See box below for information.) Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Nellie Edge to discuss discounts for larger teams of teachers.
Study Group Leader:
As soon as you have the names and emails of your PLC team, please email Nellie Edge at email@example.com to receive your special discount codes for registration and study group guidelines.
Is this a secure purchase?
Do you offer refunds?
To keep administrative and total costs low for these online seminars, we do not issue refunds. See our Terms for more information. Once you have registered, you automatically receive access to all of the resources, and we are not able to rescind these.
Do I need to purchase the Nellie Edge Handwriting Program and Sight Word Program on TPT to fully implement these strategies?
NO! We are happy these are FREE downloads. You need not purchase any additional teachers guides, templates, practice books, Parents as Partners resources, MasterClass Intensives, or props for your students. Even with NEOS #1: Multisensory ABC and Phonics Immersion, the training videos, charts, assessments, parent information, and PD resources are included. The actual ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! children’s book and beautiful ABC posters are available to you from Sign2Me on Amazon.com.
We have compiled a list of common questions regarding each Online Seminar. You can download below.
Seminar #1 Multisensory ABC and Phonics Immersion: Building the Reading Brain
Seminar #2: Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters!
Seminar #3: High-Frequency “Heart Words”
Professional Development / Certification
Is there a certificate of completion for each Nellie Edge Online Seminar (NEOS)?
Yes, there is a certificate of completion. It is the last document in the list of teachers’ resources. We have no way of monitoring the number of hours teachers have viewed and reviewed sections of each seminar; however, we trust the teachers will use the honor system. There is room on the certificate for teachers to document new goals based on self-assessment guidelines and projects they have completed with total number of actual hours spent. Honestly, teachers who want to implement these strategies will spend 5-10 hours per seminar downloading documents, reviewing sections, backing and laminating the props from the resources, completing the self-evaluation, and writing goals. That is why many districts use these for their professional learning community (PLC) time during the school year. NEOS is especially powerful for teams of preK-1 educators.
Is a self-evaluation built into Nellie Edge Online Seminars (NEOS)?
Each online seminar begins with a comprehensive self-assessment and a list of practicum projects that teachers can consider implementing. A certificate of completion document is part of the resource download with room for the teacher to list either their new professional goals after studying this NEOS or to list the project completed and number of hours spent implementing these strategies in the classroom.
Why not pursue PD credits for your efforts? Or work closely with your school districts and accrediting agencies to ensure you receive appropriate recognition for your PD. We believe that all teachers and caregivers want to take their teaching to a higher level. Our purpose in creating online seminars is to inspire educators to make best practices routine in their classrooms.
How many credits are available through the University of the Pacific?
Up to 3 semester units of post-baccalaureate professional development credits are available through the University of the Pacific in California for each Nellie Edge Online Seminar. Read more details in our Professional Development section section. 15 hours of practicum project work is required for each unit of credit. You may also work through your district crediting systems, using our detailed goals statement.
Can I receive Washington Clock Hours for these Nellie Edge Online Seminars?
Literacy leaders from school districts, universities, and individual states are welcome to offer NEOS PDUs through their preferred crediting system. Use our Self-Assessment Guidelines, practicum suggestions, and goals statement when filling out the required application. We also recommend you include in your proposal at least 5-10 additional hours for organizing and making the props to implement each Nellie Edge Online Seminar.
How many hours are required for University Professional Development Credits?
Follow-up practicum projects through the University of the Pacific require 15 hours per semester credit. This is acceptable where local school districts approve and are applicable to state licensure where such activities are approved. We recommend that you always check with your literacy director or university counselor to verify the appropriateness of all professional development opportunities for your teaching credentials. For other credit questions, please call Dr. Allen Lifson at 1-800-479-1995 (teacherfriendly.com).
You are not limited to our PDU arrangement with the University of the Pacific. You may also work through your own crediting agency if that is more cost-effective or convenient.
How long do I have to complete the projects for credits through U of the P?
After you send in your registration (which is available once you register for each online seminar), you have four months and, if necessary, you can request an extension from the University of the Pacific.
Read more details in our Professional Development section.
How do I decide on practicum projects?
After watching the Nellie Edge Online Seminar and reviewing your notes on the seminar Power Guide EBook, study the Self-Assessment Guidelines and Practicum Suggestions. Reflect on what you are most passionate about. What will take your teaching to a higher level? Set personal goals to organize and develop curriculum ideas that you will implement. (Remember, you have unlimited access (3 years) to the Nellie Edge Online Seminar.) Take photos or make copies of your work. (Consider saving a copy of your documentation for your professional portfolio: these projects have supported many teachers in pursuing National Board Certification.) Each practicum project that you develop could easily take you 15 hours; some may take much longer. Read more details in our Professional Development section.
How will these Nellie Edge Online Seminars help me pursue National Board Certification?
Teachers from across the country have repeatedly told us that the engaging multisensory strategies that Nellie Edge demonstrates are the very ones that helped them attain National Board Certification. You will experience Best Practice Research in action.
Nellie Edge Seminars helped mold me into the accomplished teacher I am today. I became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher because of the type of classroom and teaching style I have. I wouldn’t have this style without Nellie Edge! –Katy Anholt, NBCT
Technical Support FAQs
What type of browser do I need?
Our Online Seminar videos are designed to play on any major browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer as far back as IE8), and both iOS and Android mobile devices.
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Problem with a resource download?
When you click a resource it may open in a new tab/window in your browser, or automatically download to your computer. (Check your downloads folder.)
If you can not view a PDF, the first thing you’ll need to do is ensure that you have a PDF file reader program installed on your computer. Adobe has a free reader available on their website.
If you need help saving a PDF to your computer here is a quick reference guide.
If you are still having problems downloading a PDF or Word document resource please email firstname.lastname@example.org.