Wise Online Academy

Wise offers high quality on-demand trainings hosted by the LITMOS Learning Management System, and content will be growing over the next several years. Our goal is to provide the best training available for affordable prices. These trainings will give you the information and initial training you need to become proficient in your work and meet certification requirements. Take a look at our offerings and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions, comments, or encounter any issues. We are here to help. Please contact Jim Corey at jim@gowise.org if you’d like to speak with someone about our online training.

Wise Online Employment Academy: WOA Introduction to SE, Discovery, and Person-Centered Planning.

Wise is hosting this course and others in this series on its Online Learning Management System (LMS) LITMOS, which is accesible by PC , iOS, Android and other devices.

The Wise Online Academy (WOA) Employment Specialist Core Training Series is an ACRE-approved* online employment professional core competency training series. It is designed to provide employment professionals the training, knowledge, and skills they need to deliver quality competitive integrated employment services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

 

Wise delivers the WOA as a series of four online courses presented quarterly throughout the calendar year.  Each course includes 4-5 instructor-led 2-hour webinars and offline skill building activities presented over a 2-3 week period. The series includes a total of 40 hours of training. Students leave with materials and a certificate of completion for each course.  Students who complete all four courses earn the ACRE certification* and receive an ACRE certificate.

 

Completion criteria:  1) Attendance at all webinars (students can miss up to 1 hour of instruction for each course) and 2) completion of all offline skill-building activities.  Recordings of webinars will be provided to enrolled students in the case of a personal or work emergency making it impossible for them to attend a webinar. It is expected that students will attend all scheduled sessions.

 

 *ACRE Certification: WOA is accredited by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE). ACRE is a national membership organization for trainers and educators who work in the field of employment for people with disabilities. They share a common mission of advocacy through education to improve the quality of employment services for people with disabilities. 

 

Cost and Capacity per course:  Each course costs $250 per student.  Total cost for the 4-course series: $1,000. Each course can accommodate a class size of up to 30 students. Registration is closed once capacity is reached.


Courses:

  • Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery, and Person-Centered Planning (12 ACRE credit hours).
  • Job Development and Marketing (12 ACRE credit hours).
  • Systematic Instruction: Teaching, Learning, and Retaining Abilities (12 ACRE credit hours).
  • Social Security Work Incentives. (4 ACRE credit hours)

 History of Services in Washinton State

Basic Social Security & Medical Benefits

Addressing fears about the loss of Social Security benefits. 

 History of Services in Washinton State

History of services for people with developmental disabilities in Washington State.

Technology (IT) for Non-Profits

Intro to the use and acquisition of technology and equipment for Non-Profits.