We’re Hiring! ERI Webinar Host 

SEPTEMBER 2020 – We’re hiring a Webinar Host!

ERI, a small business that provides dynamic, evidence-based continuing education courses for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and assistants is hiring several part-time webinar hosts to help host its new live webinars. We are seeking hosts that are available to facilitate at least two webinars each month (through the end of this year, December 2020). This is a wonderful opportunity for PTs, OTs, SLPs, assistants, and therapy students to connect with presenters and learn new strategies and tools, while earning CEUs.  

Fee: In addition to receiving CEUs and additional opportunities for professional development, hosts will also receive an hourly rate commensurate with experience for each live webinar. 

Job responsibilities include: 

  • Participate in a two-hour orientation training to learn the online platform and the process for hosting 
  • Participate in a 45-minute practice session with each new course instructor 
  • Host 2-3 webinars per month between now and December 2020: 
  • It is required that hosts be available for: 
    • At least one weekend webinar each month AND either a second weekend webinar or a weeknight series webinar  
  • Time commitment: On average, the total number of hours for each webinar is between 10-14 hours  
    • Weekend webinars: 
      • Scheduled on Sat & Sun and average between 6-8 hours each day  (i.e. Sat & Sun from 10 am – 6 pm EST)
    • Weeknight series webinars:   
      • Course is spread out over several weeks in the evenings (i.e. every Monday night from 6-9 pm EST for 4 weeks)
    • Courses are scheduled 3 months in advance 
    • Provide the following services at each webinar: 
      • Admit attendees to webinar
      • Introduce speaker to attendees
      • Manage chats and call on attendees with “raised hands”
      • Launch polls and results of polls 
      • Help problem solve participant technological problems (i.e. audio/video issues) as they arise 
      • Read participant questions to instructor during the course 
      • Email handout links to participants if needed

The ideal candidates will have these skills: 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build a rapport with course instructors and course participants 
  • Basic knowledge of technology and willingness to learn new technology. Experience with the online platforms such as Zoom is a benefit but not required. We will train you!  
  • Ability to be flexible and trouble-shoot 
  • A positive attitude and an appreciation of the important role therapists serve in improving the lives of patients 
  • Technology Requirements 
    • Operating system: Windows 7 – Windows 10 Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – macOS Mojave 10.14 
    • High speed internet connection – Internet connection1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended) 
    • Webcam 
    • Headset/microphone – as needed
    • Quiet space to host, uninterrupted  

To apply for this role, please submit your resume and cover letter to info@educationresourcesinc.com with the subject line: Webinar Host Application.  

 We look forward to hearing from you! 

Scholarship Winners Announced! Advancing Excellence in Infant Care

Thank you to all for applying for the Advancing Excellence in Infant Care Scholarship that Dr. Brown’s Medical has generously funded. We received 367 submissions and were inspired by each of your compelling submissions. We are thrilled to congratulate the scholarship recipients:

  1. Mollie Ironside, an SLP who practices in the NICU and PICU. She exemplifies our values of leadership and passion through the Hugs Program she introduced at Prisma Health.
  1. Cara Daubenspeck, an OT who practices in EI. She exemplifies our value of collaboration through her team work specializing in helping babies with feeding difficulties.

Mollie and Cara – will receive free tuition to an ERI live webinar to help her further her potential to significantly contribute to therapy practice in the NICU, PICU, and/or EI settings. 

We are continuing to partner with our expert faculty to develop new live webinars to help support your critical work. For a list of the latest offerings coming this fall please click here, and be sure to let us know of new topics you need. Including:

NEW LIVE WEBINAR!
Advanced Practice for the Complex Neonate: Strategies for Success in the NICU, PICU and SICU
Course Faculty – AJ Lee
September 12-13, 2020
Learn how to treat the complex neonate using a neuroprotective framework in this interactive and engaging course

Thank you for choosing ERI for your professional development.

You’re Invited! Join the “Amputee Rehabilitation ERI Discussion Group” on Facebook

We’re excited to invite our therapist community to join the Amputee Rehabilitation ERI Discussion Group on Facebook. As therapists, many of us know that clinical expertise on limb loss can be difficult to obtain since the population is a small proportion of the rehabilitation caseload. Our new forum provides therapists the opportunity to ask questions, share treatment ideas, get advice, and connect with other therapists who treat patients with limb loss. 

Join us on Facebook for the Amputee Rehabilitation ERI Discussion Group– and be sure to invite your friends as we collaborate, engage, and discuss how we can improve our practice and patient outcomes.

 

Don’t Miss Exceptional LIVE Webinars Coming This August

Summer may be coming to an end, but ERI’s live webinar are going strong! Our CE courses for PTs, OTs, and SLPs are easily accessible from any computer and the skills you learn can be immediately implemented into your practice. Check out what we have in store this August. Space is limited please register soon!

Functional Cognitive Intervention and Acute Care: From ICU to Acute Rehab-LIVE WEBINAR-One Session
Course Faculty – Joan Toglia, Chelsea Steinberg
NEW! Live Webinar for Therapists. One Session for 3 Contact Hours (.3 CEUs)
Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:30pm-9:30pm EST (US)
This course will provide therapists with assessment and intervention strategies to promote optimal functional cognitive recovery and outcomes in the ICU and acute care setting.

Motor Issues in Autism-LIVE WEBINAR-TWO SESSIONS
Course Faculty – Anne Buckley-Reen
Course Description – Friday, August 21, 2020 8:30am-3:30pm EST (US)
Friday, August 28, 2020 8:30am-3:30pm EST (US)
NEW! Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete both Sessions for 12 Contact Hours (1.2 CEUs)
Learn to expand engagement in clients with ASD and address self-stimulatory behaviors, preservation, and reactive or self-directed behaviors.

Improving Outcomes in Patients Post Stroke: An Evidence Based Approach Through the Continuum of Care – LIVE WEBINAR
Course Faculty – Heather Hayes
Course Description – NEW! Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete all four sessions for 15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEUs)
Monday, August 24, 2020, 6:00pm-10:00pm EST (US)
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 6:00pm-10:00pm EST (US)
Monday, August 31, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm EST (US)
Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 6:00pm-9:30pm EST (US)
Learn and integrate current evidence-based recommendations in the areas of upper extremity management, gait training, balance and falls, and strength and cardiovascular training including principles of intensity.

Ambulation, Activity and AFOs: Addressing the Ankle to Improve Gait and Function – LIVE Webinar
Course Faculty – Amanda Hall
Course Description – New! LIVE Webinar – Complete all four sessions for 12.5 Hours (1.25 CEUs)
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 5:00pm-8:00pm EST (US)
Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 5:00pm-8:30pm EST (US)
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 5:00pm-8:00pm EST (US)
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 5:00pm-8:00pm EST (US)
Learn to increase your skill with orthotic recommendations and treatments for the foot and ankle in pediatric and adult patients with neurological, developmental and/or orthopedic diagnoses.

Escape the dog days of summer by registering for ERI’s LIVE Webinars and learn new evidence-based techniques that take your practice to the next level.

Early Bird Registration Rate for the 2020 VIRTUAL Therapies in the School Conference

With so much uncertainty, the one thing you can count on is the learning, inspiration, and connection you get from ERI’s Annual Therapies in the Schools Conference.
This year, we’ve made it easier than ever for you to join from your home or office.

Come together on November 19-20, 2020 
for an engaging, dynamic and interactive VIRTUAL conference

We are excited to announce that the following renowned experts in their field will be joining us and sharing their expertise and passion in dynamic interactive sessions:

Suzanne Davis Bombria, Susan Cecere, Sharon Cermak, Colleen Whiting, Kim Wiggins, Kimberly Wynarczuk and more…


We would like to offer you our discounted Early Bird Registration rate

Register for the TWO DAYS of the Therapies in the School Conference 
and get a reduced rate of $375 (saving $64).

Use Code THERAPIES2020 when you register

(Regular fee $439)
Register before September 30th, 2020
Must be used at time of registration. Cannot be combined with any other offers. 
Limited Time offer.


 

Collaborate and connect with other therapists.
Advance your skills and your career.
The Education Resources annual conference, Therapies in the School, is a can’t-miss opportunity to learn and grow —and bring it all home to benefit your students
. 

We know that hundreds of you come back year after year to learn from our experts and from each other and to interact as a community.  We are committed to engaging you with dynamic, interactive sessions and fun virtual gatherings.  If you couldn’t join us in the past because distance was prohibitive, this is YOUR CHANCE to JOIN in this AMAZING COMMUNITY of school based therapists!

ERI provides sessions for therapists who have been working for many years, as well as therapists new to practice in a school-based setting, providing a diverse array of options for participants. This year’s topics include cutting-edge sessions including:

  • Evaluating Participation
  • Incorporating participation-based assessment results into goal setting and service delivery
  • Providing push in services for related service providers
  • Planning for secondary transitions
  • Creating motor and sensory pathways
  • A beginner’s guide to best school-based practices
  • Supporting students with sensory processing disorder using the STAR frame of reference
  • Updates in evidence for the treatment of Autism
  • Increasing effectiveness through interprofessional collaboration
  • Implementation of self-videoing for children with Autism
  • Applying best practices to the treatment of the severely involved child
  • Exciting New Opportunity – this year, ERI is offering complimentary mentoring sessions with Susan Cecere!

Join the ERI atmosphere that promotes therapists building connections, sharing ideas, and actively learning.
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

REGISTER HERE!


ERI Scholarship and Annual Award 

Deadline is fast approaching for your submissions – August 21, 2020