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Earn E-TIPS Hours by Creating Digital Materials

If you use PowerPoint, Word, Inspiration, Clicker 5, SOLO, Boardmaker, Intellitools, or other software with your students, then you could earn E-TIPS hours for sharing your creations.  The UDL Share Space is an online repository of curriculum materials digitally formatted to benefit all students using the principles of universal design for learning (UDL).  All MCPS staff members are encouraged to upload materials to the UDL Share Space. You earn E-TIPS hours automatically for uploading files. 

Earn 1 E-TIPS hour for every 2 files uploaded to the Teacher-Made folder. Files should:

  • Align with the MCPS general education curriculum and demonstrate high standards for students OR align with the MCPS Fundamental Life Skills Curriculum and provide opportunities for meaningful learning to students with disabilities.
  • Follow the guidelines in AT Quick Guide:Uploading New Materials to the UDL Share Space (117K pdf)
  • Include instructions to others, if appropriate, to explain the use or purpose of your resource.
  • Be uploaded to the "Gen Ed Teacher-Made" or "FLS Teacher-Made" folder, as appropriate, with the document properties filled out.

You may also earn E-TIPS hours for resources uploaded to the "Instructional Guide" or "Copyrighted Text" folders.  1 E-TIPS hour will be awarded for:

  • 3 electronic files that provide pages of the Instructional Guide in accessible format.  All of the guidelines above apply
  • A reading passage in either KESI or RTF format that is required or optional reading for an MCPS unit and contains at least 10 pages.  You may also submit several files that are 10 pages combined.  The scanned passages must be edited for errors.

Obtaining your E-TIPS credit

HIAT staff monitors the folders on the UDL Share Space. You will be notified by a HIAT team member when your E-TIPS hours have been awarded. That's all there is to it!

What is E-TIPS?
Keep track of your E-TIPS Hours (51 K doc)

Updated September 2, 2010 | Maintained by by Linda Wilson