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1) Overview

2) IT Related FAQs

3) Parent & Student FAQs

4) Education Providers (Teachers) FAQs

 

Overview:

What is My Education Room?

How is My Education Room different from other education sites/apps? Free education sites?

Why is My Education Room not incorporated as a nonprofit?

How safe is My Education Room?

How can I get familiar with the platform?

Who can teach on myeducationroom.com?

How does My Education Room verify the certification of K-12 teachers and do they have criminal record checks?

Is My Education Room hiring teachers?

Are you K-12 teachers yourselves?

Have you had a criminal record check?

Why are you raising funds for children literacy programs and teacher development? How is the money disbursed?

 

IT RELATED FAQs:

What are the technical requirements to use My Education Room?

What is the minimum internet speed required to access the lesson web conference on myeducationroom.com?

Preferred browsers for desktop and mobile devices

The importance of updating to the latest version of Adobe Flash and Java

What types of files can teachers display in the lesson web conference?

May videos be shown in the lesson web conference?

Is there a polling feature in the lesson web conference?

 

PARENT & STUDENT FAQs:

 

3A: Lessons

What are the qualifications of the teachers on myeducationroom.com?

How are teacher credentials verified?

How may I find a teacher?

How may I find a lesson for my child?

What subjects are taught on myeducationroom.com?

How may I request a lesson for my child?

May I take lessons from the same teacher if I like him/her?

May I book recurring lessons with the same teacher?

How long are the lessons?

What can I expect in my child's lesson?

How does My Education Room work for students with learning disabilities?

My teacher didn’t arrive for my child's scheduled lesson. What do I do?

What if I’m not satisfied with my child's teacher or the lesson taught?

 

3B: Accounts

How do I setup my account?

How do I setup each of my children's accounts?

Do I need to register with Facebook/Linkedin/Google?

 

3C: Billing & Payments

How much do typical sessions cost?

How do I pay the teacher?

What types of payment does myeducationroom.com accept?

Do I have to commit to any number of sessions or can I pay as I go?

Can I pay for lessons up front so my child can schedule their own lessons?

Can I give My Education Room credits as a gift?

How much am I charged if my session ends early?

How do I file a dispute?

Can I be billed in my local currency?

 

Education Providers (Teachers) FAQs:

 

4A: Lessons

I don’t have a teaching license/my teaching license expired. Can I teach on My Education Room.com?
 
 

What is the recommended length of time for a lesson?

May I set the maximum class size?

How would I conduct the lessons? From home? Using my home computer?

If I am unable to teach the lesson can I have another teacher sub for me?

How do I schedule a lesson?

Would material/supplies be supplied? Would I need to supply my own?

May I assign reading and homework prior to the lesson and charge for content I create?

Will I be matched with students?

How can I attract students to take my lessons? How much should I charge per lesson?

What is expected of me in the session? - Augmenting the learning taking place in the classroom

What online materials may I use in the lesson? What of copyright infringement?

May I set recurring lessons?

How do I start a lesson?

Is there a minimum time commitment per lesson?

 

4B: Accounts

How may I create a teacher account?

May I open an account as a teacher and a student/parent?

How do I get my credentials verified?

What does it mean to be verified?

How long will it take to have my credentials verified and my account active so I may start creating lessons?

Why was my verification denied?

Where is my information stored? What information do you retain?

What type of criminal record check must I submit to teach on myeducationroom.com?

May I make my account private and only visible to students who are logged in?

 

4C: Billing & Payments

How much are teachers paid?

How often are teachers paid?

How are teachers paid?

Where can I find the history of my prior payouts and overall earnings?

 

Overview

Browse some of our commonly asked questions below. If you can not find an answer to your inquiry please Contact Us

What is My Education Room?

My Education Room is a social enterprise whose online K-12 platform allows Canadian certified teachers to create lessons for students that augment the learning taking place in the classroom.

The organization was designed to:

1) Help kids (especially those from low income families) receive educational assistance from certified teachers. As an open platform we hope to utilize the deep pool of teaching talent that exists in Canada to extend such assistance to, for example, kids with learning disabilities or naturally gifted children. 

2) Empower teachers by allowing them to set their own rates, class sizes and lesson times (retaining the majority of revenue)

3) Act as a fundraising mechanism to support children's literacy programs and teacher development

How is My Education Room different from other education sites/apps? Free education sites?

There are a lot of resources on the Internet/Apple Store/Google Play Store for parents and teachers, but myeducationroom.com sought to fulfill a need by allowing certified K-12 teachers to provide "live" online educational assistance to K-12 students to:

1) Provide an interactive learning environment. A lot of the material online is composed of passive learning (i.e. reading or watching videos)

2) Cultivate a live online dialogue between teachers and students to foster creativity and understanding. Often the material provided to students on the Internet presents a particular point of view - not alternative perspectives or solutions

3) Ensure quality control by only permitting certified Canadian teachers to teach on the platform. Certified teachers are trained to create and teach subject matter to a wide variety of students with different learning styles

4) Create an open platform where students with learning disabilities or, conversely, gifted students can receive educational assistance

5) Empower teachers by allowing them to set their own lesson schedule, lesson rates, and class size

6) Empower parents/students with choice. They choose the teacher/lesson that is best suited to their needs/learning style. There are various teachers who specialize in teaching certain subject matter, but live in various parts of the province/country. We hope to connect the needs/learning styles of the students with these skilled teachers who can elevate their understanding of key concepts in K-12 curriculum

7) Provide educational assistance tied to the curriculum

8) Provide an affordable service. Registration is free for parents who in turn register their children (free) within their dashboard. Registration is also free for teachers

9) Provide a website with no subscription requirement or pages inundated with advertising

10) Give back. The majority of revenue generated by the lessons are returned back to the teachers providing the service with the balance going toward covering the costs of operating the site and toward raising funds for Children's Literacy Programs and Teacher Development in Canada, the Caribbean and Africa.

Why is My Education Room not incorporated as a nonprofit?

We opted to incorporate as a social enterprise for the following reasons:

1) We did not want to compete raising funds with wonderful nonprofits in our local community (Coquitlam) including SHARE, Rotary, Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation, Crossroads Hospice etc.

2) As part of our volunteer activities we are engaged members of two local business nonprofits - the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and Surrey Board of Trade. If we need to raise funds we feel we could do so by utilizing our contacts within the Chamber/Board of Trade business community. Both of these organizations have a variety of small, medium and large for-profit and nonprofit members and are linked to the Chamber network here in British Columbia and throughout Canada.

How safe is My Education Room?

The safety of our students was one of our main priorities when we developed My Education Room. We require teachers to submit their identification and licensing credentials during the registration process to help verify their identity.

We’ve integrated ratings and reviews to create a feedback loop but, most importantly, parents/guardians are expected to supervise their children during lessons.

How can I get familiar with the platform?

Teachers/Parents - please contact us and we will setup an information session for you whereby we will display the platform and answer any questions or concerns.

To setup an information session please contact us at info@myeducationroom.com or call toll free (855) 615-3276.

Who can teach on My Education Room?

My Education Room only permits Canadian certified K-12 teachers that have had their identity & teaching qualifications vetted.

How does My Education Room verify the certification of K-12 teachers and do they have criminal record checks?

Only Canadian certified teachers possessing an active licence (Teaching Card) within their province or territory issued by their Teacher College/Branch may teach on the My Education Room platform. We decided at an early stage to go this route to ensure there was adequate quality control in the delivery of instruction.

To ensure security and compliance we ask that the following documentation be submitted by teacher applicants as part of the verification process prior to them becoming authorized to teach on our platform.

i. A copy of their active licence issued by their teacher college/branch (i.e. Teaching Card) within their province/territory. We cross reference the information provided with the Ministry of Education to ensure validity.

ii. A copy of their active Provincial or Canadian issued photo ID (drivers licence, passport etc.)


iii. A copy of the criminal record check or criminal record check “Sharing Form” issued by the Teachers college/branch.

EXAMPLE (BC): All BC certified K-12 teachers possessing an active licence to practice are required to have criminal record check (CRC) completed by the BC Ministry of Justice's Criminal Records Review Program. The BC Teachers branch does not issue copies of a teachers’ CRC. The teacher submits a copy of the CRC Sharing Form to the BC Teachers Branch (submitting a copy to My Education Room) which then gets processed by the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry then sends My Education Room a copy of the CRC.

Are you K-12 teachers yourselves?

No. Both founders actually worked in BC's post-secondary education system. One sixteen years as an instructor, department head (business), and director of private colleges around British Columbia and the other in advising at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The BC education thread in the family runs deep with immediate family members working in the K-12 school system as a certified K-12 teacher, high school counselor, and administrative assistant.

My Education Room was initially designed for post-secondary, but when we looked at the education landscape it became apparent that the need for such services was far higher in the K-12 sector (public and private).

We noticed more and more kids graduating high school, but having to take upgrading courses to gain entry into the programs they wanted to attend at the college or university level. Some of these applicants simply gave up on the upgrading process which can sometimes take an extended period of time and add to student debt. We realized that many students who fell into this category came from families around BC who did not have the financial capacity to pay for K-12 private tutoring at the critical juncture in time when these students needed it most.

We sought to change that with My Education Room.

Have you had a criminal record check?

Yes. The criminal record check permits us to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Why are you raising funds for children literacy programs and teacher development? How is the money disbursed?

My Education Room was setup so that the majority of revenue earned flows back to the teachers providing the service. My Education Room retains a portion of revenue to offset costs associated with administering the website.

We allocate a portion of each paid lesson toward two initiatives that help drive high performance education outcomes - literacy and teacher development.

 

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IT RELATED FAQs:

What are the technical requirements to use myeducationroom.com?

To complete a session on myeducationroom.com, we recommend a computer or mobile device (i.e. tablet) with a stable internet connection, speakers/audio, and a microphone (the one built into your computer is fine).

For safety and security reasons the webcam features have been deactivated. The primary focus is on learning the concepts being taught by way of voice, whiteboards, screen sharing, and document sharing.

We recommend that users use operating systems that are current (i.e. purchased within the past three-five years) and updated. Older systems may work fine, but please ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed and your browser is up-to-date. Should you experience trouble please complete our Support Form.

You do NOT need to download any software programs. By having the latest edition of Adobe Flash you can log directly into the server to access the lesson web conference.

What is the minimum internet speed required to access the lesson web conference on myeducationroom.com?

Internet speeds can determine the quality of audio within the web conferencing room. Video is less an issue as we have disabled the standard webcam features in the web conferencing system.

The faster your internet speed (Telus, Shaw, Rogers etc.) the likelihood the streaming will be smoother and clearer.

Parents/Students - we recommend users have (at least) 0.5 mbps (Mbits/sec) upstream bandwidth, and (at least) 1 mbps download bandwidth

Teachers - we recommend at least 1 Mbits/sec upstream bandwidth, but more is better.

Check your bandwidth at speedtest.net

*The results from speedtest.net provides your actual bandwidth. This number is important because, while you may have an Internet Plan of 0.5 mbps upstream speed your speedtest.net test may show an actual number that is much lower. The difference may be related to a problem with your Internet Providers service or background activity on your computer (downloads, file sharing clients, etc).

NOTES:

1) Shaw Cable - lowest cost home Internet plan (June 29, 2015) "Internet 5" offers  0.5 mbps (512 kbps) upload speed and 5 mbps download speed ($50/month - $25/month first six months) - pricing not part of a bundle. The "Internet 30" plan is the next highest plan offering an upload speed greater than 1 mbps.

2) Telus - lowest cost home internet plan (June 29, 2015) "Internet 15" offers 1 mbps upload and 15 mbps upload ($63/month - $20/month first six months) - pricing not part of a bundle

3) Regardless of which provider you use you will find higher upload and download rates of speed dependent on the plan you choose.

4) Check with your provider as you may be able to negotiate a plan that suits your budget and needs.

5) Check for promotions and pricing changes from Internet providers in your area.

Preferred browsers for desktop and mobile devices

Given the platform relies on the use of Adobe Flash and Java (Screen Sharing) we suggest the use of the following browsers:

Laptop/Desktop/Tower Computers & MSSurface Pro Tablets:

Parents/Students: Firefox, Chrome are preferred as they use WebRTC for high quality audio streaming. Internet Explorer & Safari work well using Adobe Flash for audio streaming.

Teachers: Firefox preferred as it uses WebRTC for high quality audio streaming. Internet Explorer & Safari work well using Adobe Flash for audio streaming.

NOTE: Google has now removed Java Applet access on the Chrome browser. While you may still use Chrome to teach lessons you can't share your screen as an option in the lesson web conference using the Chrome browser.

Mobile (Apple and Android):

Paid version of the Puffin Browser which may be purchased from the Apple iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Puffin is one of the quickest mobile internet browsers in the world and includes Adobe Flash (needed to access the online lesson). The cost is about $4.50.

The importance of updating to the latest version of Adobe Flash and Java

Parents/Students: Please ensure you have updated your computer systems to have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed. This is so there is no delay or disruption when entering the lesson web conference.

Teachers :Please ensure you have updated your systems to the latest version of Adobe Flash and Java.

Adobe Flash is used as the primary means to display the web conference in your browser.

Java allows teachers to share their screen with students within the browser.

Users do NOT need to install any programs/software to log into the lesson web conference system. By having the latest edition of Adobe Flash you log directly into the server to access your lesson web conference.

What types of files can teachers display in the lesson web conference?

In the main presentation window of the lesson web conference teachers may upload and display Adobe PDF documents, pictures (.jpg or .png formats), and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

Note: All of these formats are available to those saving documents within Google Docs.

You may also upload files (Text Document (.odt), Spreadsheet(.ods), or Presentation(.odp)) from OpenOffice - a powerful FREE office suite by Apache.

Note: This suite allows users to open/save MSOffice documents.

There is a toolbar in the main presentation window of the web conferencing system that allows teachers to annotate open documents, add text, draw, zoom etc.

May videos be shown in the lesson web conference?

No. At this time videos can not be displayed in the lesson web conference. We'd prefer that teachers suggest a video or set of videos in an Word document (preferably with hyperlinks to the videos - ie. YouTube) that they can offer as a free download to students when setting up the lesson. 

Once enrolled in the lesson students can download the file, click on the links in the Word document, and watch the videos prior to the lesson taking place. The lesson itself can then focus on discussing the content of the video(s).

Is there a polling feature in the lesson web conference?

Yes. Teachers may check for student comprehension with t/f or multiple choice questions. Polls can be customized.

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Parents & Students FAQs

 

3A: Lessons

 

What are the qualifications of the teachers on myeducationroom.com?

Qualifications and experience will vary amongst teachers, but you can view individual qualifications in each teacher's profile.

At minimum, My Education Room teachers are required to be certified to teach in the K-12 system by a Ministry of Education in a Canadian province or territory.

How are teacher credentials verified?

Teachers are required to submit official documents that verify their personal identity, as well as proof of their education and teaching certification.

How may I find a teacher?

Parents and students may perform a keyword search at the top of the home page or scroll to the bottom of the home page to browse lessons by subject, grade, and location.

How may I find a lesson for my child?

Parents and students may perform a keyword search at the top of the home page or scroll to the bottom of the home page to browse lessons by subject, grade, and location.

What subjects are taught on myeducationroom.com?

My Education Room is an open learning platform. The subjects listed are based on the BC Curriculum.

These subjects include Business, English - Language Arts, Fine Arts (Music, Drama, Fine Arts etc.), Health & Career Education, Languages (i.e. French, Mandarin, Punjabi etc), Literacy Foundations, Mathematics, Science, and Trades - Applied Skills.

How may I request a lesson for my child?

Once registered on the site parents or children may request a lesson via the Lesson Request Form on the Education Centre page

May I take lessons from the same teacher if I like him/her?

Yes, and we encourage this because it improves the learning experience and allows your teacher to understand your learning needs. You can find your past lessons in your dashboard under past sessions. Feel free to search for lessons by the same teacher.

May I book recurring lessons with the same teacher?

Yes. Teachers have the capability to create a series of lessons from which parents can enrol their children.

How long are the lessons?

Session lengths are 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2 hours, 2.5 hours, and 3 hours.

What can I expect in my child's lesson?

Live conferencing puts your child in direct contact with the teacher and the virtual classroom environment. Please refer to the videos (under development) that demonstrate all the virtual classroom features (whiteboard, document sharing, chat etc) .

Each lesson will focus on the major concepts listed in the lesson synopsis.

How does My Education Room work for students with learning disabilities?

This will vary based on each child's capabilities of learning in an online environment and the amount of registered teachers on the site with the expertise to train those with learning disabilities online.

My teacher didn’t arrive for my child's scheduled lesson. What do I do?

We take the professionalism of our teachers seriously, but we understand that sometimes, unexpected events can arise. If you are having any issues with your teacher, please notify us via the Support form.

You will receive a refund if your teacher does not arrive for a scheduled lesson.

What if I’m not satisfied with my child's teacher or the lesson taught?

You have the opportunity to rate and review your teacher at the end of every lesson. If this is not enough and you would like to discuss a session you had, please please notify us via the Support form.

If you feel the situation warrants more serious attention please review and follow our dispute resolution policy - section 14 of the Terms of Service.

 

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3B: Accounts

 

How do I setup my account?

  1. Go to myeducationroom.com

  2. On the home page click the orange "Parent/Student Sign Up" button

  3. Under member type choose "Parent"
  4. Complete the "Join My Education Room" form on the right side of the webpage

  5. Read and review the Terms of Service

  6. Check the "I agree to the My Education Room Terms of Service" box

  7. Enter the security word
  8. Click SUBMIT

  9. You will receive an email. Click on the link within the email to activate your account.

How do I setup each of my children's accounts?

Once a parent has registered and activated their account they can login to their profile and register their children.

Do I need to register with Facebook/Linkedin/Google to login to myeducationroom.com?

No. Simply use the username and login you created at the time of registration to access the myeducationroom.com website. If you have forgotten your password simply click on the "I forgot my password" link on the home page.

 

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3C: Billing & Payments

 

How much do typical sessions cost?

Each teacher sets their own rates for each lesson or series of lessons taught.

How do I pay the teacher?

When you pay for a lesson the money is held in an account and only disbursed to the teacher once the lesson takes place.

What types of payment does myeducationroom.com accept?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Interac Online payments for lessons.

Do I have to commit to any number of sessions or can I pay as I go?

Parents are welcome to book only one lesson or enrol their child in several lessons.

One of our goals is to empower parents and their children with choice. Choose amongst a variety of teachers with expertise in their field.

Can I pay for lessons up front so my child can schedule their own lessons?

No. Our platform is setup so you register and pay for each lesson (or series of lessons) at the time of registration. We do not operate on credit or subscription models.

Can I give My Education Room credits as a gift?

No. Our platform is setup so you register and pay for each lesson (or series of lessons) at the time of registration.

How much am I charged if my session ends early?

You are charged the amount set for the lesson by the teacher. Teachers are expected to cover all concepts listed in the lesson synopsis until the end of the scheduled time.

Should you have a concern with the lesson you may leave feedback via your review of the lesson, contact at Support, or follow the dispute resolution policy - section 14 of the Terms of Service.

How do I file a dispute?

Please follow the refund policy as stated in section 14 of the Terms of Service.

Can I be billed in my local currency?

 At this time all rates and payments listed are in CAD (Canadian Dollars).

 

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Education Providers (Teachers) FAQs:

 

4A: Lessons

 

I don’t have a teaching licence/my teaching license expired. Can I teach on myeducationroom.com?
 
No. Each teacher must possess a valid teaching licence for the current year. If your licence has expired and you have not renewed it with the Ministry of Education (Teacher Regulation Branch) please contact us immediately at Support.
 
Those caught teaching with an expired licence may be permanently banned from the site and reported to the authorities.
 
Is My Education Room hiring teachers?
 
No. Teachers who join My Education Room and use our platform are considered Independent Instruction Providers or "Providers."
 
My Education room was created to connect Providers with Members (parents and students).
 
See our Terms of Service for more in depth details.
 
NOTE: Teachers are responsible for reporting income earned on the platform to Revenue Canada and filing their taxes accordingly.
 
Are teachers permitted to teach on My Education Room?
 
Any teacher possessing an active licence to teach K-12 students in Canada are eligible to teach on myeducationroom.com.
 
Please check with your employer or union if you are not sure if your contract or collective agreement requires you to garner your employers permission to teach outside of the private or public school system.

What is the recommended length of time for a lesson?

 The time allotted for each lesson should be dependent on the complexity of the concepts being taught. Can the students absorb the material in the time frame chosen (30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours etc) or should you create multiple lessons to cover the material more in depth?

May I set the maximum class size?

Yes. Teachers determine the class size of each lesson. This may be done when creating each lesson or series of lessons. At this time the maximum class size is 30.

How would I conduct the lessons? From home? Using my home computer?

Lessons are conducted online using a web conferencing system (built in Canada) using any computer (tower or laptop) from any location with internet access - you not restricted to teaching from your home. Teachers, whose credentials are verified, create lessons, access to their dashboard on the day of the lesson, and login to their session up to one half-hour prior to the lessons' stated start time. 

That said we highly recommend the following:

1) Not to teach from a mobile device unless you are comfortable doing so and the device allows for full-fledged functionality. If using a mobile device please be sure to use the Puffin browser (paid version) with Adobe Flash built in.

The app can be purchased from the Apple iTunes or Google Play stores.

*If using a Microsoft tablet simply use your browser as the Puffin browser is not available in the Microsoft store.

2) Ensure the area you are teaching from is quiet to ensure there is excellent communication and sound between teacher and student.

If I am unable to teach the lesson can I have another teacher sub for me?

No. All teachers creating lessons on the website must be the ones that conduct the lesson.

Teachers unable to conduct a lesson (i.e. sick, emergency etc.) must login into the website to access their dashboard and cancel the lesson. That triggers automatic refunds for all registrants of that lesson.

Please provide adequate notice to lesson registrants by canceling lessons at least 12-24 hours in advance.

How do I schedule a lesson?

Once you login into your account, update your profile, and your credentials have been verified you may be permitted to upload documents for students to download and create lessons.

Simply click "Create Lesson" to set the lesson date, lesson time, cost of lesson and the maximum class size.

Would material/supplies be supplied? Would I need to supply my own?

No. My Education Room supplies the platform from which to teach online. Teachers are expected to utilize their own resources to teach the lessons while ensuring (as in the classroom) they do not violate Canadian copyright laws.

For information about downloadable materials and providing these items to students free of charge are at a minimal cost please read the following question and answer.

May I assign reading and homework prior to (or after) the lesson and charge for content I create?

Yes. Our goal is to allow teachers to assess their students skills and knowledge by providing downloadable learning material. Please ensure to remind registrants (i.e. in your lesson synopsis) that there are downloadable materials and to have these documents open during the web conference. In case attendees forget teachers may post links in the chat (not main) window of the web conference for students to click on and open. Teachers are responsible for any material they post and must not violate copyright laws.

Will I be matched with students?

No. This is an open platform such that any student registered may enrol in a lesson. Teachers currently offering private lessons may have their students enrol in their online lessons.

How can I attract students to take my lessons? How much should I charge per lesson?

To attract more students to your lessons we suggest the following:

  1. Complete your profile - include a cover image and list your qualifications, experience, and subject matter expertise.

  2. Set a competitive hourly rate - Know what the going rate is by browsing the cost of other lessons and compare what teachers with similar backgrounds and expertise are charging. Charging higher rates ($45-$75) will garner fewer requests than lower rates ($25-$40). You may also set rates based on the time allotted per lesson (charge less for 30 minute lessons and more for longer sessions or vice versa) or on the complexity of the topic discussed (charging more for more in depth or complex lessons).

    • Teachers retain 75% of the revenue earned with the remaining 25% allocated toward covering the administrating, development, and IT costs

  3. Social Media - Post your lessons on Social Media to advertise to parents. When you create a lesson there are social media buttons allowing you to select and choose which social media platforms to advertise your lesson on. We are using social media to promote the site, our teachers, lessons, and to post information relevant to our K-12 community.
  4. Positive ratings and reviews - The more lessons you provide the more opportunity to garner positive feedback from your students. The highest rated teachers are usually those most sought after by parents and students. Be well prepared and deliver great lessons so your students positive feedback help you rise through the ranks.

  5. Lesson times - If your lesson times don’t match up with the times your students are available then your lessons may not get booked in what is a competitive marketplace. Also be mindful of time zone differences when setting lesson times.

  6. Lesson Requests - If students do not see a lesson offered on the site they may request a lesson on the "Request Lesson" page that is accessible to all members. We will notify teachers once a lesson has been requested. You may quickly open up lessons to respond to such demand. We are building in new functionality to automate this process. Stay tuned!

  7. Your K-12 community- Diligently contact local and regional parent advisory council's, school districts, the teachers union and other organizations in the province to notify them of your services on the myeducationroom platform. Our goal is create awareness. Should you have parents, members of a PAC, or school/district officials wishing to learn more about myeducationroom.com please have ask them to Contact US via the form, email, or by phone.  

What is expected of me in the session? - Augmenting the learning taking place in the classroom

A lesson on myeducationroom.com is meant to augment learning taking place in the classroom. Your goal is to help students master concepts they are struggling to comprehend, extend learning in topics they are interested in, and provide constructive feedback allowing them to grow academically.

What online materials may I use in the lesson? What of copyright infringement?

Just as in a K-12 classroom environment teachers should always check the copyright status of materials they want to use within a lesson to ensure it's legal to do so and always reference the materials (i.e. APA style) in their lesson synopsis.

If you are not sure of the copyright status of the materials you intend to use please contact (phone/email) the owners for permission (in writing) to use their copyrighted materials before you incorporate them into the lesson.

All costs and liability associated with using copyrighted material within a lesson are the responsibility of the teacher who created the lesson.

For more on Canadian copyright laws please CLICK HERE

My Education Room regulations related to copyright can be found in the Terms of Service. Please be sure to reference sections 18-20 & 29.2 (copyright section)

May I set recurring lessons?

Yes. This may be done when you set up each lesson or series of lessons.

How do I start a lesson?

You may start a lesson from within your account when you login to myeducationroom.com or you may click on the link sent to your email address to launch into the learning platform. Teachers may enter the learning platform up to thirty minutes prior to the lesson to upload documents to share and prep.

Is there a minimum time commitment per lesson?

All teachers are expected to cover in depth all the material listed on the lesson synopsis and allow time to answer questions. Teachers are expected to work with the student(s) until the end of that scheduled time. When there is one minute remaining the timer will begin flashing red for all users to see.

 

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4B: Accounts

 

How may I create a teacher account?

  1. Go to myeducationroom.com

  2. Click the "Teacher Sign Up" button in the top right corner

  3. Complete the "Join My Education Room" form on the right side of the webpage

  4. Under member type choose "Teacher"
  5. Read and review the Terms of Service

  6. Check the "I agree to the My Education Room terms and conditions" box

  7. Enter the security word
  8. Click SUBMIT

  9. You will receive an email. Click on the link within the email to activate your account

May I open an account as a teacher and a student/parent?

No. If this situation were to occur please create one account as a parent and one as a teacher.

How do I get my credentials verified?

When creating your profile you will be asked to submit a copy of government issued photo ID, copies of your education credentials (diplomas, certifications etc.), teachers licence, and criminal record check (a requirement of the Teacher Regulation Branch licence registration process). This is to ensure the safety of the students and trust for those using the platform.

What does it mean to be verified?

Once verified, teachers are permitted to launch lessons and upload documents for students to download. Teachers are responsible for any material they post and must not violate copyright laws.

How long will it take to have my credentials verified and my account active so I may start creating lessons?

Verification time frames will depend on the volume of such requests received on any given day or in any given week.

Why was my verification denied?

If your verification was denied it was likely due to the following:

  1. You failed to submit all the documents required to process your application

    1. Government issued ID
    2. Copies of your education credentials (i.e. University degree and teaching certificate)
    3. Copy of your active teacher licence
    4. Copy of your most recent criminal record check or criminal record check sharing form
  2. Your licence is no longer active. Please renew.

Where is my information stored? What information do you retain?

As a critical component of our platform we have ensured that all personal information collected is properly stored and secured in British Columbia and Quebec.

The information we do collect is meant only to verify the identity of the teachers and ensure their licence is active.

We do not collect or retain credit card or banking details.   

What type of criminal record check must I submit to teach on myeducationroom.com?

For criminal record checks we adhere to the following BC Teacher Regulation Branch guidelines, but do accept criminal record checks from out-of-province RCMP/police detachments for teachers living in other province and territories.

The criminal record check is not intended for any use other than meeting My Education Room's legal requirement to ensure that the records check has been done, meets Teachers Branch guidelines (completed within the past five years), and that the certificate holder does not present a risk to children or vulnerable adults.

TEACHERS IN BC - Given that the Teachers Branch in BC does NOT provide paper or electronic copies of the Criminal Records Check to teachers we therefore ask that you complete and submit the Criminal Records Review Program Sharing Form to the Ministry of Justice authorizing them to share the results of your last criminal record check with My Education Room. Please scan and upload a copy of this form in your teachers dashboard upon registration. 

If you have submitted all your documents - and they are approved - you may begin creating lessons. Full status approval will be granted once we receive a copy of the Criminal Record Check from the Ministry.

Please note that your status may be suspended or revoked should there be a significant delay (i.e. months) in receiving a copy of the record check or if the results of the records check may preclude you from working with children and vulnerable adults


Please use the following information in the following ORGANIZATION section of the form:


Organization that I request to share the results of my previous Criminal Record Check with:

Organization name: My Education Room
Mailing Address: 1015 Austin Avenue
Office Phone (Toll Free): (855) 61LEARN or (855) 615-3276
City: Coquitlam
Country: Canada
Province: BC
Postal Code: V3K3N9

Works With: Select Children and Vulnerable Adults

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK SHARING FORM EXAMPLE: Click Here

May I make my profile private and only visible to students who are logged in?

No. All instructor profiles are publicly visible on myeducationroom.com

 

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4C: Billing & Payments

 

How much are teachers paid?

My Education Room operates on an open marketplace approach. Teachers set their own rates for each lesson taught. All rates and payments are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

How often are teachers paid?

As soon as you have reached a minimum of $50 CAD in earnings you will receive a payout. Payouts are scheduled for the 15th and last day of each month

How are teachers paid?

Teachers are paid electronically via their PayPal accounts.

This is to avoid My Education Room from having to collect personal bank information from each teacher to issue payments.

Teachers can transfer the money in their PayPal accounts directly into their bank accounts (FREE) depending on the teacher's bank account and banking institution.

My Education Room does not issue cheques.

You may sign up for a free PayPal account at www.paypal.com.

Where can I find the history of my prior payouts and overall earnings?

You may view the history of your earnings and payouts in your account dashboard.

 

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