Learning Links is the continuing
education division of Southwest Cooperative. Southwest Cooperative
believes in providing research-based professional development
opportunities to staff, families, and community members in our area.
All professional development offerings
available for credit are aligned with professional standards. Learning
Links sponsors Program Meetings, Cooperative Development Courses, and
Workshops throughout the school year and summer months. Interactive and multi-media presentation
principles are incorporated into each continuing education offering.
Our new Learning Links registration system offers the registrant full
access to their account, a wait list option for classes that are full, a
confirmation email for each event registered, and a reminder email three
days prior to an event.
To begin the registration process,
view the course offerings and click the
title of an event. To register select the "register now" link at the
bottom of the course description. This will prompt a new user to create
an account. Please use an email address for the log in name. Southwest
Cooperative employees please use your Coop email address as the
login name. Registrants must then select the "check out" button
to complete the registration process. A confirmation email will then be
Once an account is created, the registrant can
log in and view the courses registered,
as well as attended. Need to cancel a class? Log into your account and
select the "cancel" link that appears next to the class.
In accordance with the Illinois teacher
re-certification requirements, each program
meeting will be equal to 1 continuing
professional development unit (CPDU). Southwest Cooperative is an
approved sponsor of continuing education for Speech-Language
Pathologists and Social Workers through the Illinois Department of
Professional Regulation. All course offerings are available for
CE credit to Speech-Language Pathologists and Social Workers.
All Learning Links offerings are available for
free to Southwest Cooperative employees, Member District employees, parents
of SWCCCASE students, and residents of our member districts. If an
individual would like to participate in our continuing education offerings
who does not meet the above criteria, certain fees will apply.
Learning Links participants
should park behind the Braun Education Center and enter door P2. Follow
arrows to the back of the building. If you need directions to Southwest
click here. For a campus map
require any special accommodations or assistance, please note this on
your registration form. Questions or comments can be sent to
Kathie Piccirillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.