Username Post: Paper Ed Certification, help please.        (Topic#1582589)
kristinamp1206
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I have tried searching many areas for help, but can't find anything. I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years, however I can't seem to achieve a 80% passing for the Paper Ed certification test....Am I just not as versed as I thought or what?

Feeling pretty dumb...can anyone help?

Thanks!!
Kristina ~ Upstate NY


 
chocolateaxel
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In response to kristinamp1206

I've not heard of a Paper Ed certification, so maybe I'm not as good as I thought I was either! If you can enlighten me, maybe I can help you, lol.


 
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Yeah- what she said! LOL


 
Here Kitty
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Yeah, I have no idea what you're talking about either.


 
kristinamp1206
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I'm sorry, here is the link, they are classes taught through Micheal's, maybe I don't need this?? I just started looking into things.

**Edited per board rules - no links please this is the link then there is a section to become an instructor.

Thanks!
Kristina


Edited by Megan - ForumTech on 11-13-12 06:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Here Kitty
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Are you asking if you need these classes to scrapbook? If so, absolutely NOT. :)That's just a certification Michael's uses, not an indication of whether or not you know enough about paper crafting.


 
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Kristina, where in upstate NY do u live??? I am in Kingston, halfway btwn Albany n NYC. Which michaels have you been taking classes at?


Edited by Juansmom on 11-12-12 07:36 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
kristinamp1206
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Hi! I am just outside of Ithaca NY, home of Cornell University. I haven't taken classes at Michaels, took some at a small scrapbook store in Corning NY. I was told by someone at Michaels that I needed to be certified to teach their Paper Ed classes, so that is how I found the site.

Kristina


 
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Hmmmm, well that is interesting information. I don't have the impression that my closest Micheals has many classes or that they are well attended.


 
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My Michaels used to have wonderful crops but one person really ruined it for everyone.

One of the younger women comes and brings her two nieces. They are teenagers and go to everyone, "Can I have scrap paper - do you have extra cardstock to give me - I need some patterned paper - have you got anymore of those I can have" and they take up so much of your time.

The aunt that brings them is as bad as they are. I had very expensive flowers I was working with the last time I went and she asked, "Have you got extra flowers like that? They would go perfect on my page" and then said to my friend, "Oh, I love that pack of embellies. Can I have the ones you aren't going to use?"

The nieces are bored after an hour and start whining. The 17 year old actually sat there and cried because she wanted to go home one month.

Then she complained that she had a toothache and started crying. Then the mother came in and the aunt told the mother to take the child to the dentist because the girl was crying for the past hour from the pain. The mother actually said, "I'm not taking her. The denist is 35 miles away - I'm not spending that much on gas." as she bought scrapbook supplies.

That mother and the aunt and those two teenagers have spoiled the crop for everyone - none of us goes anymore. I went once and I was the only one there because of those people.

Now I don't even know if they have the crops anymore becuase no one wanted to scrap with those people and that woman trying to bum everyone's stuff.


 
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Kristina-

When you are taking the 'final test' - are you referring to notes you took during the 'Certification Courses'?

Almost ALL of the answers are in those (and also the PDFs you can print out that correspond with the courses).

There were only a few questions that were either a little tricky or weren't something that struck me to put in my notes....

-Kory
(Certified!) lol



 
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Fascinating! Does this replace the EK Success SDU program that Michaels used to hire from?


 
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Kory,
Thank you, but it doesn't seem to take me through anything first, it just gives me an assessment test I have to take before I can move on through the steps, no presentation or anything prior....or am I REALLY missing something....

Thanks in advance.


 
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The people who teach classes at Michaels have to take a certification test?!

WOW!

Now, I think less of the whole thing. Any "instructor" I've encountered has known less than most of the people taking the class.

I wonder if this is a new thing?


 
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I agree, Linda. The lady that I took the Gypsy class from admitted she learned a little bit the night before. Maybe they are trying something new. People are a lot more likely to buy product when they see someone doing/using it like in Archivers. Hopefully it is a good sign.


 
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I would be wait just a doggone minute, did they pay the fee for the nieces to attend the class?


 
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If I remember correctly, Paper Ed classes are by Spotted Canary, who is part of EK Success, right? So to answer a previous guestion, its basically the same class they used to do, updated. The classes teach you color, placement, journaling, etc...basically a 4 session class that teaches you the basics. I case you can't figure out the basics with any other resources...That being said, I haven't taken the course, but I bet you'd learn SOMETHING!


 
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ALl of this is new to me! Good to know!


 
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so I was intrigued and decided to do it ...

if u want to teach at Michael's (demo or crop), you have to bne "certified in this class

you take an assessment first, then if you get at least 80%, you move on and take the courses (paper crafting, which included trimmers, die cut and embossing machined, and the Cricut); stamping and inking, including embossing techniques, different types of stamps and inks, and different techniques; mixed media, including adhesives, surfaces, embellishments, UTEE; and class management, including teaching to different levels and the soft sell approach

then you take a final exam and have to get at least 80% to be certified

I don't know what I'll actually do with it, but it was interesting


 
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I agree, Mad. It was interesting to me, too. Will I ever teach a class at Ms? I dont know- but I think I'd like it- and I think I'd be good at it- but, if you do, they tell you that you can't teach anywhere else. And that would be a problem.



 
kristinamp1206
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OK, so it must be me. I've been scrapping and stamping for 10 years and I can't seem to pass the assessment, I keep getting a 78! What the heck!


 
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My Michael's is offering this course.


 
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I've heard from some people that teaching at M's is hard to do because you are responsible for getting people to sign up for your class. Does anyone know if this is true?


 
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Beth, I don't know if you HAVE to recruit for your classes, but my local M's has a pretty enthusiastic teacher, she is always promoting her crops and classes, and when I have been able to go, the room has been full. And I have had a great time at the crops...Kristin, it might be worth the trip down to Kingston to talk to Diana, who teaches there! She is very helpful and nice. I actually went to middle and high school with her, have known her for, oh, 30 years. She will give you some advice!


 
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Are the classes at MIchaels good? I always want to sign up but not sure if is going to be worth the money?


 
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Im getting 74 and can't figure this out,
Have you pass?
Someone who knows how to pass please?


 
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