This blog contains the AOTA Approved Provider Quarterly Update newsletter. Articles within the newsletters are also posted separately.
December 25–January 1, 2018:
AOTA offices will be closed
April 19–22, 2018:
AOTA Annual Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, UT
APP Staffing Announcements
Mike Lopatka joined us in November as the new APP Project Assistant and is doing a fantastic job. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations and even interned with a Congressman. He has great customer service skills. Feel free to email him at email@example.com to test them out!
Best Practices: Learning Outcomes
The Employee Education System (EES) is the agency in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration that is responsible for accredited continuing education in the health professions. As such, it is also an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Recently, EES was invited to share best practices related to learning outcomes that may be of interest to other AOTA Approved Providers.
In any training prescribed as a solution to a performance or knowledge issue, it is important to fully understand what the learners are expected to know or do after the training event. Learning outcomes are the measurable results of a training activity and describe the overall goal or purpose of learner’s participation in the training event. Read more…
APP Annual Fees
As part of our ongoing efforts to provide an improved, more secure experience in the APP system, we introduced a few changes to the account management features in September.
If you have not logged on to www.aota.org/app since September, this is how you are impacted:
•Account passwords must now be at least 8 characters.
o If your current password is less than 8 characters, the system will automatically ask you to change your password the first time you log in after September 13th
•Introducing “Forgot Password” feature:
o If you have forgotten your password, you can now reset it yourself!
o You will need your provider ID number and your primary contact email address. Note: Please make sure your information is up to date with us. Contact us if you need assistance updating this information.
o You will be emailed a temporary password that can be used one time. You will be immediately prompted to reset your password at that point.
Annual Conference 2018—Salt Lake City, UT
APP learners who participate in our online program evaluation survey are eligible to win a quarterly prize of a $100 voucher for AOTA CE and products. The December 2017 winner is Laura Amundson, who participated in an visABILITIES Rehab Services, Inc, CE activity. As part of our program evaluation methods we encourage providers to email learners the survey message and link on your provider login page after CE events.
Michael Lopatka APP Project Assistant 301-652-6611, ext. 2834
The next AOTA Approved Provider Program Provider Update will be emailed in March 2018. Go to www.aota.org/app and provide your provider number and password to access a variety of resources on your provider login page.
Feel free to share the Provider Update with others in your organization.