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What’s Your IEQ? A Roadmap to School Indoor Environmental Quality

Developed by NEA HIN as part of NEA's Online Academy, this free course will educate NEA members, state association staff, and others on how to identify, prevent, and resolve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues like mold and moisture problems, chemical exposure, asbestos, radon, and more.

The five modules cover topics such as the factors that affect IEQ including ventilation and the design, construction, and location of schools; the effects of IEQ on performance and health; common pollutant sources; and how to organize around the issue of poor IEQ as a local association.

The 4.5 hour course includes commentary from national experts, seasoned UniServ Directors and other state association staff, and NEA members who have first-hand experience in dealing with IEQ issues. It is free to NEA members and other members of the school community such as parents, Principals, Superintendent, school board members, and facilities managers.

The course's design incorporates nationally recognized, research-based standards for online professional development and provides teachers and education support professionals (ESPs) with the opportunity to obtain certificate hours and other professional development credit. A total of 5.56 certificate hours can be earned by taking the course and up to 188 additional certificate hours can be earned by completing one or more of the extra-credit projects offered. Users may take the course for credit or simply use it to search for information on a specific topic.

How to Access the Course:

To access the course you must register for a password through the NEA Academy.

Go to the NEA HIN Academy Page to learn more about, or enroll in, the course.

Send any questions or comments about the course to Jennie Young.