Online Trainings with a Community Feel

Eager-to-Learn (ETL) online trainings are multi-week, teacher-led courses that utilize message board discussions and weekly live chat discussions. Students review assigned course materials and participate in board discussions. Mandatory live chat discussions are scheduled for one evening during the week, typically for 45 minutes, and elaborate on the content covered.



  • Registration requires a Develop account. If you do not have a Develop account, you can create one at developtoolmn.org.
  • Registration and payment must be completed online through the Develop secure website. If you register for a training listed on this page, you will be routed to Develop to complete registration.
  • Registrations will not be accepted over the phone, by mail, or by fax.
  • Payment must be made by using a credit or debit card. Checks will not be accepted. Students are not registered for a course until payment is received in full.
  • Register early! Enrollment for ETL courses closes one week prior to the course start date. No registrations are accepted after the enrollment close date.
  • For assistance with Develop accounts, such as login information and profile updates, please contact the Develop helpdesk directly. You can reach the Develop helpdesk at support@develophelp.zendesk.com or by phone at 651.431.4794.
  • Upon completion of the course, a certificate will NOT be sent. Instead, your Develop Learning Record will serve as proof of training completion. You may access your learning record at developtoolmn.org.



  • Eager-to-Learn will cancel courses with fewer than five students. If a course is canceled, students will be notified no later than one week prior to the start of the course and will receive a full refund.
  • Students who cancel their registration one week prior to the course start date may be eligible for a refund.
Length of Course In-Service Hours Earned Total Cost
3-week course 8 hours $40.00
4-week course 12 hours $60.00
5-week course 16 hours $80.00
6-week course 32 hours $130.00

Writing Resources

Deciding if Online Learning is Right for You

Preparing for an Online Course