How many trainings/seminars do you go to on avg a yr? Do you like going to them? Does your P make it mandatory or do you ask your P if you can go? With my old job, I asked to go to all 4 of the ones I went to in that year, which the P allowed. Now that I have a new & different (non-teaching) position at another district, I will have gone to 4 before the year's over & I will have paid a total of $90, which is fine w/ me (but I'll see if I can be reimbursed). One has been mandatory, another I found & went to on my own time, & the other 2 were suggested, but not made mandatory. I personally love them, it's a lot of great info! I especially like it when they count for CEU units.