Certified Instructional Trainers
Training the Trainer in Study Technology
This program is for educational or tutoring/mentoring institutions and departments of education initiating the implementation of Study Technology within their own organizations. This package is composed of seven courses covering the fundamentals of Study Technology, practical communication skills, reading and subject remediation and the tools needed to convert any curriculum or texts into a fully flexible and differentiated learning model. At the end of this basic training package, a Certified Instructional Trainer will be qualified to train these educators:
- Literacy coaches
- Professional literacy coaches
- Peer tutors and coaches
- School and classroom teachers
- Teachers aides or paraprofessionals
- Curriculum specialists
- Other Applied Scholastics Certified Instructional Trainers
The course modules may be completed in an estimated 164 classroom hours, which is 21 days at 8 hours per day full time, or on a part-time schedule as arranged.
Applied Scholastics training is interactive and emphasizes drilling, practical application and the acquisition and use of communication skills. Courses of study are open-entry, open-exit, enabling trainees to move through a course at their own speed, receiving individual attention as needed and remaining on study until training objectives are achieved.
Study Tools for Educators
Class Time: 18 hours
Prerequisites: Current experience as an educator is recommended but not required
The trainee will gain an understanding of and an ability to use the fundamentals of Study Technology, including the three main barriers that prevent student learning and their physical and mental manifestations. The training will equip the educator with multiple tools for targeting these barriers with special emphasis on remedying these barriers rapidly in any educational setting or situation. Trainees will then be able to apply this acquired knowledge to their own experience and develop purposeful lesson plans that avoid these barriers and make teaching any subject more efficient and effective.
Advanced Study Tools for Educators
Class Time: 16 hours
Prerequisites: Study Tools for Educators
This course builds on the foundation of Study Tools for Educators with special emphasis on tools to increase comprehension. The trainee will acquire laser-precise techniques to assist new readers and semiliterates; assess, diagnose and remedy learning difficulties encountered by any student in the classroom or in personal study; increase speed of learning and ensure retention; prepare lesson plans, for any subject, that prevent learning difficulties.
Teaching Modern Phonics
Class Time: 16 hours
Prerequisites: Study Tools for Educators and Advanced Study
With poor reading performance being the underlying cause of school failure and dropouts, it is imperative that all educators know how to assess and improve reading to close the achievement gap. This course provides the basic tools to teach a beginner to read or remediate a student functioning below grade level. A graduate of this course will be able to:
- Understand the sound/symbol relationship of the English language.
- Administer and evaluate reading tests to rapidly and easily determine a student’s performance level.
- Apply the correct gradient of reading intervention to enable a student to move forward and achieve grade level or above in reading.
- Teach a beginning student to read using phonics.
How to Use a Dictionary
Class Time: 25 hours
The trainee will gain a thorough understanding and use of dictionaries, essential tools in learning or teaching any subject, and will become fully proficient in their use. With this skill and knowledge, the graduate of this course will be able to increase and improve student vocabulary use and comprehension.
Class Time: 25 hours
A vital ingredient in successful education is the quality of the communication between educator and students. In this course educators learn how to create a classroom culture built on student cooperation, leadership and helpfulness. They learn the essential formula for communication and how to apply this in any instructional situation. With increased communication skills, the graduate of this course will be able to:
- Present learning material in a manner that increases understanding.
- Obtain cooperation and engagement from students, including reluctant learners.
- Manage a classroom or group more effectively.
Fundamentals of Instruction
Class Time: 40 hours
Prerequisites: Study Tools for Educators and Communication Skills
This course trains an educator to administer and supervise Applied Scholastics courses using a checksheet, a breakthrough in self-paced, individualized instructional methodology. Developed by Mr. Hubbard as a route to achieving mastery in the subject being taught, this instructional delivery system results in students who are able to learn effectively and to apply what they learn, while moving through their courses of study individually. This enables the educator to reach every student in the classroom and to empower students and perpetuate positive learning attitudes.
The certificate is valid for one year. To attain permanent certification, the Professional Supervisor’s Course must be completed during that time or a recertification class and exam will be required.
How to Write a Checksheet
Class Time: 24 hours
Prerequisites: Effective Teaching or Basic Study Manual or Advanced Study Tools for Educators and Fundamentals of Instruction courses
The trainee will learn how to change a “one size fits all” classroom into a self-paced, individualized learning environment through the creation and utilization of the instructional methodology of checksheets. The trainee will gain competence in converting traditional group lesson plans into personalized learning modules and creating effective and adaptable checksheets that facilitate differentiated learning, resulting in 100 percent mastery of the subject matter. The trainee’s students will be better able to stay on task as a result of the customized checksheet directing them through each phase of instruction and drill.
On-campus meals and lodging are available at nominal cost while enrolled in Applied Scholastics training courses at Spanish Lake.
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