Professional Development

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Successful educators know new information isn't absorbed in a single lesson, lecture or practicum. True learning takes place via repeated exposure and opportunities for practice.

We offer Flexible & Continuous Onsite, Video and Webinar-Style Staff Training

 

Onsite

Due to the travel time and expense of complimentary onsite training, a minimum of 90 minutes per session must be allowed to cover all the material as well as 10 or more teachers for the day.*

Training can be done before and after school, during the day using subs or planning periods or during staff development days. If you would like more than the minimum 90 minutes for training, teachers could benefit from the extra time to make and have assignments assigned to students before the sessions ends.

*Complimentary onsite training may be available. A school must have a complimentary onsite training option provided in their license (check with your training or sales representative) if unsure.

 

There are a Variety of Trainings Sessions for teachers, administrators and turn-key trainers.

 

 

Video Tutorials

Want to get started right away? Watch the Castle Learning video tutorials. The pre-recorded short videos allows the teacher to independently learn Castle Learning.

 

 

Webinars

Customized Webinars - allows a Castle Learning trainer to conduct a 30-90 minute personalized virtual session just for you.

 

Webinar Catalog - allows a teacher to register through a course offerings and attend a 30-45 minute virtual session with a Castle Learning trainer.

 

 

Variety of Training Sessions

Listed below are sessions for teachers, administrators and turn-key trainers that can fit into any of the onsite, video and webinar style options. Please feel free to request additional training ideas or suggest your own based on the needs of your school.

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NOTE:  Minimum time requirements can be broken down into smaller sessions when scheduling via a Webinar or watching our Video Tutorials.

Beginner/Refresher

90 Minutes

All Grades PreK-12

Content

Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies, Spanish, French, Music, Special Ed.

Description

Attendees will learn how to create and manage classes, create assignments for review or assessments, assign to students with custom features of due dates and ReadSpeaker options, as well as view the data that is created automatically in a variety of valuable reports. Assignments can be given online or printed. MC, Fill-in and Constructed Response question types are available.

Intermediate/Advanced

90 Minutes

All Grades PreK-12

All Content Areas Pre-Requisite

Must have already used a Castle Learning assignment with students this school year or last.

Description

Attendees will learn how to grade constructed response questions, advanced report options, public assignments to access state exams or samplers of the exams, flash cards, organizing assignments into folders, sharing assignment shells with other teachers, duplicating assignments, as well as some of the writing your own or editing a Castle Learning question within the Personal Content Sets area as time will allow. There will be time for Q&A throughout the session.

Special Area Teachers Only

90 Minutes

All Grades PreK-12

Content

Special area teachers NOT listed under the regular Level 1.

Description

Attendees will learn how to create and manage classes, create assignments for review or assessments from questions they have written or copied and pasted into the Personal Content Sets area, assign to students with custom features of due dates and ReadSpeaker options, as well as view the data that is created automatically in a variety of valuable reports. Assignments can be given online or printed. MC, Fill-in and Constructed Response question types are available.

Write Your Own or Edit Castle Learning Questions Using the Personal Content Sets Feature

90 Minutes

All Grades PreK-12

All Content Areas

Description

Attendees will learn how to use the Personal Content Sets Area to write their own MC, Fill-in, or Constructed Response questions, create Flash Cards and edit an existing Castle Learning question. In addition, teachers will learn how to use the Attach Document feature within an assignment by creating/importing documents and URL's in PCS.

Turn-Key Trainer

4-6 Hours

Attendee Requirement: Need only 1 or more in attendance - onsite or online.

Description

This session is designed for trainers who will turn-key Castle Learning to other teachers. The combined Level 1 and Level 2 sessions will be covered. Teachers will get to experience training to someone else during the session to be sure there is a clear understanding of the product. There will be continuous support and online training as needed for the Turn-Key trainer throughout the year.

NYS Regents Review Training for Teachers

90 Minutes

Grades 9-12

Content

MMath, Science, ELA, Social Studies, Special Ed.

Description

This session will focus on the creation of Regents Reviews for students using prior year's Regents Exams. Teachers will learn how to create and manage classes, assign to students, print and grade constructed response questions. The teachers will also learn how to use the reports to identify areas of weakness to create follow up assignments for students by standard or topic.

State Exam Review Training for Teachers NY Grades 3-8, NC EOC/EOG Exams

90 Minutes

Applicable grades based on state exams for NY or NC

Description

This session will focus on creation of State Exam Reviews for students using samplers created by our content team. Due to copyright law only samplers or like exams can be used. Teachers will learn how to create and manage classes, assign to students, print and grade constructed response questions. The teachers will also learn how to use the reports to identify areas of weakness to create follow up assignments for students by standard or topic.

Spiral Review and Ticket In/Out Door

90 Minutes

Grades 3-12

Content

Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies, Special Ed.

Description

This session will focus on creating weekly cumulative review assignments using the Add Randomly Selected Questions feature. This allows teachers to select topics covered already in the school year and indicate a certain number of questions be randomly picked from the group. This is an easy way to create weekly reviews to provide continuous review throughout the year. Teachers will also learn how to use Castle Learning for their Tickets In/Out door using print and assign to self features.