Training of Trainers and Certification Services

train the trainer certificationsCORE offers an intensive process to enable schools, districts and states to build local expertise and capacity in a cost-effective, robust manner. Through our CORE University, Training of Trainers, or customized certification services, we are able to equip your staff with the knowledge and skills they need to redeliver CORE professional development events under a licensing agreement. This way, your institution can widely disseminate essential knowledge and practices, plus provide personalized professional development to new staff on an ongoing basis.

All full Certifications require 4-8 added follow-up days for preparation, problem-solving and, where possible, observing presentations for quality control. More follow-up days can be provided based on larger number of in-district trainers and support needs.

CORE provides Certifications and Training of Trainers for:

Sound Beginnings Training of Trainers
Reading Academy Training of Trainers
Math Academy Training of Trainers
Adolescent Solutions Training of Trainers


Sound Beginnings Training of Trainers

This two-day Training of Trainers provides districts and states the opportunity to build local expertise and capacity in early literacy that will prepare children to enter elementary school ready for Common Core or other state standards-aligned instruction. Following the three-day Sound Beginnings Workshop, the Training of Trainers is intended to provide early childhood administrators, literacy coaches, special educators, specialists and/or lead teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to present and effectively deliver the CORE training Sound Beginnings: A Workshop on Early Literacy within the district. The two-day Training of Trainers will focus on deepening understanding and gaining presentation practice, preparing attendees to present the training to district early childhood program administrators, special educators and specialists, classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, and members of student study teams. During the training, participants will be responsible for presenting, asking questions and working interactively to prepare. The presenter will focus on challenging, high-leverage content within the Sound Beginnings Workshop and effective presentation methodology.

Additionally, a CORE consultant will spend three days working with the district participants from the Training of Trainers session, as a follow-up to the training, to address questions and, if possible, observe presentations to other staff.

Outcomes/Deliverables:

  • Discuss presentation tips and best practices for CORE trainings.
  • Practice using the Sound Beginnings Instructor Guide.
  • Analyze the content of the Sound Beginnings Workshop, day by day and/or block by block from the presenter’s point of view using the provided PowerPoint slides and Instructor Guide and guided through group discussion.
  • Learn how to best group, troubleshoot and pace Sound Beginnings content.
  • Practice planning and delivering selected sessions of Sound Beginnings to a small group of supportive peers and consultants.
  • Receive feedback, encouragement and technical support to strengthen delivery of the Sound Beginnings content.
  • Review the Preschool Classroom Early Literacy Observation Checklist and follow-up practices to support the teachers whom participants will train in their classrooms.

Prerequisite: Prior completion of the three-day Sound Beginnings Workshop

Levels: PreK-K educators, administrators

Audience: Early childhood administrators, literacy coaches, special educators, early childhood specialists, and/or preK lead teachers

Materials:  Sound Beginnings Instructor Guide, Sound Beginnings presentation slides (on DVD or memory drive), Participant Resource Guide for Sound Beginnings Training of Trainers, including CORE’s Instructor Toolkit


Reading Academy Training of Trainers

This four-day intensive training led by two consultants will prepare attendees to present the CORE Reading Academy to district teachers. During the training, participants will be responsible for presenting, asking questions and working interactively to prepare. The presenter will focus on challenging, high-leverage content within the Academy and effective presentation methodology. Included within the four days will be a targeted review of selected assessments in Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition. Presenters will make connections explicit to special education, English learners and other target populations. Attendees should bring core and intervention texts.

Outcomes/Deliverables:
The local district will have a cadre of knowledgeable and skillful presenters of the CORE Reading Academy. The district will build capacity and save money by being able deliver high-quality content from the CORE Reading Academy using CORE’s materials, instructor scripts and PowerPoint presentations.

Licenses: Following successful completion of the training event and the on-site follow-up, districts/schools receive licenses to redeliver CORE events. When the initial license runs out, a renewal process for additional licenses requires attendance at the annual CORE Leadership Summit or participation in a webinar review.

Prerequisite: Prior completion of the current Reading Academy based on the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, 2nd Edition or Updated 2nd Edition.

Levels: K–12

Audience: All literacy educators

To become a CORE Certified Trainer, in addition to the Training of Trainers course noted above, participants will receive 4-8 days (depending on number of in-district trainers) of in-district support and mentoring from CORE experts and will be observed delivering their first in-district Reading Academies. Upon completion, participants receive CORE Certified Trainer status and access to 10 hours of electronic support. Call for details.

Note: A shorter Training of trainers may be provided to go with the 3-day Reading Fundamentals Course

Materials:

  • Training of Trainers Participant Resource Guide
  • The Instructor Notebook, which contains agendas and presentation scripts, and Participant Resource Notebook
  • PowerPoint presentation slides on flash drive
  • Participants bring materials from the prerequisite course to the Training of Trainers

Math Academy Training of Trainers

This four-day intensive training will prepare attendees to present the CORE Math Academy (Elementary, Middle or High School academy) to district teachers. During the training, participants will be responsible for presenting, asking questions and working interactively to prepare. The trainer will focus on challenging content within the Academy and effective presentation methodology. Presenters will make connections explicit to special education, English learners and other target populations. Attendees should bring core and intervention texts.

Outcomes/Deliverables:
The local district will have a cadre of knowledgeable and skillful presenters of the CORE Math Academy. The district will build capacity and save money by being able deliver high-quality content from the CORE Math Academy using CORE’s materials, instructor scripts and PowerPoint presentations.

Licenses: Following successful completion of the training event and the onsite follow-up, districts/schools receive licenses to redeliver CORE events. When the initial license runs out, a renewal process for additional licenses requires attendance at the annual CORE Leadership Summit or participation in a webinar review.

Prerequisite: Prior completion of the corresponding 5-day Math Academy.

Levels: K–12

Audience: All math educators

Materials: Instructor Resource Guide, Training of Trainers Participant Resource Guide, PowerPoint presentation slides, one professional book, Adding it Up

To become a CORE Certified Trainer, in addition to the Training of Trainers course noted above, participants will receive 6 days of in-district support and mentoring from CORE experts and will be observed delivering their first in-district Math Academies. Upon completion, participants receive CORE Certified Trainer status and access to 10 hours of electronic support. Call for details.

Training of Trainers or Associate Kit Participants receive the following:

  • Training of Trainers Participant Resource Guide
  • The Instructor Notebook, which contains agendas and presentation scripts, and Participant Resource Notebook
  • PowerPoint presentation slides
  • One professional book: Adding It Up from the National Research Council.

The agency (district or state) receives the following:

  • Materials for participants in locally delivered events

Adolescent Solutions Training of Trainers

This three-day intensive training led by two consultants will prepare attendees to present the CORE Adolescent Solutions course to district teachers. During the training, participants will be responsible for presenting, asking questions and working interactively to prepare. The presenter will focus on challenging content within the Academy and effective presentation methodology. Included within the four days will be a targeted review of selected assessments in Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition. Presenters will make connections explicit to special education, English learners and other target populations. Attendees should bring core and intervention texts.

Outcomes/Deliverables:
The local district will have a cadre of knowledgeable and skillful presenters of the CORE Adolescent Solutions course.

The district will build capacity and save money by being able deliver high-quality content from the CORE Reading Academy using CORE’s materials, instructor scripts and PowerPoint presentations.

Licenses: Following successful completion of the training event and the on-site follow-up, districts/schools receive licenses to redeliver the CORE event. To become a Certified CORE Associate Trainer, in addition to the Training of Trainers course noted above, participants will receive four to eight days (depending on number of in-district trainers) of in-district support and mentoring from CORE experts and will be observed delivering their first in-district Adolescent Solutions. Upon completion, participants receive CORE Certified Trainer status. Call for details.

Prerequisite:

Prior completion of the current Adolescent Solutions workshop.

Levels: 6–12

Audience: Intervention teachers, English learner teachers, special education teachers, reading teachers, and coaches

Materials: Participants receive the following:

  • Training of Trainers Participant Resource Guide
  • The Instructor Notebook, which contains agendas and presentation scripts
  • Participant Resource Notebook
  • PowerPoint presentation slides on a flash drive
  • Participants also bring with them the materials they received as participants in the actual training

Take a Closer Look at CORE’s Professional Learning Services

CORE offers many more services and workshops to support the development of your internal capacity to lead and sustain lasting instructional change. Take a look at our services overview to see which offerings align with your current goals and needs. CORE professional learning experts are available to help you assess your needs and develop a professional learning program that will help your school’s educators and students excel.