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Free Professional Development and Implementation Webinars

Alpha Omega Publications is excited to offer the following webinars on a limited basis. Register today to reserve your seat!

Christian School Financial Planning and Management Tips

Join us for our FREE Monthly Christian Schools Webinar Series as Rev. Jason Yarbrough, Lead Pastor at Monterey Bay Christian Center & former Superintendent of Schools at Real Life Christian Schools in California, presents a Biblically-based view for Christian School Financial Planning and Management.


Dates:
Thursday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Thursday, October 26th at 1:00 (CT)
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Expanding Your Christian School with the Alpha Omega Academy Alliance Program

Please join us for our FREE Monthly Christian Schools Webinar Series as Principal Joe Bakker details the benefits of and process for joining the Alliance Program through AOP’s online Christian Academy. This partnership allows students to be enrolled at your Christian school while simultaneously taking courses through our fully accredited Alpha Omega Academy. The academy offers an assortment of courses and provides distance learning teachers, academic assistance, report cards, transcripts, and flexible enrollment to fit the individual needs of your students and school.


Dates:
Thursday, November 9th at 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Tuesday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m. (CT)
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On-site Professional Development Workshops

Because we share your commitment to Christian education, Alpha Omega Publications offers a series of half or full day professional development and training options to support your school, teachers, and students. Contact Alpha Omega Publications at 877-760-0278 for pricing information or to schedule your session.

Custom Professional Development Workshop

AOP would be honored to develop and present a customized professional development workshop specifically tailored for your Christian school! Our professional development team will work with you in a pre-workshop call or webinar to design a customized session on a wide variety of education topics and trends that can enhance your team's skills and knowledge and meet the needs and interests of your staff. Customized workshops are available via 2 or 4-hour webinars, 1 or 2-day onsite workshops, or a combination of both.

Exploring Blended Learning Models

Blended learning is one of the fastest-growing and most successful instructional models for delivering flexible learning options to today's learners. In this one-day workshop, we define blended learning, reflect upon current practices, and introduce concrete strategies for implementing various models along the blended spectrum into the classroom. Join us to discover the five models of blended learning and determine which one is the best for your classroom.

Deconstructing Bloom's Taxonomy for Use in the 21st Century Classroom

Bloom's Taxonomy of Education Objectives has been a foundation for planning effective instruction since 1956. When written well, instructional goals and objectives assist educators in identifying course content, organizing instruction, and helping students achieve course expectations. In this half-day workshop, we review the hierarchy of educational objectives, identify ways to incorporate Bloom's Taxonomy into the lesson planning process, and create educational objectives that challenge students to move from the most basic cognitive skills toward learning that is more complex.

Implementing Differentiated Instruction for Mastery Learning

Successful differentiated instruction provides a range of approaches to learning to make it relevant for all students. The approach modifies the learning plan without differentiating expectations, which allows academically diverse learners to achieve success. This workshop provides educators with the tools they need to embrace differences among students and develop multiple options for learning. Throughout the day, we examine strategies that allow students to absorb information, make sense of ideas, and express what they learn so all students are actively participating in and mastering learning.

Empowering Digital Leadership and Maximizing Its Potential in Education

Students today are "digital natives" in search of ways to connect the relevance of school and life using common technology elements. In this one-day workshop, we develop a strategy for incorporating technology into the classroom and discuss ways to help your digital learners make the connections that unlock their educational potential by giving them the opportunities to communicate, collaborate, and express themselves through technology.

Additional Workshop Topics Available

• Fortifying Students' 21st Century Skills
• Inspiring Student Success through Individualization
• Connecting Real World Experiences with CTE
• Enchancing Teaching and Learning with Custom Content
• Implementing Online Teaching Best Practices
• Utilizing Social Media to Heighten Community Engagement
• Encouraging Creativity in the Classroom
• And More!

Ignitia Implementation Workshops

Get Ignitia up and running at your Christian school in no time! Our implementation workshops help administrators and teachers feel confident using the Ignitia curriculum to help students succeed. Both webinar and on-site training options are available, depending on the needs of educators at your school. For pricing information or to schedule your session, contact Alpha Omega Publications at 877-760-0278.

Package A: Webinar Implementation

Webinar 1: Implementation and Administrative Mode
Webinar 2: Teacher and Student Modes

 

Additional Support
   • 1-hour Implementation Follow-up Webinar
   • Unlimited Tech Support
   • Ignitia Training Resources

Package B: Webinar/1 Day Onsite Implementation

Webinar: Implementation and Administrative Mode
Onsite: 1 Day Teacher and Student Modes

 

Additional Support
   • 2-hour Implementation Follow-up Webinar
   • Unlimited Tech Support
   • Ignitia Training Resources

Package C: 2-Day Onsite/Onsite Implementation

Onsite: 1 Day Implementation and Administrative Mode
Onsite: 1 Day Student and Teacher Modes
     2 Consecutive Days

 

Additional Support
   • 2-hour Implementation Follow-up Webinar
   • Unlimited Tech Support
   • Ignitia Training Resources

Basic Implementation Admin & Teacher Modes Webinar

3-hour Combined Administrator and Teacher/Student Implementation Webinar
   • Designed for the tech-savvy education professionals who are already using Ignitia and are well-versed in online education best practices
   • Ideal for schools that have a new administrator or new teachers who, although they have the support of current Ignitia user mentors, would benefit from implementation training

Implementation and Administrative Mode Session

This session provides an overview of Ignitia to new administrative users. The consultant facilitates a discussion to establish an implementation plan for the school. This plan includes guidelines, settings, and other administrator functions to meet their specific school needs. Included is an overview of credit recovery options, academic solutions, reporting, messaging, and feedback.

Teacher and Student Mode Session

This session provides teachers with an overview of Ignitia. Participants actively review course content, learn how to navigate the user interface, and customize learning for students. A technical overview of course customization, placement exams, and use of diagnostic tools are included.

Implementation Follow-up Webinar

After the completion of the Training Package sessions, the Implementation Follow-up Webinar should be scheduled within four months of the training date. This webinar may include a review of the Ignitia features or a Q & A for the administrator and/or the teachers. This is also a great opportunity to train any new teachers joining you midway through the school year!

Administrators, please contact the AOP PD Team at 877-760-0278 to secure your preferred time and date for the Implementation Follow-up Webinar.

Advanced Ignitia Implementation Workshops

Designed for experienced Ignitia schools, our advanced Ignitia implementation workshops provide educators with an in-depth look at Ignitia's most advanced features. For pricing information or to schedule your workshop, contact Alpha Omega Publications at 877-760-0278.

Advanced Implementation Admin & Teacher Mode (2 Hours)

This workshop is designed for those who have completed Ignitia Basic Admin & Teacher Implementation Training. Delve deep into the Ignitia tools available for teachers and students to meet specific learner needs. Along the way, review batch enrollment, Prescriptive CRx and FLEX modes, the Custom Course Creator Tool, and Ignitia's reporting features.

Course Customization Workshop (2 Hours)

In this advanced workshop, participants review the construction of course creation through a build-along session that promotes deeper conceptual understanding. Culminating in the demonstration of their original hybrid customized course, participants gain a robust knowledge of Ignitia's tools, practical applications of the Teacher Authoring Tool, and a tangible product for immediate classroom use.

Diagnostics That Deliver: Placement Testing/Mini Lessons (2 Hours)

In this advanced training, participants review how to use Ignitia placement tests to ensure individual student placement and develop a custom course of mini-lessons that assist students with meeting grade-level expectations. The session also reviews the updated reporting features in Ignitia to ensure schools are pulling reports that provide information they need to track progress of individual students and the school at large.

Ignitia Renewal (2 Hours)

This workshop is designed for schools that have been using Ignitia for at least one full year. Throughout the renewal training, participants review Ignitia with a focus on new product features and enhancements. The remainder of the training is customized to focus on the specific needs of the staff and administration at the school.

Customized 2-Hour Workshop (2 Hours)

An experienced implementation consultant provides expertise and support to school staff based on the identified implementation needs. The customized webinar may include facilitating a needs assessment, data analysis, problem-solving, site and district goal setting, implementation systems relating to Ignitia, and education leader coaching.

Additional Workshop Hour(s) (1 Hour)

If you want your team to benefit from additional training beyond the scheduled workshop time, please call 877-760-0278 to make that arrangement. The extra time must be scheduled in 1-hour increments, paired with a currently scheduled Ignitia Implementation workshop, and held continuously.


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