Untitled Document

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!

Expand Your Expertise—Ignitia Q&A

Do you have questions regarding Ignitia? Come together as we tackle your questions in a live forum. This webinar is dedicated to answering your Ignitia questions. Everyone’s invited! Whether you are an administrator, teacher, or support staff, connect with other schools and learn together with our Ignitia experts. We look forward to working with you and encourage you to visit aop.com/IgnitiaQuestions to submit your questions ahead of time! Registration is required to attend the session.

Date & Time:
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday (February – May) at 2:30 p.m. (CT)

How Do I Relate to Generation Z?

Generation Z, born from 2001-2017, is growing up in ways that have never been experienced and it has affected the way they view the world. In order to prepare them for a world that is constantly changing, we need to communicate differently, teach them differently, and focus on new skills. Join us for February’s free Professional Development webinar as Dr. Billie McConnell explains how to relate to this new generation.

Date & Time:
Thursday, February 15th at 1 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, February 20th at 11 a.m. (CST)

March Madness: Getting the Jump on Winning the Year!

Discover strategies and insights for Administrators and Teachers to bring students in for the win. Join us for March’s free Professional Development webinar as Joe Bakker, Principal for Alpha Omega Academy, addresses pacing, and completion concerns through evaluation, communication, and reporting. He will also discuss cleaning up enrollments and running the set play for summer Course Customization.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, March 7 at 11 a.m. (CT)
Thursday, March 15 at 1 p.m. (CT)

Explore Ignitia’s Custom Course Creator

Take your courses to the next level with Ignitia’s Custom Course Creator! Join us for April’s free Professional Development webinar as Charlene Hauser, Implementation Consultant for AOP, explores how to customize courses for your students. We will cover the basics of how the Custom Course Creator tool works as well as discover how you can use it to create your own assignments and assessments in Ignitia.

Date & Time:
Tuesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. (CT)
Monday, April 30 at 1 p.m. (CT)

Mental Health Awareness in Schools

May is National Mental Health Month! Gain valuable insight during an overview of mental health issues affecting today’s youth. Join us for April’s free Professional Development webinar as Chersti Hansen, Academic School Counselor at Alpha Omega Academy, explores behaviors and warning signs educators can look for as well as tips for teaching emotional well-being and everyday-life coping skills.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. (CT)
Tuesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. (CT)

Ignitia Year End Wrap-Up

Join us for May’s free Professional Development webinar as Katie Rasch, Implementation Consultant for AOP, reviews Ignitia best practices that will make closing out the school year simple and easy. We'll cover running reports, archiving graduating students and completed courses, and cleaning up your Ignitia site in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year.

Date & Time:
Thursday, May 3 at 1 p.m. (CST)
Tuesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. (CST)

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.

804 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Rock Rapids, IA 51246