Free Online Teacher Training!
Swing is excited to be partnering with the Sanford Inspire program (www.sanfordinspire.org) to provide our subs with free, high quality online resource for teacher training and encourage Swing Subs to pursue ongoing professional development.
To get started, you will need to create an account by clicking the link above. This is totally free and takes just a minute or two. Once you have an account you'll have access to hundreds of free teacher training modules! We've completed quite a few and feel like the Basic Proactive Classroom Management and Giving Clear Directions for a Task are particularly useful for subs.
Basic proactive classroom management
Teachers will learn about three basic proactive classroom management strategies that help prevent minor misbehaviors. Proactive classroom management comprises several actions that can maximize learning time and student achievement by preventing misbehavior.
Giving clear directions for a task
Teachers will learn how to craft and deliver clear directions that will help minimize off-task behavior and set students up for success. The ability to give clear directions is not just related to academic success and positive classroom behavior, but issues of equity and fairness as well.
Once you've completed the training, we should be notified directly by Sanford Inspire, however, you can also send your certificates of completion or any questions to Alex Murillo at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are working on a way to let schools know which subs have completed these modules right on your sub profile so make sure you let us know when you complete the modules above. In the meanwhile, we encourage you to take the opportunity to learn and continue to develop as an educator!