Certified Local Trainer (CLT) Program
A Certified Local Trainer (CLT) is an educator employed by a school district or educational organization such as a BOCES or Education Service Center. Prospective CLTs complete the certification requirements outlined below in order to be fully certified to teach one or more Just ASK workshop series in the district or organization which pays the licensing fee. Certification training is offered on site and, as demand requires, in regional institutes.
- Develop expertise in designing and delivering workshop sessions based on the essential questions of the given workshop series
- Explore and use the research base on professional development, adult learning theory, and the change process to design and deliver training sessions and provide growth-producing feedback
- Expand and refine knowledge bases and skills with best practice in teaching, assessment, and learning in a standards-based environment and be able to model them in peer presentations, and eventually in the workshop setting
- Develop and demonstrate skills in collaboration, co-teaching, presentation, and facilitation
- Build knowledge of and develop fluency in accessing resources available in the district and through Just ASK
- Build awareness of district initiatives and demonstrate the capacity to articulate the rationale and connections between the various initiatives and to the essential questions of the workshop series
- CLTs first participate in the workshop series for which they are to be certified and successfully complete all assignments and performance tasks.
- Next CLTs “process observe” the workshop series or participate in a minimum of five days of training on the content, process, and materials of the workshop series for which they will become certified.
- CLTs prepare detailed outlines of the sessions/session chunks they will be teaching. These detailed outlines are reviewed by the designated ASK Group Consultant prior to session delivery by the CLT.
- The CLTs then co-teach the workshop series while observed, on site or via video by an ASK Group Consultant who will provide feedback on content and process.
- CLTs do self-assessments of their work and participate in face-to-face or online debriefings of sessions taught. CLTs gather and analyze student work and then submit copies of student work for review by the designated ASK Group Consultant.
- Just ASK continues to provide online coaching and support to CLTs for as long as the CLTs are leading the workshop series.
- Each CLT signs an agreement to adhere to the certification requirements and the parameters for the use of Just ASK materials, constructs, and ideas.
- The decision maker for the district also signs a licensing agreement which sets the conditions for the use of Just ASK intellectual property by the district or educational organization which he or she represents. The decision-maker also signs an agreement that appropriate workshop materials as well as texts for each participant will be purchased.
- The one-time certification fee is determined by the terms of agreement which are based on conditions and requirements of the district.
- Consultant time is billed separately from the certification fee.
CLTs are currently leading the following workshop series in Colorado, Illinois, New York, Virginia, and Singapore:
- Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? (Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century)
- Instruction for All Students
- Leading the Learning
- Active Learning and Engagement
- Mentoring in the 21st Century
Contact Just ASK for more information about CLTs.