Training is completed with one of our experts in the field of special education. All TeachTown trainers are highly qualified with both classroom and clinical experience working with students using various curriculum, assessments and methodologies. Each training session is a hands-on experience where educators are live in the program, their teacher and student accounts are created and they are fully prepared to leave the training and have their students using the program the following day.
As part of the on-site training package, the TeachTown trainer will travel to your school district and conduct a 6-hour training for up to 30 staff and/or faculty members. During this training, the trainer will teach all of the content and skill sets indicated above, model their application in the individual curriculums, and provide all participants with the opportunity to explore the content and practice the skills themselves, so they are ready to implement the curriculum in their classroom the very next day.
This training can be designed to address TeachTown Basics, TeachTown Social Skills, or both, and can be individualized to address issues specific to your school district, such as student populations, scheduling of program use, and specific implementation parameters set forth by administrators.
Here is an overview of the Training Agenda that can be customized to meet the needs of your individual district.
Participants will become familiar with TeachTown and the Basics Program that is based on the principles and methodologies of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Topics include program navigation, creating Facilitator and Student Accounts, customizing the program to meet a student’s individual needs, selecting lessons based on needs of student and IEP goals and utilizing the many reports available to drive instruction and monitor usage and student progress.
Participants learn how to effectively use the TeachTown Basics data that is automatically collected during each student session and TeachTown Social Skills data that is collected using the TeachTown Social Skills app. Topics include: using the reports to guide instruction, selecting lessons based on student progress and IEP goals, and understanding raw and summary data.
TeachTown Basics takes a combined approach of utilizing computer lessons and generalization lessons. Participants will learn how to effectively utilize and implement the lessons provided to ensure students can generalize the concepts learned on the computer. TeachTown Social Skills offers a wide range of classroom-based lessons that each target a specific social skill and can be implemented in any order based on the individual needs of your student(s). Selection and scheduling of the lessons, different ways to implement (ie. individual, small group, whole group, home), and how to modify (remediate and accelerate) all lessons to meet the needs of students with a wide range of abilities are all reviewed in group activity format.