We have broken the CBCI Trainer Certification Institute material into four separate courses that focus on different aspects of the Concept-Based approach and how to guide teachers in applying it to different disciplines.
These courses will take place consecutively over the period of one year, from October 2020 to October 2021. During each of these online courses, you will gain access to new video modules each week. You can expect to spend about 2 hours per week on on the modules and readings.
Because the video modules are self-paced, if you have a particularly busy week you will be able to catch up the following week.
On most Saturdays, you will join us and all the other participants for 1-2 hour coaching calls over Zoom, where we will answer questions and you will work collaboratively in small groups.
In May 2021, we will host a series of special, extended group calls of 3-4 hours.
During these meetings, we will simulate a Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction workshop that you would lead and give you tips and advice from the facilitator's perspective.
Because the Certification Institute brings together participants from all over the world, we will offer each Zoom call at two different times on Saturdays to accommodate your time zones.
As our Course Facilitators and Subject Specialists are also spread across the globe, the exact time of each call may vary depending on who is leading it.
You could think about it a little like committing to a weekend sport for a year. Your “games” (aka Zoom calls) will be at different times from week to week, but you will have a schedule in advance so you can make plans.
We understand that you may not be able to join every call, so we have set a 90% attendance requirement for these sessions. There will also be a few compulsory sessions, and we’ll let you know about these well in advance.
We will take three vacation breaks during the year:
December 18, 2020 to January 8, 2021
March 28-April 11, 2021
The month of July, 2021
We have done our best to align these with common school holiday breaks around the world.