Action Based Learning Certifications
ABL-LF (Action Based Learning - Lab Facilitator)
ABL recommends that each school that utilizes an ABL lab, designates 1 ABL lab facilitator. This should be an individual that has shown strong interest and affinity towards Action Based Learning implementation. The role of the Lab Facilitator is to provide structure to the ABL program in the areas of scheduling, set-up, room layout, student progressions, and on-going care of the labs.
The Lab facilitator certification is a specialized certification specifically for implementing, managing, and enhancing the effectiveness of your ABL Lab. This certification is designed for Lab Facilitators or educators and administrators involved in creating and maintaining a successful lab in your school. NOTE: The school and district certification (described below) extend well beyond the lab, to assist educators in becoming a recognized leader and expert on all things movement and learning, including creating active classrooms, active schools, and overall culture of healthy, happy, engaged students, using movement!
A total of 4 courses are required. These courses can be purchased in a bundle upfront, or you may pay for each course as you go. There is no limit on the time to complete the certification. Some educators may prefer to space out their courses, and enroll in 1 course every few months. Others may take all 4 courses consecutively, to speed up the process of becoming certified. With this in mind, the time to obtain certification varies. (Average time to complete: 2-4 months)
4 COURSES REQUIRED: ABL-101 ($195), ABL-102 ($195), ABL-201 ($195), ABL-210 ($195)
ABL-ST (Action Based Learning - School Trainer)
While the Lab Facilitator certification is specifically for labs, the ABL School Trainer certification is for bringing Action Based Learning concepts beyond the lab, and infusing ABL strategies school wide. Receiving an ABL School Trainer Certification means individual is authorized to provide leadership, training, and support for ABL throughout your school. ABL recommends (2) individuals from each school to become ABL school trainers. Each participant will be provided an outline with all necessary trainings, materials, and coursework to obtain certification. ABL-ST are eligible to begin the process of becoming an ABL District Trainer (ABL-DT), as outlined below.
The roadmap to becoming a ABL-ST Includes: 8 ABL Online Academy Courses in total, Workshop Attendance (ABL Professional Development Hrs), experience utilizing OR mentoring w/in the school on "ABL in the Classroom" concepts, demonstrated use of lab manual and corresponding stations, demonstrated ability to apply the 12 Foundations of Learning Readiness in multiple settings throughout the school (lab/classrooms). There is no limit on the time to complete this certification. Some educators may prefer to space our their courses and enroll in 1 course every few months. Others may take all 8 courses concurrently to speed up the process of becoming certified. With this in mind, the time to obtain certification varies. (Average time to complete: 4-12 months)
COURSES REQUIRED: ABL-101 ($195), ABL-201 ($195), ABL-210 ($195), ABL-102 ($195), ABL-215 ($195), ABL-205 ($195), ABL-325 ($195)
ABL-DT (Action Based Learning - District Trainer)
Pre requisites: Must be a certified school trainer for 1 year minimum prior to obtaining ABL-DT certification.
ABL Certified District Trainers work throughout their school district to teach and implement the science & benefits of Action Based Learning. ABL-DT provide support to multiple campuses throughout the district, and present ABL strategies to parents & community via local conferences and professional development days within the district. ABL-DT must demonstrate the ability to apply brain based strategies at all levels from K-12th grade. Certification at this level entitles ABL-DT to ongoing access to existing ABL content, as well as input into the development of new ABL initiatives. As an integral part of the recognized international community, ABL-DT will meet regularly to present and strategize with other district leaders on ABL best practices. Certification includes on going access to all ABL-DT content (available on ABL Online Academy). Certified District Trainers are exclusively invited to attend annual Trainer of Trainers (TOT) event, facilitated by the ABL Master Trainer Team - TOT is offered as a pre-conference event and strictly limited to ABL-DT certified members.
The roadmap to becoming an ABL-DT: Upon completion of your school certification, you may begin working toward your district certification. 3 ABL Online Academy Courses (and 2 specialized projects), Proven experience w/ ABL Implementation, Mentoring, & Presenting within district, Workshop Attendance (Professional Development Hrs), Training & demonstrated expertise in chosen ABL Specialty Area,(ex: ABL & PE, ABL & SPED, 3L, etc) via activities & lesson plans. Data Collection & proven successful ABL Implementation at multiple grade levels.
3 COURSES REQUIRED: ABL-510 ($195) + ABL-SPEC ($195) + ABL-SPEC ($195) The learner may choose to take any ABL specialty course of their choice.
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN OBTAINING AN ABL CERTIFICATION:
Receive professional training on the concept of Action Based Learning and Movement in the Classroom. The training can be customized to fit your needs. Learn how to implement movement (with or without equipment!), and understand the science behind learning and moving. If you do have the lab/equipment we will go over in detail how to use and implement existing curriculum with your labs.
- Cost: $175/pp (VIRTUAL) Request Quote (IN PERSON)
- When: Offered Year Round- You Choose the Date/Time
- Where: VIRTUAL
- Length of Session: 2-8 Hours
- Ideal for: Your entire team.
- Number of Attendees: 12 minimum. There is no maximum number of attendees.
- Presentation Style: Active, Movement-Filled, Engaging, On-your-feet activities
Trainer: Action Based Learning Master Trainers are experts in providing training for educators at all levels. All trainers are certified in Action Based Learning Education, which includes specialty topics based on content area and grade level. ABL will choose the trainer best fit to fulfill the specific needs of your group.
Due to the pandemic, workshops are currently on hold until June 2021. In the meantime, ABL is offering virtual workshops for groups of 12 or more. If your group is interested in setting up a virtual workshop, please submit request form here to receive an official proposal for your group.
What will I learn?
How and Why it is vital to implement movement into the learning process. Take home skills to implement immediately into your classroom Learn new techniques and activities to provide your students this year!
How do I know if this training is for me?
-Are you a teacher, admin, principal, OT/PT, Program Coordinator, After School Facility, YMCA, Health Dept. or Parent? Have you ever said any of the below statements?
-I want to transform my classroom, I want to learn how to better impact these children. I need motivation, I want to renew my passion and purpose in what I do. I want to meet other people just like myself. I want direction and hands on training with science backed strategies. I am ready to take my good school to a great school. I am ready to go from a good teacher, to a great teacher!
If YES, then THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU!
Location: Action Based Learning Facility 315 Industrial Rd. Summerville, SC 29483
Time: 9am-4pm with a 1 hour lunch catered on site
Includes: Certificate of Completion, catered lunch each day of training, trainer resources & ABL giveaways
Recommended Hotel: Home2Suites by Hilton - 221 Holiday Dr, Summerville, SC 29483 (8 minutes from ABL training location, 18 minutes from airport)
Airport: CHS Charleston International Airport (approx 25 minutes from ABL Training location)