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 3 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 3 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)
COURSES REQUIRED: ABL-101, ABL-201, ABL-210
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: 7 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 7 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, ABL-201, ABL-210, ABL-102, ABL-215, ABL-205, ABL-325
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.
COURSES REQUIRED: (CHOOSE ANY 2 SPECIALTY TOPIC COURSES) + ABL-510
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN OBTAINING AN ABL CERTIFICATION:
To learn more about ABL-LF, ABL-ST, ABL-DT certifications, visit ABL Online Academy. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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