Step Up Academy of Learning provides training for individuals wishing to excel in the education/tutoring field that is reflective of the immaculate and impactful learning and services provided on site. Companies as well as individuals can enroll in training sessions for specific positions, enabling them to master the role and truly understand how to make a positive impact in the growth and development of their students.

It is a well-known fact that professionals within the field of education are engaged in constant learning. Step Up Academy of Learning encourages this growth mindset among our trainees to ensure that they are growing, as well as fostering a growth mindset among their institutions and students.

Below are the various roles Step Up Academy of Learning specializes in and provides training for. Select the role you are interested in to see what it entails and further understand the training services we provide.

Teacher/Tutor Training

Step Up Academy of Learning prides itself on its strong Teacher/Tutor training program, consisting of various modules that guide prospective candidates to self-reflect, understand the importance of intent over impact, as well as the growth mindset and how to best lead purposefully when they are in the role of Teacher/Tutor.

The Teacher/Tutor role is unique, and is one of the main reasons many organizations seek out Step Up Academy of Learning for our training services. When educators are in the position of Teacher/Tutor, they take on a hybrid role of educating as well as supporting. As the teacher, they will focus on teaching students important concepts and strategies to grow. They will find ways to challenge and push students forward in their growth. Additionally, as a tutor, they will find ways to guide and support each student so that they succeed in their current day school.

The tutor role is one that many families seek out, and many organizations offer services for, however it is this merging of the teacher/tutor position that allows for significant growth and progress.

Below are some of the topics covered:
  • The Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • The Ontario Curriculum
  • Effective Mathematics Pedagogy
  • Effective Literacy Pedagogy
  • The For, Of and As in Assessment
  • Developing Positive Relationships
  • Impact over Intent – Conscious Educating
  • Anti-Discriminatory Education

The first step to setting up training sessions is to consult with our trainers to inform us of your needs, timeframe and culture. After a detailed consultation, our trainers will compile the necessary information into modules to be presented to your staff.

Timeline

The timelines for the Teacher/Tutor training may take one school year, which is 10 months, or one calendar year, consisting of 12 months. Each part of the year brings with it numerous points of learning, reflection and growth, to ensure students receive the best possible instruction. We find that when teachers receive a year of intense support, the organization has set them up to succeed. With strong educators, it is the students and organization who reap the rewards.

Training from Step Up Academy for the Teacher/Tutor Role will look like:
  • Presentations for staff to learn specific concepts
  • Role playing to understand how to embody the position
  • Formative Assessments to ensure staff understand the content being presented.
  • Cooperative activities to develop a learning community
  • On the job support, observation, feedback and learning

The trainers at Step Up Academy believe the best way to learn to be an effective Teacher/Tutor is through hands on learning. Therefore, a majority of the training and learning takes place via on the job support. We find that this is also the best way for employers to see the effectiveness of the training taking place and how to best support the staff in an ongoing manner.

Education Coordinator Training

As your organization grows, there comes a need to ensure the quality of student learning is maintained. This is where our Education Coordinator comes in. This role is specifically designed to support the administration as well as teachers in an institution that is ever growing and developing. The Education Coordinator is unique in the fact that this individual needs to be able to lead as well as perform on various levels

Some responsibilities include:
  • Monitoring teachers to assist them in developing their skills.
  • Developing professional development material for teacher growth.
  • Training new teachers.
  • Tracking student growth to ensure the quality of learning is maintained.
  • The establishment of a mentee/mentor relationship.
  • Developing programming to respond to the needs of the organization.
  • Evaluation of student assessment data to support the growth of the organization.

When training individuals for the position of Education Coordinator, it is important to understand the individual’s needs as well as the organization’s needs. This is the best way to ensure that Step Up Academy is able to structure training modules that will effectively support the learning, growth and development of the center. In order to do this, there will be a detailed initial consultation process and ongoing reflections to assess the progress of the training taking place. Additionally, the role of an Education Coordinator is meant to be a leadership position. With this, quite a bit of the training centers around developing the individual in the role. It is important for the trainee to embody confidence and a sense of purpose as they take on this role due to its ability to make a great impact on the overall organization. There will be numerous opportunities for self reflection, as well as modules specifically dedicated to leadership development. Employers should expect to invest in this kind of growth for their employee as it will ensure the eventual growth of their organization.

Timeline

The timelines for the Education Coordinator training will span the course of 1 year as specific parts of the year require very specific skills. Our trainers work side by side with the trainees to ensure that they work with them throughout the entire year so they know how to successfully support their organization as pivotal points. Some important points in the year range from the beginning of the school year and how to jump start teacher training and educational supports, to reporting periods which bring with it ample assessment of data, to how to implement purposeful and informed action plan. The summer break is also of great importance as the learning never stops and this is when the Education Coordinator in many cases takes on a more active role, preparing students for the upcoming school year, as well as reflecting on next steps before September.

Training from Step Up Academy for the Education Coordinator will look like:
  • Presentations for staff to learn specific concepts.
  • Role playing to understand how to embody the position.
  • Formative Assessments to ensure staff understand the content being presented.
  • Cooperative activities to develop a learning community.
  • On the job support, observation, feedback and learning.

The trainers at Step Up Academy believe the best way to learn to be an effective Education Coordinator is through hands on learning. Therefore, a majority of the training and learning takes place via on the job support.

How to Register for Training Services

To enquire about and set up an initial consultation for training support, call Step Up Academy of Learning at

416-879-1987