Training Events

Developing Skill as a Carden Teacher

Mae Carden, developer of the Carden Method®, continually stressed to teachers the importance of widening one’s scope of interest and keeping current. Taking advantage of regular professional development opportunities is essential for teachers who desire to grow and improve.
Each year Carden offers a variety of opportunities for new teachers to learn about the Carden Method and for experienced teachers to continue improving their craft. Scroll through the listing below for a complete catalog of online professional development events for the current school year.

List of Training Events

BEGINNING APPROACHES TO SPELLING : Advanced 1-Hour Workshop WEBINAR, April 3, 2024

April 03, 2024

Advanced Workshop: Practical Spelling Lessons      APRIL 2024

April 3, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific "When reading is taught well, spelling is a natural by-product. When spelling is understood, children have the tools with which to express their thoughts in writing." Quality Teaching-Successful Learning Chapter 10) In this one-hour interactive workshop. using Carden Techniques, see how students apply the two-vowel and vowel-alone rules when reading and learning to spell without stress or strain on the student, the teacher, or the parent. A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon the successful completion of a written assignment. Focus: Classroom teachers of 4-year-olds, Kindergarten, and Grade One, administrators

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ADVANCED WORKSHOP WEBINARS: Practical Spelling Lessons - 3 days: April 4, 10 & 11, 4pm - 5pm Pacific

April 04, 2024

Advanced Workshops: Practical Spelling Lessons

For experienced Carden teachers of Grades Two and above. Teach students to spell accurately.  Each workshop will flow into the next.

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Practical Spelling Lessons Part 1 of 3: Words            April 4, 2024,    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific

Practical Spelling Lessons Part 2 of 3: Dictation and Sentence Analysis            April 10, 2024,  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific

Part 3 of 3: Creating an Effective Outline                           April 11, 2024,   4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pacific

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Classroom Management: Advanced Workshop WEBINAR - 2 days: April 17 & 18, 4pm - 5pm Pacific

April 17, 2024 - April 18, 2024

April 17, 2024, Carden® Classroom Management – Part 1 of 2.         4pm to 5pm Pacific Time

According to Miss Carden, what is the great lesson of life?

In this interactive workshop, we will share Carden® gems as we discuss better ways to manage our classrooms. How do we handle conflict in the classroom? Using quotes from Quality Teaching-Successful Learning and Let’s Bring Them Up Sensibly, we’ll discuss ways to help students develop stamina as we apply the 3 Rs of a Carden®classroom

April 18, 2024, Carden® Classroom Management – Part 2 of 2 4pm to 5pm Pacific Time

“More important than the science of teaching or the art of teaching is the humanity of teaching.” Quality Teaching- Successful Learning (Chapter 9)

A student’s negative behavior takes time away from teaching and affects the classroom. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss how we can change that behavior so that the teacher and the students develop a love of learning while also developing self-control, self-reliance, and a love of school. Join us as we continue our discussion of Carden® gems.


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Enjoying Literature: Advanced Workshop WEBINAR - 2 days: April 24 & 25, 4pm - 5pm Pacific

April 24, 2024 - April 25, 2024

April 24, 2024, Carden® Classroom Management – Part 1 of 2.         4 pm to 5 pm Pacific Time

The Carden Reading Method® offers a complete language arts program. Literature is so much more than just reading. Using the Phantom Tollbooth as our guide, we’ll discuss tips and techniques to help students develop critical thinking skills and learn vocabulary in context. We’ll also look at literary devices that convey a deeper meaning than what’s on the page.    April 25, 2024 Enjoying Literature – Part 2 of 2: The Phantom Tollbooth  4 pm - 5 pm Pacific.  As we continue our discussion, we’ll see how this multi-layered teaching approach reinforces learning and efficiently uses class and student time. And, as with all subjects, we’ll discuss ways to encourage students to join in the conversation and to be fearless when they ask questions.  A Certificate of Completion will be issued upon the successful completion of both sessions and the completion of a written assignment.  Focus: Carden classroom teachers Grades Three and above, administrators   

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