Training Schedule

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 2020/2021 school year.

List of Training Events

A Carden Homeschool: Grades 1-4 WEBINAR (March, 2021)

March 01, 2021

This course meets five times for a total of 10 hours. Learn to use the Carden Method® in your homeschool with students in Grades 1-4. We'll share key teaching techniques to help you:

  • Use the Five Channels of Reading to help your child read with accuracy, rhythm, and comprehension.
  • Teach spelling with tools rather than memorization
  • Develop your child's vocabulary
  • Improve your child's clarity of thought and expression
  • Build a solid understanding of number relationships
  • Leverage the power of the mental image in learning
  • Ask questions that drive comprehension
  • And more...

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Teaching the Whole Child - Online Workshop Series - 1-Hour Webinar -March 2021

March 03, 2021

This workshop series is for all teachers interested in the philosophy and teaching techniques of Mae Carden, a 20th-century educator. It meets each Wednesday in March from 4-5 pm Pacific.

  • Teaching the Whole Child –  March 3, 2021, 4-5 pm Pacific During this session, we'll be examining key approaches to teaching the whole child as a complete individual.  

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Rhythmic Reading: For All Carden® Teachers: - 1-Hour WEBINAR - March 2021

March 04, 2021

Rhythmic Reading March 4, 2021 4-5 pm Pacific This 1-hour workshop is for all Carden teachers who wish to improve their approach to teaching students to read rhythmically. Our ability to group words for understanding promotes comprehension when reading. It also helps the listener understand when we read out loud. We'll be discussing key techniques to improve our ability to read rhythmically, especially when dictating class lessons.  

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Demonstration Teaching in Grades 1, 2, and 3 March WEBINAR

March 08, 2021

This is a live series of four one-hour sessions. We'll view and discuss brief lessons taught to unrehearsed Carden Students enrolled in Grades 1, 2, and 3. See how our Carden Specialists take advantage of our special techniques to bring the joy of learning to their students. Choose to attend one or all. We recommend you attend the demonstration for the grade you teach, as well as the grade before and after yours.

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Developing Empathy - Online Workshop Series - 1-Hour Webinar - March 2021

March 10, 2021

This workshop series is for all teachers interested in the philosophy and teaching techniques of Mae Carden, a 20th-century educator. It meets each Wednesday in March from 4-5 pm Pacific.

  • Developing Empathy  March 10, 2021       4-5 pm Pacific  Is empathy teachable? Is it desirable? This 1-hour workshop based on the Carden Method® will look at ways to develop empathy in the classroom. We'll discuss techniques and curricula that promote fellow feeling and genuine concern for others.  

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Spelling Words: For All Carden® Teachers: - 1-Hour WEBINAR - March 2021

March 11, 2021

Spelling Words      March 11, 2021      4-5 pm Pacific   Even in a world of digital autocorrect, accurate spelling counts. During this 1-hour workshop, we'll be discussing the Carden techniques you need to make the most of your spelling lessons. Learn ways to reduce the amount of time your students will ever need to spend memorizing spelling words.   This workshop is the second of four sessions focused on teaching spelling the Carden way.  

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Effective Disclipline - Online Workshop Series - 1-Hour Webinar - March 2021

March 17, 2021

This workshop series is for all teachers interested in the philosophy and teaching techniques of Mae Carden, a 20th-century educator. It meets each Wednesday in March from 4-5 pm Pacific.

  • What comes to mind when you hear the word "discipline"?  Carden teachers believe that emotional control is the great lesson of life. Our own emotional control is key to effective discipline in the classroom. We'll discuss techniques that positively affect our students' behavior and address those situations that seem impossible to handle. This one-hour workshop is the third session of a 5-part series for teachers looking to hone their art of teaching.   

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Dictation and Sentence Analysis: For All Carden® Teachers - 1-Hour WEBINAR - March 2021

March 18, 2021

Dictation and Sentence Analysis      March 18, 2021  4-5 pm Pacific  We'll be looking at ways to get the most out of the Carden dictation and sentence analysis portion of our spelling lessons. Why dictate rather than copy? How do we guide our students to the keyword? Why is it important to ask and answer comprehension questions? We'll be discussing all of this and more. 

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Emotional Health of the Student - Online Workshop Series - 1-Hour Webinar -March 2021

March 24, 2021

This workshop series is for all teachers interested in the philosophy and teaching techniques of Mae Carden, a 20th-century educator. It meets each Wednesday in March from 4-5 pm Pacific.

  • Teaching the whole child requires us to nurture the emotional health of our students. How can we do this? What are the benchmarks of progress? Join us for this 1-hour workshop, the fourth session of a 5-part series. 

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Outlining: For All Carden® Teachers - 1-Hour WEBINAR - March 2021

March 25, 2021

Outlining     March 25, 2021        4-5 pm Pacific  Prepare your students with the skills they need to organize and prioritize information by utilizing the outlining portion of Carden spelling lessons. During the final 1-hour session of our 4-part series, we'll discuss the power of effective outlines and how to make them. 

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Emotional Health of the Teacher - Online Workshop Series 1-Hour Webinar -March 2021

March 31, 2021

This year has been unbelievably difficult for teachers. Staying emotionally healthy as a teacher has never been more necessary. Join us for one hour as we discuss this important topic during the last session of our 5-part series for all teachers. 

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Getting Ready for School - Teaching Your Preschool Child at Home (APRIL, 2021) WEBINAR

April 14, 2021

Getting Ready for School is a 2-part program that meets for a total of 4 hours (2 hours on Wednesday, April 14 and 2 hours on Thursday, April 15). Carden’s best practices for homeschooling parents who want to prepare 3- and 4-year-old children for Kindergarten. This workshop meets twice for a total of 4 hours (from 4-6 pm Pacific Time, each day). The price is $280.00. The 2-day course will be held in April on 04/14/2021 and 04/15/2021 from 4 pm - 6 pm Pacific. It includes tips and techniques for reading-readiness, vocabulary building, number concepts and relationships, art appreciation, conversation, games that teach, and more. You’ll learn how the Carden approach to learning works with the whole child by addressing emotional and intellectual needs. Find out how vital stamina and resilience are to education and how to build these qualities in your child. Getting Ready for School satisfies license agreement requirements for parents who will homeschool their 3- or 4-year-old child.

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Getting Ready for School - Teaching Carden in the Preschool Classroom (JUNE 30/JULY 1, 2021) WEBINAR

June 30, 2021

This 4-hour course is conducted over 2 consecutive days  (2 hours on Wednesday, June 30 and 2 hours on Thursday, July 1). Learn Carden’s best practices for preschool teachers who want to prepare 3- and 4-year-old children for Kindergarten.   This workshop meets twice for a total of 4 hours (from 2 pm- 4 pm Pacific Time, each day). 

It includes tips and techniques for reading-readiness, vocabulary building, number concepts and relationships, art appreciation, conversation, games that teach, and more. You’ll learn how the Carden approach to learning works with the whole child by addressing emotional and intellectual needs. Find out how vital stamina and resilience are to education and how to build these qualities in your students. Getting Ready for School satisfies license agreement requirements for preschool teachers. The price is $280.00. The 2-day course will be held in June on 06/30/2021 and the next day, July, on 07/01/2021 from 2 pm - 4 pm Pacific.
Materials: Please bring your Carden manuals, a notebook, pen, and pencil to take notes.

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Getting Ready for School - Teaching Your Preschool Child at Home (JULY, 2021) WEBINAR

July 14, 2021

Getting Ready for School is a 2-part program that meets for a total of 4 hours (2 hours on July 14 and 2 hours on July 15). Carden’s best practices for homeschooling parents who want to prepare 3- and 4-year-old children for Kindergarten. This workshop meets twice for a total of 4 hours (from 9-11am Pacific Time, each day). The price is $280.00. The 2-day course will be held in July on 07/14/2021 and 07/15/2021 from 9 am - 11 am Pacific. It includes tips and techniques for reading-readiness, vocabulary building, number concepts and relationships, art appreciation, conversation, games that teach, and more. You’ll learn how the Carden approach to learning works with the whole child by addressing emotional and intellectual needs. Find out how vital stamina and resilience are to education and how to build these qualities in your child. Getting Ready for School satisfies license agreement requirements for parents who will homeschool their 3- or 4-year-old child.

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Getting Ready for School - Teaching Carden in the Preschool Classroom (AUGUST) WEBINAR

August 30, 2021

This 4-hour course is conducted over 2 consecutive days  (2 hours on Monday, August 30 and 2 hours on Tuesday, August 31). Learn Carden’s best practices for preschool teachers who want to prepare 3- and 4-year-old children for Kindergarten.   This workshop meets twice for a total of 4 hours (from 9 am- 11 am Pacific Time, each day). 

It includes tips and techniques for reading-readiness, vocabulary building, number concepts and relationships, art appreciation, conversation, games that teach, and more. You’ll learn how the Carden approach to learning works with the whole child by addressing emotional and intellectual needs. Find out how vital stamina and resilience are to education and how to build these qualities in your students. Getting Ready for School satisfies license agreement requirements for preschool teachers. The price is $280.00. The 2-day course will be held in August on 08/30/2021 and the next day,  08/31/2021 from 9 am- 11 am Pacific.
Materials: Please bring your Carden manuals, a notebook, pen, and pencil to take notes.

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