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Welcome to the Amplify CKLA Quick Start

We’re excited to share a number of resources to set you up for success this school year. If you experience a delay in receiving your materials, use this Amplify CKLA Quick Start Kit, which serves as an access point to all of Amplify’s digital curriculum resources. The tools provided here—including navigational videos, lessons resources, and resources from our Professional Learning Site—will guide you as you become familiar with the program. 

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This Quick Start Kit (non-Common Core) is for customers who are not using Common Core State Standards. 

We hope you find these tools helpful in the early weeks of this 2022-23 school year! 

Accessing

Step 1: Accessing the Curriculum

To access many of the resources shared here, you will need log-in information to Amplify’s curriculum. You will receive your login information from your district administrator.

Digital Shared Access
If you are waiting for your login information, we are providing you with immediate instructional support through temporary, shared access to the CKLA Teacher Resource site and the CKLA Hub. This will assist you in planning your first weeks of school instruction as well as provide temporary, shared access for your students to begin taking advantage of Amplify CKLA learning opportunities.

For digital access to Amplify CKLA material and digital support login:

  1. Open an Incognito Google Chrome or Safari web browser 
  2. Visit learning.amplify.com
  3. Select “Log in with Amplify”

Login credentials for Digital Shared Access for FL, AL, TN, LA:

Are you an educator in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, or Louisiana?

Universal login credentials for Digital Shared Access:

  • Teacher username:
    t1.uni-ckla-qs@demo.tryamplify.net
  • Teacher password:
    Amplify1-uni-ckla-qs
  • Student username:
    s1.uni-ckla-qs@demo.tryamplify.net
  • Student password:
    Amplify1-uni-ckla-qs

Important to Note

  • These demo accounts expire on: October 31, 2022.
  • We recommend students utilize the shared login for access to the program and the library. However since it is a shared demo account, other students will be using the same credentials. Therefore any work completed in the program while using this account will not be saved and will not be available for review.
Learning

Step 2: Learning the Program

Navigating the program

There’s a wealth of resources available to you as a CKLA teacher, and they are all organized for you on the CKLA Teacher Resource site. These resources include:

  • Year-at-a-glance Teacher Planners
  • Daily and unit planning materials
  • Intervention Toolkit
  • Organization of resources by grade level

Learn how to navigate and use the Teacher Resource site in this help article.

The CKLA Hub

Students will be able to access resources and engage in a new digital experience on the Amplify CKLA Hub. Learn how to navigate and use the Hub in this short video.

Professional Learning Site

The CKLA Professional Learning site is where you’ll find training resources specifically designed to give you a jump start on teaching the curriculum. You’ll find demonstration videos, read-along videos, and more. Resources are organized by grade level. Note: login required!

Curriculum Maps

The curriculum maps (below) provide detailed recommendations for teaching each Skill or Unit. You will be directed to the Professional Learning site. Select your grade level. Then, select Skills Strand: Curriculum maps. (Note: You can always toggle between grade levels by clicking the dropdown at the top left.)

Reviewing the “Owner’s Manual”

Dive deeper into Amplify CKLA with the program guide, a comprehensive resource that covers everything you need to know about the curriculum, from lesson structure to assessment and everything in between.

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Preparing

Step 3: Preparing to Teach

We’ve developed a variety of resources to ensure you have the tools you need to support students in

We’ve developed a variety of resources to ensure you have the tools you need to support students in developing foundational skills and building background knowledge—no matter which materials you have available or where learning is happening. In this section, you’ll find information on using Amplify CKLA digitally—whether you and your students have access to technology and/or personalized accounts or not.

CKLA instruction begins with a review from the previous year. We recommend you schedule an additional 30-minute instructional block for unfinished foundational skills instruction from spring 2022. Learn more about the PreK–2 resources below. 

Intervention Toolkit

Amplify’s Intervention Toolkit provides downloadable assessment tools as well as the intervention resources you need to help students catch up after the challenges of the previous year. You can learn more about how to use these assessment and intervention resources here.

When you’re ready to start teaching:

  • Begin grade-level instruction with Unit 1 in every grade, utilizing recommended instructional minutes.
  • In grades 1–3, CKLA instruction begins with review from the previous year.
  • For grades 1–3, we recommend you schedule an additional 30-minute instructional block for unfinished foundational skills instruction from spring 2021. 
  • For grades 4–5, you may choose to start the school year with the optional novel guide materials.

Digital Learning 

If you will be teaching without access to CKLA print materials, we recommend teacher-led lessons for daily Skills and Knowledge Strand lessons in K–2 and daily lessons in 3–5.

In the Student Hub, students will have access to K–2 Skills Strand components such as Student Readers and the Sound Library, K–2 Knowledge components like Knowledge Builders, and the 3–5 Vocab App and Grades 3–5 Student Readers.

Planning Documents

To access planning tools, click your grade level below. You will be directed to the Teacher Resources site. Select Planning Documents in the left menu to find Supply and Spelling lists, Scope and Sequence and a Pacing Guide . (Note: You can always toggle between grade levels by clicking the grade icon in the upper left corner of the page.)

Recommendations by Grade Level

Step 4: Recommendations by Grade Level

You’ll find step-by-step instruction for each skill, knowledge, and unit in the Teacher Guide within each component.

Kindergarten*
Skills units: Teacher-led instruction, digital Hub (Sound Library and Readers), Teacher Guides, Ancillary Components, digital Student Reader
Knowledge domains: Teacher-led instruction, Student Hub, recorded daily Read-Alouds, Teacher Guide, Flip Book, Image Cards

Grade 1*
Skills units: Teacher-led instruction, digital Hub (Sound Library and Readers), Teacher Guides, Ancillary Components, digital Student Reader
Knowledge domains: Teacher-led instruction, Student Hub, recorded daily Read-Alouds, Teacher Guide, Flip Book, Image Cards

Grade 2*
Skills units: Teacher-led instruction, digital Hub (Sound Library and Readers), Teacher Guides, Ancillary Components, digital Student Reader
Knowledge domains: Teacher-led instruction, Student Hub, recorded daily Read-Alouds, Teacher Guide, Flip Book, Image Cards

Grade 3*
Units: Teacher-led instruction, Teacher Guides, Student Hub (Readers, Vocab App), Flip Books, Readers, Novel Guides
Read-Alouds
Novel guides: Optional

Grade 4*
Units: Teacher-led instruction, Teacher Guides, Student Hub (Readers, Vocab App), Readers, Novel Guides
Novel guides: Optional

Grade 5*
Units: Teacher-led instruction, Teacher Guides, Student Hub (Readers, Vocab App), Readers, Novel Guides
Novel guides: Optional

*You can learn more about using Knowledge Builders (domains) or Novel Guides.

Learn More

Step 5: Learn More

Help for families and caregivers

We’ve prepared the CKLA caregivers website to help you support your students and their caregivers. The site is tailored to provide caregivers with curriculum details, an overview of what to expect, and resources to use with students at home. There is also a Spanish version available!

Help for teachers and leaders 

Start.amplify.com/ckla

On the CKLA Start page, you can find links to past webinars and additional training resources under the Learn & Connect section. 

Help Articles

Visit the library and use the Search tool at the top of the page to find all the articles on keywords such as CKLA, planner, or sound library. There’s even a collection of articles devoted to all things Amplify CKLA—including more videos.

The CKLA Hub

Students will be able to access resources and engage in a new digital experience on the Amplify CKLA Hub. Learn how to navigate and use the Hub in this short video.

Timely technical and program support

Need an answer fast? Our chat agents are standing by to assist you! Simply login at learning.amplify.com and click the orange chat button in the bottom right corner. Here, you can chat live with our support team or search the help collection for step-by-step guidance.

Our support hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

Technical Requirements

Whether you are logged in with your own or shared credentials, there are two important steps to ensure you and your students can access the Amplify CKLA digital resources. 

You and your students may be prompted to “accept cookies” when first accessing the program. Your computer or tablet must be set to “accept cookies” from Amplify program sites. If prompted, select to allow cookies for the Amplify site.

If you see only a blank page – nothing appears to load – when trying to access an Amplify program page (such as ckla.amplify.com), please check with your IT group to confirm that the URLs on this page have been allowed for your district network. A blank screen is often a sign that the website is being blocked by a school’s content filter.