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Up Your Amplify CKLA Game

We know, as a teacher, your days are action-packed and busy! We’ve also heard your requests for more opportunities to learn how to implement and make the most out of Amplify CKLA.

This page equips you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.

Our Up Your Amplify CKLA Game training collection below puts you in control.

Only have 5 minutes to spare? Watch the short training video of the week or read the brief help article. Have a little more time—or a topic hits your sweet spot? You’ll find a link to dive deeper.

We’re starting with the basics, and each week, we’ll progress through more complex features—all to help you Up Your Amplify Game through the year.

There’s lots more to learn.

If you missed our webinar training series, visit the Back to Basics webinar series bonus page to watch replays of three CKLA-focused training sessions held this fall.

Go to the Back to Basics Bonus page

We also compiled a CKLA Quick Start page to provide a jump start if you’re new to the CKLA curriculum.

There you’ll find navigational videos, help for learning the program, recommendations by grade level, and more—all to guide you as you become familiar with the program. 

Check out the CKLA Quick Start page!

We would love to hear what you think of this training series so far. Let us know in our CKLA Facebook group. Our Amplify CKLA Facebook group is a community of Amplify CKLA educators from across the country. It’s a space to share best practices, ideas, and support on everything from implementation to instruction. If you’re not already a member, you can join anytime.

Join the CKLA Facebook group conversation and share your thoughts about the Up Your Amplify Game training

This Week's Training

This Week’s Training

Welcome back! This week’s training collection explores CKLA assessments. Then, we’ll take a break through the end of the year.

Your 5-minute video

This video provides you with an overview of the many assessment opportunities and tools within the CKLA curriculum.

Your 5-minute article

This overview document is included in the Assessments section of the Amplify CKLA Professional Learning site and provides an at-a-glance overview of program assessments.

Go to the CKLA Assessment Information overview

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this topic, we suggest you go to the CKLA Teacher Resource site and spend time with the Assessments section of the Program Guide document included on the Program Resources tab.

Go to the CKLA Teacher Resource site

Last Week's Training

Last Week’s Training

If you missed last week’s collection featuring an overview of the CKLA Vocab App, you can catch up right here.

Your 5-minute video

This video offers a quick overview of the student and teacher experience in the Amplify CKLA Vocab App

Your 5-minute article

This short help article provides an overview of the tools available to you as a teacher to keep track of student progress and trouble spots.

View the Review the Vocab app help article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this topic, we suggest you check out the Vocab App section of the CKLA curriculum Teacher’s Guide. This section includes two additional videos exploring the Vocab App teacher and student experience. Don’t miss the link to the in-depth user guide under How to Use It!

Go to the CKLA Teacher’s Guide Vocab App page

Previous Weeks' Training

Previous weeks’ training

We started off the Up Your Amplify Game collection with two week’s worth of at-your-own-pace training.

Your 5-minute video

Actually, it’s less than two minutes, but if you need an overview on how to navigate the CKLA Teacher Resource site, this one’s for you.

Your 5-minute article

This brief help article provides an overview for accessing and navigating the Teacher Resource site. (The video included in this article is the same as the 5-minute video to the left.)

Read the Teacher Resource Site overview help article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the subject of Teacher Resource site navigation, watch the related portion of our recent Back to Basics CKLA 101 training webinar. Jump to the 14:35 mark on the video to watch the 8-minute section on this topic.

Watch the Teacher Resource site training session

Your 5-minute video

This quick video provides an overview of the students’ CKLA digital experience – the CKLA Hub.

Your 5-minute article

This help article and accompanying three-minute video provide a glimpse at what students can expect as they navigate and interact with the CKLA Hub platform.

Read the Navigating the Amplify CKLA Hub article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the subject of the CKLA Hub, watch the related portion of our recent Back to Basics CKLA 201 training webinar. Jump to the 6:35 mark on the video to watch the 5-minute section on this topic.

Watch the CKLA Hub training session

Next up was an overview of the CKLA Professional Learning site.

Your 5-minute video

This short video provides an overview of how to navigate the CKLA Professional Resource site, with is rich with content to help you understand, practice and plan for implementing the CKLA curriculum.

Your 5-minute article

This brief help article provides an overview for accessing and navigating the CKLA Professional Learning site. (The video included at the end of this article is the same as the video to the left.)

Read the CKLA Professional Learning site overview help article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper into all the Professional Learning site has to offer, you can access the site from the Teacher Resource Intro page. We suggest you begin in the Foundational or Strengthening sessions area of the Training Resources section.

Go to the CKLA Professional Learning site

Next up was an overview of the CKLA Skills and Knowledge strands.

Your 5-minute video

In under two minutes, this video provides an overview of teaching with the CKLA Skills and Knowledge strands.

Your 5-minute article

This snapshot, explaining how CKLA Skills and Knowledge strands work together for student learning, is pulled straight from your CKLA program guide.

View the CKLA Skills and Knowledge strands snapshot

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the subject of the CKLA Skills and Knowledge strands, visit the CKLA Professional Learning site and review the Skills Strand curriculum map and Knowledge Strand curriculum maps for your grade level.

Visit the CKLA Professional Learning site.

Next up was an overview of the CKLA Hub.

Your 5-minute video

This video walks you through the digital teaching tools available to you and your students on the CKLA Hub.

Your 5-minute article

This brief article explains the digital tools available on the CKLA Hub and provides login guidance for student access.

Go to the Amplify CKLA Hub: The teacher experience article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this topic, we suggest you go to the CKLA Hub and view the guide at the upper left-hand corner of the main page (next to the Play link).

Go to the CKLA Hub

Next up was an exploration of CKLA Quests.

Your 5-minute video

This 2-minute video explores the excitement to be found in the CKLA Quest experience for students in grades 3–5.

Your 5-minute article

Quests are very dynamic and visual, so rather than an article, we recommend you watch the 7-minute video found on the Professional Learning site. The video provides additional guidance for incorporating these learning opportunities into the classroom. (You’ll find the video at the bottom of the Initial Training page for grades 3–5.)

Go to the CKLA Professional Learning site Quests Overview video

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this topic, we suggest you watch the 16-minute video demonstrating the Grade 4 Quest experience in the classroom.

Watch the Quest demonstration video

Next up was an overview of the Intervention Toolkit.

Your 5-minute video

Here’s a quick, 2-minute video covering navigation and use of the CKLA Intervention Toolkit.

Your 5-minute article

This help article is a short and sweet overview of the CKLA Intervention Toolkit—where it can be found and how it’s organized. (The video included in this article is the same as the video featured to the left.)

Go to the Amplify CKLA Intervention Toolkit Website help article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this topic, we suggest you go to the CKLA Professional Learning site and review the Lesson Plan templates designed to be used with the Intervention Toolkit for small group instruction.

Go to the CKLA Professional Learning site Product Enhancements section