In keeping with the lofty goal of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education "Core Competencies for Massage Therapy Teachers" for, "Effective teachers (to) have high expectations for their learners and implement educational experiences that support each learner in achieving his or her full potential," the B.A.B.Y. Inc's Teacher Training program
is an extensive program to provide potential teachers with a base of professional knowledge and is approved by NCBTMB for continuing education. The Massage Teacher Training program includes knowledge:Instructional Strategies that addresses adult learning
Rather than the customary teacher/student interaction, you will learn methodologies for participatory learning where the attendees are expected to become active participants in their own learning process as you the trainer facilitates an environment that increases his or her potentialities.
Effective Learning Environments
You will explore and learn various options within the actual learning space that is conducive towards participatory learning, rather than passivity, which beckons the participant to realize their latent talents through the means of activities and a logical progression and sequencing of information.
Subject Content Knowledge
You will learn skills that encourage individual attendees to realize their own volition while you move them through a set of skills and abilities, progressivly becoming more challenging, while walking a pathway of mutual learning instead of the the attitude of the teacher being the learned and the student the unlearned.
Teaching Methods and Strategies
During this course you will learn how to allocate time wisely, analyze and develop your course content, strategically assess the sequencing of activities, and practice participatory options, while imparting knowledge and skills.
Ethical Conduct and Student Interaction
You will develop skills that enhance student interaction while maintaining ethical boundaries.
Learning Differences and Content Delivery
Through a series of engaging activities during this course you will have the opportunity to practice and master the art and joy of creating a learning environment that engages all people and accommodates different paces and strides of learning in individuals.
Student Classroom Engagement Strategies
You will develop specific skills that create engagement of those attending your courses while avoiding a fragmenting of your class
Proper Utilization of Technology
You will learn how to utilize technology that enhances the delivery of information, creates participation, and supports learning styles.
The goal of B.A.B.Y. Inc's Teacher Trainer Certification Program
is to create Massage Teacher Trainers with high standards and competencies necessary to fulfill B.A.B.Y. Inc's primary goals for a teacher trainer to:Provide quality, professional Massage continuing education programs
Expand the knowledge of the massage/bodyworkers
Provide complete and thorough information, skills, and knowledge in a manner that empowers the Massage Therapist in their respective field, so that they become a competent source of skills, resources, and knowledge to their clients and the general public.
Create new paradigms of learning and growth of the individual
This 50ce credit program is divided into two three day workshops. Each module is a total of 25 ce credits.
Upon completing each module the student will receive their transcript verifying completion of 25 ce credits for each module for a total of 50 ce credits upon completion of the whole program. .
Those wishing to receive a Certificate of Certification in the B.A.B.Y. INC. Teacher Trainer Certification Program must complete the following requirements:
- Conduct a seminar and submit video of class
- Complete classroom assignments
- Submit all required verification forms pertaining to course completion
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