GETTING STARTED RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

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Looking to provide your students with fully virtual courses?

 Edmentum’s EdOptions Academy is a fully accredited K-career virtual learning solution partner that pairs engaging, age-appropriate digital curriculum with outstanding online educators, plus comprehensive student support services.

Project-based digital curricula for your K–5th grade students

Program Overview Video and Guide

In this video learn more about the structure of the program, the student experience, assignments, reporting, grading, feedback, student-teacher engagement, and more.

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Best Practices from Calvert Learning to Support Elementary Students

Learning in the elementary grades is all about interactive, hands-on instruction and collaborative experiences—which means school closures have been especially difficult for K5 educators to navigate. However, with the right teaching strategies virtual learning can be effective for elementary students. 

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Explore Calvert Teaching Navigator (CTN) 

Want to learn more about the Calvert Learning program? We’ve pulled together several resources and tools designed for you that will support learning from home.

Setting Families Up for SuccessAssignmentsReportingStudent Experience

A Parent Guide: Support Your Child During Virtual Learning

Virtual learning comes in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing every variety has in common is the need for parental support to amplify success. This parent guide unpacks eight challenges you may be facing and accompanies them with best practices to help you facilitate learning successfully.

Using Manipulatives at Home

Manipulatives can be almost anything! When asked to use specific manipulatives within Calvert Learning, encourage parents and caregivers to get creative. This video will help introduce families to manipulatives and shows them how to find creative solutions at home.

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Learning Design and Research

Calvert Digital uses the PLUS Framework to deliver high-quality curriculum. The framework consists of four elements: project, learn, use, show. The Calvert Digital curriculum brings the PLUS framework to life through principles of learning design featured in the work of John Hattie. Calvert Digital’s learning design is based on high-impact instructional practices identified by Hattie: explicit instruction, active learning, project-based learning, scaffolding, feedback, and evaluation and reflection.

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Utilizing Calvert Learning with iPads? Check out these helpful tutorials: 

Calvert on iPads - Genius     Calvert on iPads - Maestro


Additional Support for Parents & Families

Having resources to help onboard students and parents is essential to an effective implementation. 
Use these tools to connect with families.

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FAMILY ONBOARDING

Use the Educator and Family Onboarding Presentation to host educator onboarding sessions or family information sessions to introduce Calvert Learning.

Share the recorded program overview with students and families to give them an overview of the student experience. 

BEST PRACTICES 

Share the Getting Started for Students, Parents, and Caregivers Page with families.

Share this document with parents who are interested in purchasing print resources for their students.

Learn More About Your SIS

Your student information system (SIS) is a critical component of how you will engage with Calvert Learning. Click on the links below to learn more about Maestro and Genius.  

MaestroGenius

Access Exact Path

As a Calvert Learning customer, you also will receive access to our K–12 individualized learning program, Exact Path, to support ongoing academic growth aligned to specific needs.

Get Started with Exact Path
Using Exact Path Powered by EdOptions AcademyGenius SIS Dashboard Overview

Calvert Learning is a learner-centered digital curriculum tool guided by teachers and supported by families. On this page, access resources, tutorials, and guides to help your district, class, and students get started with the program and utilize it successfully.


Get to know Genius SIS 

Adding Individual Students


Learn more about how to use Genius, features and functionality, and general Q&A. 
You can also access our Frequently Asked Questions for quick answers on demand.

Sessions run Monday - Friday, starting September 8th.

Genius Office Hours

Join! 8:30 AM EasternJoin! 4:00 PM Eastern

If your district is using Genius as its SIS, review the resources below to learn to navigate the administrator functions of the system.

Adding and Managing TeachersManaging Student RecordsTransferring a StudentRemoving a Student from a SectionIdentifying and Adding IEP DocumentationTeacher SIS (Genius) Overview

Join Enrollment Office Hours

We will cover setting up your Calvert digital data spreadsheet including how to write in your students, teachers, sections and enrollments. We'll also leave time at the end for Q and A.

Sessions run Monday - Friday, from 9/2/20 - 9/30/20.         The first session will be at 4 PM Eastern on 9/2            No sessions will be hosted on Labor Day.

Enrollment and Set-Up Support for Administrators

Join! 12:00 PM EasternJoin! 4:00 PM EasternGenius SIS FAQs

Administrators 

Teachers 

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

Tuesday, Thursday:

Download Genius User GuideTracking Attendance in Genius

Calvert Lesson Manuals are a print version of the online curriculum. These manuals are design to support Teachers and Family Learning Guides by providing:

  • Learning objectives
  • Required materials
  • Lesson text
  • Teaching notes

Virtual learning experiences are also referenced throughout the manuals. It is recommended that Family Learning Guides preview the virtual experiences before students start a given lesson.

Note: To ensure the highest quality experience, we continuously update our digital curriculum. You may notice some differences between the digital lessons and print-based lesson manuals. Previewing digital lessons in advance of learning is recommended.

Calvert Lesson Manuals

This guide for educators outlines what Calvert is, the roles of the teacher, family, and student, and how the program works.

View Learning Design Research

Parents, students, and caregivers, access resources on your getting started page.

What would you like to do?


If you need help with how to prepare you data files, please attend our enrollment office hours. We will cover setting up your Calvert digital data spreadsheet including how to write in your students, teachers, sections, and enrollments. We'll also leave time at the end for Q&A.

Sessions run Monday - Friday       

Enroll users in Calvert Learning

Join! 3:00 PM CentralInstructional ResourcesSubmitting AssignmentsIcons & Lesson ComponentsPerformance & Progress MonitoringNavigating ELA e-ToolsNavigation Math e-ToolsNavigating Science e-ToolsNavigating Social Studies e-ToolsAdding a Student to an Existing Section

Live Virtual TrainingWe'll go over logging into the system, basic program navigation, and cover how to complete common tasks.

Mondays 8 AM - 11:30 AM Central                        Thursdays 1 PM - 4:30 PM Central

Unable to attend live? Watch the recording

Live Office Hours: Join us for real-time help focused on your specific questions.

1:1 Coaching Sessions: Schedule a one-on-one meeting with an implementation coach.

Navigating e-Tools GuideTracking attendance in CTN

What is Calvert Learning?

Calvert Learning Accommodations and Modifications

Calvert is a learner-centered digital curriculum tool guided by teachers and supported by families. On this page, access resources, tutorials, and guides to help your district, class, and students get started with the program and utilize it successfully.

To start, download the Educator Program Overview and watch the Getting Started as a Calvert Teacher video and the guide Planning Instruction with Calvert Learning to learn more about Calvert and how the educator, family learning guide, and student work together to promote success. 

Additionally, check out the Calvert System Requirements to ensure your devices are compatible.

What is Calvert Learning?

Step Two

Genius Dashboard Overview
This video provides an introduction to the Genius dashboard and quick navigation tips.
Watch the video

Learn to navigate the SIS (Genius)

Teachers and Administrators

Genius User Guide
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for navigating Genius and completing tasks such as adding individual students, editing student and teacher attributes, monitoring student progress, and much more. 
Download the Guide

Use the student information system, Genius, to create and manage student and teacher accounts.

For more tips and tutorials for using Genius, click here.

Live Help Enrolling Users
Administrators only! 
If you need help getting your users enrolled, please attend our enrollment office hours. We will cover setting up your Calvert digital data spreadsheet including how to write in your students, teachers, sections, and enrollments. We'll also leave time at the end for Q&A.
Download the Guide

Teachers and Administrators

Learn to Utilize Calvert Teaching Navigator (CTN)

Step Three

CTN is the system in which teachers can access content, plan lessons, review student work, and view progress data and reports. Administrators may not need to use CTN on a day-to-day basis but it's important for them to become familiar with the system in order to support teachers, students, and families.

CTN Overview
This video gives you an in-depth tour of CTN including how to access content, how to view reports, and more.
Watch the video

Navigating your eTools
This guide provides tips for navigating the digital texts and resources within the Calvert Teaching Navigator (CTN) system.
Download the guide

Planning Instruction with Calvert Learning
This guide is designed to help teachers in virtual and blended learning environments understand best
practices in designing their daily lessons from the Calvert curriculum.
Download the guide

Step Four

Help Teachers and Families Get Started

Administrators

Family and Educator Onboarding Presentation
Host onboarding sessions for teachers and families using this presentation as a guide.
Download the presentation

Getting Started Resources for Students, Parents, and Caregivers
The getting started page for students, parents, and caregivers provides a variety of resources to support families.
Share the page


Step One

Get to know the basics of Calvert Learning

Teachers and Administrators

Educator Program Overview
This guide gives administrators and teachers an introduction to Calvert Learning, a summary of the responsibilities of the teacher, family learning guide, and the student; and provides an overview of the key components of the Calvert experience.
Download the Guide

Getting Started as a Teacher 
This video describes in detail the role of a teacher using Calvert Learning and how the teacher supports students and facilitates instruction. This video is also a helpful resource for administrators as it provides detail that will be helpful in coaching teachers as they use Calvert.
Watch the Video

Learning Design 
As you begin using Calvert Learning, it's important to understand the learning design principles behind the curriculum and how they support student learning and achievement.
Watch the PLUS Framework Video

Download the Learning Design White Paper

For more tips and tutorials for using Calvert Teaching Navigator (CTN), click here.

Parents, students, and caregivers, access resources on your getting started page.

Learn to navigate the SIS (Genius)