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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Calvert Learning Resources for Teachers

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.

Tutorials

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


If you're new to Calvert, or just need a refresher on the Calvert platform our your student information system, join us for a live virtual training. In this session, we'll go over logging into the system, basic program navigation, and cover how to complete common tasks.

Sessions are offered from now until October 5th.

Live Virtual Training for Teachers and Administrators

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.

PARENT LETTERS

FAMILY OVERVIEW

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.

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

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

Getting Started for Students, Parents, and Caregivers

3: DATA MAINTENANCE

Please email your Edmentum team member to make any edits to your data files.

2: DATA FILES

Refer to your welcome letter for the secure data sharing instructions.


1: SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Review Edmentum's system requirements for Calvert Learning. 

Getting Started: Step by Step for Administrators

Live Q&A Sessions

Getting to Know Genius SIS 

Adding Students

Monday 8 AM - 11:30 AM Central

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You've got questions, we've got answers! Teachers, drop in during our live Q&A session to get your questions answered by our Calvert experts. 

Sessions are offered from now through October 2nd.

Tuesday 10 AM - 11:30 AM Central

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Wednesday 1 PM - 2:30 PM Central

Friday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Central

Need help with questions specific to your account or data? Need support with your Calvert implementation? Sign up for a 30-minute time slot to meet one-on-one with one of our implementation coaches. We'll do our best to answer your questions and provide the support you need.


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 EasternSign up!

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 Eastern

1:1 Implementation Coaching Sessions

Genius SIS FAQs

Administrators 

Teachers 

Students TabTeacher TabEmail BasicsSend Bulk Email


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, from 9/2/20 - 9/30/20.         

Enrollment Office Hours

Join! 11:00 AM CentralJoin! 3:00 PM Central

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

Tuesday, Thursday:

Download Genius User GuideTracking Attendance

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

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Thursday 1 PM - 4:30 AM Central

Unable to attend live? 

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FAQ Sessions: Admins and teachers, join us for a live Q&A session.

  • Thursday, September 24 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time. Join here!
  • Thursday, October 1 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time. Join here!
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This guide for educators outlines what Calvert is, the roles of the teacher, family, and student, and how the program works.

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