We are excited to announce that we have converted two sessions of CASA pre-service volunteer training that could previously only be offered in-person into interactive, immersive e-learning courses that are now available online!
In order to provide a more dynamic option for programs and volunteers, we set out to create e-learning courses that cover the same content as the facilitated session while capturing the engaging spirit of the in-person classroom as much as possible. We’ve transformed Session Two: The Well-Being of the Child and Session Seven: Educational Advocacy, Older Youth and LGBTQ Youth into comprehensive online courses woven through with videos of CASA staff sharing insights from the field, as well as an interactive experience in which actors bring a case study to life.
These courses are designed to be highly intuitive and user-friendly. Learners are still required to complete the hour-long pre-work reading and activities in both Chapter Two and Chapter Seven of their manual before taking the e-learning courses, so that the courses can build on the concepts in the pre-work.
The average learner will take approximately 120 minutes to complete each course, so the courses can be counted as two hours of pre-service training each (four hours total). Combined with the hour of pre-work learners complete prior to each course, learners complete six hours of pre-service training out of the required 30 hours.
Over this next year our team will be converting two more in-person sessions (sessions four and six) into immersive e-learning courses, with a goal of making four out of the eight pre-service sessions accessible online. We’re so excited to be able to offer these resources! We hope that these courses will help ensure at-home learning is cohesively, effectively and fully aligned with the comprehensive pre-service training curriculum.
If you’d like to learn more about these courses and/or talk through incorporating these e-learning courses into your pre-service package, we’d love to support you in any way we can! Please reach out to [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] with any questions.
Learners can easily find these courses on our Learning Center by searching “pre-service training,” or you can share these direct links:
- Session Two Online: The Well-Being of the Child
- Session Seven Online: Educational Advocacy, Older Youth and LGBTQ Youth