FET 3: Group Training Day (Face to Face)

Attendance at the Group Training Day is REQUIRED in order to receive credit for FET.

Group Training Day will take place Thursday, November 2nd in Louisville, KY at Jefferson Community and Technical College, Building A. Check-in will be at 8:30 EST, the training will go from 9am-4pm EST.

Please allow a few extra minutes to run a parking pass back out to your car before we start the training.

JCTC Tech Campus Map

If you need to reach us the day of the face to face training, call Christine at 859-519-0401. If you have any other questions, contact your Training Coach.

A light breakfast (including coffee) will be served in the morning along with an afternoon snack. Lunch is on your own and there are lots of options in the downtown area. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch and remain in the training space if preferred.

Nearby Lunch Options

  • McDonalds, 207 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Subway, 719 S Brook St, Louisville, KY 40203
  • Jimmy Johns, 415 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • QDoba, 312 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Green District Salads, 225 S 5th St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Troll Pub under the Bridge, 150 W Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Falafel Oasis, 226 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Wild Eggs, 121 S Floyd St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Sicilian Pizza & Pasta, 627 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

FET 3: Group Training Days (Virtual)

Fundamentals of Effective Training:
Virtual Training Sessions

Thank you for your flexibility in joining us virtually for our group training day!!!  We look forward to “meeting you!”

There are two dates for the virtual sessions and you must attend both sessions. 

Between the sessions, there will be an assignment for you to work on and turn in. This assignment will involve creating a training plan. Training Coaches are availble for questions in between the sessions should you need some additional assistance.

If you have difficulty connecting to the group training day please contact Christine Hausman at 859-519-0401.


Tuesday, Feb 6th – Group Training Day 1 (Required)

Tech check in: 9:15 – 9:30 am (Eastern Standard Time)
Session time: 9:30 – 11:30 am (Eastern Standard Time)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device: https://uky.zoom.us/j/81012590581

In preparation for the group training session you will need: 

  • Your COMPLETED needs assessment & training plan worksheet assignments from FET 2, either printed out or accessible on the computer.
  • Access to the Professional Development Framework (PDF) either printed out or accessible on the computer.
    (We will review Core Content Subject Areas and will be using the PDF during a practical exercise.)
  • Blank Training Plan for our Group Work
Assignment Note

The Assignment Quiz at the bottom of this page should be submitted by noon on February 8th, to allow for grading BEFORE Group Training Day 2.

Friday, Feb 9th – Group Training Day 2 (Required)

Tech check in: 9:15 – 9:30 am (Eastern Standard Time)
Session time: 9:30 – 11:30 am (Eastern Standard Time)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device: https://uky.zoom.us/j/81012590581

In preparation for the group training session you will need: 

In preparation for the group training session #2 answer the following questions: 

  1. Was working on the Training Plan Project harder or easier than you thought it would be?
  2. What areas did you find you needed to focus on more?
  3. What questions do you have, thus far, about the Training Plan portions you’ve completed?

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact your Training Coach or Christine Hausman via e-mail: christine.hausman@uky.edu

FET 2: Training Design

In this course, you will learn about the Professional Development Framework (PDF) that includes the key components to address the needs for Education, Training, and Credentialing of Early Care, Early Intervention, and Early Childhood Education professionals in Kentucky.

Prior to starting the first lesson in this course you should have access to the Professional Development Framework. It will be utilized throughout FET.  Please note this document is 93 pages. If you do not have a pre-printed copy already, you have the option of printing it out or downloading the document for future reference.

FET 1: Effective Trainers, Adult Learners, and Learning Environments

Welcome to the Fundamentals of Effective Training (FET)!

FET is a hybrid training that consists of several sections of online content, plus 1 face to face training day OR 2 webinar training days, followed by an additional section of online content. (See FET 3 for information about your in person day or webinar dates). All sections must be completed in order, as this training is sequential, building on content from each previous section. The learning management system is set up to let you progress to the next section once you have completed the necessary prior assignment. FET is designed for flexibility, allowing you to work as your schedule permits and saving your work as you go.

It is important to start working through the courses as soon as they open and complete by the designated due date. This will allow you to pace yourself and move through the content at a comfortable rate. The time it takes to complete each course may vary for each participant due to previous experience with the content and/or their level of comfort with online training.

Each Course in FET will have a ‘Course Content’ table below its home page. Please start each course by clicking the first lesson.

FET 375 Beyond Fundamentals: Engaging Participants’ Minds as Well as Their Bodies Using Total Participation Techniques (2 Hours)

Course Overview

  • Course will take approximately 2 (two) hours to complete
  • Upon successful completion participants will be awarded 2 how to train other adults training hours
  • Audience: Early Care and Education Trainers

Course Description

When we think of engaging participants, we usually think of engaging them in activities. This session will focus on strategies for using Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) that allow all participants to demonstrate, at the same time, active participation and cognitive engagement in the topic being studied. Throughout this training session trainees will learn what TPT’s are, how they can be used to support participation and engagement, and be provided tools to implement TPT’s into future trainings.

This training session includes active participation and requires satisfactory completion of an application activity in order to successfully complete the training.

Course Facilitator

April Brown

Training Coach – The Lakes Region

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Training Outcomes

  • Identify what participation and cognitive engagement are and their importance.
  • Describe the Ripple approach to engagement.
  • Identify examples of Total Participation Techniques.
  • Implement Total Participation Techniques into trainings.

Workplace Outcomes

Participants will engage all trainees at the same time and encourage deeper cognitive engagement by incorporating Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) into 1 (one) training.

Important Information!

This course requires satisfactory completion of an application activity prior to course being fully complete. All application activities can take up to 3 business days to review. The completion date for the course is the date that the application activity is satisfactorily completed. Once completed satisfactorily you will have the ability to print a certificate with the completion date and credit will be entered into ECE-TRIS within 10 calendar days.

If you are approaching your credential expiration, it is recommended to have all coursework completed and submitted with your renewal application 30 days prior to your expiration. This allows ample time for course feedback and resubmissions of assignments is necessary. Please reach out to the course facilitator if you have any questions.

FET: Trainer Connections Online Community

Welcome to Trainer Connections!

This online community is where we post all of our information about Trainer Connection events. Scroll down to view recordings and resources from past events.



Need help planning trainings?

Visit Child Care Aware to find your Training Coach

Looking for Trainer Documents, Policies, FAQs or Clarifications?

Visit the Child Care Aware Trainers Credential Page

Connect with us on Facebook

Join the Facebook group for Credentialed Trainers

Trainers Authoring Toolbox

Google Spreadsheet with recommended tools (many FREE)
and places to find content (images, audio, video clips, etc)

Core Competency Lookup

Use this tool to lookup a keyword, and find core content competency, core content area, and training level.

Training Length Calculator

Use this tool to calculate how long each section of your trainings should be, and check your lengths.

Recordings & Resources

If you don’t see any content below, make sure to LOGIN, and check out if you haven’t already. Access to this course is free.

FET 310: Beyond Fundamentals: Putting FET to Work (2nd Edition, 7 hours)

This training will be available for registration until 2/29/2024.  All course components must be completed by 3/31/2024.

FET 310: Beyond Fundamentals:
Putting FET to Work (2nd Edition, 7 hours)

Putting FET to Work is an online learning experience that helps you design a training plan on a topic of your choosing. Upon completion, you will have a new, custom training session that you can begin training on immediately.

Important Information!

This course requires satisfactory completion of an application activity prior to course being fully complete. All application activities can take up to 3 business days to review. The completion date for the course is the date that the application activity and all course lessons are satisfactorily completed. Once completed satisfactorily you will have the ability to print a certificate with the completion date and credit will be entered into ECE-TRIS within 10 calendar days.

If you are approaching your credential expiration, it is recommended to have all coursework completed and submitted with your renewal application 30 days prior to your expiration. This allows ample time for course feedback and resubmissions of assignments is necessary. Please reach out to the course facilitator if you have any questions.

FET 345: Beyond Fundamentals – Tech for Trainers: Polling and Assessment (1 hour)

FET 345: Beyond Fundamentals – Tech for Trainers: Polling and Assessment

In this online course, trainers will learn the importance of polling and assessment and will get a brief introduction to several types of polling and assessment tools that can be used in training sessions.

 Important Information!

This course requires satisfactory completion of an application activity prior to course being fully complete. All application activities can take up to 3 business days to review. This course is not considered complete until all required lessons are complete and your application activity has been satisfactorily completed. Once all components have been completed, you will have the ability to print a certificate of completion and credit will be entered into ECE-TRIS within 10 calendar days.

If you are approaching your credential expiration, it is recommended to have all coursework completed and submitted with your renewal application 30 days prior to your expiration. This allows ample time for course feedback and resubmissions of assignments is necessary. Please reach out to the course facilitator if you have any questions.

FET 370 Beyond Fundamentals: Introduction to Developing and Facilitating Online Training (no hours)

To register for this course, click here.

Course Overview

  • Course will take approximately 2 (two) hours to complete
  • No clock hours awarded upon completion (ECE or how to train other adult)
  • Audience: Trainers

Course Description

More and more often online training sessions are being requested and offered virtually. Virtual training sessions can be a great resource for both employers and employees in obtaining early childhood clock hours. Virtual learning has developed and evolved over the years, and there are many unique and engaging ways to offer credit for an online training session that go beyond watching a video and reading questions. This session will help identify different ways content can be presented, how to award credit, help the participant understand some basic principles for virtual training sessions, and review regulatory requirements for virtual learning.

This course satisfies the Division of Child Care (DCC) regulatory requirement for cabinet approved online training development course for credentialed trainers who will be conducting online training or webinars. 

In order to satisfactorily complete the session all content must be completed, and a final assignment must be submitted and reviewed for accuracy.  Upon successful completion of all components your ECE-TRIS record will be updated to confirm completion, however no clock hour credit will be awarded. 

Course Facilitators

Glenna Gamble

Cumberland and Eastern Mountain Training Coach
glenna.gamble@uky.edu

Julie Halitzka

Jefferson Training Coach
julie.halitzka@uky.edu


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Training Outcomes

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Recall key terms related to online training.
  • Compare ways to organize online training content.
  • Learn what accessibility is and how to make online trainings accessible.
  • Describe how to calculate and award credit hours.
  • Identify ways to deliver training content in an online setting.
  • Learn ways to incorporate quality assurance into online training design. 

Workplace Outcomes

Participants will return to the workplace with an understanding of how to organize and create content in an online setting. They will be able to create a training outline and identify different methods for presentation of content. 

When you see this icon, please note that important regulatory information will be provided. Read each regulatory item thoroughly before proceeding.

Important Information!

This course requires satisfactory completion of an application activity prior to course being fully complete. All application activities can take up to 3 business days to review. This course is not considered complete until all required lessons are complete and your application activity has been satisfactorily completed. Once all components have been completed, you will have the ability to print a certificate of completion and credit will be entered into ECE-TRIS within 10 calendar days.

If you are approaching your credential expiration, it is recommended to have all coursework completed and submitted with your renewal application 30 days prior to your expiration. This allows ample time for course feedback and resubmissions of assignments is necessary. Please reach out to the course facilitator if you have any questions.