Becoming a My Smart Hands instructor is even better than ever! My Smart Hands baby sign language program was just awarded the PTPA award of excellence.We can use the PTPA seal on all of our marketing materials, showing potential clients that our program has undergone the PTPA evaluation and was awarded their seal of excellence! On top of that wonderful recognition My Smart Hands instructors now have the opportunity to be CERTIFIED instructors via a testing program vs simply licensed. Once you have undergone the My Smart Hands training program you will have a chance to take an online test designed specifically for My Smart Hands instructors. Once you pass the test you will receive a certificate as well as a laminated certification card that will have your information along with the PTPA seal that shows people you are an official certified baby sign language instructor!Do you want to be a baby sign language teacher? Are you interested in running your own business and setting your own schedule? Do you have a family that you want to spend more time with but still want to work a little? Do you have American Sign Language (ASL) experience or the desire to learn?If you answered yes to these questions then we can help you get started! At My Smart Hands™ we use 100% ASL signs in our program. Our curriculum was designed by Laura Berg, a curriculum specialist, certified teacher with a M.Ed. Laura has designed many successful programs used in schools. She has trained teachers, daycare staff and librarians to use sign language in their programs. Laura is also a national guest speaker on the topic of using Sign Language to promote literacy. Education is the number one value to Laura, which she feels is clearly conveyed in our curriculum. Our program is easy to follow and fun for the parents to take!
As a My Smart Hands™ instructor you will receive amazing support. Laura Berg is always available to instructors via the phone and email to give help and guidance especially during the start up phase. We also have Regional Coordinators who are allocated to you to also give you ongoing support. You will receive emails from them each month giving you great suggestions for running your classes. And finally you will have the support of other MSH instructors. We have a uniquely designed MSH forum that is only open to MSH instructors. In this forum you will find a place where you can ‘meet’ all the other instructors, read great suggestions on topics such as marketing, workshops, running exciting classes etc. There is a file section where you will find hundreds of files for you to use at your disposal. There are brochures, fliers, business cards, certificates and game ideas available to you. You won’t have to ‘reinvent the wheel’; it is all there for you to use. Our instructors are extremely supportive of one another. We have people from all walks of life which is why MSH is a great company to be affiliated with!
At My Smart Hands™ we have easy to follow, full color manuals for the parents who take your classes that have full descriptions of all of the signs that we teach. Most importantly, and what instructors find most helpful, are our training videos. As a My Smart Hands™ instructor you will receive 3 DVDs with over 5 hours of instruction. Our training DVDs consist of walking you through each lesson. You will see clips from actual classes as well as how to sign all our songs and play the games we play in class. You will also see full classes from start to finish in order to help you understand the structure and flow of a class! The videos are broken up into easy to view chapters for quick review of specific parts.
To apply to become a My Smart Hands™ baby sign language teacher please contact Karen at 905-531-7023 or email: RCdirector@mysmarthands.com