3 Ways Product Training Could Benefit Your Program

By Andrea Phan, Realityworks Training Coordinator

Don’t let your new cool learning tools collect dust. Take advantage of training opportunities from Realityworks! Whether your training takes place on-site or online, your personalized sessions will be hosted by product experts who are committed to ensuring you know how to make the most of your tools. Here are three way using our product training opportunities can advance your program:

1. Take the guesswork out of where to start and how to implement your new classroom tools. Training will help jumpstart your product implementation process by giving you the know-how to use your new hands-on learning aides effectively and efficiently. Becoming familiar with how the products work will give you the confidence to integrate them into your classroom and use them with your students. Being prolific with your hands-on learning aids and available curriculum will maximize the time you spend with your students; you’ll spend more time teaching content and less time planning and preparing.

2. Hear best practices experienced teachers have shared with us. Over the years, we’ve learned their unique tips and tricks from teachers as well as tried and true best practices. We are always impressed by new ways teachers use our products to engage students daily.  (In fact, this recent blog post covers a few of those ideas!) Through Realityworks’ training sessions, you have access to experienced professionals like veteran teachers; most of our trainers have been with us for over 10 years.

3. Ask questions tailored to your program and desired classroom use. Training can be customized for you to help you carve out the time, energy and strategy needed to become a product expert. Discussions can be personalized to help address issues that are most relevant for your student population or a certain situation. We know you’re very busy and having a designated training time will also get you jumpstarted on using our time-saving curriculum, which can be modified to fit your classroom needs.

Our trainers value time with our customers and feel it’s the best way we can learn – from you, the teacher. We look forward to making you a product expert and hope you don’t feel like you need to reinvent the wheel. Learn from us, as well as your fellow teachers, on how to implement your new hands-on learning classroom tools and make the most of your program!

Ready to learn more about our product training opportunities? Click here to explore all of your product training options.

Take Your Career Readiness Lessons to the Next Level

By Denise Bodart, Realityworks RealCare Product Manager

Small business owners and entrepreneurs have a significant impact on the U.S. economy. Consider these statistics:

  • According to Entrepreneur Magazine, there are between 25 million and 27 million small businesses in the U.S., and they account for 60 to 80 percent of all U.S. jobs
  • According to Forbes, employer-based businesses make up more than 75% of all businesses currently operating in the U.S. Also, more than half of the aforementioned businesses are operated out of people’s homes.

What does this mean for Career & Technical Education (CTE) professionals? It means that chances are pretty favorable that some of your students will go on to start their own businesses – and you can help them be prepared.

CTE professionals nationwide know how important it is to ensure that students graduate with the broad range of skills needed to succeed in 21st Century careers. Here at Realityworks, we’re doing our part to help CTE educators teach transferable career skills in welding, childcare, business, healthcare and more. When students use the experiential learning tools that make up our RealCareer® Welding Solutions or RealCare® Total Parenting Experience product lines in the classroom, they are learning job skills that can be used in future occupations.

You can take your career readiness lessons to the next level by teaching your students entrepreneurship skills in tandem with hands-on, transferable career skills. Tools like our RealCareer® Business Education Simulations gives students hands-on experience starting a business and making business management decisions. They put students in control of their learning, teaching them critical marketing, finance and management decision-making skills. This set of 3 business simulations is a valuable addition to any CTE course; the skills taught in the Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Business Finance simulations are useful when starting and managing any type of business venture.

Learn more about our Business Education Simulations by watching this SlideShare presentation.