Online Teacher Training Information
About Our Training
This is an online course for teachers who want to offer CyBC classes virtually or in person. It is offered as a combination of “live” Zoom meetings and modules that can be completed independently at your own pace.
Throughout the course, the principles of the philosophy, methodology and teaching techniques of the Canta y Baila Conmigo® family program are presented. We will also cover topics related to language and music development in children, and basic music theory. Participants will work individually and in groups to practice CyBC techniques, songs, and lesson planning. The course culminates in a teaching project that the participants present on the last day in the form of a cooperative workshop.
Upon completing and passing the course, the candidate receives CyBC Certification which allows them to teach the Canta y Baila Conmigo family classes through a licensed center or school. CyBC LLC does not hire teachers directly but does help certified teachers find employment with active CyBC centers.
Please Note: The CyBC Online Teacher Training is conducted mostly in Spanish, as strong fluency is a requirement for certification.
PHYSICAL MATERIALS (included with course):
- Copy of Fiesta Musical Introductory Collection (Family Songbook with CD and download code for music)
- Fiesta Musical Teacher Guide
- Package of visual cues or “cue cards” for the collection course material and copies of additional articles
- Course material pamphlet and copies of additional articles
- 6 progressive modules to complete independently, with lessons, videos, additional resources, optional bibliography, and assignments to complete.
Music Pre-Assessment (for non-Music Together teachers)
The Pre-assessment module is meant to ensure that participants have the basic musical ability necessary to teach CyBC before embarking on the full course. This simple pre-assessment measures the candidate’s basic rhythmic and tonal aptitude and musical ‘sense’.
Participation and Homework: In order to successfully complete the course, candidates must participate in all online meetings, complete all stand-alone course modules, and pass their final project.
There will be an average of 1-2 hours of independent work to complete daily online in addition to Zoom meetings. This includes several hours of preparation before the first live meeting. The modules, however, are progressive, and it is possible to complete them before the day they are assigned.
We also offer optional office hours, as well as opportunities for questions and individual advice during the week of the course.
What is the ideal profile of a CyBC teacher?
Canta y Baila Conmigo teachers share a love of music, Hispanic culture, and child development. Apart from this, they come with a wide variety of employment experiences, culture, musical training, etc.
Each teacher brings something special with them, and this course helps to cultivate the areas in which they need to develop further. However, we know that there are a number of general qualities that our amazing teachers share:
A responsible and professional attitude
An outgoing and fun personality
Good oral expression and clear diction
Strong, pleasant, and intoned voice when singing
A strong sense of rhythm
Creativity and flexibility for improvisation
Ease of movement and good motor coordination
Ability to manage a group of both children and adults
Genuine interest in young children and their development
Ability to relate positively with parents
Interest in learning and developing personally as a teacher and musician
To become a successful CyBC teacher, you do not need a formal music education, extensive experience teaching a second language, or the ability to play a musical instrument. What is required, however, is musical aptitude, a positive attitude, and the desire to develop personally and professionally.
Teacher Training Dates and Times
* If in Europe, please contact us for Training options.
Wed, March 1: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Fri, March 3: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Sun, March 5: 5:00-8:00 pm EST———-
Wed, March 8: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Fri, March 10: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Sun, March 12: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Tues, April 18: 2:00-5:00 pm EST
Thurs, April 20: 2:00-5:00 pm EST
Sat, April 22: 2:00-5:00 pm EST———-
Tues, April 25: 2:00-5:00 pm EST
Thurs, April 27: 2:00-5:00 pm EST
Sat, April 29: 2:00-5:00 pm EST
Wed, May 31: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Fri, June 2: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Sun, June 4: 5:00-8:00 pm EST———-
Wed, June 7: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Fri, June 9: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
Sun, June 11: 5:00-8:00 pm EST
- $390 Full course with materials
- $275 Discounted price for veterans and full-time students
- $100 “Refresher” course for teachers already certified in CyBC
Please fill out the following registration form at least 5 business days before the start of the course:
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