REACH 2.1 Accreditation Training

Accreditation Specialists:

Below you will find documents for training for REACH 2.1. You are welcome to use any or all of these in your training.

Please note:

  • PDF files open in a new window. You may want to CLOSE that file to return to the training webpage.
  • Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files give you a file that is downloaded. You still have to open that file in its own application (like a spreadsheet). If a password is needed, it is always "ACSI." Occasionally, you have to click on that application on your task bar to see the new file.

To use the ePlatform training practice for participants, you need to set up a Training School in your region. If you need help with that, please contact Stephen Deck.

The files that we have supplied in PDF format are for printing.  You may choose to do that differently, of course.

It is helpful for participants to have the supporting files downloaded before they come to the training.  In the e-mail sent to them ahead of time, suggest that they download them to their laptop or other device.  If there is Internet at your venue, they can also be reminded to download them as they enter.  You can also provide a number of flashdrives for participants to use in case they cannot get on the Internet at the venue or don't know how to do that.  (It was much appreciated at the training in MidAmerica.)  

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail.  I'm happy to help.  erin_wilcox@acsi.org

Training Videos

ePlatform Setup #1

ePlatform Team Training #1

ePlatform School Self-Study Training

REACH 2.1: What's New

REACH 2.1: What's New in Early Education 

Certification and Waivers

Writing Commendations and Recommendations

Accreditation Chair Training, Part 1

Accreditation Chair Training, Part 2

Accreditation Chair Training, Part 3

Accreditation Team Training, Part 1

Accreditation Team Training, Part 2

Accreditation Team Training, Part 3

Material for Training School Heads

PowerPoint Presentations 

REACH 2.1 School Heads - Part 1

REACH 2.1 School Heads - Part 2

Schedule

Participant

School Heads Accreditation Training Schedule - Mid America - Participant (WORD)

School Heads Accreditation Training Schedule - Mid America - Participant (PDF)

Leader

School Heads Accreditation Training Schedule - Mid America - Leader

Word Files

Participant

Committee Assignments Activity

ePlatform Practice Activity

Requirements for ACSI and AdvancED Schools and Teams 

Standard 4 Writing Activity - Participant

Steering Committee Role Play Activity - Participant

Timeline Activity - School - Participant 

Viewing the Evidence First Activity 

Evaluation of REACH 2.1 Training

Leader

Committee Assignments Activity - Leader

Standard 4 Writing Activity - Leader

Steering Committee Role Play Activity - Leader

Timeline Activity - School - Leader

PDF Files

Participant

Committee Assignments Activity

ePlatform Practice Activity

Requirements for ACSI and AdvancED Schools and Teams

Standard 4 Writing Activity - Participant 

Steering Committee Role Play Activity - Participant

Timeline Activity - School -Participant

Viewing the Evidence First Activity 

School Accreditation Documents 

Evaluation of REACH 2.1 Training

Material for Training Chairs/Teams

PowerPoint Presentations

REACH 2.1 Teams - Part 1

Preparing for the Team Visit

Schedule

Participant

Chair One Day Training Schedule - Mid America - Participant (WORD)

Chair One Day Training Schedule - Mid America - Participant (PDF)

Leader

Chair One Day Training Schedule - Mid America - Leader

Word Files

Participant

Chairperson Scenario Activity

ePlatform Practice Activity

First Day Team Orientation Meeting

Requirements for ACSI and AdvancED Schools and Teams

Standard 3 - Reccomendations/Commendations Writing Activity

Evaluation of REACH 2.1 Training

Leader

Chair Timeline Activity - Leader (Do Not Print)

PDF Files

Participant

Chairperson Scenario Activity

ePlatform Practice Activity 

Requirements for ACSI and AdvancED Schools and Teams

Standard 3 - Recommendations/Commendations Writing Activity

Visiting Team Accreditation Documents 

Evaluation of REACH 2.1 Training

Applications and Forms

Exemplary Accreditation Application

Application for Accreditation of Online Learning

Classroom Observation Tool for Accreditation