SmartSTART - How to Apply

Step Five: Orientation and Training

Do I Have To Attend?

All training for the SmartSTART program is mandatory.  The next training session is scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2018 at the AIU's Central Office, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120.

NOTE: In the event of low enrollment the training is subject to cancellation up to one week prior to the scheduled training below.  You will be notified by e-mail.


Topics Covered:

  • Overview of SmartSTART
  • Preparation and Professionalism
  • Confidentiality/Ethical Issues
  • District Visitations
  • Emergency Permits
  • Sub Packs/Workbook
  • Effective Communication
  • Classroom Management
  • Instructional Strategies

Additional Training

Online training through the Utah State University/STEDI/Substitute Teaching Institute(required)

Act 126/31 Mandated Reporter Training (required)

All training sessions are held at the AIU's Central Office, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120.  Driving Directions to the AIU Central Office.

* You must be invited by the AIU to attend these sessions by filling out an application online



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