Required Training

Required for all tutors, mentors, coaches, volunteers, and staff members.

Access the Online Training Modules

*** NEW TRAINING AVAILABLE***

Power Tools - How to Facilitate the Program

To watch, click here or scroll down.

Also recently added: How to Effectively Facilitate Crossover’s Academy Junior and Pro

Before accessing the first two online training modules, please be aware of the following: 

  • At the outset of the training module, you will be asked to give personal details, such as name, address, phone, e-mail address, date on which you are viewing the module, and the time you start the module. 
  • You will then be asked to type the name of the training module.
  • You must provide all the information requested so that we can document your training.
  • You may be asked for similar information at the end of the module: Name, e-mail address, date, and time of completion.
  • These training modules are REQUIRED for insurance purposes. Without the opening and closing details, your training can not be documented.
  • All required training modules must be completed and documented before being assigned as an academic mentor, tutor, or coach.

Directions: Read the description and instructions for each module, then access the online content by clicking the appropriate link(s). All online content pages open in separate browser windows. This page remains open behind them. Each open window has its own tab. To get back to this page, simply click its tab.  The training modules are accessible 24/7 via the web and can be accessed on desktop computers and mobile devices, such as iPads and tablets.

TRAINING MODULE 1

An Introduction to the Academic Mentoring Program

Module 1 provides an overview of academic mentoring, the goals and expectations of academic mentoring within the Crossover Mission organization, qualities of successful mentors, and practices to avoid. Of great importance are the guidelines and rules outlined in this training. 

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Specific cautions are offered regarding: 

  • Communication with a young person 
  • Guidelines to follow when difficult situations arise
  • How to avoid situations that can be misinterpreted 
  • What to do if unusual or life-threatening situations occur 
  • Understanding the proper reporting protocol
  • Knowing correct safety and evacuation procedures in case of an emergency, accident, or illness 

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This training module is mandatory for all volunteer academic mentors, tutors, coaches, and staff. Completion of the module must be documented. Please provide the details requested at the beginning and end of this training module, otherwise your training cannot be documented. 

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To access the online training module, click the button below. 

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TRAINING MODULE 2

Sexual Predator Awareness and Prevention

Module 2 is designed to make you aware of sexual predators and the methods these individuals use to obtain access to young people. For this module, you will reference two web pages. First, you will read the information presented on each page, then you will return here and access the interactive portion of this module. The interactive portion consists of a series of questions based on the information presented on the assigned web pages. 

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Please read the information on the two web pages carefully. Not only is it important for adults who work with children and youth to effectively spot a predator in their midst, it is also imperative that they avoid behaviors that could appear suspicious. Mentors must know how to prevent their own efforts with young people from being called into question. In short, mentors must not only learn how to protect young people, but also how to protect themselves.

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As you review the web pages and go through the interactive quiz, you will notice that predator behaviors and mentor behaviors are often similar. It is very important to understand the subtle differences between legitimate and appropriate interaction with young people and the manner and purpose of predators.

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Note: Each web page will open in a separate browser window. You might find it helpful to leave these open after reading, so you can refer back to the information while completing the questions in the interactive portion of the module. You may also want to print the pages for easier reference. This training module is mandatory for all volunteer academic mentors, tutors, coaches and staff.

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Steps to Follow

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Step 1: Read the two required web pages. Below are links to the two web pages you must read:

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  • 1. Warning Signs To Watch Out For When Dealing With a Sex Offender: We are aware of a few typos/grammatical mistakes in this material, but aside from these, the information is very accurate and to the point. Also, please disregard any pop-up adds that may appear, as well as links or other services that may be advertised (simply ignore or click the "x" to close). The only intended purpose is to read the information in the article. 
  • 2. Red Flags & Warning Signs: If you find the blue color of the text on this page difficult, print the page and read the printed information instead.

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Step 2: Complete the Interactive Quiz. 

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Click the arrow below to access the Module 2 Interactive Quiz. 

You need a score of 80% or higher to pass and have your training documented.

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TRAINING VIDEO

Power Tools: How to Facilitate the Program

This training video will take you through the five-step process of correctly facilitating the Crossover Mission Power Tools Program. Each step is explained fully, along with additional information regarding the scientific foundation and educational research upon which the program is built. The video runs 18 minutes. As more training videos become available, we will add them to this page.

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When you have finished watching the video, please submit the “Training Video Completion Form” by clicking the link provided below.

To document that you have watched this video, 

please click this link to submit the Training Video Completion Form.

CROSSOVER ACADEMY JUNIOR AND PRO

Effectively Facilitating the Programs

After completing a Crossover Academy (Junior or Pro) training, be sure to complete the appropriate “Completion Form” (bottom of page), so your training can be documented. It’s best to review each academy separately, although some features are similar in both programs. 

A standard feature for both programs is Registration. Before a student begins, he or she must submit a Registration Form. As the academic mentor, it is your responsibility to make sure a student has registered for the program. REGISTRATION IS A ONE-TIME REQUIREMENT. Once a registration application has been submitted, it is not necessary to register again. A STUDENT ONLY REGISTERS ONCE!

Step 1: Review of Academy Junior/Pro Web Sites

Don’t let yourself be put in the position of facilitating Crossover Academy Junior or Pro 

without first familiarizing yourself with it!

Click here to access Crossover Academy Junior. 

Click here to access Crossover Academy Pro. 

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Review these pages for Crossover Academy Junior

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  • About
  • Register
  • How to Earn Your Free Bike
  • Bike Safety
  • Request Review
  • Bike Earners

You can skip the program pages for now, as you will review each program page below.

Review these pages for Crossover Academy Pro

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  • About
  • Register

• Graduation

• Bike Safety

You can skip the course pages for now, as you will review each course page below.

When you have completed your review of each page, come back to this page and continue your training.

When you have completed your review of each page, come back to this page and continue your training.

 ——————— IMPORTANT NOTICE ———————

The links provided above are direct access links. These allow you, as a Crossover Academic Mentor, to review Academy Junior and Pro without logging in. These links are NEVER to be made available to student players. Students are required to “log in” when using either program. We need to have a record of all students who log in, when they access a program, and from where they are doing this. Thank you in advance for your promise of confidentiality!

Crossover Academy Junior and Pro Portfolios

Both Academy Junior and Pro require a “portfolio.” The portfolio is both a guide and a log and is located in a student player’s Crossover Notebook. Each program or course is broken down step-by-step. As each portion of a program or course is completed, the academic mentor should date and sign the student player’s portfolio. Please keep your student player’s portfolio up to date. Additionally, consider reviewing an academy portfolio in advance, as this can be a helpful way for you to gain a better understanding of the overall format of each academy.

Crossover Academy Junior was developed in collaboration with Bike Walk Indian River County, Inc.

Please click on the “online safety component” link and review the material in advance of covering this material with a student player.

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When a student player completes the six programs, he or she is eligible for a “free” bike provided by Bike Walk IRC. Academy Pro graduates are also eligible for a free bike, in lieu of the Letter Jacket.

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There is also a two part safety component. First, a student player must complete the online safety component. Second, a safety and bicycle care class is required. For more information, speak with Education Director, Kim Hanley.

Step 2: Review the Programs and Courses for Each Academy

Six Crossover Academy Junior Programs

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Each of the six Crossover Academy Junior programs has a page that outlines the requirements for that program. 

Below is a list of the programs with a link to the web page for each. The page will open in a new browser window, so when you are finished, simply close the open window and you will be back to this page.

It is essential to your service as an academic mentor and facilitator of the program that you carefully and thoroughly read the directions for each step or part of a program in advance of working with a student.

If you find yourself in the position of having to facilitate a program before you have completed the training for it, take the time — on the spot — to read the directions out loud with the student before starting. Reading and following directions are important test taking strategies. Mentor by example. ALWAYS READ THE DIRECTIONS!

Seven Crossover Academy Pro Courses

Plus Three Elective Courses

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Each of the Crossover Academy Pro courses has a page that outlines the requirements for that course. Course requirements vary, so it’s very important to read each set of directions.

Below is a list of the courses with a link to the web page for each. The page will open in a new browser window, so when you are finished, simply close the open window and you will be back to this page.

It is essential to your service as an academic mentor and facilitator of the program that you carefully and thoroughly read the directions for each lesson within a course in advance of working with a student.

If you find yourself in the position of having to facilitate a course before you have completed the training for it, take the time — on the spot — to read the directions out loud with the student before starting. Reading and following directions are important test taking strategies. Mentor by example. ALWAYS READ THE DIRECTIONS!

Tips for Working With Student Players During Quizzes

Academy Junior Training Completion Form

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By completing this form, I confirm that I have:

  • Reviewed the designated pages in the Crossover Academy Junior Web Site.
  • Reviewed each Crossover Academy Junior program.
  • Read and considered the content of this page as it applies to Crossover Academy Junior.

Submit Training Completion Form:

Academy Pro Training Completion Form

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By completing this form, I confirm that I have:

  • Reviewed the designated pages in the Crossover Academy Pro Web Site.
  • Reviewed each Crossover Academy Pro course.
  • Read and considered the content of this page as it applies to Crossover Academy Pro.

Submit Training Completion Form:

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