The amount of time, audience and arrangement of
groups is personalized for your school's needs.
- whole staff, administrators, students, parents
- small clusters of personnel based on:
- grade level
- subject area
- staff differentiated by level of understanding
- school preference
Included in the workshop or presentation fee is a pre-visit discussion regarding the topics, audience, purpose, goals and level of concept information to be shared. This communication may be done by phone, email or in person and helps me meet your needs.
At this point, we also plan for the time required and costs. All handouts and samples needed are prepared by me. It is the responsibility of the school contact person to copy any packet materials I send and provide any technology, or other papers agreed upon. This varies by school.
Workshop and presentation activities may be done as topics, or combined to provide connections among the different ideas. They also may be applied to specific subject areas, or in a general format. Building teacher confidence in meeting the needs of gifted and high ability children, by providing step-by-step support, is one of my goals. The exciting thing about the sessions, is that your staff can leave the meeting and be able to apply something to their classroom the next day... and grow.
Opportunities are available for sessions on helping students and parents understand the implementing of new differentiation, questioning, thinking skills and presentation formats. When they clearly appreciate the purpose, options, flexibility, use of creative and critical thinking and the challenges available, the program is more successful.
The cost for the presentations and/or workshops is based upon the amount of preparation time, unique materials and the hours at the site, as well as the mileage and any other special requirements for the individual sessions. After we have discussed your particular needs, the actual cost can be determined. You receive an invoice for your business office. In addition, I send an outline of the plan we create, which lists the areas for which I am responsible and anything which you need to do for the day. As the session times near, I forward any materials that need to be copied and touch base with you again to make sure we have all the necessary pieces in place before our time together. It is important that the day is good for you, the organizer, as well as the staff.