Summer 2010 Promethean Training Planning Page


Summer is upon us and it's time to get ready to do some training! Thank you for agreeing to help with our training!

Scheduling and Location Choices


The table below lists the dates of training. If you can work on a particular date, please put an X in all of the boxes you're interested in. At this time I do not have any confirmed locations. If your working is dependent on a partictular school site, please put an N, S, E, or W in the box to show what section of the county you are willing to come to. Add your name if you would like to train.

Trainer

June 21-22
June 23/24
June 28/29
June 30/July 1
July 12/13
July 14/15
August 9/10
August 11/12
Enrollment



















Ashe, Lisa



x
x
x
x


Hastings, Meana

x
x


x
x
x
x
Hudak, Jennifer




x
x
x


Matusiak, Melissa

x


x


x
x
Toth, Anne



x
x
x
x
x
x
Huss, Carol




?
x
x
x
x
Lori Jones

x
x






Ken Journigan

x
x






Kelley, Chad





x
x













Training flipcharts for Summer 2010


































Questions and Answers about training:


Q. Will I get paid? (notice I made this one first!)
A. Yes. You will be paid based on your current degree. Bachelors Degrees earn $25/hour, Masters earn $30/hour, and Doctorates earn $35 (confirmed). Our budgets are currently locked through July 14th, so any work during the June trainings will not be able to be paid until after July 14th.

Q.How will the training work? Will we be trained on how to train?
A. The training will be very similar to the training you completed after receiving your grant. The training will last 2 days, from 8:30 - 3:30, with an hour for lunch. Most of theTeachers in the training will be receiving a laptop computer from our latest grant. Others will be able to bring their personal laptop to the training for use (we'll install the software on their personal machine). You will use new training flipchart pages that some of you will create before training. We will have a Training Meeting to cover information about the training. That date has not been set yet.

Q. What is the class size?
A. Classes will be capped at 20, with a minimum of 10. If we have 30 people sign up for the class, we'll make 2 classes of 15. If we have 22 people sign up, we'll only have 1 class of 20. We will try to reschedule the others to another location or date. It's just not cost-effective to pay trainers for a class of less than 10.

Q. Will I be training by myself?
A. You will be paired with another trainer. In an ideal world, a "veteran" teacher (one who got their board in the fall) and a "rookie" teacher (one who got their board in the spring) will be paired together. If possible, you will be paired with someone from your own school.
There will also be at least 1 Instructional Technology staff member (Neal Farley or Sharon Wilson) present and we're working to get a representative from Promethean at each training site.

Q. If I can train, will I train?
A. If we don't have enough demand for a class, we won't hold it. Each class must have at least 10 people in it, with a maximum of 20. I'll do my best to make sure that everyone gets to teach at least one session, but can't make any guarantees.
Best case scenario: Everyone who wants to teach, teaches. Worst case scenario: Not enough CMS teachers are interested in the classes and none of the classes will "make." I don't see the Worst Case happening, but I guess it's possible.
If we have less than 10 people sign up for a class at one site, we'll try to move them to another site or another date.

Got more questions? Post them here and I'll answer them!