Workshops That Really Work: The ABC's of Designing and Delivering Sensational Presentations
By: Hal Portner (author)Paperback
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'Anyone who reads this book for personal reasons or adopts it for his or her school will soon discover the wealth of information it contains' - Dr. Carol A. Mullen, Editor, The Mentoring and Tutoring Journal 'This book is thorough, informative, helpful, collegial, and supportive. A 'must-have' and great guide for everyone involved in professional development, training, or consulting' - Genny DiTrani, Professional Development Consultant, New Jersey Education Association At some point in their careers, many experienced educators decide to move from education into consulting. However, most educators don't possess the for-profit business skills essential for success. In addition, many novice consultants are coming straight from the classroom and need guidance in how to plan workshops for adults. Workshops That Really Work: A Guide for Staff Developers and Trainers in Education bridges the gap between the worlds of education and consulting for those already working as consultants, just moving into consulting, or considering consulting.
Hal Portner is a former K-12 teacher and administrator. He was assistant director of the Summer Math Program for High School Women and Their Teachers at Mount Holyoke College, and for 24 years he was a teacher and then administrator in two Connecticut public school districts. From 1985 to 1995, he was a member of the Connecticut State Department of Education's Bureau of Certification and Professional Development, where, among other responsibilities, he served as coordinator of the Connecticut Institute for Teaching and Learning and worked closely with school districts to develop and carry out professional development and teacher evaluation plans and programs. Hal developed and teaches for Western New England University a 3 credit MEd in Curriculum and Instruction online core course in Mentoring, Coaching, and professional development. Portner writes, develops materials, trains mentors, facilitates the development of new teacher and peer-mentoring programs, and consults for school districts and other educational organizations and institutions. In addition to Mentoring New Teachers, he is the author of Training Mentors Is Not Enough: Everything Else Schools and Districts Need to Do (2001), Being Mentored: A Guide for Proteges (2002), Workshops that Really Work: The ABCs of Designing and Delivering Sensational Presentations (2005), and editor of Teacher Mentoring and Induction: The State of the Art and Beyond (2005) - all published by Corwin Press. He holds an MEd from the University of Michigan and a 6th-year Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in education admin-istration from the University of Connecticut. For three years, he was with the University of Massachusetts EdD Educational Leadership Program.
Introduction Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Assessing Your Potential as a Presenter 2. Understanding Adult Learners 3. Designing the Presentation 4. Presenting the Workshop 5. Growing as a Presenter: Expanding Beyond Your Own School Resource A: Learning Style Inventory Resource B: Web of Connections Resource C: Standing Offer Resource D: Evaluation Letter Resource E: Three Self-Check Lists References Index
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