SAMPLE WORKSHOP CONTENTS

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

CONTENT:
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE MANUAL?

Everything you need to remember is included in the manual: the forms (with reproducible masters), the marking pen, supporting materials, examples of all aspects of the process.

WHAT ARE 9 CRITICAL DOs & DON'Ts OF TEXTBOOK EVALUATION?

If you know how the publishing industry sells and assembles materials, then it's easy to evaluate products for your purposes - and control the sales process in your district. Save time and money!

WHAT MAJOR DECISIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE BEGINNING?

Face reality: how much time you have determines what you can effectively, comfortably accomplish. This process can be adapted to fit any structure.

WHAT DO WE KNOW WORKS IN TEACHING YOUR SUBJECT/GRADE OF STUDY?

Learn how to keep everyone in your district informed about ideal instruction - what is possible, what could and should be

HOW CAN YOU ENSURE YOUR CURRICULUM WILL BE TAUGHT AND LEARNED?

Learn how to obtain a Curriculum-On-The-Wall and a Curriculum-In-The-Home

HOW CAN YOU KNOW WHAT YOU REALLY NEED?

Learn how to identify real needs then how to structure ways to meet them quickly, simply, and sanely.

DO YOU ANTICIPATE STAFF DISSENTION?

Learn how to use an instrument to gain immediate consensus: The Forced Consensus Tool.

HOW CAN YOU GUARANTEE IMPROVED INSTRUCTION?

Learn how to get your staff to define , describe - and model - good quality instruction in the subject of study BEFORE looking at any instructional materials. Then evaluate the publishers in a controlled, scientific, objective- provable strategy. This evaluation strategy applies to all subjects, all grades.

WHAT ARE SOME OBJECTIVE PROVABLE METHODS TO EVALUATE MATERIALS? THE TOPIC COMPARISON:

A quick, simple evaluation evaluates the exact same topic, concept or skill in 3 publishers. Immediately see differences. With publishers color coded, no one knows which publisher is which!

THE VERTICAL TRACE:

Reinforce your curriculum by discovering how publishers' "sequence and spiral" or provide "articulation between grades". This evaluation of materials in a series of grades is a must for every teacher, all grades.

THE HORIZONTAL TRACE:

The best evaluation strategy for all instructional materials - including hands-on and electronic materials! Learn how to match all objectives and testing: 1) district, 2) state and standardized tests, 3) publisher. Then unravel the quality of instructional materials. This evaluation strategy will change the way most teachers view and use all materials including electronic & hands-on process.

HOW CAN YOU ORGANIZE ALL PUBLISHERS TO ENSURE FAIRNESS? HOW DO YOU NEGOTIATE WITH THE PUBLISHERS - AND WHAT SHOULD YOU NEGOTIATE FOR?

Learn how to control sales promotion and how to direct sales forces to meet your needs - yet remain friends with everyone involved.

HOW CAN YOU KNOW IF SELECTED MATERIAL WILL WORK WITH YOUR STUDENTS?

Learn how to "pilot" materials in a scientifically, controlled process that gets your students to determine which of three publishers best teaches them - and why. The Kid-Rating guarantees improved learning for all students involved. How can you sell the final selection decision to those who were not on the selection committee? How can you provide a system so they will feel comfortable trying something new? Learn how the answers can be gathered in your district in minutes, then learn how to easily implement those unique solutions.

HOW CAN YOU SOLVE PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY DEVELOP INTO PROBLEMS?

Learn how to listen and provide answers - before questions and concerns develop into problems.

HOW CAN YOU ENSURE MATERIALS SELECTED WILL BE USED TO MATCH YOUR CURRICULUM & TESTING? REALITY: HOW CAN YOU ADAPT THIS PROCESS TO YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION?

Time is your reality. Time dictates what you can and cannot SANELY accomplish. Learn how to adapt this process to fit into your existing situation, then plan for the next subject of study.

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