This resource provides a starting point for finding support resources to running a professional development workshop/training with and/or about Tuva. It is developed to be a starting point to spark ideas and provide a jumping off point, rather than a script that needs to be exactly followed. We have developed a range of resources for you as a facilitator and suggestions of resources for your participants.
We look forward to hearing you feedback and updating this to best meet your needs.
Included below is information regarding:
- Preparing to Lead a Workshop/Training
- Workshop Implementation
- Workshop Follow-Up
Preparing to Lead a Workshop/Training
When preparing to lead a workshop/training session here are key questions we always ask as we are starting to plan it:
- What is the purpose/goal of the session? - introduce a tool, dive into a topic area, explore curriculum-linked resources, build skills, explore local data, etc.
- Who is the intended audience? - classroom teachers, supervisors, administrators, those new to using data and/or Tuva vs those very comfortable using data and/or Tuva, etc.
- What do they want/need? - continuing education, classroom resources, build skills, time to explore and reflect, etc.
- What is the venue of the session? - department meeting, district meeting, regional conference, state conference, national conference big vs small amount of space, round tables vs stadium seating, lots of light vs dark, etc.
- How will your answers above help/hinder your facilitation?
Answers to each of these questions vary substantially across different workshops/trainings and can make or break your success. Therefore, knowing these aspects ahead of time will help you best develop the workshop/training so that you and your participants feel good at the end of your time together.
We have put together toolkits of resources to use for different common PD sessions, depending on the length of time and the participants’ familiarity with Tuva. To access the components of the toolkits visit:
- Setting Your Agenda page to access resources for setting up your session agenda.
- Planning & Preparing Your Session page to access the session write-ups with the slidedecks and links to support materials.
- Introducing Tuva through Activities - diving in! page to access handouts and slidedecks that we use for a variety of different hands-on activities to pull from to use in your session.
- Follow-up Communication to Participants: Following the workshop session, it is important to follow up with participants in general as well as regarding specific requests. Use the emails provided to send a thank you email to all participants for attending and reminding them to reach out to you and/or Tuva staff with follow up questions. Additionally, if there were specific requests from participants regarding Tuva, make sure to pass that information along to Tuva staff by sending the request, teacher name, and teacher email to email@example.com.
- Follow-up Communication with Tuva: We are always excited to hear how your workshop session went, so don’t forget to circle back with someone on Tuva’s staff. We request that you take 5-10 minutes to complete the Post-Workshop Reporting form to share your feedback and reflections of how the session went as well as how Tuva can support you and the participants more in the coming months.
We greatly appreciate your time, dedication, and assistance in running a Tuva PD session! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.