Now that you’ve completed your Master Teacher Training are you curious to know how you can drum up support for your Participant Courses? It’s a challenge for many Master Teachers, but we have some ideas to help you get started. Of course, if you have additional ideas that have worked, be sure to comment to this post. The more options we have, the more teachers we will be able to experience Intel Teach.
Get the Word Out
Attending faculty meetings or PLC’s to promote the course is an excellent tactic. Be sure to utilize the MT Resources and print out a class flyer or share the overview of the course PowerPoint. You could also create a quick podcast or vodcast explaining the benefits of the course.
Remember that teachers from other schools can attend your course, as well. Contacting neighboring districts or private schools can be a great service to everyone.
Many districts offer incentives in exchange for attending a course. Speak with the administration to see if they would offer technology hardware in exchange for course attendance. Some districts offer big ticket items such as laptops, projectors, or interactive white boards while others offer smaller gadget bundles such as podcasting equipment, sets of Flip Cams, or subscriptions to online teacher resources. Teachers do come for “stuff”, so this is sure fire way to fill seats.
Arrange for college credit.
Check with your local university to see if they would approve the course for college credit. You might be surprised that past Master Teachers may have already made this arrangement, so it is definitely worth investigating.