January 16, 2013
With so many demands on your time, it may be challenging to plan and prepare a professional development session for your staff completely from scratch. Y4Y can help. It has training resources in each module to help convey key concepts and ideas to your staff, and to guide them in applying the portal’s lessons to programming decisions.
Since everyone has their own unique training style, Y4Y offers two types of training materials. “Trainings To Go” present a complete, ready-to-use workshop package that includes a PowerPoint presentation, talking points, and all the accompanying handouts. You can customize the materials to your particular needs, or you can use them just as they are. Trainings to Go are perfect if you’re stumped for ideas or pressed for time. If you’d like to add even more of your own personal touch to the training, try a Training Starter, which provides a step-by-step template with suggested talking points and room to fill in your own plans.
Both types of trainings can be completely customized with your own activity ideas, pictures, and talking points. For a sample of training topics in both styles, take a look at what’s available in the Teach section for Family Involvement.