Friday, March 25, 2005

Become a Regional Trainer

Regional Trainer Application PDF | DOC

GPB Education has been conducting professional development training for ten years now, and the number of educators we train continues to increase. In order to expand training capacity, we are seeking experienced educators - active or retired - to join our team of Regional Trainers. Regional trainers will be responsible for conducting and designing face-to-face and online trainings to be offered beginning in the 2005-2006 school year.

In order to become a Regional Trainer for GPB, you must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a valid Georgia teaching certificate, or have held one in the past five years (for retired educators)
- Have reliable transportation
- Be available to travel as necessary to satisfy training needs
- Participate in a Regional Trainer orientation to be held at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta during the summer of 2005

Regional Trainers will cover such topics as GPB Products and Services; Video Streaming; Multimedia Use in the Classroom (may be subject-specific trainings); Technology in the Classroom; and the use of original GPB programs (Georgia Stories, SALSA, Count On It, Georgia Outdoors, etc.) in the classroom. Trainers may suggest additional topics, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the GPB Training Coordinator.

Each trainer will be responsible for the training needs of a designated region, which may be a school district, select schools within a district, or multiple districts. As a Regional Trainer, you will have three training delivery methods through which to serve the educators within your designated region: onsite trainings, advance-scheduled training, and webcasts.

Onsite Face-to-Face Trainings -
As the designated trainer for your region, it will be your job to field any onsite training requests from the schools that fall within your area of responsibility, so you must be available to travel to accommodate those requests. Trainers will receive $30 per hour for each onsite training you conduct at a school, as well as reimbursement for travel* according to State of Georgia policies. Collateral materials such as handouts, pens, pencils, and calendars will be provided to the trainer by GPB.

Advance-Scheduled Trainings at State RESAs and ETTCs
Trainers may coordinate with a local RESA or ETTC to host a GPB training. This will encompass contacting the local training facility, setting a date, and then communicating that date to the GPB Training Coordinator, who will post the training information on the GPB website. Interested educators will register online and the GPB staff will pass the registrants' information on to the responsible trainer. Each Regional Trainer will be expected to conduct a minimum of three advance-scheduled trainings during the 2005-2006 school year; GPB would like trainers to offer additional dates over the summer if your availability permits. Trainers will receive a stipend of $200 for each advanced scheduled training conducted; these trainings will last 2 hours, plus the time it takes to setup and breakdown training materials. As with onsite trainings, travel costs* will be reimbursed and collateral materials such as handouts, pens, pencils, and calendars will be provided to the trainer by GPB.

Interactive Webcasts
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Regional Trainers will also be required to develop and conduct an interactive webcast training, to be included in the GPB Webcasting catalog.

Trainers will be asked to develop the training content, which will include a PowerPoint presentation and related electronic documents - handouts, images, websites, etc. Trainers will also be asked to conduct the training itself on-camera at the GPB studios in Atlanta. Scheduling of the taping is at the trainer's discretion, dependent upon your availability to travel to Atlanta. Trainers will receive a stipend of $150 for each interactive webcast produced, and will be reimbursed for travel expenses.* Additional stipends may be available for operating scheduled webcasts that have already been produced.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Regional Trainer, contact Jeff White at (404) 685-2555 or

Regional Trainer Application PDF | DOC

* Travel reimbursement does not include overnight stays.