Workshop Leaders and Opportunities
CISDE is fortunate to have highly qualified Workshop Leaders in many states and as far away as Argentina, South Korea, British Columbia, and Suriname. These Workshop Leaders (sometimes referred to as Certified Trainers) are highly qualified to help teachers, administrators, and other educators learn about the materials produced at the foundation as well as to lead individual teachers, teacher teams, and others through a complete workshop experience.
Workshop Leaders are available in Alaska, Arizona, Washington, Maryland, Hawaii, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Missouri, and elsewhere. Most of the Leaders are available periodically throughout the year and are willing to travel to workshop locations. Previous workshops have been conducted in most U.S. states as well as in Finland, Estonia, South Korea, the South Pacific, Suriname, and Argentina. Two of the Leaders are fluent speakers of Spanish. One speaks English, Surinamese and Dutch.
One and two day Awareness Workshops are available which introduce the issue investigation model to educators. For teachers, faculties, and schools interested in implementing the model, five day IEEIA workshops are organized and delivered. The five day workshops can be organized around two weekends or one full week. The Workshop Leaders are skilled in following up with teachers after these workshops to help with the implementation process. And, if desired, the foundation's evaluation specialists can help assess the effectiveness of the program with middle and/or secondary school learners.
CISDE also has a Workshop Coordinator on its staff, Mr. Versil Withrow. He has taught the issue investigation curriculum to middle school students for over ten years and has organized and/or delivered a number of highly effective workshops. He also arranges and recruits for workshops in distant places such as Alaska and Hawaii. He can be contacted through CISDE or by email at: email@example.com .
Workshop costs are borne by the agency requesting the experience and include the leader's fees, transportation, per diem, and the costs associated with the instructional materials. The staff at CISDE (or Mr. Withrow) will be happy to discuss these costs with schools and other educational organizations.