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PENNSYLVANIA PROJECT LEARNING TREE FACILITATORS

Thank you for being a Pennsylvania Project Learning Tree (PA PLT) facilitator!

You are part of a team of over 150 PLT facilitators across Pennsylvania who serve as local contacts for education and training for schools, youth organizations, non-formal educators, and more. 

FACILITATOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To stay current as a PA PLT facilitator, you are expected to:

  • Plan and conduct or assist with a minimum of four educator workshops every four years, and at least one of these workshops must be a PA PLT workshop
  • Promote PA PLT throughout your region
  • Explain PA PLT to groups and educators and promote workshops

DCNR encourages facilitators to team up with other facilitators and resource specialists when providing trainings.

PLANNING A WORKSHOP

When planning a PA PLT workshop, there are important things to consider.

WORKSHOP CHECKLIST

Facilitators can create a checklist to keep planning organized:

  • Determine workshop type
  • Determine target audience
  • Determine location, date, and ask another facilitator to help
  • Determine required length and activities
  • Develop workshop agenda
  • Develop marketing plan to reach target audience
  • Complete and submit PA PLT workshop proposal form and agenda, requesting materials at least four weeks in advance

More detailed information regarding workshop planning, creating an agenda, and workshop requirements can be found in the PA PLT facilitator handbook (PDF).

AFTER THE WORKSHOP

Following each workshop, facilitators should:

  • Organize the participant evaluations and information forms
  • Complete and include a workshop cover sheet and final agenda
  • Mail or email these forms
  • Return all unused guides and materials

If you are a PLT facilitator with DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks, please send your correspondence to Carissa Longo. All other facilitators should send their information to Jean Devlin.

BECOME A FACILITATOR

If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please contact state coordinator, Jean Devlin, for an application. Facilitator training is a two-day commitment and is based on need.