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.
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.