ERIC Number: ED396397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Special Events from A to Z: The Complete Educator's Handbook.
This handbook offers guidelines for coordinating a special school event or activity. Chapter 1 provides answers to frequently asked questions about special events. Chapter 2 describes the benefits and risks of acting as a special-events coordinator. The 12 phases of planning a special event and bringing it to culmination are outlined in the third chapter. Considerations involved in preparing a budget are presented in chapter 4. Essential planning steps and 12 brainstorming modules for success are described in chapters 5 and 6. The seventh chapter offers guidelines for developing and managing community-service and volunteer projects. The general and specific responsibilities involved in coordinating operations on the day of the event are highlighted in the eighth chapter. Chapter 9 describes important followup details that must be attended to after concluding the event. Finally, ideas for rewarding oneself for a job well executed are discussed in the final chapter. Appendices contain 101 steps to a successful special event, a publicity approval form, community-service forms, and an event evaluation form. (LMI)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Systems, Program Administration, School Activities, School Administration, School Community Relationship, Strategic Planning, Volunteers
Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6388-2, $18; hardback: ISBN-0-8039-6387-4, $40).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A