ERIC Number: ED207940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Tracking Talents: Strategies for Collecting Resources.
Edwards, Claudia F.; And Others
This booklet contains forms, strategies, and philosophies that have been successfully used at the TRIAD Teacher Center (West Lafayette, Indiana). TRIAD provides resources and services for 1600 elementary and secondary teachers and administrators in three counties. The center is staffed by three professional educators and is governed by a policy board. A program development model shows the inception and planning of workshops from the teachers' expression of need to the policy board's actions. TRIAD "tracks" or collects data on the talents of those who develop, present, evaluate, and participate in TRIAD workshops as well as those who volunteer community contacts, resources, and skills. A section on the collection of human resources describes the strategies developed by TRIAD to solicit professional and nonprofessional talents. One method is a three-stage game which introduces teachers and administrators to the concept of resource and talent sharing. Ideas for using community resources are also presented. The forms for tracking talents and for participant evaluations are provided, with a list of the teacher workshops presented by TRIAD from 1979 to 1981. An annotated bibliography of 54 TRIAD "packets," in subjects such as the fine arts, classroom interaction, gifted education, and teachers as learners, is included. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: TRIAD Teacher Center, West Lafayette, IN.; Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.