ERIC Number: ED230485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Certified Trainer Systems in the National Diffusion Network. A Guidebook for Educational Disseminators.
This guidebook describes procedures followed by National Diffusion Network (NDN) certified trainers when they are helping to disseminate information about the NDN or when they are helping school personnel adopt an NDN program or practice. It is noted that, because NDN certified trainers can help in information dissemination and program implementation in many ways, all processes used by certified trainers are not described in this guidebook and that those described are not necessarily used in each case. Material is organized according to a set of components generic to certified trainer systems: (1) identifying; (2) training; (3) certifying; (4) funding; (5) supporting; (6) coordinating; (7) recertifying; and (8) evaluating. In the first section, an overview describes the guidebook's audiences, purposes, and contents and defines certified trainers and certified trainer systems. The current status of certified trainers and certified trainer systems is also discussed. Section 2 lists project assessment procedures, the results of which are used in the design or refinement of a certified trainer system, the topic of section 3. The fourth section contains descriptions of strategies for use in certified trainer systems. Section 5 highlights and discusses several important issues concerning certified trainers and certified trainer systems. The sixth section is an appendix, containing information about: (1) certified trainer operations; (2) criteria for identifying certified trainers; (3) problems, issues, and learnings involving certified trainers; and (4) selected references on dissemination. (CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. National Diffusion Network.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.; Center for Resource Management, Yorktown Heights, NY.