ERIC Number: ED426135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Sourcebook for Organizers of Charter School Planning Workshops.
Charter Friends National Network, St. Paul, MN.
This sourcebook is a collection of some planning workshop ideas and tools that have been used by organizers of charter school workshops in a number of states. The purpose of the sourcebook is to help organizations assist potential charter school founders in their school planning through the application, chartering, and approval processes. The first section, "Designing and Organizing Effective Workshops," walks the workshop organizers through a step-by-step process for designing workshops to teach charter school founders how to plan the startup of a charter school. Selecting topics, recruiting speakers, choosing materials and presentation strategies, scheduling, and marketing the workshops are discussed. The second section, "Workshop Topics and Materials" contains: (1) a model workshop series; (2) a list of possible speakers; (3) workshop organizer tools and materials; (4) a list workshop topics and materials included in the full 500-page sourcebook; and (5) materials on each topic collected from 6 organizations that have conducted similar workshops in their own states. (SLD)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, School Choice, Workshops
Full 500-page version from the Charter Friends Network: e-mail: email@example.com ($30); Web site: http://www.charterfriends.org/sourcebook.html
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charter Friends National Network, St. Paul, MN.