The McCall Outdoor Science School has a network of teachers looking for hands-on, engaging, professional development experiences. With our help, you can get your science into the hands of engaged, creative teachers who likely teach around 150 students each. The impact factor is quite significant when you work with teachers.
We can help you to design, deliver and perform assessments for the workshop. We can also help you to advertise and recruit for your workshop. It is also helpful to offer University Credit for courses and we can help to set this up for you.
Sponsored workshops will typically cover the cost of room and board for the participants and will offer a stipend. If you would like MOSS help in designing and delivering the workshop, we ask that you cover faculty, staff and/or graduate student time for the workshop plus some planning time on the front end and data analysis time on the back end if you choose to use us for assessment.
Food and Lodging costs:
Plan for a total of around $50 per participant per day (see attached Excel worksheet for help in determining total costs).
$100 per day
Expectations of the Sponsor:
For example, if you design a four-day workshop for 15 participants offering a $500 stipend, the cost would be:
Food and Lodging: 15 x $50 x 4 days = $3000
Stipends: 15 x $500 = $7500
Classroom: $100 x 4 = $400
We will work collaboratively with you to define the workshop goals, recruit participants and deliver content. We expect that you will drive the content and facilitate the majority of the teaching unless you specifically request that we take over these responsibilities. We will prepare the workshop spaces and take care of logistics of meals and lodging.
Deliverables from MOSS:
TBD in consultation with you. Examples of deliverables include fliers for advertising your workshop, demographic data for participants, pre and post workshop assessment, write-ups of lesson plans, and collaborative work on publications about the workshop.