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Hi Jim,

Due to unforseen circumstances, I won't be able to participate in the two 
workshops I had previously registered for. I apologize for any confusion 
this may incur. 

Take care,

Debbie Sekula


Debra Sekula
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Final Call ATP Online Workshop






Announcement-Last Call-Deadline: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The ATP will offer a Fall Five-Pack On-line Workshop beginning October 15, 
2009 and ending December 17, 2009.   The five-pack will reprise five of 
its most requested and successful Communication, Ethics and Tutor Roles 
and Responsibilities; Beginning a Tutorial Program: From Idea to 
Implementation and Beyond; The On-Line Environment and Tutoring; Meeting 
the Demand: Strategies and Techniques for Tutoring Students across the 
Curriculum and Mastery and Management: Finding Ways to Support Student 
Excellence.  The workshop will be offered as an open entry/open exit 
workshop where participants may visit any module at any time.

Communication, Ethics and Tutor Roles and Responsibilities topics include: 
the roles of a tutor and small group facilitator; establishing rapport: 
models of communication (effective listening; positive reinforcement and 
feedback), questioning, listening, tolerating silence, paraphrasing; 
probing questions; the writing center; assertive communication; the ATP 
ethics statement; issues of tutor ethics; issues in diversity; overcoming 
problems in communication with diverse student populations; 
non-traditional students (Vets, returning and older students) in 
transition; scenarios exemplify good tutoring practice.
Beginning a Tutorial Program: From Idea to Implementation and Beyond 
topics include: Creating a Mission/Vision Statement; Identifying Sources 
of Funding; Personnel Issues (Peer and Professional Staffing); Creating 
Student Learning Outcomes; Developing a Variety of Services; General v. 
Content Services: Finding a Common Ground for Training; Students with 
Disabilities; CRLA Tutor Program Certification; NCLCA Certification for 
Learning Assistance Professionals; ATP Tutor and Tutor Trainer 
Certification; A Systems Approach to Tutor Training; Putting the service 
on-line; Pitfalls When Starting a Program; Putting Out Fires; Assessment; 
Scenarios
On-Line Environment and Tutoring topics include: Deciding on how to offer 
on-line support; The difference between on-line and face-to-face tutoring; 
Developing and Implementing an Online Tutoring Program; Tutoring Online; 
The ATP Ethics Statement with suggestions for the on-line environment; 
Online Tutoring Guidelines: the ATP On-line Committee Findings; Eliciting 
Responses in an On-line Environment-It's All in How You Say It; How to 
Create a Toolbar; Scenarios
Meeting the Demand: Strategies and Techniques for Tutoring Students across 
the Curriculum topics include: Tutoring Developmental Students; Tutoring 
ESL students; Tutoring Students Taking Foreign Languages; Tutoring in the 
Humanities and Social Sciences; Tutoring Writing; Tutoring Reading; 
Tutoring Math;  Tutoring the Sciences; Tutoring Students with Specific 
Disabilities (Vision Impaired, Hearing Impaired, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia); 
Tutoring in the Online Environment; Tutoring Non-Traditional Students; 
Scenarios

Mastery and Management: Finding Ways to Support Student Excellence topics 
include: Introduction: Management and Excellence-the Qualities of 
Leadership; Small Group Academic Support; Managing Small Group Academic 
Support; Mastery Labs (math and writing); Managing Mastery Labs; Managing 
and Motivating Peer Staff; Working with Faculty; Scenarios

Each of the separate workshops will count as two CEUs toward tutor or 
tutor trainer certification; however, active participation on the 
discussion board for all modules is required to earn the certificate of 
completion.

The cost for taking all five components of the five-pack workshop is $250 
for ATP members and $280 for non-members.  Each component may be taken 
separately at a cost of $60 for members and $75 for non-members.  However, 
you may apply for membership and then enroll for the workshops at the 
membership rate.  Register on-line at http://www.myatp.org .  Arrangements 
for payment will be made to ensure that all registrants may participate in 
the workshop on time.  Instructions for the use of the teaching/learning 
platform will also be sent to each participant.  If you have questions, 
please contact Jim Valkenburg at [log in to unmask]<
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