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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]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> .


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