Two Programs One Goal - Academic Achievement

GOTAGS - Workshop

For Teachers

GOTAGS is a full program for teacher development and classroom management. In addition to books and the video series we offer training in single, full-day sessions of six (6) contact hours (excluding breaks and lunch, preferably one to three weeks before the beginning of school, with an optimal number of 9 to 30 participants working in flexible small groups. Participants may be teachers of elementary grades, secondary grades, or a combination of the two levels.

Each participating teacher is required to have a copy of Getting Off to a Good Start: The First Three Days of School (GOTAGS), and with that book each receives access to a set of templates on the website for all of the various activities, which are directly applicable to his or her own classrooms.

GOTAGS Teacher Workshops are conducted by Certified GOTAGS Workshop Leaders. These include the authors and 70-plus staff developers, primarily in Tennessee and California. Each of these is an independent agent and consulting fees are negotiated with the GOTAGS trainer contracted to facilitate the workshop session.

To schedule a GOTAGS Teacher Workshop, please contact Dr. Harris at Alene.Harris@ReadyToTeach.com or at 615-838-2077.

For Trainers

GOTAGS for trainers requires three (3) days with a total of 16 contact hours (excluding breaks and lunch), with an optimal number of up to 16 participants working in flexible small groups. Participants may or may not have previous staff development experience; training includes both materials specific to the GOTAGS program and materials helpful in facilitating not only GOTAGS but also other staff development sessions.

Each participating staff developer is required to have (1) a copy of A GOTAGS Workshop Leader's Manual with accompanying USB flash drive of PowerPoint files to facilitate a workshop and (2) a copy of the Getting Off to a Good Start: The First Three Days of School (GOTAGS). (Note: Purchase A GOTAGS Workshop Leader's Manual with USB flash drive [$129.95] is available only with participation in a GOTAGS Certified Trainer session.)

GOTAGS Certified Trainer sessions are currently conducted by the authors. Sessions are held on site by a requesting school system or regional educational service center. For agencies wishing to certify only one or a few people the authors offer a Train-the-Trainer session each summer in Nashville if the total number of requests equals six or more.

To schedule a GOTAGS Certified Trainer session and order workshop leader materials, please contact Dr. Harris at Alene.Harris@ReadyToTeach.com or at 615-838-2077.