The OTN’s train-the-trainer workshop will increase participants’ familiarity with the nuances related to the issues around open textbook adoption; strengthen presentation capacity for future open textbook workshops; and enhance open textbook program development. After completing the OTN Train the Trainer education, we invite stakeholders to conduct OTN Faculty Workshops across the state of Florida.
Planning OTN Faculty Workshops
Before the Workshop:
- Notify the community that you are having a workshop by emailing the Open and Affordable Listserv: FLVC-OPEN-AFFORDABLE@LISTSERV.FLVC.ORG
- ***You will need to subscribe to this list, if you have not already, at: http://listserv.flvc.org/scripts/wa-FLVC.exe?SUBED1=FLVC-OPEN-AFFORDABLE&A=1
- If possible, attend and shadow another trainer's workshop.
- Identify incentives or funds for faculty reviews.
- Customize the OTN Faculty Workshop content for local program development.
- Invite, market, and recruit faculty for your workshops. You may use OTN templates for workshop recruitment including faculty recruitment email templates, an application template, a recruitment strategy document, and recruitment tips.
During the Workshop:
- Record the number of attendees.
- Document lessons learned.
After the Workshop:
- Report out to the Open and Affordable Listserv, FLVC-OPEN-AFFORDABLE@LISTSERV.FLVC.ORG, about your workshop. Please be sure to include the number of attendees.
- Send names and emails of participating faculty to Rebel Cummings-Sauls at firstname.lastname@example.org. OTN will send these faculty personalized links to complete the textbook review and a link for faculty to complete a short follow-up survey. OTN will send the data back to Rebel Cummings-Sauls to share out to each institution. In addition, FL Library Services has developed a recognition letter that can be sent to faculty in appreciation of their review.
- Document workshop faculty who adopt, adapt, or create an OER after attending the workshop. Please note that OTN will request this information bi-annually.