Michigan PLT Facilitator
A network of volunteers is essential to Project Learning Tree. These volunteers, known as facilitators, are the local contacts for schools, youth organizations, non-formal education facilities, and more who want information on the curriculum or want to attend a workshop. At least one facilitator in every county is the goal of Michigan PLT.
Your Role as Michigan PLT Facilitator
Michigan PLT Facilitators provide quality Project Learning Tree workshops to teachers, non-formal educators and any other interested parties in Michigan.
Responsibilities of a Michigan PLT Facilitator
- Plan and conduct a minimum of one workshop per year. We encourage you to team up with other facilitators and resource specialists.
- Promote Project Learning Tree throughout your area.
- Conduct presentations for groups to explain PLT and to promote workshops. Examples are MSTA, NCLI, MACD, MORE, etc.
- Set up a local network of key contact people who are interested in Project Learning Tree.
- Conduct quality PLT workshops which reflect a balanced philosophy regarding forest resources and the environment.
- Follow national and state PLT policies in implementation of the Michigan PLT program.
- Complete paperwork necessary to administer and evaluate the Project Learning Tree program. This includes the workshop proposal, participant evaluations, facilitator survey, and workshop fees.
- Forward information on local events or developments in Project Learning Tree program to the Project Learning Tree Coordinator, for promotion and inclusion in state required reports.
Desired Qualifications for
Michigan PLT Facilitators
- Represent, in a professional manner, the mission of Project Learning Tree.
- Dedication to the principles of environmental education.
- Good communication skills - Able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
- Good "people" skills - Able to relate well to people from varied backgrounds, help them feel comfortable, encourage their active participation, and motivate them to use the PLT materials.
- Have the time and motivation to organize and conduct workshops in their area.
- Work through proper channels to set up workshops and to assist teachers in integrating the PLT materials into the curriculum.
Submit a Workshop Proposal
Follow the links below, or download forms
from the bottom of this page.
Invite a Resource Professional to teach a PLT workshop with you
Become a Facilitator
If you are interested in becoming a PLT leader for your community, please contact Ada Takacs