Teachers

Making the Most of Your Presentations

Before the visit

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  • Prepare your students for the topic.
  • Please advise your school’s office of your presenter’s scheduled visit with the arrival date, time and location that should be added to the master calendar.
  • Have any requested equipment available and set up before your guest presenter arrives.
  • If you need to make a change, e.g. add a class, please call our office first 720-423-1222.

Day of the visit

  • Assign a student to escort the presenter from the office to your classroom and assist in carrying materials or equipment.
  • Introduce your guest presenter to your class, including the topic that they will be sharing.
  • Stay with your class and be an active participant. Classroom management is up to you.
  • Take photos when possible, CRI and the presenters would love to see them!

After the visit

  • Complete the evaluation form that was sent to you with the reminder email. Your feedback is very important and appreciated for ensuring high quality programs.
  • Presenters love to receive thank you messages from students. Letters/cards may be sent to CRI’s office via school mail and we will gladly forward them on to the presenter/organization.

 

Additional Tips

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  • Early requests help ensure your presenter and date are available.
  • Please put only one request on each form. Fill in all fieldsincluding address with zip code. Unavailable/conflicting dates are important.
  • Source of paymentis required for programs with fees–provide your funding source when requesting. These programs require a minimum of 6 weeksto schedule due to the Independent Contractor’s Agreement (ICA) DPS requires (between your school and the presenter).
  • Once your request has been scheduled, you will receive an Outlook calendar message. Accepting this “meeting” approves the date and time and helps everyone stay organized, kindly acknowledge / accept it, you will then be sent an email confirmation from CRI with a summary. Reminders are also sent 2-3 days before the scheduled event.
  • Be prepared. Make sure all requested equipment is ready and working. Please introduce and thank the presenter. Create a learning/listening environment. Be involved and actively participate in classroom management.
  • Be prepared. Make sure all requested equipment is ready and working. Please introduce and thank the presenter. Create a learning/listening environment. Be involved and actively participate in classroom management.
  • All field trip transportation arrangements and payment are the responsibility of the school/teacher.
  • Thank you messages always welcome, send to the CRI office through school mail.

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Let us know if you have ideas for a speaker or topic that is not listed in our catalog.

We will do our best to identify and schedule a fit for your class

Use the Classroom Speakers Program…there are so many fabulous speakers from which to choose!

Here’s to a great year!

 

Important Information for Presenters or Programs with Fees


It is the presenter’s responsibility to complete all of the required paperwork for payment in a timely manner.

 

  • An Independent Contractor’s Agreement (ICA) is required for each school visit. You will receive an email from DPS with instructions on completing each ICA. This must be done prior to your school visit.

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