Appendix B – Additional tips for planninga workshop
This appendix refers to the information on designing a training agenda on page 3 of this guide.
- Decide how you will arrange the room. It is helpful to arrange the chairs (and tables
— if appropriate) so that everyone can see one another. You may wish to put chairs in a circle or semi‐circle or around a big table.
- Check all the equipment to make sure everything works.
- Display any resources or books you will be using attractively and accessibly.
- Ensure you have the handouts for your workshop modules such as
- Examples of supplementary activities that are appropriate for the age of
students in the club i.e., board games, word searches, etc.
- Student writing samples
- Assemble folders for participants with a copy of
- Agenda for workshop
- A Tutor’s Guide: Reading and Writing with Children and Youth
- Info sheet about your organization/homework club (including contact details)
- Your business card
- Workshop evaluation form
- A pen and lined paper for notes
- Other hand‐outs on good websites, motivating boys to read, etc.
- Make a list of training materials needed, for example
- Flipchart paper, stand and markers (or blackboard and chalk)
- Masking tape, scissors
- Wall clock (to keep everyone on time!)
- Choose food which is appropriate for the length and time of day of the workshop and the cultures of the tutors – for example: fruit, bagels, samosas or pizza. Limit high‐sugar or high‐fat foods; otherwise, tutors will feel sluggish.