PTRA workshop procedures

As a means of quality control, efficiency, and accountability there are several procedures that should be followed for PTRAs conducting workshops in the name of PTRA. Although many PTRAs conduct small workshops for section meetings, national conferences, and general information or marketing, there are guidelines that were approved by the AAPT Board of Directors that are to guide any workshop preparations.  All presentations should be reported whether they include fees or not. PTRA Workshop Guidelines

The continuation fund was set up in order for AAPT/PTRA to be sustainable, it is understood that there are some presentations where funds should not and cannot be collected from participants, but official PTRA workshops should result in some money added to the Continuation fund.

The AAPT Board of Directors gives updates on PTRA workshops, but in order for this to continue there are procedures we need in place to be sure we are accurately reporting our outreach efforts.  The protocol is as follows:

PRIOR TO WORKSHOP
1) At least one month in advance of presentation, notify Karen Jo (kmatsler@me.com) of the date, time, workshop topic, and potential number of participants. This can be done via email and then fill out the online form on survey monkey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Wksh17

Also post the workshop on the AAPT website (http://aapt.org/PTRA/submitworkshop.cfm). Karen Jo will post the same information on the aaptptra.com website similar to  http://aaptptra.com/university-of-w-georgia-2016/

2)Payment may be collected before or during the workshop.  Send funds to Janet Lane @AAPT (One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD, 20740) and must be accompanied with the Form D Fee for Service FORM D

3) If you do not want to print materials being used during the workshop you can send your ppt, worksheets, etc. to Karen Jo and she will post on the website using a password that you will give to your participants during the workshop.  This also allows the participants to have access to the materials after the workshop.

4) Once your information has been uploaded to the website, participants can use the link on this website to sign up for your workshop (it is on the Home page/Workshops and Institutes).  Be sure to email Karen Jo and ask for the participant list at least a week before your session.

DURING WORKSHOP

1) Have participants fill out a PTRA participant information form https://goo.gl/mvR7Eo

You may also use the QR code 

and collect the information electronically. 

A PTRA workshop ppt info has been designed to give you this information so it is readily accessible. 

2) Encourage participants to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (links are on home page).  Note that if participants use Instagram and the #ptraphysics or #aaptptra   for PTRA, the feed will go to the aaptptra.com website

3) Take photos to be posted on the website and used for future advertising. Participants can give consent to these pictures by using the information form. Post your pics to as many forms of social media as you can or designate someone participating to be your social media guru.

AFTER THE WORKSHOP

1) Have participants complete the evaluation for (it is suggested this be done before they leave).  The QR Code (to the left)  can be used to quickly access the post workshop survey or you  can give them the url 

https://goo.gl/qLuWB6

 

2) Send Karen Jo pics that can be posted back to the website, participant information (if you used the printed form), and amount of funds to be deposited in PTRA continuation fund

3) Send forms to Karen Jo (can be scanned and emailed).  If the workshop was a fee for service use a Form D Fee for Service FORM D

If the workshop was free, use a Form E  No-Fee-Workshops-FORM-E