As a facilitator, you set the stage for learning and encourage participants to explore and develop as professionals. A facilitator serves as a guide, helping workshop participants gain a better understanding about the PLT program, its use, and potential impacts on students’ environmental awareness and understanding. Your job as a facilitator is to help people feel comfortable in the group, to listen as much or more than you talk, and to help others understand what they have learned.
- Structuring a positive, hands-on experience that allows each member of the group to participate in activities, and so far as possible, achieve his or her reason for being at the workshop.
- Modeling the PLT philosophy of “awareness” (what is PLT, and what does it contain) to “action” (participants make plans for use of PLT, then go home and use it).
- Motivating (through an enthusiastic presentation) and assisting the participants in understanding how they can integrate PLT into their teaching.