Continued support and training for volunteers help us all improve our game! We know training and experience make better tutors and classroom helpers but volunteers come to us with a variety of experiences and backgrounds–much like our students! BSV is working to offer workshops and training to our new and continuing volunteers to both support them in current positions and in transitions to new and unfamiliar placements. BSV is partnering with community groups and Berkeley Unified School District teachers and staff to lead volunteer trainings or professional development workshops to teach tips for communicating with students and staff, and strategies for working with all our students. We welcome your questions, resources, and suggestions for training!
How to differentiate your tutoring strategies to reach all students!
On March 16th 2011, BSV hosted a workshop to share how to use a variety of tutoring strategies to reach students of all learning styles and levels. Skilled BUSD staff Jane Kaer, an Educational Specialist working with special education staff and students, and Sharon Friedman, the district coordinator of professional development for teachers, and the the Schools Fund School Volunteers office joined forces for the first time to share our collection of tips, techniques and sage advice on how to help students access information in classrooms and one-on-one sessions –regardless of skill level or learning differences. If you missed this event and would like more information, please see our Volunteer and Coordinator Resources page or contact us!