Facilitators Sought for Study Circles Program

June 1, 2005
Two new facilitator trainings will be held in July for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Study Circles Program.

Study Circles is a dialogue program operating in MCPS, with a focus on understanding barriers to student achievement and parent involvement. These roundtable dialogues help diverse groups of parents, teachers, and students form relationships and develop trust; address issues of race, culture, and student achievement; and create strategies for communication and collaborative action.

Participants in facilitator trainings receive instruction in multicultural and group process skills specific to Study Circles, a certificate of completion, and a stipend when they facilitate a full study circle.

An orientation for those interested in being trained will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville.

Participants may choose one of two trainings. The first training will be offered over a two-day period on Tuesday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Wednesday, July 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The second will be offered over three days on Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, July 26, 6-9 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 27, 6-9 p.m.

For more information, call 301-279-3455, e-mail, or visit the link below.

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