Seeking a skilled project based trainer to provide workshops on using the interactive whiteboard and person response system technology for NHDOE staff in Concord

The NH Department of Education is looking for a trainer to work with staff on the use of interactive whiteboard and personal response system tools. The training for NHDOE staff would consist of two half-day sessions, a week or two apart. The workshop would use a project based approach with a hands-on orientation to the essential skills needed to use interactive boards, personal response systems and accompanying software, the establishment of a project (an interactive slide show, survey of meeting participants, etc.) which individual staff would work on in-between the two sessions, and concluding in the second session with staff demonstrating their use of these tools, and asking follow up questions.

We want to offer these sessions in the morning and afternoon, so the trainer would be needed for two full days, with each workshop being repeated in morning and afternoon sessions. Participants could attend the initial half-day session on either the morning or afternoon of either day.

In between the first and second half-day sessions, on optional face to face and online Q & A and mentoring will be facilitated by a department staff member, with the trainer being available via email, if needed. Interested participants would get help refining their projects and ideas so that, when they come back for the second session, they are prepared to use the interactive classroom tools to develop and present an effective demonstration.

Applications due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2011

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1. Please provide contact information.

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3. How many years of experience have you had using interactive whiteboard and personal response system tools for instruction?

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4. With which brands of Interactive White Board are you familiar?
(Check all that apply)

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5. What fee do you request for planning and leading these 4 half-day sessions?
The current estimated amount to be budgeted by the State of New Hampshire to fund these services is not to exceed $2,400.00 in FY 2011-2012 through June 30, 2012. Note that this represents the maximum funding level possible.

Applicants for the training RFP must also provide the following information, not to exceed 5 pages, double-spaced, with font not smaller than 12 points:

1. a completed and signed Cover Sheet;
2. a concise abstract of your experiences that explains the background you would bring to the role of trainer;
3. a description of the kinds and brands of interactive whiteboard and personal response system tools with which you are familiar and the duration and/or frequency of your experiences using these tools;
4. time available (which days of the week you would be available during a one to two-week period during Winter 2012);
5. a budget based on a per hour cost (hourly rate should include expenses and travel cost – you will not be able to bill separately for travel costs.); and
6. a current resume with at least two (2) references, familiar with your qualifications in staff development and/or utilizing these technologies.

Please submit your application as an attached Word document, or pdf file, via email to: Stanley.freeda@doe.nh.gov

Please direct any questions to:
Stan Freeda
Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire
Fax: (603) 271-2760
Phone: (603) 271-5132
Email: Stanley.freeda@doe.nh.gov

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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