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Tips for Presenters. Objective of Presentations Student presentations normally made within 2 weeks of “course sign-up day” for high school Parent presentations.

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1 Tips for Presenters

2 Objective of Presentations Student presentations normally made within 2 weeks of “course sign-up day” for high school Parent presentations made in evening, at open house or career and college fairs. High School presentations can be done at any time during the year.

3 Timing of Presentations 8 th Grade Student presentations normally made within 2 weeks of “course sign-up day” for high school High School presentations can be done at any time during the year. Parent presentations made in evening, at open house or career and college fairs.

4 What is your role as presenter? Prepare Review 8 th grade presentation slides, criteria and notes Be on time and ready for presentation at school Make Show Me Scholars presentation to students Share your experiences with students relevant to presentation Promote the program whenever possible and help to recruit peer professionals

5 First Half – Introductions (Business Cards) – Discussion of dynamic forces shaping world and effect on U.S. ability to compete – Highlights relationship of properly educated workforce to economic success of any nation – Emphasis on selecting right courses in high school to prepare for a career and be prepared for a lifetime of continual learning Outline of Presentation

6 Second Half Go through budget exercise based on… –Hypothetical monthly income –Relate it to a full-time, minimum wage job –Recap critical importance of preparing oneself properly in high school –Handout Scholars Student Brochure –Acquaint students with Scholars Contract Presentation continued

7 Present program in classroom setting, normally 25–30 students per session Do not dwell on introductions (It is difficult enough to complete in 45–50 minutes Use a brief personal experience to bring information to life Don’t preach, share----ask questions, involve them in the presentation Add, delete, modify Show Me Scholar slides as appropriate Key Points

8 Have logistics lined out well in advance of presentation day! Where are you presenting? What items do you need to take with you? i.e. computer, projector, CD, handouts (Check this out in advance) When is your presentation (time, date, how many minutes do you have for the presentation)? Make sure you show up at least 20 minutes early to get set up to begin on time. Every minute you have with the students is valuable. Who is your contact at the location you are assigned? The where, what, when, and who?

9 No substitute for spending time in classroom Multiple presentations highly recommended. It gets easier the more you do it. Kids respond to messages involving you, them and their future….especially earnings. High levels of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment are an absolute must! Student participation is very important to your presentation! Lessons Learned

10 Avoid extensive use of notes or script. Compliment students whenever possible. Do not criticize but do not shy away from being assertive and frank. Be alert for unexpected questions; i.e., “How much do you make?” Stay in control of the presentation and the class. ( The classroom teacher is required to be with you during the presentation to provide support and class room order.) Lessons Learned

11 Knowing or feeling you have “reached” the students with important information about their future is one of the most gratifying experiences in life! Planting an important seed Helping to shape their destiny Being remembered for your time and message Bottom Line

12 Scholars core course of study COURSESCREDITS English (English I, English II, English III, English IV) 4 Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and 1 higher level math or CTE equivalent) 4 Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or 1 higher level with a lab) 3 Social Sciences 3 (Options can include- Psychology and Sociology) Economics / Finance.5 Languages other than English 2 TOTAL 16.5

13 Show Up 95% Attendance Help others and yourself 50 hours of community service- (20 hours may be fulfilled by either an internship, apprenticeship or job shadowing experience) Stay on a straight path No out of School Suspensions Stay focused Maintain C Average Scholars Work Ethic

14 State Contact Information Brian Crouse VP of Education Missouri Chamber Education Foundation 428 East Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, MO

15 The work reported herein was supported under State Scholars Initiative, PR/Award Number (V051U050006), as administered by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education or the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. A program of


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