Bright Start Family Literacy Program
Family Literacy Form
Bright Start New Teacher Apprenticeship Program
New Teacher Apprenticeship Form
Bright Start Leadership Academy
Leadership Academy Form
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What is Bright Start Family Literacy?
Bright Start Family Literacy is a series of interactive workshops
(a total of 12 hours), held at the school site during the
day, evening or weekend. At each session, parents receive
age appropriate activity packets for their children as well
as books for their home library. Session focus on communication,
literacy and effective parenting.
developed Bright Start Family Literacy?
Bright Start Family Literacy was developed by Gary Sonora
Surdam (Educator, Parent, Founder and President of Bright
Start Educational Consultants) who saw a need for literacy
information and training that could be used by all parents,
regardless of their educational level.
Are the Bright Start Trainers?
Bright Start Family Literacy selects parent trainers based
on educational background, experience working with parents
and families, bilingual abilities, and cultural consciousness.
Our organization prides itself on providing trainers who are
uniquely suited to a specific location and parent population.
do I Pay for Bright Start?
Schools can use funding from Title I, Title III, Adult Basic Education, After School Grants, Close the Achievement
Gap, Early Childhood Education, Early Reading First, Even Start, Head Start, Migrant Education, Reading First, Special Education, Stimulus Funding, or other State
and Federal School Improvement Funding Sources.
much do the Bright Start Workshops Cost?
Start workshops cost a total of $190 per parent, which includes
12 hours of instruction by a Bright Start Family Literacy
Each participant receives over $225 worth of books and materials.
Form: Bright Start Family Literacy
New Teacher Apprenticeship Program
Four full-day (eight-hour) workshops, one workshop
per day, with one month between each workshop
Beginning teachers of elementary-aged or middle-school-aged
Instruction for new teachers on classroom management,
people skills, techniques for avoiding stress and burnout
Meets requirements for Title One and No Child
Left Behind funding
Four eight-hour sessions with a dynamic, personable
Bright Start Educational Consultants, Inc. Educational Facilitator,
$75 worth of books, activities and learning materials per
$125/teacher, per workshop day (Example: 30 teachers
at $125/day = $3,750.00/day. $3,750x4 workshop days = $15,000.00
Number of Teachers:
Bright Start Educational Consultants Educational
Facilitator. All facilitators have teaching experience,
advanced degrees, and a heart for education
Form: New Teacher Apprenticeship Program
Bright Start Leadership Academy
Three-day intensive workshop
Motivated school leaders: Lead Teachers, Principals, Assistant
Principals, Parents, District Support Staff, Assistant Superintendents
and Key Coordinators
To create team-centered strategies to move schools to better
classroom achievement, higher test scores, motivated staff
members, and greater success
Meets requirements for state and federal funding for professional
First-class resort hotel accommodations at the Northwoods
Resort in Big Bear, California (www.northwoodsresort.com);
all meals, excursions and Academy extras; three days of strategic
workshops taught by highly qualified Bright Start Educational
Consultants, Inc. Educational Facilitators; all instructional
One full day of follow-up instruction at the school site 30
days after the Academy's conclusion for each school sending
four or more participants
July 29, 30, 31, 2003
$575/ participant, per workshop, double occupancy. (Single
occupancy available for additional charge.) (Example: 4 participants
at $575/ participant = $2,300.00 for entire Academy)
Number of Participants:
Northwoods Resort, Big Bear, California
Bright Start Educational Consultants Educational Facilitator.
All facilitators have teaching experience,
advanced degrees, and a heart for education.
Form: Bright Start Leadershp Academy
Bright Start Educational Consultants