The best way to learn more about what is involved with being a validated SOPAA consultant, or becoming a consultant, is to contact us. However, below we offer a brief summary of information.
How to Become a Validated SOPAA Consultant
In essence, our team will aim to understand your experience with, and understanding of, implementing the SOPAA model. There are many ways we go about understanding this, so please contact us for more information.
Some Advantages of Being a Validated SOPAA Consultant
The overall advantage of being a validated SOPAA consultant is that you will have increased opportunities to assist other educators throughout the U.S. by providing input and guidance based on your knowledge and professional experiences. This type of guidance may come from answering others' question through our on-line discussion threads, hosting or co-hosting SOPAA workshops, or providing on-site support and consultation within other schools. In some cases, workshops or on-line consultation may include financial compensation for your services. In addition to having increased opportunities to support other educators, being recognized as a validated SOPAA consultant may have other professional benefits (e.g., involvement with SOPAA research).
Roles of the SOPAA Consultant
The key task of being a SOPAA consultant is to assist other educators when they have questions about SOPAA implementation. Assistance may come from answering others' question through our on-line discussion threads, hosting or co-hosting SOPAA workshops, or providing on-site support and consultation within other schools. As a SOPAA consultant, you might also have opportunities to be involved with SOPAA research or further development of the model and its support materials. Being a SOPAA consultant does not obligate you to any specific tasks, but offer you many professional opportunities.