ARM members attend training once a month (on average) to develop skills to help them successfully complete the service year. The training fits within a framework of 6 content areas:
- Reading Tutor Training
- Volunteer Recruitment and Management
- Citizenship/Civic Engagement and Homeland Security
- Accessing Higher Education
- Personal Skills Development
- Life after AmeriCorps
Click below to access materials being provided to ARM members this year to support their service experience. As new materials are introduced, more information will be provided here.
TIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
PowerPoint presentation given to ARM AmeriCorps member team leaders focusing on developing professionalism through AmeriCorps service.
ARM TUTOR TRAINING RESOURCE GUIDE
Designed by the Office of Early Childhood, Reading, and Language Arts at the Mississippi Department of Education.
STAGES OF GROUP DEVELOPMENT
Resource from the Corporation for National and Community Service Resource Center that goes through the stages of group development. AmeriCorps teams il receive training to use this model to form their service team and appreciate what each member brings to the team.
A GUIDE TO WORKING WITH THE MEDIA
This resource includes information on working with the media, such as the types of media outlets, the steps to take in creating a relationship with media representatives, and composing public service announcements and press releases.
TIME MANAGEMENT POWERPOINT
Proper time management is more than keeping a schedule. This tool provides information on values, mission statements, roles and goals, which are important components of time management.
NEXT STEPS BOOKLET
This booklet can help members decide not only what they want to do next but also where they want to be in a few years from now. In other words, it can help lay out short-term and long-term plans, which will help members transition from their AmeriCorps experience to the next step along their path.
GETTING STARTED BOOKLET
This resource is a guide for AmeriCorps Members who are just getting started. The guide is an introduction of AmeriCorps, while explaining your role, commitments, rights and responsibilities, your educational adward, and national service.
READING TIPS FOR PARENTS-MDE
This powerpoint presentation features what a quality reading program should look like at school and how a parent can support that program at home.
WORLD PROGRAM LESSON PLANS AVAILABLE
The One World: Connecting Communities, Cultures, and Classrooms Program teaches students fundamentals in diversity, respect for others, and building communities. The lessons help children develop skills to promote empathy, dialogue, and respect. The program includes a Student Journey Book that provide extensions and a deeper exploration of the lessons topics. All lessons and support tools are available online for download. To learn more, visit: ttp://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/one_world/index.asp.
FREE - READING
Free-Reading is an "open source" instructional program that helps teachers teach early reading. Because it's open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a community wide of teachers and researchers. It's designed to contain a scope and sequence of activities that can support and supplement a typical "core" or "basal" program. To learn more visit: http://www.free-reading.net.
Is an online tutorial designed to assist members in a process of reflecting on their service, researching their options, making decisions, and planning their next moves after their term of service ends. To learn more visit: http://snipurl.com/whats_next.
This collection includes resources on the effective use of the education award, including how students can leverage their service into potenially beneficial student aid and loan packages. To learn more visit: http://snipurl.com/encorps_edaward.