If you’ve landed here, you are one of our local American Board Representatives. This page is a resource for you, spelling out everything you’ll need to know about hosting informational events for our non-profit program.
Please bookmark this page! We do make updates here as we discover new best practices for events, so you’ll want to refer back to this regularly in order to get the most out of your time as a local representative.
Each month, you will receive a monthly newsletter filled with tips, best practices, and important information to help you host great events and increase your commissions. Make sure you actually read it each month- don’t let it sit in your inbox!
Finally, you can always contact our Representative Program Coordinator if you have any questions.
Information Session Guidelines
Monday, January 29th, 2018 Local Library – Specific Room Street Address City, State, Zip Information session begins at 00:00 pm. Any additional information.
Local Outreach Tips
Hello, local ambassador! Your work in your community is crucial to getting more certified teachers into classrooms, so we want to make sure you are fully equipped to promote American Board. A key part of this is local outreach, so below are some tips to aid you in that process. Feel free to use every method or a combination you feel would be most effective in your area – we trust you to know your communities best.
Online: This method is best in more metropolitan areas or areas where social media use is prevalent. Prevalent social media use and good internet connection are useful determinants for whether online promotion will be effective in your community.
In Print: This method is best for more rural communities or communities where physical promotion is likely to be more effective than virtual promotion. As before, use your discretion for deciding which avenue(s) are best for your community, and keep in mind the centers of information in your area.
Local School Districts: If you would like to reach out to specific school districts/schools in your area, contact me at the email below. After discussing your outreach plan, I can provide you with an outreach packet which will allow you to increase your community presence, get more teachers certified, and increase your commission payments.
Thank you all for the work you do! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 202-263-8313.
If you’d like to try and get a local article published to promote your event, please use this template:
Local Ad Template
Feel free to edit this template as appropriate per your local publication’s requirements. Please ensure your information session dates are updated, and remember that printed ads MUST be pre-approved.
Have a Bachelor’s degree and want to teach in [insert state]? Join American Board, a national nonprofit with a self-paced, online route to teaching certification! For more information, attend an information session at [insert details for your session(s) here] or visit americanboard.org.
This flyer can be used to promote a particular information session to your local community. Make sure to write in all the necessary event details, and share the flyer with community boards, schools, libraries, etc. to spread the word about your next session!
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Visit our YouTube page for your state-specific video example/walk-through of a presentation.
Email our Representative Program Coordinator if you have any questions about this process. We are here to help you spread the word in your community and get certified teachers into your local classroom.