Documents
Resources
Learning Center
Upload
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out

Option 1

VIEWS: 28 PAGES: 11

									    Integrating Adventure Programming into the Elementary and
        Secondary School Counseling 2010 Program Grant –
                       Options and Pricing

Option 1
In-Service Training for Counselors and Teaching Staff
One option for bringing Project Adventure’s methodology into a successful school-counseling program is
to incorporate PA open-enrollment workshops into the proposal. Through this approach, school
counseling staff and possibly teachers would initially attend Project Adventure’s foundational workshop
(Adventure-Based Counseling) and would subsequently attend specialty workshops (Adventure with
Youth At-Risk, Engaging Activities for Social/Emotional Learning, Adventures in Building Community
and Diversity). Under this option, the PA workshops are incorporated as one element of a broader
program development/staff training initiative. Descriptions of Project Adventure’s related workshops are
below. This option may be more attractive for smaller programs, looking for a less integrated approach.

By participating in these workshops participants will:
    Learn how adventure is an effective methodology for working with youth.
    Be able to implement an adventure program with student groups.
    Learn skills for keeping youth engaged while teaching social and emotional skills.
    Be able to use an innovative approach to behavior management.

These workshops include:

Adventure Based Counseling – Through this 4-day workshop, participants will:

       Participate in and learn techniques for goal setting.
       Learn basic facilitation skills for ground, low and high challenge course activities.
       Learn sequencing, processing and debriefing techniques to enhance outcomes.
       Discuss methods for implementation at your site.
       Be able to use adventure as a transformational tool for group and individual development and
        group counseling.

Adventures with Youth-At-Risk – Through this 3-day workshop, participants will:

       Learn how to use PA’s core philosophies to increase pro-social behavior.
       Learn how to use adventure to create engagement with youth who present a challenge to
        traditional group process.
       Learn techniques to empower groups to depend less on facilitator management and direction.
      Learn to frame and teach adventure activities to address individual and group therapeutic issues.
      Discuss the use of effective, natural and logical consequences that value the individual and
       support the group process.
      Consider case studies and examples of effective implementations.
      Explore and discuss application to your own program.

Engaging Activities for Social and Emotional Learning – Through this 2-day workshop,
participants will:

      Participate in adventure activities that support implementation of Social Emotional Learning
       strategies and that support teaching academic content.
      Gain information and insight about theory, research results, and components associated with the
       most effective approaches to SEL programming.
      Develop instructional skills for specific SEL content areas such as Goal Setting, Decision
       Making, Managing Emotions, and Engaging in Social Relationships.
      Explore best practices for creating and evaluating a relationship centered school or community
       agency.
      Share and explore learning applications for your own setting.

Adventures in Building Community and Diversity – Through this 3-day workshop,
participants will:

      Explore the topics of diversity, multiculturalism and prejudice reduction using the Adventure
       Group Process.
      Develop self-awareness in regard to these issues.
      Experience the use of metaphor to highlight intra- and inter-group diversity.
      Build skills in the following areas: use of metaphor, facilitating dialogues around difference, and
       self-management during conflict/confrontation.
      Receive a copy of PA’s text, Diversity in Action.
      Develop an understanding of how to use adventure to support your own programs and curricula
       with a more accessible cross-cultural dialogue.

Debriefing Tools – Through this 2-Day Workshop participants will:

      Learn with other experienced facilitators who want to deepen their framing and debriefing skills.
      Practice skills and techniques to promote group and individual reflection and learning.
      Experience the Adventure Wave Model.
      Use a variety of easily available props, games and materials.
      Refine skills that impact sequencing and framing of activities, as well as participant engagement
       and sharing.
      Be able to facilitate more meaningful debriefing sessions in your program.




                                                  -2-
Achieving Fitness – Through this 2-Day Workshop participants will:

       Learn how to use physical activity as a tool for improving behaviors.
       Learn how student self-efficacy impacts the attainment of fitness goals.
       Practice a variety of activities designed to support students’ achievement of health related fitness
        including cardiovascular, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
       Review basic fitness principles.

Pricing:
Schools have two options for Project Adventure workshops. For those programs with fewer than 5 staff
to be trained, our Open Enrollment Workshops offer participants an opportunity to register and take a
workshop at one of our sites throughout the country, offered at various times during the year. For larger
programs, Customized Workshops are often preferred, as we can deliver the workshop at your site, with
6-20 participants. If your site does not have a challenge course, we will modify the content of the
workshop to ground and portable activities only.

Please note that the prices listed in this document are current 2010 prices. For implementations that may
occur in subsequent years, please allow a 10% increase in pricing per year.

Adventure Based Counseling* – 4-Day Workshop
Open Enrollment: $870 per person (includes workshop manual, as well as meals and lodging, does not
include travel to our site)
Custom Workshop: $6,550 (includes trainer travel expenses and workshop manuals)

If this workshop takes place on a challenge course, space will be limited to 14 participants.

Adventures with Youth at Risk – 3-Day Workshop
Open Enrollment: $730 per person (includes workshop manual, as well as meals and lodging, does not
include travel to our site)
Custom Workshop: $5,680 (includes trainer travel expenses and workshop manuals)

Engaging Activities for Social and Emotional Learning – 2-Day Workshop
Open Enrollment: $410 per person (includes workshop manual, as well as meals and lodging, does not
include travel to our site)
Custom Workshop: $4,090 (includes trainer travel expenses and workshop manuals)

Adventures in Building Community and Diversity – 3-Day Workshop
Open Enrollment: $660 per person (includes workshop manual, as well as meals and lodging, does not
include travel to our site)
Custom Workshop: $5680 (includes trainer travel expenses and workshop manuals)




                                                    -3-
Debriefing Tools – 2-Day Workshop
Open Enrollment: $395 per person (includes workshop manual, as well as meals and lodging, does not
include travel to our site)
Custom Workshop: $4,090 (includes trainer travel expenses and workshop manuals)

Achieving Fitness – 2-Day Workshop
Open Enrollment: $435 per person (includes workshop manual, as well as meals and lodging, does not
include travel to our site)
Custom Workshop: $4,090 (includes trainer travel expenses, copies of Achieving Fitness available for
$44 per copy)

Equipment and Publications:
The materials described below will be used by counselors and teachers after the training to implement
programs with students. State sales tax needs to be factored in for the following states unless your
organization is tax exempt: NY, NJ, NC, CA*, SD, IN, TX, MO (*CA cannot claim tax exempt status).

Stepping Stones: A Therapeutic Adventure Activity Guide - $44.00 per copy (includes shipping and
handling)

Activities to Enhance Outcomes with Alternative Populations
Edited by Peter Aubry

This activity guide is intended to be a resource for anyone implementing adventure with at-risk,
alternative school or therapeutic populations. The activities are designed to support programs that seek to:
remediate or increase social skills, improve behaviors, support recovery from mental health issues and
support students who have been unsuccessful in traditional educational settings.

Intended for use in a variety of settings, including: juvenile halls, court schools, alternative schools,
residential treatment programs, psychiatric places and youth ranches.

Desired results of this guide, containing more than 100 activities are to provide opportunities for
participants to:

       Understand and contribute to the development of Full Value Contract.
       Manage and assess behaviors in alignment with the Full Value Contract.
       Demonstrate an ability to set and achieve appropriate group and individual goals.
       Demonstrate the ability to form positive relationships.
       Develop appropriate responses to one's own, and others' emotions.
       Demonstrate the ability to be accountable and to make appropriate and responsible decisions.
       Develop and/or enhance empathy for others.




                                                     -4-
Stepping Stones: Stepping Stones Therapeutic PACK - $1525.50 (includes shipping and handling)

This new product from Project Adventure aligns with our latest publication, Stepping Stones: A
Therapeutic Adventure Activity Guide for at-risk, alternative school or therapeutic populations.

The PACK includes a Pipeline Kit, a Game Frame & Spider's Web, a KeyPunch Kit, an Object Retrieval
Kit, Mass Pass Standard, two sets of Alphabet Soup, 15 hula ™ hoops, 15 blindfolds, a Peek-A-Who
Screen, Change Up Cards, 15 grey stepping stones, 32 fleece balls, 5 Koosh™ balls, Escher
Dilemma/Giant Lizards, I amabout Cards, 2 rubber chickens, a pair of foam boffers, 24 bean bags, 6
plastic cones, plenty of beach balls, balloons & stuff sacks, and various types and lengths of boundary &
play ropes. PACK also includes one copy of Stepping Stones: A Therapeutic Adventure Activity Guide
and enough PA duffle bags to store all this gear in. Suitable for groups of up to 15 participants.

Reflecting Pool – $502.85 (includes shipping and handling)

The reflection phase of activities is packed with learning opportunities. Capture the learning in ways that
are fun, dynamic and non-threatening to both students and teachers with activities in the Reflecting Pool
kit. Packaged in a portable backpack, this kit allows practitioners to conduct meaningful debriefs that are
either planned in advance or completely spontaneous!

Designed by Project Adventure's senior trainers, the Reflecting Pool contains some classic and other
innovative new activities that are equally comfortable in the hands of veteran or new teachers. Students
can give their "feelings" weather forecast using an interactive weather map, use illustrative Iamabout
cards that represent their experiences, and 'catch fish' that embody the Adventure experience.

Props include three different sets of debriefing cards, weather magnets and symbols, assorted small
tossable animals, markers, glitter wand, play dough, accessory cord, puzzle pieces, and more, that can be
used in over 50 debriefing activities. Comprehensive activity guide included.

Achieving Fitness PACK and Activity Guide – $1921 (includes shipping and handling)

This PACK contains everything needed to conduct more than 90 engaging fitness adventure activities. In
addition to being fun (really fun!), the activities are designed to impact muscular strength and endurance,
cardiovascular health, flexibility, and enhance knowledge of body composition. No weight room and
fitness gym required! The text, Achieving Fitness: An Adventure Activity Guide, is written with the
facilitator in mind, and includes clear lesson objectives, material lists, procedures, and reflection
questions and assessment options. The text is accompanied by a Student Fitness Journal, and 30 copies
are included for use by your students in this PACK.




                                                   -5-
Option 2
Building Respectful Learning Communities Program
A second option for incorporating Project Adventure’s methodology into this proposal is to implement
the Building Respectful Learning Communities (BRLC) model, either in a series of schools or district-
wide. In this instance, the project would include needs assessment, program development, staff training,
technical assistance, and ongoing evaluation. Under this option, the PA model would be a major focus of
the proposal. This program is heavily focused on prevention and skills for improving behaviors through
social and emotional learning. Counseling staff will learn innovative techniques for working with groups
and individuals, thereby expanding their inventory of effective counseling programs.

Assessment of current programs – (in person and by phone)
The overarching goal of a school-wide needs assessment is to inform the design of the Building
Respectful Learning Communities program, and ensure it meets the needs of your schools’ staff
and students. To do this, we will:
           o Engage school department staff, students and parents, in a needs assessment
               process so that their experiences, knowledge and perspectives are actively sought,
               appreciated, and applied to the proposed program design.
           o Identify actual and perceived school assets, challenges, and opportunities.

Data will be collected to highlight the positive components of the existing program.
Additionally, results will be used to select the pilot schools (if needed) and to design an
appropriate adventure program implementation.

Training Components – for School Counselors and/or Teaching Staff
Introduction to Adventure and Developing a Full Value Contract (1 day)
Participants will be able to:
     Create a Full Value Contract with students
     Integrate Challenge by Choice into their practice
     Use a variety of activities to teach key program principles
     Learn ways to utilize and sustain the FVC

Goal Setting Skills: (1/2 day - to be delivered with Skills for Effective Feedback)
Participants will be able to:
     Understand how goal setting impacts behavior
     Set attainable goals with students
     Monitor on-going progress of goals
     Use social group to support goal attainment




                                                  -6-
Skills for Effective Feedback: Student and Professional (1/2 day)
Participants will be able to:
     Understand PA’s feedback model
     Teach students the technique of giving and receiving feedback
     Incorporate giving and receiving feedback into their professional practice
     Model feedback in the classroom

How to Develop and Structure a Student Lead Group Process (2 days)
Participants will be able to:
     Understand the supporting theory of “control to empowerment”
     Utilize PA’s problem solving methodology
     Distinguish how to apply this methodology to achieve desired outcomes

Adventure Applications in Academic and Alternative Environments (1 day)
Participants will be able to:
     Understand the “Experiential Learning Cycle”
     Learn to teach to multiple learning styles
     Use tools that will assist them in creating experienced based on their own lesson plans

Infusing Physical Activity into your Program (1 day)
Participants will:
     Be able to conduct a series of fitness style activities with their students
     Understand the theory that supports the infusion of physical activity into counseling programs.

Consultation services – for larger staff community
Senior Administrative Level Team Development (1 day)
Participants will:
     Develop a common vision for the Building Respectful Learning Communities Program
     Learn how to lead a full school Social and Emotional Learning program

Immersion Experience for Support Staff (1 day)
Staff included: support staff, administrative staff, maintenance, cafeteria, etc.
Participants will be able to:
     Describe the core components of the Building Respectful Learning Communities program
     Understand the connection between Building Respectful Learning Communities, program
         outcomes, and their role
     Utilize tools to support the program success
     Have an engaging experience

Implementation Team Development (1 day)
Participants will be able to:
     Work effectively as implementation team
     Build cohesive and valuing adult relationships within the organization


                                                  -7-
       Learn tools to support the program success through action plans and professional goal setting

On-going Leadership and Team Coaching (On-going)
Participant(s) will:
     Refine leadership skills to support a successful implementation
     Engage with the consultant to problem solve internal issues
     Develop a professional relationship outside of the agency/school
     Assist in the development of a professional learning community

Research and Evaluation (On-going)
PA can provide the tools, including surveys, assessments, and focus groups to evaluate your existing
Social and Emotional programs and current state of the organization. The evaluation is ideally done as a
pre, during, and post program function. Results can guide on-going program design and management and
monitor program outcomes.


Recommended Equipment and Publications
The materials described below will be used by counselors and teachers after the training to implement
programs with students. State sales tax needs to be factored in for the following states unless your
organization is tax exempt: NY, NJ, NC, CA*, SD, IN, TX, MO (*CA cannot claim tax exempt status).

Stepping Stones: A Therapeutic Adventure Activity Guide - $44.00 per copy (includes shipping and
handling)

Edited by Peter Aubry

This activity guide is intended to be a resource for anyone implementing adventure with at-risk,
alternative school or therapeutic populations. The activities are designed to support programs that seek to:
remediate or increase social skills, improve behaviors, support recovery from mental health issues and
support students who have been unsuccessful in traditional educational settings.

Desired results of this guide, containing more than 100 activities are to provide opportunities for
participants to:

       Understand and contribute to the development of Full Value Contract.
       Manage and assess behaviors in alignment with the Full Value Contract.
       Demonstrate an ability to set and achieve appropriate group and individual goals.
       Demonstrate the ability to form positive relationships.
       Develop appropriate responses to one's own, and others' emotions.
       Demonstrate the ability to be accountable and to make appropriate and responsible decisions.
       Develop and/or enhance empathy for others.




                                                    -8-
Stepping Stones: Stepping Stones Therapeutic PACK - $1525.50 (includes shipping and handling)

This new product from Project Adventure aligns with our latest publication, Stepping Stones: A
Therapeutic Adventure Activity Guide for at-risk, alternative school or therapeutic populations.

The PACK includes a Pipeline Kit, a Game Frame & Spider's Web, a KeyPunch Kit, an Object Retrieval
Kit, Mass Pass Standard, two sets of Alphabet Soup, 15 hula ™ hoops, 15 blindfolds, a Peek-A-Who
Screen, Change Up Cards, 15 grey stepping stones, 32 fleece balls, 5 Koosh™ balls, Escher
Dilemma/Giant Lizards, I amabout Cards, 2 rubber chickens, a pair of foam boffers, 24 bean bags, 6
plastic cones, plenty of beach balls, balloons & stuff sacks, and various types and lengths of boundary &
play ropes. PACK also includes one copy of Stepping Stones: A Therapeutic Adventure Activity Guide
and enough PA duffle bags to store all this gear in. Suitable for groups of up to 15 participants.

Journey Toward the Caring Classroom, Expanded Edition: Using Adventure to Create Community
in the Classroom and Beyond - $45.15 (includes shipping and handling)

By Laurie Frank

Journey Toward the Caring Classroom describes a learning environment that begins with the idea of a
classroom as community. A foundational perspective of adventure and experiential education is basic to
this curriculum that offers accessible activities, reflection opportunities, life skills and academic
applications for a variety of age levels.

Groups develop and work through a developmental sequence that helps create a map for community
building. Frank presents the issues, skills and activities pertinent to any given phase in the process and
includes suggestions for how to facilitate the process and begin a program of your own.

Achieving Fitness: An Adventure Activity Guide - $44.00 (includes shipping and handling)

By Jane Panicucci with Lisa Hunt, Ila Sahai Prouty, and Carolyn Masterson

This comprehensive guide is bursting with over 90 new activities that combine the magic of adventure
with the rigor of health-enhancing exercises. Chapters address cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular
strength and endurance as well as body composition. Activities are presented in a clear lesson format style
that provides teachers and trainers easy access to the material and preparation necessary for
implementation. Assessment tools are included.

Achieving Fitness is intended to be a guide that supplements and enhances existing fitness programs. The
text closely supports and references NASPE's Physical Best program which is widely adopted throughout
the US. The book is designed for middle school-aged students through adult populations. If engagement,
fun, and physical fitness gains are important to your program, this is a must-have text. This book
currently comes with one complimentary copy of the Student Fitness Journal.




                                                    -9-
Adventure Curricula for Physical Education Series - $113.00 (includes shipping and handling)

By Jane Panicucci with Nancy Constable, Lisa Hunt, Amy Kohut and Alison Rheingold

The very best of Project Adventure's 30 years of experience in Physical Education is captured in our
Adventure Curricula for Physical Education. The elementary, middle school and high school curricula
contain complete and sequenced lesson plans and are aligned with national and state Physical Education
standards. Activities are designed to address issues such as developing leadership ability, enhancing
problem-solving skills and learning to work as a member of a team. Assessment tools are included.
Elementary School Curriculum includes over 130 activities & 67 lesson plans for grades K-5. Middle
School Curriculum includes 71 activities and 44 lesson plans. High School Curriculum includes 128
activities and 84 lesson plans.

Adventure PACKs for Physical Education – Middle School Edition - $2254.35 (includes shipping
and handling)

A clearly written curriculum deserves an easy to use PACK bag to bring the activities to life. All of the
props you need to implement the Elementary School, Middle School or High School curriculum are
available in our corresponding PACKs! The equipment is high quality and durable, including many
unique and hard-to- source items intended to promote curiosity and involvement in learning.
Corresponding curriculum is included in each pack.




                                                   - 10 -
Building Respectful Learning Communities Program

Implementation fees; up to 20 participants, equipment for 1 school

Assessment                                                            $6,000

Training (8 days total)                                               $11,200

Planning & Design                                                     $3,500

On-Going Consultation                                                 $5,000

Research and Evaluation                                               $8,000

Travel time and expenses (may be adjusted based on actual location)   $8,940

Workshop manuals and materials                                        $1,000

Equipment and publications                                            $4,026

Total fees                                                            $47,666



A recent study shows that a Challenge Course accelerates the achievement of planned
educational and behavioral outcomes for participants. As a pioneer in the Challenge Course
industry, Project Adventure has been designing and installing Challenge Courses for over 38
years, and can customize a course to meet your program goals. Challenge Courses can be
installed for $20,000 to $100,000, including additional training needed. Call our office if you
would like a copy of this meta-analysis, and more information for incorporating a Challenge
Course into your proposal.




                                                - 11 -

								
To top