As administrators consider the option of differentiated professional development for their school, they are often concerned with the cost. My approach to a fee schedule is flexible. Through a no-cost consultation via phone, email or in-person, I tailor a number of proposals with varying options based on the professional development budget of that particular school.
My fee is based on:
- Number of days in the visit
- Demands of the preparation
- Level of follow-up with teachers and students
- Resources provided
- Need for extra support (inservice workshops, information sessions for parents)
In most cases, an onsite approach is less costly than sending a few teachers to a single workshop, and it provides fertile ground for the professional teamwork most administrators strive to create among their faculty. When a school’s needs are commensurate with my expertise, I rarely let cost get in the way of a potential collaboration.