Why would I join the membership when you give so much for free on Facebook and in our resource page here?
Just imagine, if you love what I give for free, how much more would you love what you pay for? The membership will break off into separate communities, so there will be a separate Facebook group for each grade. My goal is to serve each grade level BETTER. Our main Facebook group will stay intact and I will continue to serve you there, but more of my energy will go to serving the teachers in these subgroups. If our membership isn't a good fit for you right now, it's ok! You can stay in our Facebook group, I'd love to see you there. Members will have many more benefits.
How long do I have access to materials?
This depends on when you join. If you have an annual membership, you will have access to each unit as you join for a full year. If you have a 6 month membership, and you join in the summer months, you will have access to the back to school bonus material, and then each unit beginning with unit 1 and each new unit as it is released each month for the duration of your membership. If you join in the winter months, you will have access starting with unit 3 and each unit as it is released after that (kindergarten is the exception, you will start at unit 2 in the winter months). Each spring, accounts are purged of beginning of the year units so that they can be refreshed, added to, etc. and will re-release each year. You have access to materials and videos for the lifetime of your membership, as long as it is in good standing.
If I buy now do I always get this monthly/yearly rate?
As long as your membership stays active and is in good standing, your rate will never change. If you choose to leave the membership and come back, your rate will be the current rate at the time you rejoin.
May I share the contents with my friends?
While sharing is caring, it isn't so with single use licenses, in fact it's in violation of the terms of your membership. Your membership covers one license, one classroom of students. If you would like to be a team leader and go through the video learning, share your learning with others, I would encourage that! However, you are not allowed to share the videos, printables, or digital assets with other non-members. I'd love to have them in the group! Please invite them!! I very much appreciate your understanding in this.
What if I only want access to certain units?
This membership is set up to be about community AND support. If you are only looking for resources, I will be selling parts of the unit planning in a teacher pay teacher store, however, their individual costs will be more than the monthly membership price. I follow the order of the teacher's edition (2018 copyright) and will make correlation documents for anyone in different copyrights.
What if I change grades?
No problem! Just let me know and we can switch your membership over to the new grade level.
I teach/coach multiple grades. Do I purchase a membership at each grade level?
Coaches, support staff, and specialists should contact me directly so we can figure out a plan best for you. For founding members, I am currently offering buy 3 get one free, meaning, get three teachers at a grade level to invest in a membership, and the coach gets that grade level for free. I REALLY believe in the power of instructional coaching and I want teams to be successful. Doing the membership together will offer the greatest results.
Do I have to pay for this personally?
No! Because this membership is about professional development, not merely resources, many districts and schools are purchasing these memberships for individuals, grade level teams, etc.
How does my school pay for this?
Just send me an email letting me know your school is paying. I can send you and the person in charge information and an invoice. I need a purchase order to give you a seat in the membership. Once I have this, you are in! Some schools are even going 'halvsies' with teachers. They pay half, the teacher pays half.
What about refunds?
I'm convinced you'll love this community so much, you'll never want to leave. However, I know sometimes circumstances are beyond our control. While I don't issue refunds, you may stop your membership at any time. Your monthly fee covers the full month of access. You will need to notify me of your choice to cancel by the 5th of the month. You will have access to the month's content through the 5th of the month you have paid. For 6 month and one year memberships, you are not refunded as the moment you join you are given instant access to many month's of content.
I am a school/district leader, I want to purchase memberships for my staff/district do you offer bulk rates?
I sure do! Please contact me directly for the current bulk rates. Bulk rates begin with 8 teachers. Teachers across a district can be combined to give you the largest bulk rate option. This is the MOST economical and effective professional learning you'll get with your PD dollars.
I am a school /district leader and would like to reserve spots for my teachers. But, I'm not sure exactly who needs which grade level at this time, what do I do?
To receive the incentives of enrolling/renewing in the Spring, you just need to commit to a number of licenses. We will do a letter of intent and a purchase order. Once you know your actual numbers, we can make modifications. We won't need teacher emails, names, grades until you are ready to give them. Even once we have them in the system, we can make changes as your staffing needs change.
I am a school/district leader and want to purchase spots but on the new fiscal year's budget.
Great. See above. Let's reserve your spots, get a letter of commitment, and you can submit your purchase order by July 1st or August 1st, depending on your fiscal year. You will reap the benefits of the early enrollment window plus all the bonus assets, but we can delay your payment.
Is coaching included?
Good question. There will be periodic zoom calls with members from across the country. These are more Q & A and great for building community. If you are looking for unit by unit coaching to learn the math together, use the assets from the squad together, etc. then please get in touch,. I do this type of coaching in person or digital, with model lessons or without. It's one of my favorite things to do. Let's schedule your team's coaching sessions now!