I don't know about you, but the only thing better than learning new things in the company of others is the opportunity to use the skills we are learning, to build something practical at the same time. Today I will be doing a Boardmaker in-service training all day at an elementary school with the sped teacher, the SLP and all the assistants. They are bringing a list of projects for communication boards, strips, charts, etc. for us to work on.
After the basic how-to demonstration and practice, we will get down to specific projects applying the skills learned. We will be printing, laminating, using velcro and file folders to get materials produced. We will have to take some pictures of our finished projects and share them with you. If you can arrange and coordinate it, I would encourage you to try one of these make and take trainings. They are a lot of fun and let folks get their hands on the software while producing materials they can use.
If you want to sit under the queen of make it and take it trainings, check out the nearest Linda Burkhart training near you, or check out her how-to CD's and plans online.
All the best to you!