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Become a BBB Community Outreach Educator

Better Brains for Babies is looking for qualified educators to help us share the research on brain development with various audiences across Georgia. Our BBB Community Outreach Educators are professionals with experience teaching others, and who have opportunities to share the Better Brains for Babies message with groups in Georgia as part of their professional responsibility.

All BBB educators are required to complete the two-day BBB Community Outreach Educator Training. During that training, they participate in in-depth learning about brain development and its applications, prepare and share a short presentation, and receivepresentation slides and a print Trainer’s Guide to use in sharing brain development information with others.

Now Accepting Applications!

Applications from potential educators are accepted beginning about 6 weeks in advance of each two-day Community Outreach Educator training.. We are currently accepting applications for the June 15 – 16, 2017 training to be held at the Sheltering Arms headquarters in Atlanta. To complete an online application, click here.The application deadline is Friday, May 12, 2017 at noon.

Application Screening Process

A confidential screening committee reviews all applications and selects the most qualified applicants to attend the upcoming workshop. Accepted applicants must register and pay the registration fee to attend the workshop. The registration fee is $75.

 

Minimum qualifications for becoming a BBB community outreach educator include

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Documented experience in educating others about early childhood development
  • The ability and willingness to use BBB materials to teach others about brain development (either within the scope of your employment or as an independent trainer)
  • A demonstrated network of professional contacts with whom you can share brain development information
  • A commitment to share brain development information at least once per year and to report all uses of BBB information in the online reporting system

Keep in mind that the screening committee chooses the most qualified applicants for each training session. Space is limited at all 2-day training sessions, so some applicants who meet the minimum qualifications may not be accepted.

Finding an Educator

If you are interested in finding a BBB Community Outreach Educator to speak to your organization or group, go to the Invite an Educator page.