I’ve been trying to figure out different ways to get more teachers to come out for PD sessions. My most recent attempt was… bribery!
I read a blog post a while back on how to create DIY (do-it-yourself) scratch offs. They are quite simple to make:
- Clear contact paper or Clear packing tape
- Silver paint
- Dish soap
I had, from my elementary classroom teacher days, a square punch-out (similar to this) which I used to cut out squares of clear contact paper. The Google Drawing embedded below was a template I used for the scratch offs. Want your own copy?
I place the clear contact paper over the grey section of the scratch off then mix equal parts of paint and dish soap. I apply that (2-3 coats) on the contact paper and when dry it will act as a scratch off. This means they are reusable!
I reached out to my building admin for some prizes like their parking spots, Dippin’ Dots, I have a box of swag items collected from various conferences, and recently we purchased 20 dongles for our chromebooks. All of these are potential winning prizes.
My last PD session in November, I announced that each attendee would receive a scratch off for attending and at the end of the session they would see if/what they won. Check out the last slide from the presentation (I love the gifs)