A GFO Champion is anyone who shares facts about the teaching profession by using the materials and messages from the GFO project locally or nationally.
Benefits of registering as a GFO Champion:
- Join a community of Champions and get support in sharing the facts nationally and locally
- Be able to list this effort on your CV and on your end-of-year your faculty evaluations
- Be able to log activities and earn points towards different Champion levels
- Appear on the GFO Map and the website (optional)
Log your Champion Activity
Once you are registered, you can log your GFO related activities!
Each activity you log qualifies for a specific number of points that you can earn towards your GFO Champion status which is displayed on the map.
Points needed for Champion Status
|1-Star Champion||10 Points|
|2-Star Champion||25 Points|
|3-Star Champion||50 Points|
Points associated with various GFO activities
|Research local teacher salary & retirement data||4 Points|
|Faculty Presentation/Workshop "Teaching: The Best Kept Secret"||5 Points|
|Student Presentation "Busting Myths About the Teaching Profession"||4 Points|
|Data Handouts (download from presentation webpages)||2 Points|
|Conversation with a student sharing information from the GFO materials||3 Points|
|Conversation with a faculty member sharing information from the GFO materials||3 Points|
|Customize and use the GFO Flyer template||4 Points|
|Share GFO poster||2 Points|
|Share GFO brochure||2 Points|
|Collect PTaP and/or PTaP.HE data||3 Points|
|Share GFO related content on social media||1 Point|
Key features of “Sharing the Facts”
What are the intended outcomes for “Sharing the Facts”?
- Your audience will notice and understand messages related to Get the Facts Out.
- Your audience will have positive attitudes toward teaching as a profession.
- Your audience will engage in conversations with trusted others (peers, faculty, advisors, champion) to process ideas about teaching as a profession.
What should “Sharing the Facts” look like?
- Addresses multiple stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, advisors, local teachers, etc.).
- Reaches large numbers of stakeholders from within each audience.
- Uses tested messages and resources from Get the Facts Out.
- Uses multiple strategies and modalities (e.g. personal conversations, presentations, workshops, posters, flyers).
- Uses multiple venues (e.g. classrooms, student groups, faculty meetings, etc.).
What should you do as a GFO Champion?
- Actively seek out opportunities to share information about teaching as a profession.
- Identify locally relevant data about teaching as a profession and update the Get the Facts Out materials.
- Avoid voicing misperceptions about teaching as a profession.
- Habitually correct misperceptions about teaching as a profession when others voice them, based on available facts.
- Habitually share the positive aspects of teaching as a profession that are supported by data rather than anecdotes.
- Seek to further your learning by engaging in the Get the Facts Out national community.