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).
Register your Activities
Once you are registered as a Champion, 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.
We would love to hear about any work you’ve done to share GFO activities and messages. This helps us with our reporting to NSF and it also helps us learn about all the great strategies you’ve used to share the facts.
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
|Faculty Presentation/Workshop "Teaching: The Best Kept Secret"||5 Points|
|Student Presentation "Busting Myths About the Teaching Profession"||4 Points|
|Customize and share GFO Poster , Brochure or Teacher's Life by the Numbers Infographic with local branding and contact info||4 points|
|Share GFO poster, brochure or Teacher's Life by the Numbers Infographic||2 Points|
|Customize and share the GFO Flyer template with local program info||4 Points|
|Research and share local teacher salary & retirement data||4 Points|
|Requested and share local teacher salary & retirement data from GFO Central||1 Point|
|Customize and share Data Handouts with local teacher salary & retirement data (download from presentation webpages)||4 points|
|Share Data Handouts (download from presentation webpages)||2 Points|
|Other conference presentation/ paper/ poster containing GFO content||5 Points|
|Conversation with a student or faculty member sharing GFO facts||3 Points|
|Collect PTaP and/or PTaP.HE data||3 Points|
|Share GFO-related content by email||2 points|
|Share GFO website with student or colleague||2 points|
|Share GFO video with student or colleague||2 points|
|Share GFO related content on social media||1 Point|
|Publish blog article with GFO content||5 Points|
|Create your own webpage sharing GFO content||5 Points|
|Create your own audio or video product containing GFO content||5 Points|
|Create educational aide or curricula using GFO content||5 Points|
|Journal or juried conference paper containing GFO content||5 Points|
|Write your own book or book chapters containing GFO content||5 Points|
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.