FAQs > (Questions About Facilitators)
Questions About Facilitators
Q: Is a facilitator needed?
A: Kentucky schools that register for the KET courses have two options: the school provides a facilitator ($100 tuition for 1-9 students in a course; $50 tuition for 10 or more students in a course), or the school does NOT provide a facilitator ($200 tuition per student per course). The facilitator will be the primary contact between the students and KET, and has responsibilities for the administration of the course. A school contact must be named, if a facilitator is not provided, whose main responsibility is to proctor test taking. Out-of-state schools usually provide a facilitator.
Q: What does a facilitator do?
A: The facilitator is responsible for making sure students have the proper facilities and computer equipment for viewing the DVDs, or CD-ROMs, opening online activities for students, keeping the KET teacher regularly informed of student progress, entering some class participation grades into the website grade program for German students, printing out tests from the website and proctoring the taking, maintaining the integrity of quizzes and tests by monitoring students during class time, and being the primary liaison between the teacher and the students via telephone, skype, web-based message system, and mail. The extent of their responsibility varies by course.
Q: Who can serve as a facilitator?
A: Facilitators can be classroom teachers, other school personnel such as library media specialists, counselors, and technology specialists, or parent/community volunteers.
Q: How do I find out more about being a facilitator?
A: Registered sites receive multimedia materials designed to help facilitators understand their responsibilities with regard to specific courses. Additionally, KET faculty and staff are available to answer questions and help solve any problems that arise.