Short Answer Ambassadors

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Intro

Hello there, my name is Adam Sparks. My wife Alexa and I are the creators of Short Answer! First, we want to say thank you for being a Short Answer Teacher. We’re honored to have you using Short Answer in your classroom and are excited that you’re interested in becoming a Short Answer Ambassador. As a small team, your support is vital in helping us spread the word about Short Answer.

We’re heading into a new age of AI-infused classrooms that poses many opportunities, but also many risks, when it comes to writing instruction and literacy. Short Answer’s mission is to help K12 teachers, students, and their schools navigate this new era effectively by making it easy to embed engaging, effective writing practice across the curriculum. As an ambassador, you will serve this mission by helping promote Short Answer and train other teachers on the platform. 
 
Becoming an ambassador will require some commitment. We understand how busy educators are, so we totally understand if this program is not for everyone. That said, we want to ensure that ambassadors don’t just know “the how” of Short Answer, but also “the why”. Here’s what it will look like.

Requirements

To ensure that Short Answer ambassadors have a solid understanding of the Short Answer approach, Short Answer ambassadors will:

  • ✔️ Watch brief tutorial videos on Short Answer basics and pass corresponding quizzes on each video. (the 4 videos at the top of this page)
  • ✔️ Conduct three readings on the Short Answer approach and pass corresponding quizzes on each reading. (Reading 1, Reading 2, and Reading 3)
  • ✔️ Upload a screenshot of an exemplar question (and corresponding feedback criteria) from your Short Answer account.
  • ✔️ Describe an experience you had using Short Answer or sharing Short Answer with staff that inspired you to become an ambassador
  • ✔️ Conduct a quick 10-minute Zoom / phone call (at a time convenient to you) with the Short Answer founders to finalize ambassador details

We anticipate the above to take about 30-60 minutes to complete (not including the phone call) depending on your familiarity with Short Answer.

Commitment

As a Short Answer ambassador, you will also commit to:

  • ✔️ Share your new “ambassadorship” on social media (or with your colleagues if you don’t have social media)
  • ✔️ Present on Short Answer at least once during a given school year (with fellow staff or at a conference )
  • ✔️ Be a go-to source for fellow teachers when they have questions
  • ✔️ Offer feedback, both positive and negative, about Short Answer to help our team improve the platform

Benefits

For your efforts in completing the above requirements and commitments, you will be rewarded with:

  • ⭐ 1 Year of Short Answer Premium
  • ⭐ A swag bag of Short Answer goodies mailed to your door
  • ⭐ A personalized ambassador badge to display your expertise to the world
  • ⭐ The deep-felt appreciation and respect of Adam & Alexa (we’re a small team and we couldn’t do this without you)

Interested?

Still interested in becoming an ambassador? Fill out the form below and we’ll send you everything you need. Thanks so much for your interest in the program, for supporting Short Answer, and for all you do as an Educator!

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