IDEAS WORKSHOPE

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IDEAS WORKSHOPE

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Grey School
Of 
Wizardry

123 Poultney st Whitehall, NY 12887

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Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Headmaster

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Well met <name>

I hope that the day finds you in high spirits and good health!

I am writing to you today to offer you a formal invitation to the Manor Kingsley in Whitehall, NY for an Apprenticeship Interview

The Interview process consists of a few hours conversation, a tour of the Manor, some light exploration of the grounds, Lunch, and perhaps a game of chess if we've time. In the late evening you will be tasked to join me on the on the grounds where I will decide whether or not to extend an offer of Apprenticeship. 

 

Should the decision be in your favor your Apprenticeship will start two weeks after your interview date. Regardless of the decision made you'll be invited to stay the night and treated to a fine breakfast the following morning before you make your way to where it is your path takes you. 

While many have contacted me regarding this position, few have possessed the necessary spark that true Wizardry calls for. I was impressed by your initial message and found your answers to my rabbit question interesting. I will note here that while you may have a sharp mind, it will take more than that to succeed on this venture. It's hard work though I somehow suspect that is not a roadblock for you. 

Please respond to this Email in the next 48 hours with a time and date that works for you. It is also important to note that an Apprenticeship with me may take upto two years and so the next steps should not be taken without consideration and contemplation. A Wizard thinks before he acts. 


Bright Blessings,
The Wizard Kingsley 


















































 

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Real Magick. Real Wizardry. Real People.

In Person Lessons
Coming Soon to GSW

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A Guide to Creating A Class for the Physical Campus.
By Provost Kingsley

In October of 2019, The Grey School acquired a Physical Campus in Whitehall, New York. This space also hosts our School Store, Magick Alley. The nine acres of hilltop Conclave Grounds and the "Highspire Manor" school building are open to those Enrolled during our yearly Conclaves, and starting in Spring 2022 during Physical Classes!

Physical Classes should take on average 2-3 days to complete, offering Apprentices and Magisters alike the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the lesson material. 
These courses are an excellent opportunity to provide our Pupils the chance at quickly finishing specific classes and earn more credits. What's more, these classes avail the opportunity to take a more meaningful and in-depth look at the subject material you teach. Physical Classes offer you as a teacher an opportunity to participate in hands-on education, create interesting and unique activities, engage in real time conversation during your lessons, and explore the concepts you teach in a magickal environment of Wizardry. 

Now you may be asking yourself the all-important question, "but... how much does it pay?"
We're glad to say that in-person classes offer the highest stipend presently available at the Grey School of Wizardry. Payment for classes taught in-person is a $500 stipend per class to be added at the end of the month to your usual payout. You may teach as many in-person classes as you like, provided you are able to fulfill all the requirements for creating a Physical Class. But, what are those requirements? How does One get started on this process of creating and putting together a physical class for GSW? Well, I'm glad you asked! I've put together the following Seven Steps to help you through the process. If you need any additional help, clarification, or just someone to bounce ideas off of, you can always email me at Provost@GreySchool.com

The Grey School of Wizardry has long been a world leader in providing the finest in secular esoteric education, and we are excited to take this next step in continuing that proud legacy with classes at our Physical Campus. We look forward to seeing what arcane curiosities you unveil with this new tool in your educational arsenal.

Bright Blessings,

Provost Nicholas Kingsley
 

Step One: Choose a Class to teach.
First things first, you'll need to choose a class to teach! This can be one of the classes you currently teach online, or one you write especially for in-person teaching. If you choose to write a new class, follow the same procedure you would for writing a class for online instruction.

Tip: If you're not sure which of your classes you'd like to teach first, or if you'd like to generate a bit of interest in the possibility of you teaching an in-person course, try posting to the forums and asking which class people would like to see!


Step Two: Contact the DoC.
Express your interest to teach your chosen course as an in-person class to the DoC via Email. (DoC@GreySchool.com)
Include a brief reasoning in your Email as to why you feel the class you've chosen will benefit from in-person instruction.

Step Three: Review, Revise, Organize!
The DoC will need time to review your chosen, or written, class. During this time, our Dean of Curriculum will go over the course with a fine-tooth comb, checking that the information provided is up to the standards and requirements of The Grey School. The DoC may, during this stage, work with you to develop your lesson plan, or help better orientate and fine tune your class for in-person instruction.

When everything looks good and Wizardly,
the DoC will notify the Provost of when to ready the Physical Campus,
approve your class and upload the physical class material to the Classes Roster.


An Example of what such a class might be named:
"Wizardry 100: Becoming an Apprentice [Physical Class]"

Tip: Physical Classes are meant to take 2-3 days, keep this in mind when designing your lessons. 

Step Four: Get the Word out!
Once you've had your class approved, you'll need to announce it on the forums. This is how our Apprentices and Magisters will know it's available. Whilst a forum post is required, you needn't stop there! Use the Facebook Group, send up some wizardly smoke signals, adopt a road...Where ever you can talk about it, do so!

In your posts be sure to include the following bits of information:

  • The Name of your Class, and what department it is in.

  • The Time and date your Class will begin (at least one month from the time of the announcement).

  • Any Reagents or Materials those Enrolling will need to bring.

  • A Brief 250 word description of the class including the amount of Credits and Level. 

  • A short synopsis of what it is that people taking the class will learn. 


In addition to this you'll need to create your schedule. It is important to keep in mind that people enrolled in physical classes will still need to submit their assignments on the website to receive credit for their work. Teachers may wish to schedule lessons throughout the day with a period at the end of the day for submitting their online assignment. 

An Example Schedule:

Day 1 Schedule

3:00 pm -4:30 pm Introductions and Opening Ceremonies.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Free Time

5:10 pm - 5:30 pm Going Over Syllabus and expectations for class
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Lesson 1
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Time for people to submit their work online

7:45 pm - 8:30 pm Dinner
Some time After Dinner- Teacher Grades

Day 2 Schedule

10:00 am - 11:30 Breakfast and Conversation

11:45 am -12:00 Lesson Prep

12:00 am - 1:00 pm Lesson two

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Lesson three

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Free Time

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm Lesson four

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Time for people to submit their work online

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner
Some time After Dinner- Teacher Grades

Day 3 Schedule

10:00 am - 10:30 am Morning Meditation

10:30 am -11:00 am Breakfast 

11:00 am - 11:30 am Free Time

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lesson five

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break

2:10 pm - 3:00 pm Lesson six

3:10 pm - 3:45 pm Free Time

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Pack-up
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm Time for people to submit their Finals online

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Closing Ceremonies and Send off


Tip: Remember that you can do a two day class if you prefer! You will need to keep in mind while creating your schedule that Apprentices and Magisters need an Hour Lunch Break every day, and that the Manor's Kitchen Opens at 10 AM, and closes at 8PM, meaning breakfast and dinner cannot be scheduled to start before 10 AM, or after 8 PM


Step Five: Accept Sign ups!
Now that people know about your class and where to find it they'll be able to sign up. While the School is currently pursuing a larger physical space to accommodate more Apprentices and Magisters, the current max size of a class is Four, not including the teacher. This means that the first four people will be accepted into the class, with anyone else who signs up being left pending to form a sort of waiting list. Once accepted into the class, they will have One Week to pay the class tuition. If for any reason someone is unable to pay tuition, they will be bumped from the class and the next person on the waiting list will be allowed in. You as the Instructor will be notified when someone has paid their tuition, or has timed out. 

Once all Four of your pupils have paid their tuitions, an Email will be sent out to those Enrolled with your class schedule, the Class Description you wrote, a list of any requirements or materials they need to bring, and directions to the Campus. If you would like to add a personal note to your charges in this email feel free to send a message to Provost@greyschool.com with the details of what you would like to include.


Step Six: Dust off your broom...
Make your Travel Arrangements and gather any necessary reagents for your class. During this time you can also send items ahead to the physical campus for your class, or request that the School acquire specific items for your class.

Tip: Buying teaching tools out of pocket can be expensive! Feel free to inquire with your Department Dean or the Provost for information on what funds your Department has available.

Step Seven: Show up!
Arrive Safely, Teach Well, and Make Some Magick Happen!


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