Tapestry University exists to help families reach their educational goals by establishing edifying relationships, encouraging and equipping leaders, and enabling conversations that will enable people to come together to learn, discuss, and grow.
As we assist families in reaching their educational goals, we desire to build appropriate, mutually-beneficial, supportive, and genuine connections between Lampstand Press and those implementing our materials. This includes in-person contacts through email, phone calls, social media, and conferences. Additionally, our Advisors provide a vital avenue of assistance that can't be beat!
We also desire to equip our teachers (in Home Academies or Registered Co-ops) reach their academic goals by facilitating classes that help teachers teach more effectively. We also desire to publish content that helps teachers feel confident and excited about their roles as teachers. Some of the helps we provide in this regard are helps through our Company Blog, seasonal Tapestry University courses, and recorded Tapestry Teacher Training and Master Teacher Training. Plus, our staff is available to help you in various aspects of your teaching journey.
Lastly, Lampstand Press desires to provide contexts where people can come together to learn, discuss and grow. These types of contexts may include virtual campuses and live seasonal events. We also want to learn about evolutions in communications and teacher development so that we can potentially make use of them to effectively serve our community of users that we call Tapestry University.
Our Advisor Liaison is Sheri Payne. If you have a question or need, please contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find her at the Advisor's Facebook group.
Registered Co-ops, Fellowship Groups, Master Teachers, and Home Academies
These policies and pages have been updated in April 2017. Please feel free to email Lampstand Press if you have any questions.
As you know, we started TU a few years ago to encourage and grow you as parent-teachers, and we are always re-evaluating to try to serve you better. Consequently, there are some changes that we're making in 2017.
Advisors: we are not anticipating any changes to our Advisor program, and we are so grateful to these ladies for their time and investment in helping others understand Tapestry. This program is in full-swing and we are excited about adding any new Advisors who are interested. Sheri Payne is our fearless leader and is doing a great job.
When we started Tapestry University, we established formalized Fellowship Groups. We wanted to share what we had learned about teaching Tapestry in a co-op setting and provide some level of accountability for these groups. Based on what we've learned, we will be adjusting our approach to Fellowship Groups significantly.
In a nutshell, we will not be identifying Fellowship Groups going forward. In fact, many of the services we have offered will now be available to any group. We want to encourage groups to form, and we want to share what we've learned with any group using Tapestry.
You'll also see some slight changes to our Master Teacher program, primarily because we'll no longer have Fellowship Groups. If you are interested in becoming certified as a Tapestry Master Teacher, you will need to purchase the training and Independent Certification request at our Store. Please contact our Product Support Specialist for more information.
And, lastly, but probably most importantly, are our Home Academies. Any individual family can still register on our website for free! We highly encourage participation in this aspect of TU because it helps build our community of users so that other Tapestry families can find you.