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  • 1. Planning Instruction with Learning Tasks – the four I’s Class 6, ADLT 606 Fall 2011
  • 2. Themes from the Rationale section and objectives (wiki)
    • Excellent program ideas! Sometimes, ambitious content delivery plans – more than time allotted
    • Writing quality issues
      • Punctuation, sentence structure (parallelism), pronoun-antecedent agreement, compound subjects need plural verbs
      • Scholarly writing
    • LNRA survey questions
    • Confusion between goals, program objectives, and instructional objectives (ABOs)
      • (program) By the end of this program, learners will be able to :
      • (ABOs) By the end of this session, learners will have :
  • 3. Vella’s Seven (or 8) Steps of Design
    • Who?
      • Who will participate in your program?
      • What do they do?
      • What experiences have they had related to this topic?
      • What are their positions, or what work do they do?
  • 4. Vella’s Seven (or 8) Steps of Design
    • Why?
      • Name the situation that calls for this training.
      • Think of learner’s needs, your interests in teaching this topic, and the organization’s expectations
      • What makes this workshop necessary now?
  • 5. Vella’s Seven (or 8) Steps of Design
    • When?
      • What is the length of time available for your program?
      • What time of day or time of the year?
      • What else about the time might influence your learners’ ability to fully participate?
  • 6. Vella’s Seven (or 8) Steps of Design
    • Where?
      • Location and characteristics of the space that might make a difference to your design: noise, windows, seating, accessibility, tables
  • 7. Vella’s Seven (or 8) Steps of Design
    • So That? (Transfer – the 8 th step)
      • As a result of learning in this time-limited event, what will participants do differently back at work?
      • How will their learning influence the bigger picture after the training?
  • 8. Vella’s Seven (or 8) Steps of Design
    • What?
      • The content includes the skills, knowledge and attitudes (KSAs) that will be taught in the program
  • 9. Vella’s Seven (or 8) Steps of Design
    • What for? (ABOs)
      • What will the learners do with the content during the course?
      • By the end of this event, learners will have …..
      • ABOs use action verbs to connect to the content
  • 10. Vella’s Seven (or 8) Steps of Design
    • How?
      • How the learners will accomplish the objectives during the learning event.
      • Learning tasks with the Four I’s
        • Inductive
        • Input
        • Implementation
        • Integration
  • 11. Vella’s Assumptions about Learners and the Learning Process
  • 12. The Four I’s Types of Learning Tasks
    • Inductive work – connects learners with what they already know
    • Input – course content; new material
    • Implementation – try it out
    • Integration – asks learners how they will integrate new learning into their lives
  • 13. Resources to Take With You
    • A Guidebook for Jane Vella’s Learning Tasks
    • Using Small Groups Effectively – with guidelines on dealing with problem learners
    • 10 Ways to Minimize Resistance among Learners
    • Other resources, including designing online instruction, are on the wiki
    • Feel free to add your own to the wiki, as well
  • 14. Class Exercise in Using Vella’s Four I’s.
    • Work with your color-coded group (red, orange, yellow and blue).
    • Using Vella’s Four I’s for learning tasks (Induction, Input, Implementation, and Integration) , design a session in which you teach us how to prepare Thanksgiving dinner.
      • Mr. Bean's Christmas turkey
    • You will have 60 minutes to prepare your session design. Each group will “deliver” the Input learning task in a 10-minute timeframe and report out on your design for one of the other three tasks (Induction, Implementation, and Integration (2 minutes). Return to this room NLT 5:45 pm.
    • Existing resources include: paper, markers, access to Internet (Google searches, video, YouTube, etc), your own experience, photocopying, etc. Let me know how I can help you.)