Draft your next training course using ideas from: Training from the Back of the Room
Start from the end Like the legend of the Phoenix, the end is a new beginning
Start from the end The rationale behind this technique
If you want to read more about it, click the links:
How to Design Great Training: Begin with the End in Mind http://www.slideshare.net/sharonbowman/how-to-design-great-training-begin-with-the-end-in-mind-8708424
Worksheet for How to Design Great Training: Begin with the End in Mind http://www.slideshare.net/sharonbowman/worksheet-for-how-to-design-great-training-begin-with-the-end-in-mind
Learning objectives Write down the answers to these questions
#0 - Ask yourself: What new endeavour, project, or task will learners become able to accomplish, after attending your training course?
What are the 3 main practical abilities & skills attendees will need to learn to succeed in that? #1 - Write it down, you need this for the next...
Choose one Among these three practical abilities and skills
#2 - Choose the most important one. You'll start to draft your first training session from there!
What's next Walking the 4Cs Map backward
For the topic identified at #2 we are going to breakdown and draft the session in 4 stages: d) Conclusions c) Concrete practice b) Concepts a) Connections
What's next The 4Cs Map
If you want to read more about the 4Cs Map, click the links:
How to Map Your Instruction in 4 Simple Steps http://www.slideshare.net/sharonbowman/how-to-map-your-instruction-in-4-simple-steps-12175386
The 4Cs Map: A Brain-Based Instructional Design and Delivery Model http://bowperson.com/2016/02/the-4cs-map-a-brain-based-instructional-design-and-delivery-model/
The 4Cs flyer https://sbowperson.leadpages.co/leadbox/144028573f72a2%3A12336a115346dc/5672463165816832/
d) Conclusions Imagine: current session is just finished and...
...learners are celebrating their success and their learnings about skill/ability at #2.
Just a moment ago they summarised what they have learned, what surprised them most, what was most relevant, useful and transformative. What was it? #3 - Write it down!
That's it, Now you know the key learnings required to develop the skill or ability at #2, this will be the goal of concrete practice
d) Conclusions Ideas for conclusions
Do you want ideas for learners activities to summarise & evaluate what they have learned and create action plans for using the new skill/ability during their daily job?
Click this link: http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cgJ5TpNaAjH0kW?startSlide=48
c) Concrete practice Exercises & activities that lead to their learning
#4 - Design exercises for learners to practice the skill/task at #3, &to develop the learnings at #3 through practice, experimentation, and your positive and corrective feedback.
c) Concrete practice How to design concrete practice
It can be: a practical exercise or performance, a written or verbal test, teaching/explaining the skill/ability to someone else, drawing a visual representation of the learnings
c) Concrete practice Guidelines
Make attendees work together, at-least in pair. Learning is a social activity.
Make it safe and fun. Positive emotions amplify learning and open our minds.
Make them move. An oxygenated brain works better.
Make it learner-centered, it's not about you
c) Concrete practice Pro tips
Organise the concrete practice in iterations. Provide positive & constructive feedback after every iteration to help them improve and correct themselves.
Build into the practice some degree of freedom and autonomy. Design problems that admit more then one good answer. Discuss & compare solutions after every iteration and use differences as learning opportunities.
Click the link to read more about concrete practice: http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cgJ5TpNaAjH0kW?startSlide=31
b) Concepts What attendees need to know?
What are the need-to-know, the fundamental concept attendees cannot do without, to get through the concrete practice you designed at #4 for them, and to be successful in their daily job?#5 - Find the heart of the problem, identify the core, hit the bull's-eye, focus exclusively on the most valuable bit of information. What is it? Write it down !
b) Concepts How to be engaging, entertaining & effective in your delivery
#6 - How do you do that?Write down ideas and techniques you use in your classes!
b) Concepts Tips: how to be engaging, entertaining and effective
Use images and metaphors over text!
Deliver content in small chunks & short stints
Engage attendees with questions, reviews, writing, talking: learning is active & multi-sensorial
Engage attendees with discussions and group activities: learning is social & emotional
Use vArIeTy, CONTRAST & diffe-rences.
Choose a ventilated and illuminated room, provide drinking water, make them moooove
b)Concepts More Tips
Consider interleaving concepts with concrete practice
For more ideas click the links and add what suits you to the list at #6:
Six Trumps Guide https://sbowperson.leadpages.co/leadbox/14076cc73f72a2%3A12336a115346dc/5711129414205440/
Six Trumps: Six Learning Principles that Trump Traditional Teaching http://www.slideshare.net/sharonbowman/six-trumps-six-learning-principles-that-trump-traditional-teaching
Move! Don’t Sit Still by Jimmy Janlen - http://www.slideshare.net/sharonbowman/move-dont-sit-still-by-jimmy-janlen
b) Concepts Draft the session content
Less is more
#7 - Write down content you'll present in this session about concept you identified at #5. Remember learnings listed at #3.
Include some activities you listed at #6 and those you've read about to engage learners.
a) Connections Connecting learners with ...
Prior knowledge: what they already know about the topic at #2,
Learning objectives: what they will learn from #4 and #5,
Personal goals: what they want to learn and what they want to do with it, as per #0, #1, and #2 for this first session
Community: each other
a) Connections Draft the activities
This is where the sessions start, this is where the training start.This gives trainer input to adapt the delivery to the learners level of experience.
Click the links for ideas on short connection activities: http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cgJ5TpNaAjH0kW?startSlide=12
#8 - List the connections activities for the training start and for this session
Repeat the 4Cs For all the remaining skills and practical abilities in your list at #1
Pick the next most important skill or practical ability from #1 and start from the end again:
d) Conclusions c) Concrete practice b) Concepts Connections
Less is More
The creative process to design the training is iterative & non-linear.
Learners practice & activities are the most important bits. Your ability lies into reducing the time you speak.
Peer-review your training design. Improve it through feedback.
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Be Human.Have Fun !!!
Presentation by Luca Minudel
Draft your next training course with ideas from Training from the Back of the Room