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Preparing for classm ppt

  1. 1. Preparing For Class
  2. 2. Have YOU ever been to a “bad” class? Bueller!......Bueller!......Bueller!
  3. 3. What was bad about it?
  4. 4. What does “prepared” really mean?pre·pare[pri-pair] , -pared, -par·ing.3.to put in proper condition or readiness: 4.to put things or oneself in readiness; get ready: to prepare for war.
  5. 5. What has to be prepared?• You• Classroom• Program Materials• Tools & Resources• The Learners
  6. 6. What has to be prepared?• You
  7. 7. Lets Start With You. o u
  8. 8. Ok, what does uthat mean for me? Answer: What do YOU need to do to prepare YOURSELF BEFORE the o Training Program begins?
  9. 9. What should you do the WEEK ubefore and the DAY beforetraining begins? o
  10. 10. Week Prior: u•The Materials -  Do you know them like the back of your hand?  Knowledge = Confidence = Performance•The Learners – Who will be in your class? What is their applicable education and  oexperience?Day Before:•Rest – You’re going to need it.•Your Attire – Are you dressing for success?   – Appropriate – Professional – Comfortable – Modest – Practical
  11. 11. Summary: uBE SURE that YOU are ready in every way youcan be and should be prior to class. o
  12. 12. What has to be prepared?• You• Classroom
  13. 13. Preparing Your Classroom
  14. 14. Here’s somethingto consider whenpreparing yourclassroom.
  15. 15. What are the two mostimportant aspects of anylearning environment?Any guesses……?
  16. 16. Comfort&Functionality
  17. 17. What makes a room…..Temperature – adjustable Temperature – too hot or coldLighting – adjustable Lighting – too bright or darkSeating – cushioned and adjustable  Seating – hard plastic/metal/wood seatsSpace – plenty of room to move Space - crampedColor – soft hues and colors Color – bright harsh colors
  18. 18. What makes a room…..Desks and Chairs Messy Computer Equipment DisorganizedPresentation Equipment Strange seating configurationPower & Lights DarkNetwork Access NoisyStorage Visual distractions
  19. 19. Summary:Make absolutely sure that the classroom isready BEFORE the day your program begins.
  20. 20. What has to be prepared?• You• Classroom• Program Materials
  21. 21. Preparing Course MaterialsCon next Train ions iMan ng ual
  22. 22. So, what “materials” need to be prepared for class? Great Question! Glad you asked!
  23. 23. What “stuff” do you need toeffectively run your program? Program Schedule Instructor Guide Student Manuals Presentations Hand Outs Visual Aids Study Guides Exercise Guides
  24. 24. All of these classroom assets require gathering,  printing, requesting,  emailing, purchasing,  collating, reserving,  organizing, stapling,  gluing, scrapbooking,  yodeling, singing,  dancing and jumping  through fiery hoops!!!
  25. 25. Things to Consider….• Printing:  – How many copies of how many “things” will  have to be made? – Will you use the copier or a printing company? – Are there other classes starting at the same  time also using the copier? – Will you need to collate, staple, bind or sort? – Begin any printing/copying activities in plenty  of time before class.
  26. 26. Things to Consider….• Presentation Props:  – Do you use any visual aids?  Have you secured  them? (e.g. senior sensitivity materials) – Are there any DVD/tapes you need for class? – Are there any files you need on a thumb drive,  a network drive, a CD, etc. – Have you tested that your files work on your  classroom PC?
  27. 27. Things to Consider….• Games and Interactions: – Will you need any specific materials for your  games or group activities? – Do any of them require instructions to be  written or printed? – Are there any classroom team competitions? – If so, is there a point system and/or a “prize”  at the end of the program? What’s the prize?
  28. 28. Summary:There are LOTS of materials and suppliesneeded for class. Make sure you identifythem all and prepare them in plenty oftime before class.
  29. 29. What has to be prepared?• You• Classroom• Program Materials• Tools & Resources
  30. 30. Tools and Resources Ya’ mean…like…. hammers and saws? Yeah…No.
  31. 31. Tools and ResourcesWhat Classroom tools andresources will you need?
  32. 32. Tools and Resources After reviewing your instructor documentation, you should have a list of all of the classroom tools you will need to  properly deliver your training program.
  33. 33. Tools and Resources Here’s a TIP: Think BIG – to – SMALL.
  34. 34. Test Your Electronics!Make sure your laptop has the files you will need for your program and the software necessary to use them. (call the help desk if it doesn’t)Turn your project on and make sure it works and is set for optimum focus, size, brightness and clarity.Be sure to test all electronics.  Plug them in, test them and have spare batteries if applicable.
  35. 35. NON-ElectronicsSet up your non-electronics the day beforeSecure any supplies you will need as early as possible andkeep them in a secure place.Supplies don’t order themselves!
  36. 36. Summary:There are LOTS of moving parts to anytraining program…..secure yourresources, test your tools and removeall possible failure points.
  37. 37. What has to be prepared?• You• Classroom• Program Materials• Tools & Resources• The Learners
  38. 38. Preparing the Learners Let’s DO this!
  39. 39. Program Communication You shouldnt assume that all of your  class roster KNOWS they are  supposed to be in your class.  While  it MAY be a safe assumption, it is not  a bad idea to send a welcome email  to your class roster.
  40. 40. Program CommunicationIn that email you might consider including:•Your name and contact information•The program description, date and time•The location of the program•The program outline and learning objectives•Any materials they will need to bring to class•A brief message welcoming them to your program
  41. 41. Program CommunicationBelieve it or not, the Learner’s Supervisor may or may not know/”remember” they are enrolled in your class.  It isn’t a bad idea to copy them as well. Was that THIS week? Dang!
  42. 42. Learner RegistrationIf your program requires registration from your learners, be sure to keep an eye on registration activity in the days leading up to your program.
  43. 43. Summary:Use pre-program communications to prepare your learners and set the tone for the your program.A little bit of communication can go a long way to ensuring a smooth program.

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