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Circuit Rider Training Project


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Sarah Lord Soares @ 2009 Circuit Rider Confrence
The Lasa Learning Programme aims to provide a route for Circuit Riders to both develop their skills and to provide an environment for those wishing to become Circuit Riders. The topics in the initial phase of delivery and a quick look at the online learning platform.

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Circuit Rider Training Project

  1. 1. The Path We Followed
  2. 2. Community Engagement to Guide Programme Development <ul><li>CR Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>CR List </li></ul><ul><li>Full day retreat </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Group </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>CRs primarily do self-directed learning to improve their skills </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible resources but terribly organised </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement about basic CR skills needed to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing published about necessary CR competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Major gaps in ‘soft’ skills </li></ul>Research on CR Learning
  4. 4. <ul><li>Though unpublished there are ‘de-facto’ standards </li></ul><ul><li>They relate to ICT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal & External Comm. </li></ul></ul>Development of CR Principles & VCO ICT Standards
  5. 5. <ul><li>Major finding during standards work was that essential ‘soft-skills’ are required in all areas </li></ul><ul><li>Competencies developed for ‘core’ skills that all CRs must have and ‘technical’ skills that CRs need depending on their area of specialisation </li></ul>Research on CR Learning
  6. 6. Programme Focus: 4 ‘Core’ Areas <ul><ul><li>Characteristics of the VCS and VCOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VCO ICT Use: Systems, tools, training, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Sustainability: Costing, funding, technical support, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic assessment, planning and consulting skills </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Lasa Learning Environment (LLE) Mentors Circuit Rider Community Classes & workshops offered by other organisations Advisor support through PLP to certification process Half-day classes focused on four core curriculum areas Access to the Lasa Online LLE (Vetted resources, personal workspace, facilitated discussions)
  8. 8. A-Z Programme Sequence
  9. 9. Draft Calendar <ul><li>Trimesters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September - December 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January – March 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>April – June 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Programme Details <ul><li>Phase 1 focus on independent CRs and CRs who work within support organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 1 fee is ?????????? </li></ul><ul><li>Applications taken starting now or… </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up and we will contact you in a few weeks </li></ul>