Design for Learning

Design for Learning

January 16 - March 13, 2015

10:00 am - 11:30 am

 

Course Description

Course Registration

Course Evaluation

Course Resources

Design for Learning - A Self Paced Guide
Mastering the Teaching of Adults (1991) by Jerold Apps
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home
     and School
, by John Medina (optional)


Participant email listserv  DFL-L@listserv.ksu.edu 
 
Conference Call  -  (866) 620-7326; Code: 9937154336

Connect Meeting Room  - http://connect.ksre.ksu.edu/ksreprodev

Communications

 

Introductions

 

Assignment 1 - Compiled

Identify a topic you plan to teach/facilitate in the near future and answer some questions about it. The questions are in a Word Document.  You will use this assignment throughout the course to apply concepts that are reinforced during each session.  Send to direland@ksu.edu by January 9, 2015.

 

Sessions

Course Facilitator:  Marie Blythe


Session 1  -  January 16, 2015, Understanding Adult Learners
                    Stacey Warner and Valeria Edwards, Facilitators

      Descriptions of Topics to Teach or Facilitate

     Assignment
       -    Read Unit 1, Design for Learning - a self paced guide    
       -    Read Chapter 7 Mastering the Teaching of Adults (1991)
       -    Be prepared to share an example of a recent learning experience in which you participated
             that was not work related.

  • What was the name/topic of the class?
  • What was your reason for participating?
  • What were some of the teaching strategies used?
  • What elements enhanced your learning in the class?
  • What inhibited your learning in the class?         

     Resources
       - Understanding Adult Learners handout
      
     

Session 2  -  February 30, 20145
     Topic A:   Organizing and Designing Content Using the Logic Model
                      
Paula Peters, Facilitator

Assignment

- Read Unit 2 from Design for Learning - A Self Paced Guide

- Read pages 109-111 from Mastering the Teaching of Adults

- Review and understand the components of the Logic Model.  A good way to do that is to visit the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Logic model course that is on line at:
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/lmcourse
/

-Draft two or three objectives for the lesson that you plan to deliver soon.

      Resources
         - Organizing and Designing Content Using the Logic Model - ppt Handout
         - Task-oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom's Taxonomy

 

    Topic B:  Creating an Effective Learning Environment
                 Marie Blythe, Facilitator

Assignment

Read Unit Four from Design for Learning A Self-Paced Guide 
Read Chapter 10 from Mastering the Teaching of Adults - Apps

Resources

Creating an Effective Learning Environment - ppt handout 

  

Session 3  - February 13, 2015
                      Selecting Appropriate Teaching Tools
                       Marie Blythe, Facilitator

       Assignment
       EVERYONE read:
        - Mastering the Teaching of Adults – Apps
          Selecting the Right Tool – Chapter 11

        - Design for Learning - A self-paced guide
         
Selecting Appropriate Teaching Tools - Unit 3

       Individual Assignments:
        - Mastering the Teaching of Adults – Apps      
              Teaching Tools for Providing Information – Chapter 8
              Teaching Tools for Skill Training – Chapter 8 cont.
              Teaching Tools for Developing In-Depth Understanding – Chapter 9
              Teaching Critical Thinking – Chapter 12            

    Resources
      
- Selecting Appropriate Teaching Tools - ppt Handout
       -  Facilitator Notes Session
 

 
Session 4 - February 27, 2015,  Teaching for Transfer
                       Shannon Washburn, Facilitator

Assignment
We'll be thinking together about how to help our clients actually USE
the information we present to them.  You don't HAVE to read the book
although I think you'll want to.  Go to the following webpage:
www.brainrules.net/about-brain-rules.  Click on Audio Book.  Listen to: 
-  The Introduction
-  The Rules #4, #5 and #6
-  View the slideshow called Takeaways & Quotes for Presenters
Also. . . .
-  Read the introductory chapter from a textbook titled The Transfer of Learning (Leberman, McDonald and Doyle)

 Resources       
  -  The Transfer of Learning (Leberman, McDonald and Doyle)
  -  Transfer for Learning - PowerPoint

 

Session 5  -  March 13, 2015, Assessing Learning Outcomes
                     
Deb Gebeke, Facilitator

     Assignment
         - Go to www.ag.ndsu.edu/evaluation
         - View each of the video clips posted under Self Study: Evaluating Extension Programs
         - Please bring to the session the objectives you prepared for Session 2

     Resources:
             Assessing Learning Outcomes PowerPoint Handout
             American Evaluation Association
             Evaluation Cards
             Evaluation of Learning
             NDSU Worksheet and Guide for program planning, Evaluation Tool Kit
             NDSU Evaluation - Instruments           

For more information relative to  the “Kirkpatrick Model”:
Google “Kirkpatrick Partners” and sign up for a profile so you can see free resources (you can sign up for newsletters, etc also) and trainings.  There are a few good books and papers listed as well.
If you go to this link you will find many good articles for review and you will also see a direct ad in the column to the right for the training options mentioned above.