FROM DATA TO INFORMED ACTION

Why take this course?   

Many organizations collect data that could make their work more efficient and more effective. The challenge is that data is often either inaccessible to staff or perceived as irrelevant to staff. This course offers staff with varying roles and perspectives to dig into their data in ways that serve them and the vision of the organization. A learning-centered approach to data will help you engage others in understanding the story the data is telling, discerning the questions it is raising, and clarifying the implications for action.

 

What will you learn? 

This is an engaging and highly personalized course, with ongoing invitations to test, try and practice the new content being learned. During the course, you will work alone both on and off the computer, as well as participate in a group session on-line. Here is a sample of what you will have achieved by the end of the course:

  • located data you or your organization is already collecting and determined how it is currently being used
  • reviewed a model from knowledge management theory and identified critical factors for ensuring that data is used to support informed action
  • analyzed the data you found to identify the story it tells and the questions it raises
  • created a tool to select and effectively share your data with a group
  • created a learning-centered design for bringing data to your group.

 

What else do you need to know?

  • Platform: Ruzuku
  • Length: Six weeks, including orientation. There is one group live session at the start of the course followed by six weekly modules on your own time with online communication among course participants and facilitator. The weekly modules are available each Monday morning.  The expectation is that learners work through their tasks according to the realities of their personal schedule and the Monday-to-Monday timeline. There is total estimated course time of 12-20 hours.
  • Pre-requisite: None.
  • Note: It is strongly recommended that you take this course with at least one colleague who is involved in planning the same event as you. Participating with your entire planning team is ideal. 

 

INTENTIONAL DESIGN ONLINE (NEW!)

Why take this course? 

Strong facilitators need strong learning designs, and strong learning designs need strong facilitators. This course focuses on the design part of that equation and focuses on how to do this online. You will learn how to develop a learning program that honors adult learning principles and seamlessly weaves content with process.

 

What will you learn?

This is an engaging and highly personalized course, with ongoing invitations to test, try and practice the new content being learned. Here is a sample of what you will have achieved by the end of the course:

  • distinguished between a learning-centered and teaching-centered approach, and what this means in an online context
  • used tools and models to ensure an intentional focus on learners and their needs
  • used the 4A model in develop learning tasks to maximize learning in a virtual context
  • designed a short learning session on a topic related to your work using the principles and practices of a learning-centered approach as well as the 8 Steps of Design
  • selected tools and technique to maximize learning online
  • determined elements to enhance the learning journey using a blended approach.

 

What else do you need to know?

  • Platform: Ruzuku
  • Length: This course runs for five weeks. One lesson (1-3 hours of work) is released each week.
  • Elements of the Learning Journey: This course includes learning modules and activities in Ruzuku; at least two Zoom synchronous group gatherings; 1-1 mentoring; and, a phone-based system to support the learning
  • Pre-requisite: None.

 

DISEÑO INTENCIONAL EN LÍNEA (NUEVO!)

¿Por qué hacer este curso?

Los instructores fuertes necesitan diseños de aprendizaje sólidos, y los diseños de aprendizaje sólidos necesitan instructores fuertes. Este curso se enfoca en la parte de diseño de esa ecuación. Aprenderás a desarrollar un evento de aprendizaje que respete los principios del aprendizaje de adultos e incorpora a la perfección el contenido con el proceso.

 

¿Qué aprenderás?

Este es un curso interactivo y altamente personalizado, con invitaciones continuas para probar y practicar el nuevo contenido que se está aprendiendo. Aquí hay una muestra de lo que habrás logrado al final del curso:

  • distinguir entre un enfoque centrado en el aprendizaje versus centrado en la docencia, y lo que significa en un contexto en línea 
  • uso de herramientas y modelos para asegurar un enfoque intencional en los estudiantes y sus necesidades. 
  • uso del modelo de 4A’s para diseñar tareas de aprendizaje efectivas para maximizar el aprendizaje en un ambiente virtual 
  • diseño de una breve sesión de aprendizaje sobre un tema relacionado con tu trabajo utilizando los principios y prácticas, con un enfoque centrado en el aprendizaje, así como los 8 pasos del diseño. 
  • Seleccionar herramientas y técnicas para maximizar aprendizaje en línea  
  • Determinar elementos para realzar la trayectoria de aprendizaje utilizando un enfoque mixto.  

 

¿Qué más necesitas saber?

  • Plataforma a usar: Ruzuku
  • Duración: este curso tiene una duración de seis semanas. Se lanza una lección (1-3 horas de trabajo) cada semana.
  • Elementos de la Trayectoria de Aprendizaje: este curso incluye módulos de aprendizaje y actividades en Ruzuku; al menos dos reuniones grupales sincrónicas de Zoom; 1-1 tutoría; y un sistema telefónico para apoyar el aprendizaje.
  • Requisito previo: Ninguno.

 

RE-IMAGINING CONFERENCES + CONVENINGS  (REVAMPED!)

Why take this course?   

How many times have you gone to a conference (or organized one) where everyone actively learned new things and connected the topics of the conference with their day-to-day work back home? If you have, you are lucky. Most conferences aren’t like that – but they can be!

In these virtual times, it is even more difficult to imagine. Not only do we need to ensure learning happens but now we need to do this virtually!

Whether you plan to host your conference online or you are waiting it out to host an in-person event when COVID-19 no longer has us all shut-in, this course has much to offer.

 

What will you learn? 

This is an engaging and highly personalized course, with ongoing invitations to test, try and practice the new content being learned. During the course, you will have solo work as well as participate in a group session on-line. Here is a sample of what you will have achieved by the end of the course:

  • articulated key attributes of a learning-centered conference and considered how to use them in your own planning
  • named persistent conference challenges you want to address and identified potential leverage points
  • considered the opportunities, technology and techniques for virtual sessions or moving your gathering online
  • selected tools from the Learning-Centered Conferences Toolbox and used them in the event you are planning
  • practiced refining conference designs by giving and receiving feedback on designs
  • drafted your conference design with a plan for integrating additional learning-centered aspects into your upcoming conference.

 

What else do you need to know?

  • Platform: Ruzuku
  • Length: Six weeks, including orientation to the learning platform. There is one (1) live group session at the start of the course followed by six weekly modules on your own time with online communication among the course participants and the facilitator. The weekly modules are available each Monday morning. The expectation is that learners work through their tasks according to the realities of their personal schedule during the Monday-to-Monday timeline. There is total estimated course time of 12-20 hours.
  • Pre-requisites:
    • You have a large gathering or event you need to plan
    • Ideally, you take this course with 1 or more colleagues who are also involved in planning the event you are working on.

CUSTOMIZABLE FOR YOUR NEEDS

If you are interested in a course that is not currently scheduled, you can express your interest here.  If your organization is interested in a particular course, you can also contact us to arrange for a private, customized course that is suited to the unique context of your organization. Class sizes are limited depending on the content and number of facilitators to ensure a participative, learning-centered approach.

If a one-on-one approach works best for you, consider mentoring.

 

FLEXIBLE PRICING

If you are a nonprofit, work in the education or faith-based field, or otherwise need financial support, we usually can provide some discount. We also recognize the value in partner learning (2+ people from an organization attending the same course) and are often able to offer a discounted rate in these situations. Please note that discounts may not be combined with any other promotions.