Tip #267: Creating a Learning Community #2

On March 11, 2009, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #267: Creating a Learning Community #2

In a recent workshop, Wanda Sloan, HR Diversity/Staff Development Specialist at Blackhawk Technical College, asked an intriguing question: How can we create a learning community in a workshop? Our excellent group came up with five techniques that we have used. My task is to share them with you. (And I know if I forget something important, Shirley, David, Wanda or Anna will let me know!)

There are three simple ways to build and reinforce connections among learners. I call them simple because they don’t require any real planning, preparation, or materials. We discussed these in last week’s Tip.

There are two ways to build and reinforce connections among learners that are very colorful and require some planning, preparation, and materialsRead the rest

Tip #266: Creating a Learning Community #1

On March 10, 2009, Posted by , In learning activities, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #266: Creating a Learning Community #1

In a recent workshop, Wanda Sloan, HR Diversity/Staff Development Specialist at Blackhawk Technical College, asked an intriguing question: How can we create a learning community in a workshop?Our excellent group came up with five techniques that we have used. My task is to share them with you. (And I know if I forget something important, Shirley, David, Wanda or Anna will let me know!)

There are three simple ways to build and reinforce connections among learners. I call them simple because they don’t require any real planning, preparation, or materials. We’ll discuss those in today’s Tip.

There are two other ways that are very colorful and do require some planning, preparation, and materials. We’ll discuss those in the next Tip.… Read the rest