Tip #161: Designing Facilitator Guides #5

On March 8, 2007, Posted by , In curriculum design, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #161: Designing Facilitator Guides #5

We have already discussed an annotated Table of Contents, which can be one quick and relatively easy reference guide for a facilitator.

Another option is an annotated print out of PowerPoint slides.

As a long-time user of overheads, I was used to being able to leaf through my prepared overheads (as many of you know, these were primarily cartoons!). When I went to PowerPoint, I was suddenly at a loss as to what visuals were in store. So I started to print them off in black and white, 9 slides to a page.

I can then annotate them with times, methods, handout materials, and participant manual page numbers. I have found it is the fastest way for me … Read the rest

Tip #160: Designing Facilitator Guides #4

On March 2, 2007, Posted by , In curriculum design, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #160: Designing Facilitator Guides #4

We have a number of choices to answer the seventh question: 7. What format will be most useful for the facilitator? There are three different formats I have typically used: an annotated table of contents (which we described in Tip #158), an annotated lesson plan (which we described in Tip #159), and a scripted facilitator guide, which is our focus in this Tip.

A scripted facilitator guide provides more information and guidance to a facilitator than is possible on an annotated lesson plan. While the annotated lesson plan provides a brief narrative of the activities, their purpose, and what is required (in terms of materials and directions) to facilitate the activities, the scripted facilitator guide comments on each page of … Read the rest

Tip #159: Designing Facilitator Guides #3

On February 28, 2007, Posted by , In curriculum design, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #159: Designing Facilitator Guides #3

Last week, we indicated that we have a number of choices to answer the seventh question: 7. What format will be most useful for the facilitator? There are three different formats I have typically used: an annotated table of contents (which we described in Tip #158), an annotated lesson plan, and a scripted facilitator guide.

An annotated lesson plan provides more information and guidance to a facilitator than is possible on an annotated table of contents. While the annotated table of contents provides a snapshot of activities and timeframes, the annotated lesson plan provides more of a narrative of the activities, their purpose, and what is required (in terms of materials and directions) to facilitate the activities.

The key information … Read the rest

Tip #158: Designing Facilitator Guides #2

On February 25, 2007, Posted by , In curriculum design, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #158: Designing Facilitator Guides #2

Once we have determined what information the facilitator will need in the facilitator guide, we can answer the seventh question:

7. What format will be most useful for the facilitator?

We have a number of choices regarding the format for the facilitator guide. We will consider three different formats: an annotated table of contents, an annotated lesson plan, and a scripted facilitator guide.

One of the simplest facilitator “guides”is an Annotated Table of Contents

If the facilitator is well versed in the content and has been actively involved in the design of the training, the format can be quite simple. The facilitator just needs something easy to scan that will help with pacing and planning.

The key information that the … Read the rest