In this practical and interactive virtual class, you’ll explore the current “cognitive neuroscience” that explains how ALL humans learn.
You’ll discover 6 specific brain-science principles and a 4-step instructional design model that you can use in your own virtual teaching and training.
And you’ll leave with dozens of new ideas, activities, resources, and a new “Gold Standard” for virtual instruction and learning.
The “Training from the BACK of the room” workshop is suitable for teachers, facilitators and coaches, as well as scrum masters and project managers. People with some experience of delivering training will get the most out of this course.
- Introduction to moving from ‘in person’ to ‘virtual’ learning format, online facilitation and tools
- Connection activities (to other learners, to content and to learning outcomes)
- Setting up for success and Trainers Toolkit
- Psychological safety and learning agreements.
- How humans learn
- The Six Trumps – six learning principles based on brain science
- Application of the “trainer’s toolkit” and brain science principles.
- Introduction to Accelerated Learning and the 4Cs – design and delivery model
- General design and delivery reminders
- Creating a 4Cs map – first draft.
- Deeper dive into one of Connections, Concepts, Concrete Practice or Conclusion step
- Writing successful learning outcomes
- Practical task – design your own training session (application of the 4Cs map and toolbox strategies to specific training topics)
- Teachbacks – learners each present their 4Cs map back to the group
- Glows and Grows – all learners receive feedback on their 4Cs map presentation
- Conclusion activities.
What you will learn
After your active participation in the TBR-VE Class with Teri Frith, you will be able to:
- Apply 6 brain-science principles based on current research every time you deliver virtual training, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of group, or level of learners.
- Use the 4Cs Map as a training design and delivery model for brain-based virtual instruction.
- Create virtual training sessions that combine your own topic and materials with the brain-based concepts and strategies from the class and demonstrate how to leverage the strengths of virtual learning environments.
- Explain to colleagues your understanding of cognitive science as it applies to learning, training and memory in both virtual and face-to-face environments.
- Choose from dozens of virtual brain-based learning activities for all topics.
- Become an active member of the TBR-VE Class Group and share your own expertise about brain-based virtual instruction and learning.
In order to attend the TBR-VE Class, you will need to:
- Attend all five 2.5 hour modules, and be an active participant during the live-streaming class time
- Do the “Warm-Ups” and “Follow-Ups”, i.e. pre/post work for each module (a total of about 6 hours of homework – reading, viewing, writing, responding)
- Become an active member of the TBR-VE Class Group on Slack (free membership). Post your “homework” assignments there and respond to what others have posted
- Complete our feedback survey to help us improve the TBR VE class for the future.
Also, in order to join us you’ll need to have:
- A copy of the book “Training for the BACK of the Room” by Sharon Bowman in either paperback or digital format (provided by Avanscoperta)
- A computer (desktop or laptop; not just a tablet or cell phone)
- Live-streaming camera capability and adequate sound system – so that we can all see and hear you as part of the class
- A printed copy of the participant workbook (provided as a pdf) – so that you can write and draw on it, and flag pages with sticky notes etc
- Miscellaneous analogic materials: sticky notes, blank paper, markers, pen/pencil.
- A basic familiarity with the software platforms that will be used to deliver the class: Zoom, Miro, Slack.
If these apps are new to you, please consider viewing one of the free introductory tutorials on YouTube: Miro – Slack – Zoom.
Online Workshop – How does it work
We will meet online in a virtual classroom and use presentation through screen share. The modules are designed to help you learn in a brain-friendly way. Every module will begin with an interactive lecture and lead to a collaborative exercise. Discussions and questions are encouraged all the time.
The workshop will happen online and in live streaming: the trainer and all other participants will be in a video conference. You’ll be interacting and working together in real-time thanks to a variety of tools you’ll have at your disposal.
The workshop will keep its highly interactive and hands-on spirit despite being online.
This is why we *require* that all participants keep their webcam on for the whole duration of the workshop: this will enhance the quality of the communication and of the workshop as a whole.
You won’t be sitting at your desk watching slides and videos, and you’ll be engaged in real-time activities for the majority of the time… as if we were in a real classroom!