Posts Tagged ‘Andrea Snyder’

Phoenix bird imageAfter an absence, T is for Training is back!  On the call were Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  We talked about online learning, digital literacy, learning to learn, and learning as you go.  Our library staff need to be able to understand technology basics and then be able to learn in the moment, when necessary.  Near the end, we talked a bit about ransomware, which has been hitting some libraries in the U.S.

Maurice is suggesting that T is for Training record every two weeks on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. ET.   The next one will be on Sept. 26. You can listen to this show on TalkShoe.

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The library training, teaching, learning podcast is back in your ear holes. 

Come join the fun TONIGHT at 8:30 pm Eastern on our platform Talkshoe.

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Think of it as the first day back at school, with new clothes and old friends.

See you then!

The Dizzy Pig Donut from Glazed and Confused in Syracuse, NYAndrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman started with a list of great ideas to nurture those members of a highly successful organization from the book The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships. They then pivoted to talk about accessible self and organizational development.  Along the way, they dropped in tips (listen to the podcast for them) and content recommendations.

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By the way, Friday, June 7, National Donut Day!  We hope you celebrated appropriately!

 

 

Arrow TipsSexual harassment. State law.  Diversity.  Training.

Yes, we talked about all of those topics and they ALL were related to the idea that repetition helps to accelerate learning. On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and an unnamed guest.

We began by talking about spaced repetition, from the Psychotatics article. Then we quickly moved into talking about the new requirements in New York State for yearly anti-harassment training for everyone who works in NYS (see links below).  We talked about the requirements, the form that the training takes, and more.  Along the way, we wondered if library volunteers and board of trustees should also be trained.  Near the end of the program, we touched upon diversity and bias.  It was a lively hour!  And yes, the idea of spaced repetition is throughout.

This is a slightly longer episode than normal (63 minutes); however, there are 2:35 minutes of silence (oh, Talkshoe!) in the beginning, so skip ahead.

Resources

C. Ferguson and C. Lee. (2019) Faculty of color want tenacity in diversity, inclusion programming. Daily Orange.

C. Ferguson and C. Lee. (2019) ‘Viscerally aware’: Professors of underrepresented racial, ethnic groups on how their identities impact their experiences at SU. Daily Orange.

Psychotactics. How To Accelerate Client Learning (Using Spaced Repetition)

New York State. Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

New York State. Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention 21 videos with subtitles in various languages.

New York State. Minimum Standards for Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies

 

Two arrows formed into a circleOn the call were Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman. With Maurice back, the audio was guaranteed to go well!  The conversation began with the Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  Then they talked about some questions related to helping others realize that they need to keep on learning, how to sneak it in, and how to keep our selves motivated to continue to improve ourselves.

Dictionary entry for learning by Nick Youngson, CC BY-SA 3.0On the show today were Andrea Snyder, Diane Huckabay, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman, who discussed a recent article by Terry Heick for TeachThought, entitled “44 Alternatives to ‘What’d You Learn in School Today?‘”

Among the items discussed were:

  • What sort of things we do to follow-up with unsatisfied learners.
  • Ways we ask questions that engage learners as co-conspirators in the learning process.
  • Difficult questions we can ask at the end of a session to gauge where we were successful and where we could have been better as learning facilitators.
  • Questions we can ask that inspire learners to apply what they have learned during the time they spend with us.

You can listen to the entire episode on TalkShoe.  Our next show will be on March 1, 2 p.m. ET. All are welcome to join in.  Details for doing do are on the T is for Training website.

effective-learning-feedbackThis week we circled back to the article, 20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback for Learning. We began by talking about #4, which gives us these for questions to ask:

  • What can the student do?
  • What can’t the student do?
  • How does the student’s work compare with that of others?
  • How can the student do better?

Then moved into ways of providing feedback and the role of feedback.  Near the end, we talked about focusing on the person receiving the feedback and what impact we want it to have.

On the call this week were Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.

Resources:

Rogers, Jenica. (2019) Define a “Natural.”

Reynolds, Laura. (2018) 20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback for Learning. 

 

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First you should know that this episode starts about 5 minutes into the recording.  So fast forward to the five-minute mark.  (We’re still not used to the upgrades that TalkShoe did this year….and we’re technology people.)

On the call were Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.  Maurice told us briefly about the MDLIBTECH one-day event (MD Tech Connect / #MDtechconnect2018) he had just attended at the Universities at Shady Grove.  The keynote speaker was Matthew Reidsma, who has written several articles and books, including “Algorithmic Bias in Library Discovery Systems.” This launched us into a discussion about how to eliminate bias in our training sessions. Our T is for Training started and ended on that topic (eliminate bias in our training ).  In the middle we talked about the adverse affect social media can have on use when parts of our past resurface and affect what we are doing today. The phrase “the past is the present” was used several times, as we acknowledged that who we were in the past (and what we said or did) represents who were are today.  In terms of that and in fighting bias in training sessions, we all noted that “it is really hard.”

This was an important conversation for us, because it acknowledged places where we need to be more thoughtful and where we know we will make mistakes.  You can  hear us thinking, struggling, and striving.

Our next T is for Training will be on December 21 and it will be our last for 2018.  We hope you’ll join us!


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Young entrepreneurs discussing their products at the 2018 EntreEd Forum (Pittsburgh, PA, September 2018)

With T is for Training Executive Producer/Host/Cat-Herder Maurice Coleman and Regular Suspect Extraordaire/Producer/Blog Editor Jill Hurst-Wahl away (playing hooky), Substitute Guest Host Paul Signorelli and Regular-Suspect-Extraordinare Andrea Snyder absconded with the show for an hour-long exploration of how trainer-teacher-learners can help–and are already helping–prepare others (and themselves) for our ever-changing work environment.

After a brief review of a KQED Mind/Shift blog post (“Ten Jobs That Should Be Safe From Automation”), Andrea and Paul used Jonathan Nalder’s FutureWe framework (which suggests how learners and leaders can thrive in the future) to examine a variety of challenges and potential solutions to the demands we are facing in our workplace environments. Particular attention was given, during the conversation, to a) the use of library makerspaces in learning; b) libraries as resources for those seeking skills to make them more competitive in contemporary work spaces; and c) ways to foster the entrepreneurial skills that becoming increasingly important to those wanting to thrive in our changing world of work.

Among the other resources mentioned during the conversation were:

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Statue of Sisyphus and a rockOn the call were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Paul Signorelli.  We discussed Google.

After you’ve listened to this show, set your calendar for our next show on July 6, after the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.