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On the momentous call were Andrea Snyder, Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Henry Mensch, and Paul Signorelli.  This was our 10th anniversary episode, and we reflected on the topics that have stood out to us, including:

  • The use of shipping containers to create additional space for libraries.
  • The flipped classroom.
  • The personal and professional connections we have made through the show.
  • The fun personal in-person group recordings we used to do.
  • Who has been involved, including guest hosts.  We gave a special shoot out to Julie Strange, who is now a successful small business owner.
  • Maurice’s one-on-one interviews.
  • Providing critique and advice of conferences, training sessions, etc.

You can listen to this 10th anniversary episode on the TalkShoe platform or through places like iTunes.  If you haven’t done so, please leave us a review on iTunes.

Finally, Maurice is looking for guest hosts for the next two episodes (Sept. 28 and Oct. 12). If you’re interested, please contact him!  (His normal guest hosts are tied up.)

Below are a few photos from our 10 years….

T is is for Training Crew ready for lunch

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Book art at the Columbus Public Library (Ohio)On today’s call were Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.  We talked about books, etc., that have helped us keep up-to-date on what is happening in our teaching-training-learning industry.

Resources:

After this listening to this show, if you know have a resource to share with us, and the rest of the T is for Training family, please leave a comment!

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary in two weeks and hope some of our T is for Training colleagues will join us.

King TutOn the call today were Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl and Maurice Coleman.  We did a thought experiment of talking about what the future of our work as trainers-teachers might look like.  This discussion was loosely based on the “in 2035” idea/graphic on Jonathan Nadler’s web site. Questions, which we thought we might consider, were:
  • What will training/teaching look like in 5, 10 or 17 years? (2023, 2028, 2035)  Why?
  • What do trainers – people like us – need to do now to prepare for that new reality?
  • What’s the best cause scenario? Worst case?
However, we spent our time mostly on the first one.
We started by thinking what has changed in the last 17 years?  For example:
  • How people and groups take notes
  • Democratization and sharing of information
  • The language we use, including our use of pronouns

What came up when we thought forward 17 years?

  • How do we scale what we do now? (e.g., note-taking and interacting)
  • How will storytelling – which is a part of training – change?
  • How will people be trained on those assumed skills (e.g., word processing)?
  • Will people be willing to be trained on needed basic skills (which the likely could fake)?
  • Will people maintain their curiosity?
  • And more…

Resources

You can listen to the show online at TalkShoe or through iTunes.  Please skip ahead to the 7:45 mark where the show actually begins.  (A feature of the new TalkShoe is that it begins recording once people have called in, rather than allowing the host to start the recording.)

TalkShoe’s Major Overhaul

TalkShoe has gone through a major overhaul.  When you join us “on the call”, know that you’ll have a bit of a learning curve (and you heard us go through it on the last episode).  The phone number is now 1-605-562-0444, HOWEVER, you can also just use your computer audio, which you may prefer.
The platform now provides a way for us to see each other (video), although that video feed is not capture. The platform does capture the chat text, so we will need to be careful of how we use it as a back channel.  In fact, we may look for another back channel method, since having one has been useful.

10 Years Strong

T is for Training is coming up on its 10th anniversary (around Sept. 13)!  If you haven’t called in recently, please consider popping in on one of these episodes, as we celebrate T’s longevity.  And if you have the email address of anyone else who used to call in, please invite them to join in, too.  Of course, newcomers are ALWAYS welcome!

Little Dutch shoesOn the call were Jill Hurst-Wahl, Diane Huckabay, Laura Fothergill, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.  We talked about the article “Use ‘Metaphorical Scaffolding’ to Learn the Hard Stuff,” by Charles Chu, from The Polymath Project site. We also spent time talking about how we have used metaphors in our training and then digressed into talking about the new TalkShoe interface.

A great quote from the article is:

High-level thinkers are not dark magicians — they’re smart-but-otherwise-ordinary people who’ve picked up some interesting tricks.

You can listen to the entire show on the TalkShoe platform (53 minutes).  One reason, by the way, to listen to the entire show is that you can hear a group of technical people learn and adapt to a new Internet platform on the fly.

Thinking About This Specific T is for Training (and the new TalkShoe interface)

Being forced into using new technology without training is like turning four year olds loose is a playpen.

Using new technology can be like falling asleep and waking up in a new place, and finding that everything you knew was gone and you only understood every third word of the language you heard.

Updated TalkShoe

TalkShoe, the service used to host and record the shows, has updated itself – and did this throw us for a loop!  Please take a moment and give our page a look.  Also notice that it now displays how many times T is for Training has been downloaded just from TalkShoe! Wow…you all love us!

Along with the change in look, the phone number to call into the show has changed.  It is now (605) 562-0444.  Our show ID has remained the same (24719).

And So a Reminder

You can now stream/download episodes of the show back to January 2015. To download an episode, you click on the episode, then look in the upper right corner for the three dots. From there you can either download the episode or link to the episode recording.

Episodes previous to that were lost in the great Talkshoe Server Fail of 2018.

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Clark Quinn, and Paul Signorelli, for a discussion centered on Clark’s wonderfully stimulating new book (from ATD Press) Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitions.

Clark talked about the process of writing the book at the request of ATD Senior Community of Practice Manager Justin Brusino (and why Clark originally wanted to call the book Dr. Quinn’s Emporium of Learning Myths); described what he learned from researching and writing the book (including what we actually know about the attention span of goldfish); offered insights into a variety of the learning myths and superstitions he explored in an attempt to help us better serve those we assist through our training-teaching-learning-doing efforts; and kept us entertained and interested in applying what we are learning from his work.

The resources mentioned during the program were rich and varied, and have been documented in a separate post on this T is for Training site.

Group at ALAOn the post ALA and post Fourth of July call were Maurice Coleman, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Paul Signorelli. Our topic was:

Conferences (first half of 2018): What Are We Hearing, What Are the Trends We’re Seeing, and What Does All of That Mean for Those We Serve Through Training-Teaching-Learning-Doing?

Okay…so that is where we started, but we quickly wandered:

  • Social awareness issues
  • Responding to bullying, etc.
  • ALA panel on podcasting (So You Want to Podcast…)
  • The conference after the conference (a.k.a. networking at social events)
  • Micro-networking
  • Artificial intelligence

The panel from “So You Want to Podcast…” was (from the ALA web site):

  • Sara Benson, host of Copyright Chat, a podcast dedicated to discussing important copyright matters. She is a copyright librarian, attorney, and assistant professor at University of Illinois Library in Urbana-Champaign.
  • Maurice Coleman hosts the longest-running library training and presentation podcast T Is for Training. He is technical trainer at Harford County Public Library in Maryland. For 25 years he has facilitated live and virtual workshops and learning opportunities across the country. He was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2010.
  • Angela Ocana, co-host of the comic and manga fandom podcast One Panel Later, is a teen services supervisor with Eugene Library in Oregon. She is an American Library Association Emerging Leader, California Library Association Teen Librarian of the Year, and contributes to No Flying No Tights.
  • Steve Thomas is host and producer of the Circulating Ideas podcast, which facilitates conversations about the innovative people and ideas allowing libraries to thrive in the 21st century. He is a branch manager at Gwinnett County Public Library in metro Atlanta, where he does another podcast for the staff, Flip the Library.

Resources:

The show was 55 minutes. Be sure to give it a listen (and a review on your podcast-delivery site).

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.

 

 

 

 

Cat HerdersThis week we were joined by Christie Ward, who is one of Paul’s ATD (Association for Talent Development) colleagues.  Also on the call were Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.  Maurice interviewed Christie about her work, her association involvement, and her thoughts about delivering keynotes.  Christie did a wonderful job talking about the difference between delivering versus facilitating.  We ended the conversation talking about artificial intelligence (IA), augmented reality (AR), and the fourth industrial revolution.

In talking about how she collects information prior to delivering a workshop or speech for a client, some of the questions she uses are:

  • What is it in your workplace environment that is helping or hindering your performance?
  • What technology in your workplace helps or hinders your performance?

In her coaching work, she often asks:

  • What do you do when you lose track of time?  This is a great question to discover someone’s passions and to understand if those passions relate to a person’s work.

At the end, Maurice reminded us that each person wants to be seen as smart, important, and significant. As trainers-teachers-speakers, part of our work is to help our participants feel that.

The entire episode is available on TalkShoe.

Resources:

Yes, we talked for 70 minutes and ended hearing that the older episodes (pre-2015) are no longer on the TalkShoe platform.  They are, however, still available through Apple iTunes.  We’ll post more information on how to get to those older episodes.

The path aheadMike Taylor, Maurice Coleman, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Andrea Snyder, Henry Mensch, Jay Turner, and Paul Signorelli. were today’s show.  This was Mike’s first T is for Training! We talked about how we apply learning after a conference, which was suggested by Paul based on a recent blog post.  We talked about a number of things, which this list of questions captures:

  • How do we synthesize what we learn at an event?
  • How do we share what we have learned? What is our sharing process?
  • How do we make connections between those that we met at one event with people at another?
  • Can you create time after the event, and before heading back to work, to synthesize your learning?
  • If you go to several conferences in a row, do you see several themes popping up over-and-over again?
  • How do we select which conferences to attend?
  • How do we let our learning breathe?

Near the end, we got reflective and very meta!  We hope you enjoying listening to this very lively episode.

Our next shows will be on May 25, then June 8. We will not have a show on June 22 due to the ALA Annual Conference.

It was just Maurice Coleman and Jill Hurst-Wahl, and early on it became a love-fest about the VISTA Collaboratory,which is in the Carlson Library at the University of Rochester (NY). (Photos are below.) We also talked about what’s going on at Maurice’s workplace and had an extended conversation about Google Expeditions Kits.  Along the way, Jill told the story about how she and Maurice met, which she also told on this week’s Library Pros Podcast.  This was definitely a technology-focused conversation.  Listen to the episode on TalkShoe.

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