Posts Tagged ‘Maurice Coleman’
This week’s topic was inspired by the blog post “Attention, distraction, deep work and burnout” by Jill. On the call were Buffy Hamilton, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Laura Fothergill and Maurice Coleman.
Buffy noted that some K-12 school districts do allow students to bring their own devices into the classroom. However, she did notice some students this past year who became very engrossed in their mobile devices during lunch and never did anything else during lunchtime.
One other distraction is when people monopolize the conversation. See “What teens resent: Classrooms controlled by students rather than teachers“.
Paul pointed to his post Social Media Feast and Fast: Disconnecting for a Day.
We talked about distraction in library training, K-12, and higher education. Paul and Laura provided tools that people can use for digital note-taking which include Twitter, Prezi, OneNote, and Sway…and a myriad of other things.
The show – which contains much more than what’s in these notes – can be listened to here. The unedited chat – or as we say…the back channel – from the show is here. Paul felt that others might want to read the chat, which was very focused this week.
- Handout from Cris Tovani, http://stephanieharvey.com/sites/default/files/CT%20Afternoon%20Breakout.pdf
- Buffy’s favorite notebook, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UE9LQA/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
On the call were Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman. The topic for today was “The Size of the Room.” How do we extend and expand a conference conversation easily, quickly and at a low cost (or free).
- Using social media, one easy why is to create a unique hashtag and use that hashtag for a Twitter chat after the event is over.
- Do post-conference recap sessions for librarians in your area (geographic or topic). This could be done face-to-face or online (virtual).
- Do pecha kuchas for staff. One group creates a slidedeck with slides from different sessions that people want to to discuss.
- Rather than being at a distance and saying that you’re not there, consider asking how people at the event want you to interact with them in the moment.
Paul reminded us that it is a room with an open door, which means you can enter or not, and enter when you want to.
Paul’s takeaway from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Annual Conference is to end conversations with action plans, so that things occur. This moves people to be doers. This is actually something Paul has had us do on T is for Training.
Paul mentioned the closing keynote by Jeremy Gutsche. A version of his talk is in Youtube:
Andrea’s takeaway from the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, included these topics:
- Cultural awareness and inclusivity as topics of sessions
- Libraries as creation spaces, which is not just technology
- The fact that everyone has biases
PLA organized a handout and post-conference conversations through Facebook so help people extend the learning.
Andrea mentioned this talk from Verna Myers, who was the “Big Ideas” keynote speaker:
Recaps of the conference are at http://rcplpla2016.blogspot.com/.
BTW we invested a new term, which is “pottycast.” You’ll have to listen to the show to understand why or how.
You can listen to the show here.
- Common Modifications & Accommodations for Learners, https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/treatments-approaches/educational-strategies/common-modifications-and-accommodations
- Supporting Students with Dyslexia: Standards, Accommodations, and Strategies, June 2, 2016 webinar, http://www.ctdinstitute.org/events/event-details/supporting-students-dyslexia-standards-accommodations-and-strategies
- Center on Technology and Disability, http://www.ctdinstitute.org/
- Accessible Technology Coalition (ATC), http://www.atcoalition.org/
[Or…Training is an Art…]
- Define Business Outcomes
- Design the Complete Experience
- Deliver for Application
- Drive Learning Transfer
- Deploy Performance Support
- Document Results
One of the problems discussed was “learning scrap”, which is when training participants don’t use what they learn. (Learning scraps are like food scraps.) We also talked about how we might assess training.
The group then talked about creativity, Prince, and making training better. This led to a conversation on the art of training.
And somehow we ended with a free flowing conversation including an injury flow chart!
You can listen to the show here.
- The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning (read the summary)
- Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age
Today’s topic is described as “I hate you, now go away” or “How to engage your staff and public in lifelong learning.” Perhaps a better title might be “inspiration time.” On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski, Megan Johnson, and Jennifer Wright.
Relevant resources on this are:
- How Giving Students Choice During the Day Can Create Unstoppable Learning, http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/04/14/how-giving-students-choice-during-the-day-can-create-unstoppable-learning/
- Self-Directed Achievement on a Small Scale, http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/self-directed-achievement.html
- How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them (video), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYyvbgINZkQ
Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman started talking about the Meet the Modern Learner, which morphed into meet the modern library staff who both train/teach/learn and organize information. They then talked about how our customers have forced change by being mobile like staff, needing information on demand, open collaboration and being empowered to do so. To listen to the show, go here.
On the call was Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski and Jill Hurst-Wahl. Both Maurice and Jill had attended the Computers in Libraries Conference last week. Kate and Andrea are past participants. They all discussed the conference, number of participants, what has changed in the conference, what changes they would like to see, ideas about keynote speakers, and more. The show can be heard here.
3-21-16 Update: The Talk is now up at T is for Training. Download the podcast of the talk here
This blog post is a summary of a session done at the Computers in Libraries Conference on March 10, 2016 by Maurice Coleman and Forrest Foster. This post was originally published here and is republished here with permission,
Forrest Foster, host of Let’s Talk Learning Spaces – he works at an academic library in North Carolina – and Maurice Coleman, host of T is for Training – he is technical trainer for Harford County Public Library.
The 120th @tisfortraining recorded on Friday. Download the podcast here.
But I tell you what, it was a brilliant list.
Hope you are all having a happy and healthy holiday season and wish you a joyous and successful new year.
We had our last show (our 111th, by the way) “Wishing You A Better Tomorrow” and with the show being taped the day of the Newtown, CT incident. We discussed workplace safety and active shooter situations. A bit of departure from our normal subject matter.
If you just follow this blog and not our twitter feed @tisfortraining you may not know that we have been producing shows pretty much every two weeks throughout the year.
I would like to thank this year’s substitute host Kate K. who always does a fantastic job when she guest hosts the show.
You can go to our talkshoe page and see our list of calls over the fall and early winter 2012.
Our next show is scheduled for January 11th, 2013 at 2 pm eastern time.
Our next call in show after that will be on February 8th, 2013 also at 2 pm eastern time.
I will be at ALA Midwinter in Seattle and may do a live show there. We shall see.
Contact me at baldgeekinmd at gmail dot com if you are going to be at MW and want to do a live show.
Otherwise, thank you for all of your support throughout 2012 and I hope to see , meet, talk, work with you all in 2013
T is for Training Host and Producer.