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Inspiration or distraction?

Inspiration or Distraction?

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.

Additional Resources:

Revolutionize Learning & Development. (2014). San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons and ASTD Press

Clark Quinn 

Quinn--Revolutionize_L&D--CoverClark Quinn is certainly not the first to say he is mad as hell and to urge us to not take it anymore. But in this well-researched, highly- and finely-nuanced book, he does far more than recycle old rants. He builds upon research-based evidence to show where we continue to go wrong in talent development and, more importantly, offers suggestions for changing our course(s) to the benefit of those we serve. The real winners here are the learners we will better support by adapting Quinn’s first-rate recommendations to fit our learners’ and organizations’ needs.

–This brief review, originally written as a “shelf talker” posted in the conference bookstore at the ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition in Denver (May 2016), is re-posted here with the permission of our ATD colleagues. A longer set of reflections is available on the “Building Creative Bridges” blog.

 

ASTD Handbook: The Definitive Reference for Training & Development. (2014). Alexandria: ASTD Press

Elaine Biech, editor 

ASTD_Handbook--CoverIf the title doesn’t already say all it all, let’s go one step further: Elaine Biech is one of our great ATD (Association for Talent Development) resources, and the Handbook is a treasured, foundational part of my talent-development book collection. Well organized and comprehensive in its survey of all aspects of talent development, the book makes nearly 100 of our greatest colleagues/mentors accessible to us within one volume. Whether you use it as an encyclopedia (exploring topics on an as-needed basis) or decide to read it cover-to-cover (and there’s no reason why you can’t do both), it’s a cherished must-have book.

–This brief review, originally written as a “shelf talker” posted in the conference bookstore at the ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition in Denver (May 2016), is re-posted here with the permission of our ATD colleagues. 

Outside the Denver Art Museum

Outside the Denver Art Museum

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
  • Empathy
  • 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.

purple rain[Or…Training is an Art…]

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski, and Jill Hurst-Wahl (all members of the “usual suspects”).  Paul proposed that we take about the Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning.  The six disciplines are:
  • 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.

Resources:
  • The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning  (read the summary)
  • Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age

InspirationToday’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:

2012-240 #6WordMission

Teachers are Learners

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.

T is for Training Episode 77:  Self-Contained Family Planning Device ! is now available for download here from our host TalkShoe. You can listen to this or any of our other shows using the TalkShoe panel link in our sidebar.

Thanks to the participants who participated on this call.

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat. We would love to hear your voice next time.

Today’s Guests and twitter handles:

Maurice Coleman   Harford County (MD) Public Library @baldgeekinmd
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli and Associates (CA), @paulsignorelli
Jill Hurst-Wahl  Syracuse (NY) University @jill_hw
Mary Pelton Rocky River (OH) Public Library,@nightmry

Angela Paterek Rocky River (OH) Public Library, @TrainingPassion
Chester Mealer, Rapides Parish Library (LA) @cdm014
Kate Kosturski, J-STOR  @librarian_kate
Andrea Snyder, Enoch Pratt (MD) Free Library and MD State Library Resource Center @alsnyder02
Ellen Druda, Half Hollow Hills (NY) Library, @dblduchess

We talked about: #ala11  more about ala.  There was a live recording I need to put up from ala.

Paul and Lori’s Book

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service ,the Library Society of the World and the ALA Learning Round Table, LearnRT, of the American Library Association (ALA).

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Link Love: Go to the delicious page :http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links. Or Use Diigo and join the T is for Training Group there.

At SEFLIN conference, where @baldgeekinmd is keynoting there may be a quick lunch time taping.

The next LIVE call in show is  THIS FRIDAY the 15th, with Special Guest Host: Lori Reed, of Lori Reed Learning Solutions and the Editor for the ALA Learning Blog. 

Then the NEXT live call in show after that is on Friday July 29th at 2 pm eastern. 

Got it?

See you then!

T is for Training Episode 76:  Re-This! is now available for download here from our host TalkShoe. You can listen to this or any of our other shows using the TalkShoe panel link in our sidebar.

Thanks to the participants who participated on this call.

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat. We would love to hear your voice next time.

Today’s Guests and twitter handles:

Maurice Coleman   Harford County (MD) Public Library @baldgeekinmd
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli and Associates (CA), @paulsignorelli
Beth Tribe, Howard County (MD) Library, @mlibrarianus
Michael Porter, President @libraryrenewal@libraryman

We talked about: #libraryrenewal and #ala11

Paul and Lori’s Book  (Books will be available and signed at ALA 2011)

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service ,the Library Society of the World and the ALA Learning Round Table, LearnRT, of the American Library Association (ALA).

Keep up with us: Our blogPodcast FeedITunes Home,Friendfeed, our Google Group, (pretty please join the google group!) and our Diigo Group.

Contact Us: baldgeekinmd at gmail dot com or via text or voice at Google Voice number 504-233-0361

Link Love: Go to the delicious page :http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links. Or Use Diigo and join the T is for Training Group there.

And join us on Monday June 27th at 4 pm central at the Learning Uncommons for the Live at ALA taping of T is for Training.

We follow that goodness up with a call in show on July 1st at 2 pm eastern time.

Following that, we will be taping at the SEFLIN conference, where @baldgeekinmd is keynoting. 

Then the NEXT live call in show after that is on Friday July 29th at 2 pm eastern. 

Got it?

See you then!

T is for Training Episode 74:  I’m Not And Expert but…Where Is My Pooh? is now available for download here from our host TalkShoe. You can listen to this or any of our other shows using the TalkShoe panel link in our sidebar.

Thanks to the participants who participated on this call.

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat. We would love to hear your voice next time.

Today’s Guests and twitter handles:

Maurice Coleman   Harford County (MD) Public Library @baldgeekinmd
Marianne Lenox Huntsville Madison County (AL) Public Library  @mlx
Andrew Schuping, Mercer University (GA) @aschuping
Jill Hurst-Wahl  Syracuse (NY) University @jill_hw
Angela Paterek Rocky River (OH) Public Library, @trainingpassion
Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli and Associates (CA), @paulsignorelli
Lori Reed,  ALA Learning, @lorireed
Mary Pelton Rocky River (OH) Public Library, @nightmry

We talked about:

Kudos and Congratulations to our own Lori Reed on graduating !

How to play or not to play Training Games:
Are you a “bad” or bored Trainee during training and how do you deal with that?
Dealing with a poorly described training session.

We are always thinking about: Jill’s Book (signing at SLA2011)  and Paul and Lori’s Book  (Books will be available and signed at ALA 2011)

T is for Training is supported by you the audience and our usual supporters LISHost, the library friendly hosting service ,the Library Society of the World and the ALA Learning Round Table, LearnRT, of the American Library Association (ALA).

Keep up with us: Our blogPodcast FeedITunes Home,Friendfeed, our Google Group, (pretty please join the google group!) and our Diigo Group.

Contact Us: baldgeekinmd at gmail dot com or via text or voice at Google Voice number 504-233-0361

Link Love: Go to the delicious page :http://delicious.com/tag/tisfortraining to see relevant links. Or Use Diigo and join the T is for Training Group there.

And join us on Friday June 3rd  2011 at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training call in taping.

See you then!