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Whether you’re a long-time supporter of T is for Training or new to the game/program, you’ll want to check out our episodes for September 2021.

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 9 pm ET/6 pm PT—Long-time T is for Training Usual Suspect Tom Haymes and our colleague Ruben Puentedura, Founder/President of Hippasus (hippasus.com) are joining us for a discussion about how we can help our learners map their learning experience according to their learning needs. The background, from Tom: Most students don’t get to map out their learning journeys. They choose a course of study, some courses within that course of study, but beyond that, the courses give them a normative set of skills. More than a decade ago, Wayne Brent of the University of Arizona mapped out a system (https://gameua.wordpress.com) for his graduate program in instructional design students that allowed them to accumulate points in the manner of a role-playing-game. This system gave them the agency to practice particular skills they wanted to sharpen. In this way, he allowed his students to map their learning experience according to their learning needs, not the predefined needs of the program or course. Hope you’ll join us for the discussion.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 9 pm ET/6 pm PT—Rita Bailey, Sardek Love, and Paul Signorelli were among the trainer-teacher-learners traveling to Salt Lake City for the 2021 ATD (Association for Talent Development) International Conference & Exposition earlier this month to facilitate their first onsite learning sessions since the pandemic began. What they found was a dynamic, much-changed learning environment grounded in social-distancing practices that required a bit of pivoting to keep their sessions highly-interactive and engaging. Join us for this discussion of what trainer-teacher-learners need to know about facilitating onsite learning in the pandemic era.

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Addendum (6/18/2021): In the middle of this episode, there is a conversation about storytime and copyright.  I (Jill) mistakenly used the word “derivative” when I should have used the word “transformative.” What I described was the transformative use of a work during storytime.  For more information on copyright and storytime, view these slides.



Maurice Coleman, Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, and Jill Hurst-Wahl were ‘on the call.’ We used part of a Jen Loesher article as our starting point. In her article, Loesher captures several recommendations “to ensure that our students and teachers get what they need”:

  • Mental health and social-emotional support for students and teachers
  • Professional learning/development for teachers, education professionals, and support staff
  • Mentorship for early career and veteran teachers
  • Grow your own educational professional programs & career pipelines

We talked about students, teachers/trainers, and institutions. What should institutions have done?

  • Don’t panic.
  • Remember that you need to deliver learning. Then think about what the right tools are.
  • Already have a foot hold in a virtual space, rather than panicking and diving into online learning quickly (and without planning).
  • Scale up what you already have.
  • Understand what materials you need and what your rights are to use those materials. (There is a quick Fair Use discussion in this T is for Training.)
  • Have the right people making decisions about what you’re going to do in terms of training. They need to be knowledgeable.
  • Have the correct decision-making structures.
  • Be sure to learn from your failures.

Paul brought up that some school districts and states are eliminating online learning as a reaction to what happened during the pandemic. See:

You can listen to this episode of T is for Training on Talkshoe or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Our next show will be in two weeks on July 1, 9 p.m. ET.

BTW Paul Signorelli has been interviewed by C-SPAN about his  book, Change the World Using Social Media. That interview should air soon. Tom Haymes book, Learn at Your Own Risk, is currently one of the featured books at ATBOSH Media.

We talked about the words on this graphic, which was posted by @MindShift on Twitter. The graphic was created by @woodard_julie (Julie Woodard). On the call were Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman.  We talked about the online teaching platforms (e.g., Zoom, Adobe Connect, etc.), techniques, and tips. This was a lively conversation that didn’t yield many notes. You’ll have to give it a listen to hear use talk about the C’s and beyond!


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Lifelong LearningTonight’s guest was Elaine Biech, who joined Maurice Coleman, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes, and Paul Signorelli.  Elaine is the author of the recently-released book Skills for Career Success: Maximizing Your Potential at Work (her 86th book!). She is also the author of The Art and Science of Training.  We talked about life long learning as well as her process for writing a book. Elaine said she can write a book in two weeks (by focusing only on writing the book)!

With a group of writers on the podcast, we had to ask about her process for writing a book. Elaine secludes herself when working on a book, and has other people handle email, etc.. She names the chapters, then organizes her materials. She noted that she writes chapter 1, which introduces the book, last. Elaine does not write in order.  Jumping around works for her.  This sounds simpler than what it likely is!

Elaine’s most recent book was born out of notes she has taken for 15 years, and skills, etc., that she knew worked.  (This book was her passion.) Among her notes, she amassed 51 skills that she writes about in the book.  She notes that we all need to be accountable for our own professional development. While our organizations likely have plans for us, we need to know what we want and then grow towards that. What is meaningful? What do we find inspiring?

Maurice did a really nice job interviewing Elaine and getting her to talk about skills and strategies.

By the way, ATD has done an interview with Elaine, which you might want to read.

You can listen to this episode on TalkShoe as well as on your favorite podcast platform. Our next episode will record on May 20 at 9 p.m. ET and we’ll be talking about writing and spreading the knowledge.

 

 
 

Man with hedphones holding a phone and sitting in front of a laptopOn the call were Diane Huckabay, Maurice Coleman, Tom Haymes, and Paul Signorelli. Our topic was adult education theory and we began our focus on Malcolm Knowles.  Is andragogy truly different from pedagogy? Is adult education different than what we do (or should do) with K-16 students? We recognized that there were different traditions in this (e.g., European versus U.S.).  During our talk, we mentioned other people who have written and theorized on this.  This was a fast moving – and focused – conversation.

Since Jill edits this blog, she will mention this quote from “Various ways of understanding the concept of andragogy”:

There was a need to shape a form of education that could contribute to justice and peace and that would show that the societies in question had learnt lessons from the racial hatred and intolerance that accompanied the war. This led to rapid growth in the field of adult education after World War II.

You can listen to the episode on TalkShoe or wherever you get your podcasts. Our next show will be on May 6.

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Tonight’s T is for Training was a conversation between Tom Haymes, Maurice Coleman, and Jill Hurst-Wahl on learning trends that are occurring after the COVID-19 pandemic.  As background, Ken Blanchard Companies blog post, Learning and Development Trends for 2021, says:

Face-to-face training was hit especially hard in 2020 and is certainly on the minds of L&D professionals looking into next year. While most respondents expect to have classroom training available again sometime in 2021, they are preparing for a big shift in how it is used, says [Jay Campbell, Ken Blanchard Companies’ senior vice president of products and content].

“Face-to-face workshops have always been the dominant modality in the L&D space. Our survey results show that pre-COVID, respondents estimated 63% of their delivery was in-person instructor-led training (ILT). During the past ten months, that percentage has plunged to 9%. The hero here is virtual instructor-led training (VILT), which grew from 10% to 53%, and self-paced digital, which rose from 14% to 24%.

“COVID-19 created a discontinuity in the normal evolutionary path toward digital and virtual. It has accelerated the shift—possibly by as much as a decade!

“Face-to-face training still has its place, but it will be a modality that L&D people will use selectively. It’s no longer the default. According to our results, 56% of respondents say the physical classroom still has a role, but mainly as a part of a blended learning experience. Most survey participants expect that blend to be about one-third ILT, one-third VILT, and one-third a combination of self-paced learning, coaching, and mentoring.

Also as background, Tom Haymes wrote The Four Stages of Zoom Enlightenment. In that piece, he talks about:

Stage I – Presentation (Substitution)
Stage II – Distributed Conversations (Augmentation)
Stage III – Workshopping (Augmentation)
Stage IV – Digital Constructivism (Redefinition)

Tom also wrote The System-Tool Paradox – Part I – The Perils of Letting Systems and Tools Dictate Practice, which is another resource on this topic.

We talked about virtual and in-person conferences and courses, what worked, and what our hopes are for the new normal (and not the old new normal).  You can listen to the entire episode on TalkShoe or wherever you get your podcasts.

41oaWeZR-8L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_ Sardek Love joined Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes,  and Maurice Coleman on the show. Sardek is the co-author of Speak for a Living, and describes himself as a performance consultant.  On LinkedIn, he releases advice every week (free video) through LinkedIn and the website AskAMasterFacilitator. We talked about virtual training, what happens when training is bloated with useless information, adult learning theory, the power of 3-5 steps, learning through failure, making content accessible, and much more…including a few laughs.

A book recommended during the podcast was Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words.

You can listen to the show on the TalkShoe website and through your favorite podcast provider.

On the call were Alexandra (Alex) Almestica, Tom Haymes, Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, and Jill Hurst-Wahl. We began with Jill giving an overview of why she wrote five blog posts (below) on diversifying library staff. We then launched into a lively and informative conversation about diversity in the profession. We provided stories from our own lived experiences as we talked about this complex problem. We recognized the lack of data that could help us understand aspects of the problem, and why that data doesn’t exist.  In the end, we acknowledged that this is a problem that some just don’t understand. And if don’t understand it, you can’t address it.

You can listen to the show on Talkshoe and through your favorite podcast service. Our next show will be on March 25, 9 p.m. ET on Talkshoe.

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Zoom advertisementAndrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, and Maurice Coleman talked about technology and the upcoming new normal in regards to teaching-training-learning in 2021.  Tech-wise, we discussed a few technologies with a in-depth discussion of broadband access and the lack of digital infrastructure. As we pivoted to talk about things trainers might find useful, we spent a few minutes on good lighting.  Tom mentioned how to improve your lighting on the cheap, while Jill mentioned her new inexpensive ring light. In terms of what the new normal might be…Holey moley! Did we agree? Nope!

You can listen to the show on TalkShoe or wherever you get your podcasts.

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four people holding booksOn the call were Tom Haymes, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Maurice Coleman, and Paul Signorelli. We  spent this episode talking about the book Change the World Using Social MediaThis was a lively conversation, which included:

  • The need for trust (BTW the original title of the show was “Moving at the pace of trust”)
  • How is social media being used for activism
  • Are communities and connections for short or long-term
  • Examples of activism on social media
  • Connecting with people on social tools versus face-to-face
  • Tool features
  • Bounded versus unbounded communities

This was SO lively that we continued on after the recording stopped.  Only hunger got us to sign off!

Our next T is for Training will be on Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET.  Please join us!