If you're confused or overwhelmed with the process of taking your content, ideas or expertise, and creating a course, workshop or presentation out of them, this 12 Step Challenge will give you the Blueprint for getting started.
Based on the foundations of best practice teaching and learning, consider it an introduction to how to create learning experiences that WORK - teaching and learning isn't just about compiling a bunch of information and throwing at your clients, hoping they'll get something out of it.
It's about leading them on a learning journey, tapping into how they learn, and providing them a scaffolded, organised approach to your results based learning experience.
Be introduced to the 12 Steps within the 4 PILLARS of Creating Quality Learning Experiences; Connect, Create, Communicate and Critique, with a short video for each of the 12 Steps, and the 12 Step Blueprint.
CONNECT: really tap into your learners and understand the problems they need solving, how they learn most effectively, and set up clear expectations around the learning experience right from the outset.
CREATE: define the outcomes that your learners will walk away with, scaffold the lessons and the content within them effectively so that you are taking them on an organised path to applying their new skills.
COMMUNICATE: learn the basics of how to structure your presentations, visual aids and hone your delivery techniques so that you are engaging inspiring and motivating your clients achieve success in your field.
CRITIQUE: evaluating, reviewing and reflecting on how your course, workshop or presentation has performed, is paramount to continually improving your reputation, and the learning experiences you have on offer. Earn a reputation as a professional who cares about delivering high quality outcomes for your clients, and continually improving your content and services.
This 12 Step Challenge is the introduction to the full 4 PILLARS e-Course, which provides full templates, workbooks, demonstrations and examples of all the recommended activities in the Challenge, including a crash course in basic curriculum development and teacher training theories and methodologies.
The secret behind creating real change in the world, is creating quality learning experiences that wow your clients, and help YOU create a referrals based business that sells itself. When you're a passionate professional who operates from a place of service, or helping others change their lives for the better, understanding the foundations of best practice teaching and learning is the key to facilitating real change. Download the BluePrint to uncover the 12 simple steps you're about to learn about in the video series, and the Training Skills Assessment if you're interested in finding out how your training skills stack up!
Recognise why you need to develop training based on what your clients need, not what you think they need.
Recognise that there are different types of learners, and when you're only catering to one or two learning styles what the implications can be for your referrals, testimonials and general user satisfaction ratings.
Understanding the difference between curation, and teaching - and how having outcomes based modules of training leads to greater success for your students, and your reputation as a trainer.
The importance of piecing your learning journey together in a logical manner, so that it's a simple process for your students to navigate.
Why it's so important to have a plan when trying to navigate the minefield that is creating, uploading, reviewing and delivering your content.
Overwhelmed with what to do with all your content? This system shows you exactly how to systemise all your content into offerings you can sell! This video is just the introduction - for the full webinar complete with Q&A session, please visit this link: http://mariadoyle.com/6-simple-steps-to-systemise-and-sell-your-expertise-webinar/
Why having a good structure to your presentations is what will set you apart from the pack, and have your students engage, motivated and inspired to finish every last piece of your training.
The effect that poor visual aids can have on the learning experience, and the overall outcomes that your learners will walk away with.
How to avoid being that boring, lack lustre presenter who sends their students to sleep.
The part that most trainers avoid, but holds the key to understanding how you can serve your students better.
Using the evaluation materials to continually improve your course content and delivery.
The capstone of all quality learning experiences, the ability to learn from past experiences so as to make the future brighter, bolder and better.
If you've enjoyed these 12 Steps and you're looking at finding out more the foundations of best practice teaching and learning, I have a range of training tips that also may help you create quality learning experiences. I have over 35 blogs and free webinars available, all designed to help you create real change in the world, by continually improving YOUR teaching and learning methods. In this blog post, I talk about what really constitutes a QUALITY learning experience - are YOU creating a quality learning experience? Find out here: http://mariadoyle.com/can-we-talk-quality/ Download the 5 Quick Training Tips below - to find out my top 5 recommendations that I've learnt from working in 9 different countries over the past 15 years!
There are so many courses out there proclaiming to have you launching your next course simply and effortlessly - this quick video explains the process you need to go through to be creating and delivering a course that is on target with your ideal market - there are 5 different parts of the process and professionals who you'll need at each stage - so be wary of those who are professing a one stop shop - it'll likely only skim the surface of what you really need! :) (Hint, I'm only really qualified to be doing two of these jobs - not all 5!)
Maria Doyle helps passionate professionals create quality learning experiences that engage, inspire and motivate their clients to create real change. It's her life mission to take the lack-lustre courses, workshops and presentations of this world – both virtual and live – and transform them into 'it-changed-my-life' experiences.
Nothing lights her up more than teaching, learning, travelling and helping others be better at what they do. Until April 2012, she was working as the Senior ESL Education Manager on the AusAID funded TVET Sector Strengthening Project in Kiribati; a project that took vocational education and training, and long overdue teacher training, to a remote Pacific country.
Why did she start her own business?
'When I started learning about running my own business I was appalled with the quality of unregulated online training online - so decided I wanted to help turn that around. After 12 international postings and with 15 years experience in the teacher training and curriculum development fields, I decided it was time to make Perth home again, so decided to do what I do best, and that is helping passionate professionals create quality learning experiences that engage, inspire and motivate their clients to create real change. I believe in giving back and paying it forward which is why I regularly organise volunteer teacher training trips to schools in developing countries that otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to upgrade their basic teaching skills.'
Her qualifications include an MEd (TESOL), Cert IV TAA, Cert IV TESOL, CELTA, BA (Modern Languages). Maria has extensive international experience, teaching, developing and managing courses in Australia, Indonesia, Japan, the UAE, the UK, Hong Kong and Kiribati. Her areas of expertise include curriculum development, teacher training, project management, assessment and evaluation, and also language and communication skills.