Education should be an experience!

I will teach you how to be a unicorn...

It's one thing to know your stuff...it's a whole other thing to be able to teach your stuff to other people in a way that is fun, engaging and memorable. Most courses and workshops that I attend are good. The person leading it knows their stuff, there's good content, it's good. What I want is to help train and educate facilitators who are AMAZING! Like the rare, mythical unicorn, I want to help others deliver that rare course or workshop that has people raving about it for weeks to come. At the end of the day we want people to understand what we have taught them and then actually do something with that knowledge. That only happens when people feel inspired by what they have learned. This course is for you if you want to learn how to design and teach amazing courses and workshops. This course is also approved by BCRPA for the Adult Education course required for TFL applications. This course is delivered in a blended model, you go through the content online, and then you have private calls with me, Brenda, to answer questions, help if you’re stuck etc.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Woo hoo!

    • Logistics

    • BCRPA TFL Applicants

  • 2

    Introduction

    • You just never know...

    • Lesson 1 - Educational experience (11:19 minutes)

    • Lesson 1 - Handout

    • Lesson 2 - Role of the facilitator (6:54 minutes)

    • Lesson 2 - Handout

    • Lesson 3 - Sharing your expertise (9:42 minutes)

    • Lesson 3 - Handout

    • Lesson 4 - Odds and ends (14:12 minutes)

    • Lesson 4 - Handout

    • Lesson 5 - What kind of speaking (8:01 minutes)

    • Lesson 5 - Handout

    • Reflection

  • 3

    Module 1: Your Content

    • Lesson 1 - Purpose of your teaching (11 minutes)

    • Lesson 1 - Handout

    • Lesson 2 - Figuring out what to teach (4:14 minutes)

    • Lesson 2 - Handout

    • Lesson 3 - Your ideal participant (10:13 minutes)

    • Lesson 3 - Handout

    • Lesson 4 - Top of mind problems (4:06 minutes)

    • Lesson 4 - Handout

    • Lesson 5 - Content (3:10 minutes)

    • Lesson 5 - Handout

    • Reflection

  • 4

    Module 2: Learning Styles

    • Lesson 1 - Adult Learning (3:48 minutes)

    • Lesson 1 - Handout

    • Lesson 2 - Experiential learning styles (4:54 minutes)

    • Lesson 2 - Handout

    • Lesson 3 - Experiential learning processes (6:42 minutes)

    • Lesson 3 - Handout

    • Lesson 4 - Experiential facilitation styles (5:23 minutes)

    • Lesson 4 - Experiential facilitation styles (5:23 minutes)

    • Lesson 4 - Handout

    • Lesson 5 - Bringing it all together (8:51 minutes)

    • Lesson 5 - Handout

  • 5

    Module 3: Your Structure

    • Lesson 1 - Fear of not enough (9:55 minutes)

    • Lesson 1 - Handout

    • Lesson 2 - Learning objectives (9:25 minutes)

    • Lesson 2 - Handout

    • Lesson 2 - Assignment

    • Lesson 3 - Content outline (6:15 minutes)

    • Lesson 3 - Handout

    • Lesson 3 - Assignment

    • Lesson 4 - Facilitating outline overview (3:36 minutes)

    • Lesson 4 - Handout

    • Lesson 5 - The start (4:28 minutes)

    • Lesson 5 - Handout

    • Lesson 6 - The middle (8:23 minutes)

    • Lesson 6 - Handout

    • Lesson 7 - The end (6:18 minutes)

    • Lesson 7 - Handout

    • Lesson 8 - Water fountain or fire hose (12:53 minutes)

    • Lesson 8 - Handout

    • Lesson 8 - Assignment

    • Lesson 9 - Lesson plan (8:58 minutes)

    • Lesson 9 - Handout

    • Lesson 9 - Lesson plan template

    • Lesson 9 - Assignment

    • Lesson 10 - Staying on schedule (15:19 minutes)

    • Lesson 10 - Handout

    • Reflection

  • 6

    Module 4: Your Tools

    • Lesson 1 - Group Dynamics Part 1 (12:04 minutes)

    • Lesson 1 - Handout

    • Lesson 2 - Group Dynamics Part 2 (34:23 minutes)

    • Lesson 2 - Handout

    • Lesson 3 - Teaching Tools (20:32 minutes)

    • Lesson 3 - Handout

    • Lesson 4 - Public Speaking (8:52 minutes)

    • Lesson 4 - Handout

  • 7

    BONUS: Adapting for the Virtual/Online Space

    • Platforms

    • Facilitating in the Virtual Space