About this Program
FAD or FACT?
You should adjust your training for different learning styles.
Visuals improve learning.
Animations are better than stills to show how things work.
Practice makes perfect.
The higher learners rate the training, the better the learning.
How much resource is your training organization wasting on training myths? Based on her forthcoming ASTD Press book, Evidence-Based Training Methods, Dr. Ruth Clark will lead you on a tour of brain-based learning to include the latest research on the best use of visuals, words, and engagement during learning. Whether you are a facilitator, course designer, or training manager, and whether you work in classroom or e-learning or both, attend this interactive online workshop to sort out fiction from facts regarding:
- Learning styles
- Visuals for learning
- Practice for learning
- Brain-based teaching
During the workshop, participants will apply evidence to their existing training content. Plan to bring a lesson with you to the virtual classroom (i.e. workbook, slides, storyboards)!
Registered participants will receive a FREE copy of Dr. Ruth Clark's book, Evidence-Based Training Methods (ASTD Press, 2010), mailed to them shortly after the workshop begins.
Below is a detailed outline of what this interactive workshop will cover:
Session 1: Fad or Fact: A Second Look at Learning Styles
- Audio, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles
- Evidence for best use of visuals and words in training
- Application: Draft an explanatory visual for your content
Session 2: Brain-Based Teaching
- How working memory works
- Training methods to support attention, management of mental load, fostering engagement, and promoting transfer to the workplace
- Animations and the mirror neuron system
- Application: Rate your training materials for brain-based methods
Session 3: Content "Covered" is NOT Content Learned
- Behavioral versus psychological engagement during learning
- Methods to promote psychological engagement during presentations
- Five laws of effective behavioral engagement during learning
- Application: Draft a practice exercise that applies three core laws of effective behavioral engagement
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Abandon common training myths in favor of evidence-based methods
- Draft an explanatory visual to promote processing of your content
- Rate your training for brain-based learning effectiveness
- Draft an effective practice exercise for your content