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Facilitators: Ross McKerlich and Asif Devji

Develop participants’ skills in planning and facilitating in online synchronous web-conferencing environments

FLO MicroCourse: Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are a collection of 33+ powerful activities that can be used wherever you facilitate: classrooms, meetings, planning sessions, team days, workshops, presentations, etc. They are seriously fun, purpose-driven methods to unleash and include everyone to work together toward productive endpoints. Whether you just want your meetings to be a bit more lively and inclusive, or you want to help change the world, consider adding Liberating Structures to your facilitation repertoire!

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on and free. In one week, you will dip into the FLO experience, and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

 

Facilitating Learning Online - Design

This foundation workshop will help you enhance skills needed to confidently and effectively design online learning environments and activities.

You will:

  • explore learning theories, instructional design approaches, related frameworks, models and quality standards;
  • design a short unit of online learning (2-3 weeks ) and prototype activity;
  • discuss design choices with peers in a studio-based learning environment; and
  • share a final plan, learning unit design, and engage others in a "walk-through" of a prototype learning experience.

FLO MicroCourse: Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are a collection of 33+ powerful activities that can be used wherever you facilitate: classrooms, meetings, planning sessions, team days, workshops, presentations, etc. They are seriously fun, purpose-driven methods to unleash and include everyone to work together toward productive endpoints. Whether you just want your meetings to be a bit more lively and inclusive, or you want to help change the world, consider adding Liberating Structures to your facilitation repertoire!

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on and free. In one week, you will dip into the FLO experience, and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

 

FLO MicroCourse: Intercultural Communication 1,1,1,1

Description

In the intercultural communication field, direct experience is recognized as the most effective way to develop supportive attitudes, skills, and knowledge by exposing participants to their own and others' affective responses, as well as alternative perspectives. While culture is dynamic, with great diversity within, as well as between, cultures, focused exploration of even a single aspect of communication can build a strong foundation for insight into a variety of cultural patterns.   

In this 1-week course, we will explore 1 intercultural communication concept through an experiential learning approach that includes 1 reading and 1 assignment.  

FLO MicroCourse: Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures are a collection of 33+ powerful activities that can be used wherever you facilitate: classrooms, meetings, planning sessions, team days, workshops, presentations, etc. They are seriously fun, purpose-driven methods to unleash and include everyone to work together toward productive endpoints. Whether you just want your meetings to be a bit more lively and inclusive, or you want to help change the world, consider adding Liberating Structures to your facilitation repertoire!

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on and free. In one week, you will dip into the FLO experience, and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

 

FLO MicroCourse: Write a compelling discussion prompt

In asynchronous courses there are as many ways to launch a discussion as there are topics to discuss. Even if the activity itself is anchored in carefully selected background reading and resources, the words and media you use to invite learners to engage can be what make your course active and memorable.

Think about a collaborative discussion you would like to launch (any topic!). Write a compelling discussion prompt. Then invite others to comment on their willingness to engage based on your springboard tactics.

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on and free. In one week, you will dip into the FLO experience, and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

 

FLO MicroCourse: Teach With Stories

Facilitators: Denise Withers and Sylvia Currie

In this FLO MicroCourse, we will explore the art and science of story design to discover how and why stories make learning easier. Following a dip into the research, you’ll share experiences of teaching/learning with story in the past, then design a rough draft of a story-based learning assignment for peer review.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • describe how stories facilitate learning
  • identify 5 ways to use story in your teaching
  • design an effective, story-based learning activity.

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on and free. In one week, you will dip into the FLO experience, and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice. Participate according to your own schedule and expect to spend approximately 1 hour per day!