11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Graduate Students at MIIS Class Doing Group Exercise in Flexible Classroom Space. I was able to pull this off because my course took place in the Digital Learning Commons “ D-Space ” – a state of the art flexible classroom space.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Emerging Leaders Playbook: With the generous support of the Packard Foundation and in collaboration with Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, we wrote and published the Emerging Leaders Playbook last year, along with facilitating a peer learning cohort with colleague Stephanie Rudat.

Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

He could no longer keep up with his peers in the classroom. Kevin Leong was in kindergarten when he experienced an organic brain injury that forced him to relearn everything from walking to using the bathroom.

eBook 219

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand how the feng shui of a classroom impacts learning. Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes.

What We Can Learn from Finnish NGOS About Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Before I left for Finland, I read Timothy Walker’s Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms. In Finland, classroom time incorporates “brain breaks” after 50 minutes when one’s natural focus and energy begins to wane.

Embracing a More Diverse Audience in Arts and Culture

Connection Cafe

To facilitate this initiative, nonprofit leaders must actively recruit students, teachers, and administrators to visit their organizations and utilize their resources.

Arts 246

Staff and Volunteer Training Tips

ASU Lodestar Center

Selecting training methods: Classroom training or workshops provide a space free from the distractions of everyday activities, so participants can focus on learning and getting to know colleagues in a new context. New to workshop planning and facilitation? " posted by.

Debunking Misconceptions about Mobile Learning

Gyrus

People presume that smaller screens will not facilitate serious learning and mobile learning attracts distraction. And, if we talk about the distractions, it can be there in a classroom training setting as well.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Although subject-matter experts and skilled learning facilitators are always a bonus, it is becoming clear that with today’s tools and some understanding of how to go about it, groups of self-directed learners can organize their own courses online. Photo by Aussiegal.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also designed and facilitated a six month peer learning cohort with colleague Stephanie Rudat. Innovation Lab Facilitation : For the past few years, I’ve trained in and designed and facilitated innovation labs using the Luma Institute Methods. Happy New Year !

Iowa 101

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Facilitator for Learning Network: Most of my work is designing and delivering capacity building projects for nonprofits literally all over the world and here in the US. I plan to do that with facilitation techniques for design and innovation labs. The Sun Sets on 2014.

The Future of Social: Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

Beth is an expert in facilitating online and offline peer learning, curriculum development based on traditional adult learning theory and other instructional approaches. Beth Kanter is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

I run our monthly #IRAchats, but my role is less moderator than facilitator. Our bread-and-butter audience is comprised mostly of classroom teachers, who already have way too much on their plates.

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My role in the project is to the facilitate the training sessions, design the overall training, facilitate openers and closings, help prep the curriculum, and deliver modules on digital strategy and social media. I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.

Open 82

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week was a busy week, after keynoting the Nonprofit Solutions Conference in Kansas City , I facilitated a one-day workshop for the Center for Nonprofits on developing and measuring a sustainable integrated social media strategy.

Record Your Grandma's Stories: StoryCorps' National Day of Listening is Nov. 27

Have Fun - Do Good

StoryCorps provides a free, downloadable Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide , as well as an Education Toolkit to use in a classroom or library, and a Community Service Toolkit to use in, "veteran’s hospitals, senior centers, homeless shelters, and other community centers."

Nonprofit Focused Workshops at SXSW Interactive Festival: Join Us!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These workshops will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in state-of-the-art classrooms. The annual SXSW Interactive Festival is a geek home coming for those who work on the web, social media, and gaming.

From Bored to Blazing: 7 Steps to Get Your Board Reconnected, Re-engaged and Enthusiastic

BoardAssist

Alas, so many board meetings are stuck in dry business discussions — far away from the urgent, tough work in the field, on the stage, in the lab, in the classroom. Give your board chair training in meeting facilitation. Are your board members bored with your board meetings?

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the networked nonprofit workshops I facilitate, I’ve developed a maturity of practice assessment called “ Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly ” which gives me a detailed understanding of where the organization is in its practice.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

I run our monthly #IRAchats, but my role is less moderator than facilitator. Our bread-and-butter audience is comprised mostly of classroom teachers, who already have way too much on their plates.

How To Make Meetings Work for Your Nonprofit (whether you are sitting,standing, or walking!)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Andrea gave an awesome presentation with some great frameworks and tips on planning and facilitating productive meetings to avoid death by meeting. She started off with some statistics that the average professional attends 13.7

Work 117

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mayer’s research is from the 1990s, but the finders were recently validated again in a study from Carl Wieman that college students learn more, attend class at higher rates and are more engaged in their education when teachers take a more interactive approach in the classroom.

Design 122

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Its strategic partnership with Electronic Arts has enabled GlassLab to develop SimCityEDU, a game-based classroom tool that uses the beloved SimCity franchise to engage students in real-world challenges.

Microsoft OneNote Gives Dyslexic Kids a New Learning Experience

Tech Soup Blog

One teacher expressed how the tablet PCs facilitate learning in the classroom: "We work with a lot of photocopies; luckily the child can scan the page and then work at the same pace as their friends. (Please visit the site to view this video).

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance: AMI 2014 Reflections

ASU Lodestar Center

The opportunities for learning and networking were at a higher level than I have had in the classroom. The out-of-classroom experiences offered by the program at ASU makes all the difference personally and professionally to these students.

Unmissable Stories This Week

SocialFish

They are the facilitators of many organizational changes and have clear insight into the challenges that face each of their constituents. Here are a few stories I’ve come across over the last few days that I don’t want you to miss.

Story 113

What’s Your Calling?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At SXSW and facilitating a panel called A Global Discussion About Networked Nonprofits and Free Agents , I introduced myself with this photo of me and Lena, the master trainer from Yemen for the E-Mediat Project. Flickr Photo by SMEXbeirut.

Maslow 109

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Content delivery is less important then the skill to making sense of it and that needs to be what “classroom time” is about. The instructor’s role should be to facilitate this understanding for their students, not dump content on them.

Just want to get crackin' - part 2

SocialFish

Maybe you want to set up a virtual classroom so your participants nationwide can interact in between actual sessions. may mean embracing [the] concept of the teacher as network administrator - someone who, rather than dispensing expert knowledge, facilitates the connections that lead to the achievement of learning objectives."

Solutionary Women: Viet-Ly Nguyen

Have Fun - Do Good

I work with a co-facilitator and we visit sixth grade language arts and social studies classes for two-week writing workshops. So, I decided that I want to be a classroom teacher, and I've applied to school.

14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!

NTEN

Redefining Philanthropy - Dwayne Rice Build a Salesforce application to facilitate a culture of philanthropy around education reform by providing a platform to track constituent engagement to lead people up the engagement ladder.

Ideas 74

17 Ways We Made our Exhibition Participatory

Museum 2.0

This gallery has always been tough for exhibitions--it serves as a pass-through to the classroom, and during evening events, people pour through it on their way to and from classroom activities. This was launched as a facilitated activity during a "Love Fest" event in April and stayed.

Transmedia Storytelling and Co-Creation Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These tools can facilitate coordination/discussion/communication amongst key stakeholders about the content. Diagram by Gary Hayes. See also this set of diagrams.

An Interview with Jessica Rauch about The Generation Project: Passionate about Teaching Young People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I left the classroom in 2007 to join Teach For America staff where I pioneered graduate school recruitment for the organization through May of this year. A few days ago, the John D. and Catherine T.

Teach 65

The Art of the Backchannel at Conferences: Tips, Reflections, and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While this advice is more appropriate for the classroom, Vicky Davis shares how she manages the back channel.

What are Learning Platforms? | Idealware

Idealware

An LMS, or learning platform, is a system that is designed to facilitate some sort of learning process over the web. They offered an online virtual classroom where folks with permissions to the class could join the group, and sign up for recorded and live webinar presentations.

Intermediated Conferences and Backchannels

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm thinking of ways to integrate the chat with the phone discussion -- similar to what I experienced and learned about during Nancy White's Online Facilitation Workshop last fall. Coolcat Teacher wrote an excellent post reflecting on the use of backchannels in the classroom. I'm thinking a lot about "backchannels" in a very micro way. chat going on while a phone discussion).

Second Life Education Programs in NY Times, Goes Open Source, and other tidbits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I attended a lecture on the use of technology in the legal classroom last month in Second Life, facilitated by Rebecca Nesson. And, while, I'm not a lawyer, the discussion was so relevant to technology adoption/change issues and it Rebecca was a damn good virtual facilitator.

How To Make A Back Channel Light Up Like Clark Griswald's House

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was able to find some research and pieces about laptops in the classroom. I like webinar software that facilitates learning between participants).

NpTech Roundup: Grasshoppers and Ants - Social Fundraising Off Season

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

possibly related classroom projects??? from DonorsChoose.org at the bottom of posts, so that readers can find opportunities to take action to help classrooms around the world. It's a platform that facilitates in-kind contributions of services. Photo by Mr. Clean1982 The NpTech Tag Summary is a weekly compilation of resources tagged with "nptech" by those who follow all things nonprofits and social media.

Another Gold Star, FTW: A Look at Achievement Systems

NTEN

As educators we strive to facilitate experiences where the content is so rich, the activity so engaging, and/or the skill so problem solving that students are motivated internally to continue to learn. By Seth Giammanco, Principal, Minds On Design Lab.

Badge 58