Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

You can imagine how pleased I was when I was introduced to an organization that combined my two loves, #GivingTuesday and teaching kids about giving. This year on #GivingTuesday, Learning to Give is asking teachers to join the international movement to celebrate an opening day to the giving season by doing what they do best, by teaching. Step-by-step instructions. I love #GivingTuesday. I know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again.

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Upcoming Webinar March 26: Public Tech Instruction - Internet Safety

Tech Soup Blog

Internet safety can be a tricky subject to teach. essential skill to include in basic digital literacy instruction, but. determining what content to include and how to teach it can present many challenges. design curriculum and teach classes without a fear of becoming outdated. Internet safety instruction doesn’t have to be difficult, though! This session, Public Tech Instruction: Internet Safety , this Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m.

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Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, TechSoup for Libraries held a webinar called Public Tech Instruction: Teaching the Public on Internet Safety. The presenters, Austin Stroud of the Monroe County Public Library and Crystal Schimpf of TechSoup for Libraries, shared resources for teaching online safety and security. Sometimes coming up with teaching material, like presentations or handouts, can be difficult. Do you teach online safety to staff, volunteers, or the people you serve?

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What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

I had the honor of being a guest facilitator at a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and David Havens – I got to teach but more importantly got to learn from amazing people. He lead us on a series of improvisation exercises designed to teach important skills for networked leaders: empathy, awareness, celebrating failure, being open to change and more. This exercise was teaching us to be open to change.

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How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially digital technology and social media related. Designing and delivering a training to a nonprofit audience is not about extreme content delivery or putting together a PowerPoint and answering questions. If you want to get results, you need to think about instructional design and learning theory. And, there is no shortage of learning theories and research.

Healthy Fear, Healthy Habit: Teaching Privacy to New Internet Users

Tech Soup Blog

Simple Steps for Teaching Privacy. Although privacy issues can be a challenge to teach, Scott recommends a few simple steps for digital literacy educators: Provide basic privacy instruction. It's a heated, political topic and it will come up when you're teaching privacy. Scott's resources for teaching the NSA Scandal: NSA Surveillance Revelations are a Teachable Moment. Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum. Digital peeping toms.

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What Dogs Teach Us About Leadership

Eric Jacobson

That's because, according to co-authors Krissi and Dan Barr , dogs can teach humans a lot about leadership. These essential four qualities are: Faithful Inspirational Determined Observant The Fido Factor is an enjoyable, actionable, insightful read, particularly appealing to dog lovers, but equally instructional for even non-pet owners. Because 44 percent of U.S. households with at least one dog according to ASPCA, many of us don't have to go far to learn about leadership.

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Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

And, NTEN is the first stop for nonprofits to go for this type of field level of research and coverage. For those of us who also focused on training, instruction, and professional learning for nonprofits, the New Media Consortium , has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale for the past ten years.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

Beth Kanter

So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related. This is a very important concept for instructional design -the way the room is set up effects how people learn. I strongly believe that a workshop, panel, master class, or even a keynote that is interactive is more engaging, people pay attention, they make connections to what they already know and are far more likely to apply it.

Teaching Nonprofits How To Bring Relevant Information To Their Desktop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I participated in Nancy White's online facilitation workshop last fall where one of the participants was the thoughtful Nick Noakes who is the Associate Director for the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching at a university in Hong Kong. In reading Marshall's excellent reflection about teaching RSS techniques , I came across a comment from Nick pointing to some curriculum he is developing and teaching to faculty on using RSS for their research work.

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Weaving the Web Into Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Emily at Emily's World offers her thoughts about "Integrating Web Sites into Teaching." In my opinion, websites need to have more instruction on how educators can make use of the site." " She asks: "As a web designer, I am very interested in the future of educational websites. However, I would not want to create an educational website unless I knew it would be helpful. I am curious what types of websites educators are interested in.

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The Rainmaker's Credo

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How To Become A Rainmaker is a quick, instructional book that reveals the rules for getting and keeping customers and clients. Teach customers to want what they need.

When To Coach And When To Counsel

Eric Jacobson

As a coach , a manager: identifies an employees need for instruction and direction and this need is usually directly related to his or her performance or career goals. Coaching is the difference between giving orders and teaching people how to get things done. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations.

How To Become A Rainmaker

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How To Become A Rainmaker is a quick, instructional book that reveals the rules for getting and keeping customers and clients. Teach customers to want what they need.

Mastercard’s Girls4Tech™: Utilizing Employees’ Skills to Inspire Youth

Connection Cafe

Make it better than any program you’ve done before, make it global and make it for girls,” those were the instructions from Mastercard’s CEO Ajay Banga to Susan Warner, VP Global Volunteerism, in 2014. The Girls4Tech programs are organized by regional coordinators and they are the ones who encourage employees to serve as role models and mentors, teaching the foundations of payments technology in fun, engaging ways. Girls Just Want to Have… STEM!

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Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

So the evaluator has to consider if they are going to: Teach. Drawing from adult learning theories, ECB utilizes a variety of strategies such as: Vehicle of instruction: face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, classroom style learning, web-based mechanisms, manuals, etc.

Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

– Plan a weekly “teach in” series about COVID facts and advice. Facilitate a virtual gathering for supporters to make masks together, with instructions on material to buy. COVID-19 is forcing nonprofits to think differently about engaging supporters. For the foreseeable future, remote fundraising and virtual actions will be the norm, as evidenced by the 433% increase in virtual actions on the Mobilize platform in just six weeks.

Lame spam of the day: targeting golfers

Robert Weiner

Text: If you haven't visited the brand new Golfers Insider website, then you are missing out on FREE golf instructional videos from top PGA teaching professionals like Martin Chuck, Mark Evershed, Eddie Merrins and Roger Fredericks. Don't forget about the Ask Mark and Ask Martin pages, where you can ask these PGA Teaching Pros any golf question you may have and receive personalized feedback from them for FREE. The latest lame spams in my inbox are aimed at golfers.

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Tutoring Jobs

SocialFish

There are many opportunities for you to make money if you can teaching. The simplest reason why you should consider this job is because it is quite easy, especially if you decide to teach English to children in non-English speaking countries. This is because, in most cases, you will be teaching English as a second language, and it is important that you teach the right things. What you do is help students out with their homework, or teach them a specific subject.

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Allow Employees To Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If not, teach him what he needs to do differently to avoid the mistake from reoccurring. Finally, you may discover that the mistake happened because policies, procedures or your assignment instructions were confusing or unclear. Mistakes happen. The best thing you can do as a manager and leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If your employee is afraid of ever making a mistake, he will be paralyzed from taking action or taking even calculated risks.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

” I’ll co-teaching the session with colleagues Andrea Berry, John Kenyon, and Cindy Leonard. The session will cover what to do before, during, and after leading an effective technology training and provide lots of practical tips that will help you design fun, interactive, and highly effective technology training workshops. I love all aspects instructional design and facilitation , but being a good trainer also means being a good content curator and resource librarian.

Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap

Gyrus

As we become increasingly dependent on our technology, it only makes sense that it teach us as well. When building eLearnings it is necessary to consult people who teach and record their methodologies in making sure a message maintains its pertinence over time. Understanding the foundation of what makes the instructional design so effective, can go a long way in transitioning some of your organizational learnings over to a digital medium.

7 Spring Fundraisers to Delight Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

Nothing says spring quite like flowers, so host a workshop that teaches donors the basics of floral design. Then all you’ll need is proper instruction and complimentary refreshments. Spring is in full bloom, which means a whole new season of fundraising opportunities are headed your way! By taking advantage of the sunshine, gorgeous weather and plentiful holidays spring has to offer, you can make spring fundraisers the best of the year. Easter Egg Hunt.

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Allow Employees To Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If not, teach him what he needs to do differently to avoid the mistake from reoccurring. Finally, you may discover that the mistake happened because policies, procedures or your assignment instructions were confusing or unclear. Mistakes happen. The best thing you can do as a manager and leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If your employee is afraid of ever making a mistake, he will be paralyzed from taking action or taking even calculated risks.

Let Employees Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If not, teach him what he needs to do differently to avoid the mistake from reoccurring. Finally, you may discover that the mistake happened because policies, procedures or your assignment instructions were confusing or unclear. Mistakes happen. The best thing you can do as a manager and leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If your employee is afraid of ever making a mistake, he will be paralyzed from taking action or taking even calculated risks.

Coaching in your Learning and Development Program

Gyrus

Instructional designers have been trying for years to come up with the perfect teachings for organizational entities, with learnings ranging from electronic, social, micro, mobile, instructor-led, and blended. In these meetings present the employees with real-life practice problems or perhaps current departmental issues that best reflect the teachings of the lessons. Be sure not to stop there, coaching involves so much more than instruction towards a positive outcome.

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing

Gyrus

Our learning instruction we receive from youth into early adulthood is fairly regimented; teachers are taught how to convey information to students, and for the most part, they engage in the same methodology across their efforts. If John in Marketing learns best via Instructor-Lead training, and Suzy in Document Control works best in an impersonal self-instructed pathway. Convey teachings in a manner that doesn’t sound like a dictionary definition.

Benetech: President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Route 66 Route 66, our online platform for teaching reading, has officially launched thanks to support from the Peery Foundation. with the tools to teach reading to adolescent and adult beginning readers, such as those with developmental disabilities. Route 66 pairs this reading content with teaching tools and learning exercises, effectively empowering any literate person to become an early reading instructor.

TechSoup for Libraries Spotlight: Amber Slaven of Bellevue Library

Tech Soup Blog

Amber's specialty is instruction, and though she's moved on from driving the mobile lab, she shared some great insights with us about creating instructional and informational videos. She also managed up to 100 volunteers at a time to help teach classes in her library system and offered some tips on ensuring a smooth volunteer experience. We've got a new spotlight up at TechSoup for Libraries that nonprofits might learn from, as well.

Free Webinar: Sharing Trainer's Social Media Bag of Tricks and Secrets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been involved with teaching and learning technology for nonprofits since 1993 when I worked for the New York Foundation for the Arts' online network for artists, Arts Wire. I was immediately thrown into a situation of dynamic teaching and learning. And then immediately create instructional materials and trainings for the community. Here's the description: Join Beth Kanter who has been teaching nonprofit technology workshops for over 15 years, both offline and online.

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

My style of teaching is participatory; I don’t lecture with PPT endlessly and involve the audience. I modify instructions or make accommodations for physical disabilities. In any of my instructions for any interactive activities, I always tell people that it isn’t required to move around or stand – do what they comfortable doing and modify. I made this part of the instructions. Training is better when you content and instruction is as inclusive as possible.

Academic vs. Corporate LMS – Where the Lines Blur

Gyrus

Classes: a furtherance of courses, allowing for instruction and defined building block learning style. Quizzes: Occur weekly/bi-weekly to reinforce class assignments and instruction. In business, a course could be a single 3-hour instruction with an evaluation at the end. Teaching Focus. Academic vs. Corporate LMS – Where the Lines Blur.

Designing Transformative Communications Capacity Building Programs for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Khan Academy and the Revolution in Online Free Choice Learning

Museum 2.0

She was a free agent for a long time, until the beginning of 2012, when she joined the teaching staff of Khan Academy. Khan Academy, the free, nonprofit online source for educational instructional videos, is a young powerhouse in the online learning space. Salman Khan's videos give people access to good instructional content on standard (and often confusing or poorly taught) educational topics.

The Disruptive Approach to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

It seems that Training personnel are always focused on new and innovative teachings, and designers are obsessed with developing an open platform that can accommodate all these visionary changes that we as learning professionals would wish to implement. We are not all instructional designers, and even when we are, there is a chance that on our own, we are unable to truly capture the requirements of the learners within our organization.

The International Bar Association Publishes First Global Study of the Impact of Social Media on the Legal Profession

SocialFish

95% of respondents from jurisdictions with jury systems thought that jurors should receive specific instructions limiting their online communications. 85% thought that law schools should teach about the risks of social networking. The International Bar Association has just published the first global study of the impact of social media on the legal profession. The IBA represents 45,000 individual lawyers and more than 200 bar associations and law societies worldwide.

Encourage Employees To Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobson

If not, teach him what he needs to do differently to avoid the mistake from reoccurring. Finally, you may discover that the mistake happened because policies, procedures or your assignment instructions were confusing or unclear. Mistakes happen. The best thing you can do as a leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If your employee is afraid of ever making a mistake, he will be paralyzed from taking action or taking even calculated risks.

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

Beth Kanter

This past year took me to London to teach nonprofit leaders at workshops on digital strategy hosted by LinkedIn and Social Misfits, and to Cambodia to teach a series of workshops for Women’s Rights NGOs hosted by Wake International. I also continued my position as Adjunct Professor teaching a graduate course at Middlebury College/Monterrey Institute for International Education. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

Giving 2.0 ProjectU

Beth Kanter

Stanford University lecturer Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen teaches students at Stanford about how to master philanthropy. The author of the book, Giving 2.0 , has just released all her teaching notes and syllabi, along with philanthropy library. ProjectU are: To provide any college or university educator with everything they need to teach a strategic philanthropy course.

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

Beth Kanter

International and Domestic Training and Speaking: I presented over 50 keynotes, panel sessions, webinars, guest lectures, informal talks, and workshops for nonprofits in the area of integrated networked leadership, leveraging professional networks in service of mission, social media strategy, learning from data, instructional design and delivery, crowd funding, attention training, walking as work, and other topics. Happy New Year !

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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth Kanter

So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially technology related. This month I’ve been teaching graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. 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 Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

If your training arsenal consists of Instructor led training and elearnings and your user base is not as receptive to the teachings as they used to be, another option now exists. As such, it is safe to say a well-executed mobile learning in augmented reality could captivate learners to levels we have yet to see, and it is up to instructional design developers to get us there. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry.

Encourage Employees To Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobson

If not, teach him what he needs to do differently to avoid the mistake from reoccurring. Finally, you may discover that the mistake happened because policies, procedures or your assignment instructions were confusing or unclear. Mistakes happen. The best thing you can do as a leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If your employee is afraid of ever making a mistake, he will be paralyzed from taking action or taking even calculated risks.