Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

As a trainer and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations and staffers, you have to be obsessed with learning theory to design and deliver effective instruction, have productive meetings, or embark on your own self-directed learning path. Internal: These theories take into account our minds and bodies. How people think and process information are one set of theories that include multiple intelligences , learning styles , and constructivism.

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NTEN Is Hiring an Educational Program Manager

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The new Educational Program Manager will work directly to serve the NTEN community by harnessing adult learning theory and educational curriculum development to provide the training and resources you need to use technology to further your organization's mission and good work. > > Learn more and apply to join the NTEN Team!

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Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

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ECB involves a series of steps taken by an evaluator (internal or external) to build evaluative knowledge and skills, create a culture of continuous learning and accountability, and make resources readily available. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

The Future of Social: Gen Z

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Beth is an expert in facilitating online and offline peer learning, curriculum development based on traditional adult learning theory and other instructional approaches. What can we learn from nonprofits who have been early adopters reaching out to and engaging Gen Z donors? They are also working with High School Clubs where they are learning that they need to adapt their programs and not insisting that these young philanthropists to fit their mode.

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Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

Beth Kanter

Use Learning Theory. I have written a lot about how it is important to understand how the brain works, how people learn by using learning theories to guide the design of your workshops. To guide evaluation, there are several learning theories, including The Four Levels of Evaluation, also referred to as the Kirkpatrick Evaluation Model , was created by Donald Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. Learning.

QuickBooks Keeps Kantorei Singing

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The participants learn the foundations of choir singing, such as posture and breathing, vocal technique, and tone. They also learn theory, ear training, foreign language skills, and the study of music within a social context. Kantorei is building more than just musical skill, however; the boys learn other skills that will stick with them for a lifetime. Kantorei: The Singing Boys of Rockford, IL is a musical education nonprofit serving boys between the ages of 6 to 18.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

Here are six fantastic books that I read this year that help you gain 21st century skills like learning from failure, reflection, visualization, and more. Based on solid research and insights from more than 100 organizations, he provides a roadmap for using mistakes to accelerate learning for your organization and yourself. This book is a great read. The model balances content, learning design, and participants. Photo By h.koppdelaney.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

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. You also need to consider the learning environment, any constraints, the delivery options, and the timeline for the project.

Guest Post: Community and Civic Engagement in Museum Programs

Museum 2.0

I learn a ton from her every day and wanted to share her thinking--and her graduate thesis--with you. There were times when coordinating a fire art festival while researching social capital theory made me want to burn my computer. The purpose of my thesis was two-fold: To research and analyze community and civic engagement practices, methods, theories and examples in other museum programs. Stacey Marie Garcia came to the MAH first as a graduate intern in the summer of 2011.

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More on Collaborative Knowledge Capture for Conferences Using Social Media Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I love seeing this through Loretta's lens of learning. " Loretta argues: The first supposition is that as various means are used to capture the proceedings of an event, (Nancy mentions: Chat/IRC, Videocasts, VOIPcasts, Podcasts, and Visual Facilitation), the performance of encapsulating and depicting is in itself learning. The learning is not in that moment in which these actions are taking. Loretta, doe it depend on which learning theory you buy into?

Twittering and Forgetting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The title of this post is a play on a book I read The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank Smith in 1998 when I was working with arts educators on integrating technology into their lesson plans. I would recommend technology resources and they would share books about learning. Smith's book explains the history of learning theories and practice. He establishes two ways of thinking about educational practice--the official view of learning and the classical view.

AAM 2010 Recap: Slides, Surprises, and a Banjo

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A few things I learned from the presentations and discussion: Dan shared a useful 4-step mental model for the progression of how institutions move towards participatory engagement. One of the resources she shared is a book called Brain Rules , which presents studies about the power of "cognitive force environment"--the idea that we need to be able to actually change an environment to learn from it.