We need training that builds skills. We need effective, interactive experiences that motivate and actively engage our people in the learning process.
Schools, office buildings and other worksites are filled with people who have never known a worldwithout videogames, cell phones, and the internet. In the four coming years, those who retire will be replaced by 18-40 year-olds who grew up with videogames.
IMAGINE THIS PLACE
in which learning new skills and habits is interesting, fun,
challenging, and makes every minute worth it.
It is safe. It has positive energy.
A place of change and growth.
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THE LEAP
CREATING CUTTING EDGE
is a 2-days hands-on workshop where trainers, consultants, instructional designers and HR professionals like you, learn and experience the framework that integrates brain-based learning, story-telling, gamification, enrichment and visual thinking into one course design.
UNDERSTANDING HOW PEOPLE NATURALLY LEARN
With a learner-centered perspective we will empower you by helping you develop a deeper understanding of how people learn. The principles covered in this section are distilled from research from a variety of disciplines like neuroscience, bio-chemistry or cognitive psychology and narrowed to an easy to use pattern.
MAPPING THE LEARNING JOURNEY
Business-directed learning design is what will position you as a powerful business partner. You will learn and practice how to design learning paths that build skills and habits and drive business results.
STRUCTURING AND DESIGNING COURSES
How to choose the right instructional strategies (e.g., case studies, labs, discussions, tests, papers, problem sets) and where in the flow you should place them. You will learn how to create those activities and how to effectively integrate them in your face-to-face workshop or virtual class.
ENHANCING LEARNING WITH ENRICHED ENVIRONMENTS
Learning is enhanced by environmental enrichment. Research finds that the environments in which people participate in more challenging cognitively stimulating activities, results in greater cognitive reserve. In this section you will learn how to easily produce tools that stimulate the brain within physical and social surroundings.
CREATING ENGAGEMENT WITH GAMES
When training feels dull, people are not being engaged and motivated. Research supports the effectiveness of game-based learning and practicians give us the tools to use them. You will learn and test how the main game principles work and how those can be integrated into your learning designs in the simple way.
PILOTING, REFINING, LAUNCHING
The success of a course very often depends on how well course creators conduct a formative evaluation and how they launch it. Getting client buy-in is crucial for the success of your training. This section is about strategies and tools for starting smart.
COURSE CREATION BOARD GAME ARENA
In Day 2 of the workshop you’ll be testing the learnings from each section of day 1 and course creating the new way, while playing board games.