Class Development: Turning "Conditions for Success" into Learning Objectives (Meeting #3)

On February 17, 2016 Creating the Future’s Faculty Team continued crafting the Catalytic Listening course in our new curriculum. The video of that 3rd meeting is below. 

Where we are in the process:

Meeting #1: We established what this class has the potential to make possible, and for whom.

Meeting #2: We established the pre-conditions for success that would allow that high potential result to emerge

Meeting #3: We began turning those “preconditions for success” into learning objectives, determining what content and teaching approaches / tools could achieve those objectives. You can download a draft spreadsheet showing early thoughts in that process at this link. (NOTE: Clicking will auto-download the file. Please note that this is a draft in its early stages.)

What’s Next
At our meeting on February 24th, we will continue this conversation, using the conditions listed in Meeting #2 as our starting point. For each of those conditions, we will continue asking, “What do people need to know? What skills must they have? What must they believe? What support will they need? What do they need to be?”

From there, we will consider the conditions for success for the instructors. What do our instructors need to know? Understand? Be assured of? After that, we’ll move from strategy to the actual work of creating the content and practicing teaching.

Normally these initial strategy meetings happen in real time, live online for anyone to participate via Twitter. Due to some technology glitches, we’ve been unable to stream these curriculum strategy meetings live – we apologize for that. We do promise to continue to post the videos of those discussions, and to summarize the meetings as best we can for those who can’t be there.

To any Creating the Future fellow who has taken the immersion course, you are invited to join the faculty team. Please calendar every Wednesday at 12noon PT / 3pm ET for 2 hours over the next few months as we develop this course and then begin teaching it in BETA!

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