LST & NLE delivery methods
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 15:21:58 -0600
Subject: LST & NLE delivery methods?
I'm usually a lurker on this list, but I have a question for the group:
For those that know, how does your district training team "present" the
material for Leader Specific Training? (and NLE for that matter.)
There are many methods:
- PowerPoint w/ projection equipment
- PowerPoint created overheads (eg "foils")
- Print out PPT hand-outs
- Flip charts ("PaperPoint")
- good old fashioned lectures
- other methods?
Why do I ask? It seems BSA-National is pushing to standardize presentations
using "modern electronic techniques" (eg, PowerPoint on a projection
system). I use PPT all the time in business -- this is no big deal to me.
However, it seems most trainers DON'T have access to electronic methods.
I also see this issue on the new WB21C courses -- the first weekend seems
to be dominated by PPT presentations.
I'm interested in any and all observations from others. I would prefer to
keep the discussion on the methods, and not opinions on the methods <grin>.
Hopefully, trainers use techniques that work best for them AND their
One of the clear learning objectives of the Trainer Development
Conference is to get trainers to use a variety of technical Training
Technologies and a variety of presentation devices Training Methods. If
you have access to the TDC syllabus I would review all of them. Some of
the suggestions are built into the NLE syllabus - Buzz groups to discussion
program specific instances of aims and methods for instance. It is true
that NLE has a lot of video and canned PowerPoint, but another admonition
for staff development of TDC is to "Personalize Presentations", make them
your own. Different learning styles in the participants will be better
served by a variety of training technologies and training methods in any
training setting that lasts more than maybe 30 minutes.
Same is true in spades fro WB21C in my opinion. Despite efforts
on some courses to make the TG's give the same canned presentations (under
the rubric of adhering to the syllabus) and to go with canned PowerPoint
for Troop presentations, I think better success comes from applying the TDC
lessons. Just my 2 cents and worth both pennies.
Yours in Scouting,
Michael N. Kazarinoff
Baden-Powell Council Training Chair
Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 4 Ithaca NY
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