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The Active Workshop
Practical Strategies for Facilitating Professional Learning

  • Ron Nash - Ron Nash and Associates, Inc.

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Leadership | Presentation Skills

© 2010 | 152 pages | Corwin

"Administrators and workshop facilitators will find in this book exactly what is needed to deepen teachers' understanding of workshop content and processes and increase their own effectiveness."
—Sharon Madsen Redfern, Elementary Principal, Highland Park Elementary School, Lewistown, MT

"Ron Nash's book provides a primer for the presenter who wants to facilitate active workshop participation. His techniques can also be easily adapted to the classroom for highly engaging, child-centered lessons. This is truly a book worth adding to your professional library."
—Stephen D. Shepperd, Retired Elementary Principal, Sunnyside Elementary School, ID

Maximize engagement and retention with less talk and more interaction!

Today's students learn best by doing—as do most of us. This newest resource from Ron Nash is designed for educators who would rather "show" than "tell" to create highly interactive workshops. Packed with anecdotes, brain-compatible strategies, and checklists, the book provides practical tools for engaging participants to talk, reflect, brainstorm, and stretch beyond their comfort zones. Highlights include:

Techniques for shifting 80% of the workshop's workload to participants

  • Keys to enhancing retention with storytelling and laughter
  • Methods for analyzing and evaluating your presentations for ongoing improvement
  • Tips for extending learning beyond the workshop

The Active Workshop is ideal for seminar trainers, seminar facilitators, principals, and teacher leaders—anyone who works with elementary, secondary, and college educators in a training capacity.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Set the Stage
 
2. Hit the Ground Running
 
3. Maximize Movement
 
4. Minimize Distractions
 
5. Facilitate Structured Conversations
 
6. Present With Confidence
 
7. Close the Deal
 
8. Extend the Learning
 
Appendix A: Preworkshop-Visit Checklist
 
Appendix B: Day-of-Workshop Checklist
 
Appendix C: Room Arrangements
 
References
 
Index

“Ron Nash’s book provides a primer for the presenter who wants to facilitate active workshop ‘participation.’ His techniques can also be easily adapted to the classroom for high engagement, child-centered lessons. This is truly a book worth adding to your professional library.”

Stephen D. Shepperd, Retired Elementary Principal
Kellogg Joint School District #391 – Sunnyside Elementary, ID

“Administrators and workshop facilitators will find this book to be exactly what is needed in designing a workshop that takes advantage of teachers’ prior knowledge, helps them to deepen their understanding of workshop content and processes, and find ways to be more effective.”

Sharon Madsen Redfern, Elementary Principal
Highland Park Elementary School, Lewistown, MT
Key features
  • Includes personal stories and vignettes from great presenters whom the author has observed over the years
  • Appendices feature checklists on how best to prepare for workshop presentations and what to do minutes beforehand

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Set the Stage


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ISBN: 9781412989015

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