ERIC Number: ED371946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Designing Effective Workshops. Workshop Resource Manual.
Braus, Judy A.; Monroe, Martha C.
This booklet is one in a series of resource manuals to help teacher educators conduct environmental education (EE) teacher workshops or promote EE programs. This unit offers background information and strategies for designing and leading teacher education workshops and programs and benefits those unfamiliar with adult education methods and workshop design. An introduction provides six training tips on which the unit is based: building support by the teachers; knowing the audience; engaging the participants; setting the right tone; evaluating and revising previous workshops; and being prepared. The unit is presented in eight sections that describe: (1) methods of building support; (2) seven steps to design an experiential workshop; (3) selecting an appropriate strategy from among lectures, small groups, role plays, case studies, field trips, and educational media; (4) four key facilitation skills; (5) planning for ongoing support; (6) evaluating the program; (7) a checklist for the perfect workshop; and (8) a list of 17 resources from books and articles. (MDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Workshops
National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training, Dana Building, 430 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Natural Resources.
Note: For other booklets in the series, see SE 054 607-611.