ERIC Number: ED402498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
A Trainer of Trainers Model to Effectively Disseminate Multi-Media Tutor Training Program.
McElwee, John; And Others
In 1994-95, the firm Interactive Images developed an interactive laserdisc training program to train adult literacy tutors in four specific areas: interpersonal skills; communication skills; expectations of effective tutors; and incorporation of the skills of effective teaching into a tutoring session. In 1995-96, a trainer-of-trainers model was developed to provide a vehicle for dissemination of the interactive laserdisc training to adult literacy tutors throughout Pennsylvania. The trainer-of-trainers model developed called for training to be delivered in two stages. In the first stage, Interactive Images staff, six Tutors for Literacy Council (TLC) members and four regional tutor trainers attended a 2-day intensive workshop during which a hands-on approach was used to help the TLC members and tutor trainers become comfortable with the laserdisc training program's hardware and software. In the second stage, the facilitators traveled to each of four regional sites where they helped develop and implement follow-up training workshops. Interactive Images provided all necessary equipment, a presenter, and a technical support person at each regional session. The training program was received very positively and praised for its user friendliness, applicability in training tutors, and content. (Appended is information from an evaluation of the multimedia training program.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Interactive Images, Pittston, PA.