The Key Assessment used in this course was to create a professional development or training module that is designed to improve instruction or solve an educational problem in an authentic school, workplace setting.
Part one of the assignment was to conduct a Training Needs Assessment for a local school or work environment.Defining the needs of adult learners and determine the extent to which standards have been published to inform the design of professional development in the chosen content area.
Part two of the assignment was to create The Learning Environment Plan. Building off of the results of the needs assessment assignment, I was to develop a technology supported learning environment plan to support a professional development/training module by continuing the ADDIE process. “ADDIE” stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate.
Part Three of the assignment was to create The Professional Development Module. Creating a professional development or training modules that is designed to improve instruction or solve an educational problem in an authentic school, workplace setting. The module included:
- Instructor's Guide, which the instructor uses to conduct the training,
- Participant's Guide, which the trainees use as a guide to the instruction and consists of a Course Introduction and Lesson Instruction.
This assignment helped me to be an effective educator in my field by providing me with the insight of what goes into creating a professional development training module from the ground up. Understanding the importance of and the process of conducting a needs assessment. All professional development needs to be relevant to the persons current job and their future goals. The completion of the training module was a huge help in understanding the process and all the prep that goes into creating professional development training that will be beneficial. Providing the opportunity for deeper subject knowledge, creating a collaborative environment, and the most important is when teachers learner, their students learn.