Presenters: Lorraine Godden & Carolyn Hoessler
Original Dates: February 25, March 4 & 11, 2021 – 3 hours of learning
Group rates: If you register 5 or more participants from the same organization at the same time, you qualify for the group rate of 25% off registration fees. NOTE: This rate will automatically apply to the total payment amount when you register 5 or more.
Getting experiential learning (EL) and work-integrated-learning (WIL) right is important, and getting each experience right feels complex. Multiple stakeholders, aims and needs pose challenges to navigating relationships and designing experiences, while ongoing shifts to remote learning and restricted workplaces remove the usual options.
Who Should Attend
This new webinar series comes in response to a popular standalone webinar delivered earlier this year by our presenters and aims to further your learning on how to design effective experiential learning. Participants don’t need to have seen the standalone webinar to attend the series.
This deeper series will teach you how to navigate among stakeholders (e.g., learners, partnering organizations, senior school or institution administrators, government and funders), identify the often-unstated intended outcomes of the experience, and design experiences within your context. Our two presenters will share the Outcome-Based Experiential Learning (OBEL) framework they developed as a concise and guided design process to enable you to successfully navigate EL planning and implementation. Furthermore, participants will also receive a complimentary copy of the new OBEL guide.
This webinar series is a good fit for:
- Staff, educators and community partners working to co-design, recruit for, advise students, and offer experiences;
- Community partners seeking to define why and how they will host experiences; and
- Educational institutions and schools creating strategies.
Webinar #1: What Are We Seeking? Naming the Outcomes for EL with Stakeholders
- Specify your stakeholders
- Specify intended outcomes of experiential learning
- Identify (or design a plan to co-identify) specific intended outcomes of each stakeholder group
- Distinguish between opportunity types (WIL, practice spaces, projects and employment programs)
Webinar #2: What Will They Do? Identifying the EL Design Factors – Including in Emergent Contexts
- Identify the five design factors influencing the possible experiences
- Using the five design factors, define your current context including its possibilities and constraints
- Identify how to adapt existing or planned experiences when the factor changes in your context
Webinar #3: Will It Be a Success? Aligning EL Outcomes, Activities, Assessment and Evaluation
- Refine the design factors and intended outcomes including adaptation options
- Select and design appropriate and feasible assessment options
- Confirm alignment between intended outcomes, activities, assessment and evaluation utilizing the OBEL planning template
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Lorraine Godden specializes in understanding how career and life planning, work-integrated-learning, and other educational multidisciplinary and public policies are interpreted and enacted into educational programming and public policy interventions. Lorraine has 20 plus years of experience implementing, evaluating and researching work-related policies in compulsory and post-secondary education.
Carolyn Hoessler specializes in designing relevant learning experiences, assessments and evaluation, and untangling factors to inform clear paths forward. Carolyn has over 14 years’ experience working with teams (re)designing learning in higher education and professional development locally and nationally. She is the founder of Higher Education & Beyond (www.hedbeyond.ca).