Thanks to everyone who attended the masterclass on how to plan a workshop. Below is a list of the activities that were mentioned throughout the masterclass for you carry out to help you create your workshop. If you missed the recording the masterclass will be available members in the masterclass section
If we didn’t get to your questions tonight, you’d like to continue the conversation, or you found more resources to share, please share them here.
Identify what you want to teach by creating your grid for workshop ideas, tracking your interest, your expertise and community interest
Your first port of call is to work out workshop ideas you have and which of those ideas are worth pursuing. We talked about how you can list your ideas out in a grid to score what you’re passionate about, what your skills are and what people want to help you pick an idea to work on.
Spend some time reflecting and noting down who your audience is and what are their needs. Use the questions we’ve shared as well as coming up with your questions around who you are aiming to teach.
We then talked about our spending time understanding who your audience or learner is and spending time reflecting on their needs. By better understanding our learners we can tailor a course that works well for them.
Using Blooms taxonomy verb list as a model, work out what your learning outcomes are for your workshop
Next, we focused on learning outcomes which are the backbone of any workshop. We talked about how they are brief, specific, measurable statements that describe what learners can expect to be able to achieve by the end of a lesson. Building learning outcomes helps give structure to our workshops whilst always ensuring we’re developing a workshop that addresses a learners needs.
With your learning outcomes set, begin to start writing your abstract. Don’t forget to share with others to get feedback!
We then discussed how we can use the learrning outcomes and our knowledge of our learners to write our abstract. There were some traps to avoid as well around ensuring your abstract is the right length, clear in what it’s offerring and not too salesy with buzzwords.
Using our lesson plan template, begin to plan your lesson out and work out how your learners are going to achieve each learning outcomes
Finally, we discussed how you can begin to fill in the gaps of what your workshop is going to look like by using your learning outcomes to set out what you want to teach, how you will teach it and what activities the learner will do to demonstrate they can achieve a specific learning outcome.
We did this by using a template that I’ve shared here for you: