In 1995, I wrote an article for NASJE News titled “Creating Presence”. I heard from many colleagues about how helpful the concepts were in establishing the importance of education in the courts. Now, two decades later, creating presence is even more important. External forces that will not abate increasingly drive contemporary change. Directly meeting the challenges of change with a clear vision and unified voice is required to thrive in what will likely be a very exciting and frustrating time.
We are excited to announce the completion of NASJE’s newest curriculum design! The history of this effort began when NASJE undertook, with support from State Justice Institute (SJI), the task of developing a comprehensive set of curriculum designs to advance the profession of judicial branch education based on core competency areas.
On February 11, 2015, former NASJE President Karen Thorson presented a webcast about how state judicial educators can create a sense of presence within the judicial branch and ensure that the educator’s voice is heard when speaking to authority. Her presentation focused on three main questions: 1) What is presence?, 2) Why is it valuable, and 3) How do you earn it?
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), as part of the National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues, a service of the Children’s Bureau, developed A Guide to Conducting Effective Training Evaluations: Recommendations, Strategies and Tools for Dependency Court Improvement Programs. The Guide assists in identifying training needs, developing training methodologies and evaluation tools, and assessing training outcomes.
What constitutes blended learning? According to the Sloan Consortium, blended learning consists of courses or programs in which 30%-79% of the learning is offered online while the rest is face-to-face.
Before I entered the field of judicial education a little less than a year ago, I spent the previous twenty years as a college professor. Teaching was something I had to learn on my own, through trial and error. I would have profited enormously from guidelines and suggestions of the type provided in these materials.
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When you are selecting a venue for your next conference, seminar or training event, here are a few things to keep in mind.
The purpose of any program of continuing judicial education is to provide a process…to improve judicial performance, and thereby, the quality of justice,” according to a 1993 University of New South Wales law journal article on the need for judicial education.
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May issue of Thiagi GameLetter You can read it by visiting http://thiagi.com/pfp/may2011.php Here are the contents of this issue: COOPETITION, a review activity that resembles a TV game show. A tool kit article with 11 different interactive storytelling techniques. A…
by Emily Gold With funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Center for Court Innovation and The National Judicial College have launched the development and evaluation of a national demonstration project that will…
Don’t let large class sizes limit interactivity. Use these tips and techniques for effective facilitation with large groups.