Even though I had known success in other arenas, I was new to the field of judicial education, so it seemed I could benefit from regular conversations and consultations with someone experienced in a similar job. I agreed to be assigned a mentor, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
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.
Seriously fun activities for trainers, facilitators, performance consultants, and managers.
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.
Thiagi Gameletter: Seriously fun activities for trainers, facilitators, performance consultants, and managers.
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.