Do you know how to transfer your content into the perfect group learning experience?
Have you GOT a BUCKETLOAD of content, and the thought of systemising it sends you into a bit of a blind panic?
Do you know you've got good content, but that it really needs some structure, better outcomes and stronger activities to make it a more robust learning experience?
Are you ready to take content you know is GOOD, and turn it into something that gives your clients an extraordinary learning experience?
Does the thought of doing this on your own make you feel overwhelmed, confused and out of your depth?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then let me explain why the
'Curriculum Development' stage of Learning Resources Development is CRITICAL for YOU and your LEARNERS...
(Otherwise, there's a fair chance your content will be all over the place, and not follow a solid system which includes things like the language and structure needed to help your learners understand WHY they should be engaging with your content, or how to apply what they've learnt immediately...ultimately that leads to confused, bored or unmotivated learners - and no-one wants that do they?)
What specifically is included in this course?
In this course there is an introductory lesson (which is free below, no sign up required!), followed by 3 full lessons complete with tutorials, matching podcasts and worksheets. There is also a bonus guest interview with an efficiency expert.
Find out exactly whether you need each one, and follow specific links to the pre-reading materials which will give you a sneak peak into each of the lessons. If your interest isn't piqued by the introductory module embedded below, this course may not be for you!
You will learn how to...
(click on each lesson for more information)
Introduction: recognise the perils of creating learning resources that are not outcomes based, scaffolded or well structured (you can access this lesson free, no sign up required, further down the page. If the Introduction doesn't 'grab' you, this course may not be for you!)
Lesson 2: layer the learning experience, so that your clients can immediately use their new knowledge.
Lesson 3: stay organised, on track and sane during the content planning, creating, delivering and reviewing phases.
Lesson 4: ensure efficiency and productivity in your business.
Why is it beneficial to be consistent when developing your curriculum and resources?
So many clients come to me in confusion and overwhelm because they have created so much content, but have no idea how it all fits together, no idea where anything is, their filing system is an endless rabbit warren of duplicate information and they've totally lost the love with it. All of it. All that hard work, and they've created themselves a monster. Don't do this to yourself.
Forget feeling overwhelmed, confused and out of your depth.
Create a system that will keep you organised, and will give you a complete picture of your content, your resources and the marketing language you'll need to pitch it to your ideal clients. It will also help you scaffold your learning journey into one that is outcomes based, organised, logically sequenced so that your clients are building on their new knowledge and skills, and YOU are staying organised and working efficiently.
The final task in this course, is to start your Content and Task Planner - the overview document that summarises all your content, resources and marketing language, and keeps you focused, on track and organised. Yes, such a document exists, and it's fully demonstrated and explained in this short course, an introduction to effective Curriculum Development.
If you don't have a systemised approach to creating content?
There's a fair chance your content will be all over the place, and not follow a solid system which includes things like the language and structure needed to help them understand WHY they should be engaging with your content, or how to apply it immediately. When that happens, they'll either not be motivated to stay switched on, or it'll go in the folder of 'learnings' they've never done anything with. You'd prefer them to use it, benefit from it, then tell everyone about how their lives have changed because of it right?
Fancy a free taste test of what's in this short course?
This brief introduction will give you an overview of how to apply these 3 steps in your Curriculum Development plans. Click on the images below and experience the learnings the way that is best for YOU! Watch the video, read the transcript, or just listen to the audio - and yep! It's all free! No need to download or sign up for anything.
Please note that originally the FOUNDATIONS Level was an e-Course; therefore in the tutorials I may refer to Courses as 'Modules', and 'weeks' of the course, which refer to the 4 different Courses that are now housed in the FOUNDATIONS Level.
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What happens when you have solid curriculum design?
Just a quick note, prompted by your newsletter, to let you know where the work you did with me has gone… this week your awesome planning tools were used to create a workshop for at-risk youth, helping them understand anxiety and depression so they can be empowered to disrupt the symptoms. Following your framework, Maria, led to 93% of these young people feeling they would handle the symptoms better in the future, and the youth coordinator said she’d never seen a better program. She was over the moon ♥
It was a group project for my tafe program (I’m switching careers, and doing a double-diploma in community services and counselling!) and there were many things that went into the success of the program (like amazing teammates) but Maria, I’m so grateful that I had worked with you and could push to build a workshop that focused on applied experience to cement demonstration and explanation. The effect on the students was massive, better than we could have hoped for. Our lecturer is falling over herself with compliments, and there’s talk of rolling the program out on a wider scale. Astounding!
So thank you. You’re an awesome educator, Maria, and an inspiration. I’m so pleased to know you =D
Maria, thank you! Working with you has been so much fun and so productive!
The way your brain can take complex information (also known as the 20 years of theory and experience in my head!) and turn it into a structure that makes total sense, is phenomenal. That you can then turn this into a visual blows my mind! Oh and you did this in what, three sessions? Amazing!
Through what you’ve taught me, I’ve been able to nail a structure for my coaching practice and the online programs I’m creating. I feel incredibly confident now that I’ll be able to share my knowledge and experience in a way that will truly inspire and help others.
Thank you, with all of my heart! You are brilliant and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to do the 4 PILLARS e-Course and work one-to-one with you.
Founder and Director - The Joy Society
Maria has this uncanny knack of helping your brain make sense of a ton of information. The time I spent in her group workshop was just what I needed to re-set my systemisation skills and help me continue to pull together all the stuff inside my head into a usable format. Maria is the person to go to help you get your ducks in a row so that you’re ready to chunk and package your know-how into something that works. Plus, she is great fun to work with and is so generous with her help and support. Thanks Maria.