Review from Lab this Week
o Serves as an organizational lesson structure to facilitate lesson plan
Your first session/class
- Take the time to think it all through (which is why you shadowed)
- What will you call yourself? (should be appropriate for the setting)
- How will you introduce yourself? Where will you stand?
- Where will the equipment be set up? How will you distribute it?
- What will you be doing when the participants are engaged in activity?
- When presenting the activity:
o Where do you stand to see/hear everyone?
o How will you use your voice?
o Speak clearly and slowly. Don’t call everyone “guys”
o Avoid unnecessary words “Now what I would like you to do...”
- Good presenters possess:
o Clarity: are clear with directions, tips for improving for clients/participants
o Variability – make modifications and changes
o Be enthusiastic
Learn some names
Get familiar with the site
Be kind and open minded
- Providing feedback:
o Scan participants
o Entire groups, small groups, individuals
o Positive and negative
o Also, prescriptive and descriptive
Sessions and Timing
- Course hours provided for implementation
o Feb 9-14
o Feb 16, 27, 28
o Reading week
o March 2-7
Pilot Testing Your Program
- A trial run, a small-scale version of your larger project/program
- An important step that can help catch potential problems and prevent them from
escalating before full implementation occurs.
- Why conduct a pilot?
o Confirm if you are ready for full scale implementation
o Opportunity to gauge your target populations reaction to the program o Can help you make better decisions about how to allocate time and resources
o Can help ensure that you are well prepared to measure the success of your
- Are you ready to pilot test your program?
o Engaged with community partners who are invested in your project?
o Assessed your community needs and assets? What services and programs
o Identified core components and