Community College Summit - StoryTelling and Growing Expert Instructors
Workshop Session 2
StoryTelling and Growing Expert Instructors
Community colleges face many challenges and the panel will address two distinct and persistent ones faced by career and technical training programs. First, communicating the power of educational innovations takes more than a 30 page report – it takes a good story that engages your audience and gets them to care about your innovation. How do we craft good stories for career and technical training programs? Second, industry experts are essential subject matter experts that deliver the “job-driven” curriculum in community colleges and prepares our students for success in the workforce. But frequently, being an industry expert doesn’t translate into an expert instructor. The U.S. Department of Labor’s SkillsCommons project has produced free and open tools, templates, and strategies that everyone can use to address these challenges. The panelist will briefly review the strategies and resources and walk participants through how these two tools have been applied in higher education and at the industry level.
- In why ways would storytelling benefit your college's initiatives?
- What is the first story that needs to be told and to whom?
- Imagine your college implemented the IE2EI course with industry experts. After one year, what are the targeted outcomes. How do you celebrate?
- What did you hear today that you could use in the next 3 months. What are the first 3 steps toward making that a reality?
Question and Answer session relative to SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunities Panel and a brief summary of highlights and resources.