Trainings

The following is a sample list of trainings, skillshares, and workshops designed by A Learning Studio and in partnership with others:

INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE EDUCATION INSTITUTE: USER RESEARCH AND DESIGN IN LEARNING 

Workshop co-developed with Michael Culliton, Global Learning Partners. Format: two-session training, 90 minutes each

For facilitators and training managers to explore how user design and strength-based learning methods affect 21st century education. Exercises that engage participants in designing their own systems for learning.

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDENT INNOVATING WITHIN THE ACADEMY AND BEYOND 

Workshop co-led with David Halsted, Director of Online and Blended Learning in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Format: Two-hour workshop

Workshop presented at Educelerate (edreach.us/channel/educelerate) in conjunction with MentorMob (mentormob.com). Guide students to assess and plan for desired outcomes from school, providing tips for how students can become innovators and entrepreneurs within graduate school and beyond.

RELATING ACADEMIC RESEARCH TO EDUCATION START-UPS 

Workshop co-led with David Halsted, Director of Online and Blended Learning in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Format: One-hour panel

Panel discussion on how to build an education start-up off of academic research as well as more generally relate current notable EdTech ventures and investment themes to actual research findings.  Panelists included: Alan Aldworth, SKO Learning and Skate Kids; Eileen Murphy, Think Cerca; Andy Morrison, former CEO and co-founder of Cognitive Concepts

DESIGNING A STRENGTH-BASED PERSONAL LEARNING SYSTEM 

Workshop presented at Columbia College of Art and Design (2013), Alliance to End Homelessness Community (2012), Economic Development Association (CEDA) (2012) Format: One 1⁄2 hour workshop

Strength-based strategies from the emerging field of Positive Psychology and new tools for learners in ways to build effective personal learning systems that fit into a Networked Learning Model.

THE ILLUMINATIVE METHOD: FLOW IN EDUCATIONAL DESIGN 

Workshop presented at Organizational Development Network (ODN) (September 2013/in development), DePaul University, School for New Learning, Center to Advance Education for Adults (2013) Format: Two-hour workshop

Peer learning method where learners track and share with friends and family the moments of flow they experience throughout daily life.

STRENGTH-BASED SKILL SHARES (2001-present)

Peer learning and skill-share groups/events in private residences (Amsterdam, Chicago, Durham/Raleigh, Philadelphia, Minneapolis). Formats: one time, weekly, or monthly sessions

Sessions for peer groups to track, identify, and teach one another their strengths in skill shares.