How to Teach (February 2018)

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How to Teach (February 2018)

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Teaching is a fundamental skill. It’s the way we humans pass on ideas about the world and our cultures. But most people don’t teach in ways that actually allow people to learn.

Want to learn how to teach well? In this one day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of pedagogical theory (how people learn), how to design great curriculum, and how to implement it in your professional and personal life. Designed for managers, parents, or anyone who has to communicate knowledge in their lives.

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Date: Monday, February 5
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Ruby Receptionists || 805 SW Broadway #900
$300 Business and large organizations. $200 nonprofits small organizations (less than 10 employees). Space is limited to 30 students.

Learning is how organizations create and convey culture and expertise. In fact, the vast majority of any organization is the knowledge, capabilities, and performance of its staff. Yet, too often, those with the knowledge aren't effective teachers. They may know a lot, be passionate about their subject, and even be great speakers. But that is not teaching. Teaching is about understanding what the learner needs to know. It’s about igniting a person’s desire to continue learning and practicing without you and equipping them with the tools and knowledge to do so.

The morning session is about understanding how learning works, including the best practices and barriers to human learning and development. The afternoon session is about instructional design: designing learner-centered curriculum, creating learning metrics, and practicing effective teaching. You'll walk away with lots of tools and aids to take home and back to the office!


"What a difference good training makes! My organization implements around 100 trainings each year on behalf of our clients and were thrilled with Douglas’ Train the Trainer course. The principles he taught to engage attendees at our own training sessions are clear, straightforward and useful. Since his course, my colleagues and I utilize the tools and resources Douglas provided in nearly all the trainings we deliver. The quality shows." - Eric Wilson, program manager, Evergreen Consulting

"I was so glad I took this workshop! I went in wanting to learn more about how I could effectively support my clients and walked out with tangible next steps as to how I would do that. Douglas' approach was accessible, fun, and highly interactive. I really enjoyed learning in multiple ways throughout the day and appreciated having the time to actually practice what we were discussing. This workshop was a lot more impactful than others I've taken in the past, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in taking their work (no matter what it is) to a higher level." - Megan Leatherman, human resources consultant


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Douglas Tsoi, JD, is the founder of Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS), a school for everyday life. Before PUGS, he managed a $4 million education and training program at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Previous careers include teaching high school history and ethics, as well as being a intellectual property lawyer. A nationally renowned education expert called Douglas "the best teacher I've ever seen teach."