Peer Teacher Training

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Repeats every week until Mon Jan 19 2015 .
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Peer Teacher Training

Members of the Curriculum Committee, co-chair Sydney Wilde and Jerry Dunham, have partnered with Dr. Joni Samples to provide teacher training opportunities for peer leaders. Dr. Samples, an education consultant who conducts teacher training seminars nationally and internationally, has offered to lead three morning sessions on how best to teach what you know, how to present with all of the gadgets available, and how to make you and your topic something people want to know more about.

Class 1: January 5—You Already Know this Topic, So How Do you Teach It to Someone Else?
  • Knowing your topic
  • Knowing your audience—they’re adult learners which is different
  • Organizing your topic to present to your audience—planning
  • Your teaching style
  • Their learning styles
  • How to mesh your teaching style with their learning
  • It’s all about attitude and imagination so let’s play with both
Class 2: January 12—You’re Ready to Go, How do You Present with all of the Gadgets Available
  • Using a microphone—some of our folks can’t hear you
  • Powerpoint tips
  • Videos and DVDs to enhance the learning
  • Internet—You Tube, websites, and more
  • Hands-on activities
  • One on one and group discussions
  • You are the biggest attraction and the most knowledgeable about your topic, so how do
  • you best use you?
Class 3: January 19—Making You and Your Topic Something People Want to Know More About
  • Building rapport with your students
  • How to deal with
    • The difficult person
    • Someone who dominates
    • Questions that you don’t know the answer to
    • Audience decline
    • Electronic glitches—mics, powerpoint, internet, etc. (we’ve all had them)
    • Yourself when you’re concerned about the topic, your presentation or any myriad of worries
  • Making your topic unforgettable
  • Building a following so people will come back for more

Join us! There is no fee to peer leaders. Classes will be held at Chico New Thought Center, 14 Hillary Lane from 10:30am-12pm. There is no need to preregister. If you have any questions, please email