In creating the L3 Lifestyle Design program, I never considered the fact that there really is nothing like this currently available to low-income single-mothers. Usually training programs can be built simply by mimicking what already is in existence. With this program however, I am starting at the bottom and working my way up, creating a new standard as I go. Having the Five Principles of Effective PL (Gulamhussein, 2013) to help me and guide me with what it takes to best deliver PL to facilitators is an absolute save for the entire program. It provides me with a framework for creating training for my facilitators. PL is a term used in teaching which describes a framework for helping teachers to learn and develop new skills that they will then transfer in the classroom to their students. Coming from corporate America, I was more or less accustomed to PD for professional development. PD is a learning path created for professionals to gain additional skills and credentials that will lead them up the corporate ladder and into leadership. In creating the L3 program I am hybridizing PL and PD.
Putting the PL Plan Pieces Together...
Creating just the right PL for L3 Facilitators has been really hard and the work has only just begun. As I pulled the pieces together, I realized that things are changing fast, I to flourish in a high-tech environment, we will have to make sure that we are using the right everything for the learners. Below is the tip of the iceberg. First please take a quick look at the L3 PL datasheet in the Why piece of the puzzle, it will offer a brief description of what we are and how we plan to implement PL. Next, you can look at the Facilitator's Week 1 Learning Deck with sample discussion, reading and resources in the How section. The Who section has an example of our PL Outline that high-light some of what we will cover an how we will cover it. The What is our Three Column Table. Click on each one to see where we are headed.
L3 Is On A Mission To Create Leaders
Creating 21st century leaders and learners is at the heart of the L3 program. OurInnovation Plan speaks to students , facilitators, volunteers and advisors alike. We are trying to create a new culture of digital/mobile learning leadership and social learning. Below you can review our Influencer Model which explains how we plan to drive the vital behaviors of facilitators and others in a way that will best support the reaching of our collective goals. You can also, find our Execution Strategy which is based on the 4DX model for keeping teams engaged even in the face of the whirlwind of other responsibilities. Finally , you can review our Implementation Outline which focused on timing of development. Together these documents form the foundation of the L3 program I am creating.
References Gulamhussein, A. (2013, September). Effective professional development in an era of high stakes accountability. Retrieved from Center for Public Education: http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Staffingstudents/Teaching-the-Teachers-Effective-Professional-Development-in-an-Era-of-High-Stakes-Accountability/Teaching-the-Teachers-Full-Report.pdf