There are several criteria to consider while designing an agenda. Differentiation is defined as reacting responsively to the needs and interests of the learners. Make your material a dynamic, living organism that changes according to its audience. Harness differentiation by changing the content, process, or product according to learners’ interests, readiness, or learning needs. Ensure you’re working within a reasonable timeline that allows you to adjust your agenda based on audience need.
Questions/Resources to consider:
- How to design activities that reach various levels of expertise?
- What time will attendees have a choice based on hands-on experiences at their learning level?
- What is a reasonable and flexible timeline on your agenda?
- What device and Google tools does your audience have access to?
- Example of an agenda created by Google for Education Certified Trainer, Delaine Johnson
- What will questions in your survey encourage goal setting?
- Ask both open and closed-ended questions
- Rating scales make the information easy to analyze both before and after the session.
- Paragraph responses allow for a more personal and in depth answer.
- How confident is your audience with specific skills that may be covered?
- What goals does your audience have?
- What types of devices have access to and will be bringing to the training?
- What confidence level will students have with specific skills?
It is important to create an agenda with a flexible timeline. Adult learners should have relevant and immediately applicable material. It is important to differentiate your training to meet the specific needs of access and equity within the classrooms and schools you target. Differentiation helps you meet specific needs and interests of your audience which helps connect your training to their learning goals. You can better meet the specific needs of access and equity with your audience. The data gathered helps you to differentiate the learning for your audience.