PIE Online – “Pursuing Instructional Excellence”
Training Masters offers online faculty development courses in partnership with MaxKnowledge.
The courses offered include:
ED 111 – Active Learning Methods
ED 112 – Influencing Student Motivation
ED 113 – Managing the Adult Classroom
ED 114 – Questioning in the Classroom
ED 115 – Soft Skills for Instructors
Like Training Masters, MaxKnowledge was founded in 2002. MaxKnowledge is a leading employee training provider for higher education institutions offering a wide range of online professional development and continuing education opportunities for the faculty, staff and administrators of postsecondary colleges and universities.
Both Training Masters and MaxKnowledge embrace missions that promote the development of potential in people in order to maximize performance. Another major similarity of both companies is the belief in lifelong learning as the key to personal, professional, and organizational success.
Training Masters is proud to offer online courses through MaxKnowledge, the online training provider for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) as well as the major state associations in theUSrepresenting career colleges and schools. They are also the online training provider for the National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools (NASASPS).
SUGGESTIONS FOR TRAINING MASTERS CLIENTS WHO PURCHASED THE CD LIBRARY:
The Training Masters PIE CD Series is actively used in many post-secondary institutions along with the KlickerZ handheld remotes. The most effective use of the CDs is in group training sessions because of the interaction opportunities and because of the cohesiveness created when the faculty experiences training together. Topics like classroom management and retention are best addressed as a group. Jointly the faculty can implement practices that strengthen the overall campus learning environment for students which is the ultimate goal of training.
Some schools use the PIE CDs as initial training experiences for individual instructors when they are first hired. This practice provides important insight for beginning instructors and is easily integrated with the other new employee orientation activities. Because the content on the PIE CDs presents group session or self-paced options, the same materials make the CDs easy to integrate as part of the campus faculty development program.
Another suggestion addresses a common campus training challenge. When group sessions are scheduled, there are often instructors who can’t attend. They might be part time or have other immediate issues that prevent them from joining fellow instructors in the session. Getting them to experience the same material so that they can effectively integrate new concepts, etc. into their teaching methods is easy with PIE.
Many institutions have difficulty scheduling groups sessions for instructor training. The online courses through MaxKnowledge are a terrific solution! In order to ensure that the training has the most positive impact, those institutions that have the CDs can pull them off the shelf at any time as refreshers. If individual instructors need to improve effectiveness in certain instructional areas or if specific academic departments need to pull together to improve a classroom challenge, the CDs provide an outstanding tool.
By integrating the Training Masters PIE Online Courses offered by MaxKnowledge and the Training Masters CD Library, the best training results are achieved – building the individual instructor’s delivery skills and building a unified faculty to create the most effective overall campus learning environment!