PCI Webinar with Crystal Schimpf
Best Practices for Teaching Public Computer Classes
Competency: Patron Training
Sub-Category: Defines desired outcomes for patron training programs and builds a curriculum to meet those outcomes
Does your library offer public computer classes? Would you like to improve your teaching skills? Are you exploring the option of teaching group technology workshops? From e-readers to desktops, libraries are offering more public computer classes than ever. But teaching computer skills, especially to beginners, requires an instructor who is comfortable managing multiple skill levels, organizing the class content, and communicating information clearly.
Gain skills and confidence in teaching public computer classes to library patrons. Learn curriculum design tips, classroom management techniques, and presentation tricks to help deliver effective digital skills classes. All experience levels welcome.
Crystal Schimpf ~ Biography
Crystal Schimpf is a librarian and a trainer, with a passion for digital literacy and technology issues. As co-founder of Kixal, she provides collaborative, transformative training for libraries. She has provided training for the Urban Libraries Council’s Edge Initiative, the Public Library Association, the Colorado State Library, and Community Technology Network.