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Thursday, August 8 • 14:00 - 15:15
Adapting TBR for Remote Learning (Shane Hastie, Shannon Ewan)

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Sharon Bowman's “Training from the Back of the Room” (TBR) has become a mainstay for classroom-based course design and has become increasingly popular with Agile trainers. Sharon’s brain-science based approaches result in higher engagement, longer retention and more effective learning events. However, with the movement towards remote learning, there is a risk that some of these highly interactive techniques will become muted in distributed audiences. Those who attend this workshop will not fall victim to this fate!
In this interactive workshop, we will show how to apply the great ideas that Sharon has given the community to design remote learning to be as engaging as in-person events by leveraging brain-science techniques despite the limitations of remote technology.

Among other things, participants will learn techniques to:
*Incorporate movement when your participants are distributed and remote
*Get participants energized in group work when they haven't met each other in-person
*Use images to stimulate thinking and create appropriate learning artifacts for remote delivery
*Bring novelty into remote learning
*Use remote collaboration tools effectively
Shannon and Shane are both TBR Certified Trainers and they have extensive experience designing and delivering classes for both in-person and remote learning. They also bring years of agile knowledge and practice along with real-world experience operating in remote teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • By the end of this session participants will be able to:
  • Describe the 4C’s instructional design model and 6 keys for making learning stick from Sharon Bowman's “Training from the Back of the Room (TBR)”
  • Articulate what “good” looks like for remote learning and explain how to avoid common pitfalls when delivering training content remotely
  • Apply some of the TBR techniques to design remote learning experiences
  • Devise a plan for how they will integrate these techniques into an upcoming remote training
  • Have some fun while applying the techniques


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Shane Hastie

Director of Agile Learning Programs, ICAgile
Coach, trainer, passionate agilist from New ZealandDirector of Agile Learning Programs for ICAgile Member of the Agile Alliance board 2011 - 2016.Founding Chair of Agile Alliance New Zealand.Lead Editor for Culture & Methods on InfoQ.com

Shannon Ewan

Managing Director, ICAgile
Agile Coaching, Agile Transformation, Business Agility, ICAgile's learning and certification programs.

Thursday August 8, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
Maryland Ballroom B