The 3.5-day is geared to instructors who anticipate teaching from a complete set of training materials (instructor manuals, participant workbooks, and visual aids) developed by training professionals.
This Instructor Development Course (IDC) will provide new and experienced instructors the knowledge and skills to deliver more effective training. NHI defines training as a "demonstration of acquired skills and knowledge of adult learning principles which
necessitates that learning outcomes be developed and their attainment be measured."
A skilled trainer, therefore, will emphasize the use of experiential learning techniques, such as problem solving analysis, discussion, question and answer sessions, group activities, demonstrations, role-plays, etc. In essence, these learning activities
tap into the knowledge and skills that an adult learner brings to the classroom and have the goal of meeting both the learning outcomes and the participants' expectations.
Training Sessions: You must come prepared to present a 15-minute training session at the beginning of the workshop. The topic for your session should be job related; it can either come from a course you have taught, will be teaching, or are developing. The
15 minutes typically translate to about 5 to 7 minutes of content with time for exercises, activities and/or questions, etc. Visual aids, such as overhead transparencies or handouts should be brought with you. Please bring your own laptop computer if you are
planning to do a PowerPoint presentation.
A word of caution, not all training facilities are equipped with the appropriate technical support for a PowerPoint presentation (i.e., in-focus projector or support software) or have the equipment to reproduce overhead transparencies. For this reason, we
encourage you to make use of other types of visual aids, such as flip charts, write-on transparencies, and handouts. These nontechnical methods will NOT diminish, but enhance the value of your presentation. Use a holistic approach in your training.
Readings: Read the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) material posed on the NHI Web site. To access the material go to http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov, select Resources, select NHI Philosophy on Learning, select Adult Learning (Print and Read), select Instructional
Systems Design (ISD) (Print and Read). You will find printable downloadable files (PDFs) of all required readings and any other materials related to this course.
This course is part of the NHI Instructor Certification program. To learn more about NHI's Instructor Certification visit the NHI Web site at http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/resources.aspx.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the five steps in the ISD system
- Write a behavioral learning outcome
- Present, measure, and review a learning outcome
- Demonstrate at least two forms of interactivity and positive interpersonal skills
- List five training techniques (e.g., Do not talk to the flip chart; do not stand in front of the projector; and do not stand in one place)
- Demonstrate how to reach the three styles of learning
- Deliver a 15-minute training session that demonstrates adult learning principles
This course is intended for instructors who will be delivering interactive training to adult learners.
The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been approved as an Authorized Provider
by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET),
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, NHI
has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely
recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized
Provider membership status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs
that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.