2014 Coordinator Conference: What a Successful Conference We Had!
Education Services Division would like to extend a very heartfelt and special THANK YOU to each and everyone of our participants who attended this year’s training coordinator conference. We hope you went home with a wealth of knowledge and excitement about providing great training to your court staff.
The 2014 training coordinator conference was packed full of learning opportunities and fun. Our participants had a chance to meet with other trainers and discuss common issues and experiences. It truly was a delight to see so many connections being made.
For those of you who were unable to attend – here are some of the highlights of what you missed:
|Jeff Schrade, Director of Education Services, started the conference off, welcoming everyone, and introducing Instructional Design as the theme of the day. He showcased coming attractions for 2014, including the change in non facilitated training hours, code changes and other updates. Participants were thrilled to learn about these exciting updates.
Our key note speaker was a huge hit! Participants enjoyed meeting Ms. Karen Thorson, former president of NASJE, as she shared her expertise on Instructional Design and the challenges with making meaning in education.
Throughout the day, the attendees were introduced to various topics to assist them in developing effective teaching curricula. Needs Analysis, the first step and the foundation in designing an educational intervention; Learning Objectives, statements of what students will be able to do when they complete the training; Delivery Methods, where participants had to come up with various teaching methodologies to describe oranges and lemons that were handed to them, the importance of effective Evaluations, and Blended Learning, which showed our trainers how to combine traditional and digital methods of instruction.
The Sharing Curriculum session was the highlight of the conference for everyone. Participants left with 5 fully developed training curricula to teach in their courts. They met the faculty who had developed the training materials and receive a first hand tutorial on how they can effectively teach their court staff. The conversations and discussions were so good, that it was hard to stop so we could move on to the next session!
During lunch, we hosted our annual COJET Excellence In Education Awards. The COJET Excellence in Education Award, established by the Committee on Judicial Education and Training, annually recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to providing outstanding education to the judicial branch through training and/or curriculum development. COJET, in conjunction with the Judicial Staff Education Committee (JSEC), recognized two such outstanding trainers at the 2014 Training Coordinator Conference. Congratulations to this year’s winners of the COJET Excellence in Education Award: Lu Ann Garbini, Superior Court in Navajo County, and Honorable Rick Williams, Superior Court in Mohave County.
From Left: Kip Anderson (Chair – Judicial Staff Education Committee); Honorable Rick A. Williams (Award recipient – Mohave County); Honorable Andrew Gould (Vice-Chair – COJET); Lu Ann Garbini (Award recipient-Navajo County); Jeff Schrade (Director-Education Services Division)
If you are interested in accessing the conference curriculum and materials, they are now posted on the http://supreme22/tc/TC_Courses.htm page.
The 2014 Training Coordinator Conference was our best yet, and we cant wait to see what future conferences will bring! From all of us here at the Education Services Division, thank you!