Train to be a workshop instructor

Instructor Course Modules

Each module begins with an introduction that explains the main points covered in that workshop module and any recommended instructional techniques. The introduction is followed directly by a teaching of the module itself so that prospective instructors can get a sense of how the content flows and what exactly is said. Speaking notes are available in the downloadable Instructor's Guide (PDF, 3.9 MB).

Please select your desired module title below to view the associated video and view downloadable handouts. If you are unable to work through an entire module in one sitting, you can always return at a later date and fast forward the video to where you last left off.

Introduction to the Instructor Training

Time: 6 minutes

Get a basic orientation to the instructor training and tips on how to prepare to teach.

Instructor Module 1: Welcome and Introduction

Time: 3.5 minutes

Hear an introduction that describes the module and relevant instructional techniques followed by the workshop module itself being taught. The workshop module gives an overview for participants and asks them to consider what the term "older adult" means.

Instructor Module 2: Walking and Older Adults

Time: 5.5 minutes

Hear an introduction that describes the module and relevant instructional techniques followed by the workshop module itself being taught. The workshop module discusses the benefits of walking, especially for older pedestrians, and some of the barriers that make it difficult to walk.

Instructor Module 3: Watching Out for Us!

Time: 17.5 minutes

Hear an introduction that describes the module and relevant instructional techniques followed by the workshop module itself being taught. The workshop module describes traffic situations that increase the chances of an older pedestrian being hit by a vehicle and what a pedestrian can do to better control these situations.

Instructor Module 4: The Walking Environment

Time: 11 minutes

Hear an introduction that describes the module and relevant instructional techniques followed by the workshop module itself being taught. The workshop module articulates how the physical environment — sidewalks, crosswalks, and other things — can make walking safer and more comfortable.

Instructor Module 5: Completing the Picture

Time: 16.5 minutes

Hear an introduction that describes the module and relevant instructional techniques followed by the workshop module itself being taught. The workshop module discusses how educating drivers and community members can contribute to safer conditions for walking and how both education and law enforcement methods can improve behavior. Hear examples of ways to encourage walking where appropriate.

Instructor Module 6: Taking an Observational Walk

Time: 3.5 minutes

Hear an introduction that describes the module and relevant instructional techniques followed by the workshop module itself being taught. The workshop module prepares participants to take a walk to observe pedestrian and driver behavior and look at the physical environment.

Instructor Module 7: Discussion and Next Steps

Time: 5.5 minutes

Hear an introduction that describes the module and relevant instructional techniques followed by the workshop module itself being taught. The workshop module aims to assist participants in synthesizing observations from the walk and consider how to help a community take action. There are two options for how to teach this module.

Instructor Module 8: Planning a Workshop

Time: 2.5 minutes

Learn specific steps to planning a Workshop, from finding a location to getting the right participants.

Evaluation

Provide feedback on the training process and content.

Finish the Training

After you have worked your way through Modules 1–8, select this module to complete the training.


Supplementary Modules

Technical Tips for Presentations

Tips for dealing with technical issues of a presentation.