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Learning Activities — Making Learning Interactive
April 29, 2014 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Mountain / 2:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Why do presenters rely on lectures to the exclusion of other learning activities such as small groups, case studies, debates, learning games, etc? Presenters should design effective learning activities that help the students achieve the learning objectives. Learning objectives define what the students will learn. The learning activities define how the students will achieve those learning objectives. After this session, the participants will be able to: (1) describe why the lecture method is used to exclusion of other methods; (2) choose learning activities that are suitable for the topics they intend to teach (e.g., debates, small and large group discussions, role plays, learning games, etc.); and (3) summarize how to design learning activities that accomplish their learning objectives.
FMCSA Webcast: Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Enforcement
May 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. HST/12:00 p.m. PST/1:00 p.m. MST/2:00 p.m. CST/3:00 p.m. EST
Faculty: Hon. Robert McBeth, WA
Most traffic cases present some type of challenge to judges who hear these cases, but different challenges arise when the defendant is a CDL holder. CDL holders are held to different rules and regulations in terms of traffic violations, and it is imperative for traffic judges to understand the nuances of dealing with CMV violations. This webcast will examine the special ramifications for the CDL offender from the view of the national federal regulations.
Ignition Interlocks: Status Update
July 24, 2014
10:00 a.m. PST/11:00 a.m. MST/12:00 p.m. CST/1:00 p.m. EST
Faculty: Erin Holmes, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)
Oftentimes in impaired driving cases, a defendant will be required to install an ignition interlock system on their vehicle before they are allowed to drive again. Some states require the offender to install these devices after the first conviction; other states require interlocks to be installed after repeat offenses. There are a wide variety of ignition interlock systems, and they vary in terms of capabilities and analysis offered by each. This webcast will provide a brief overview the basics of ignition interlock technology; will delve into the capabilities and limitations of the ignition interlock; will discuss the current status of ignition interlock laws nationwide; and will provide information on the newest technology updates.
Presentation Skills — Using the Body, Gestures, Voice and Visual Aids
May 27, 2014 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Mountain / 2:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Many presenters get stuck behind a lectern, separating themselves from their learners. To communicate effectively, presenters need to utilize their bodies to punctuate their points and to gesture effectively. Varying the volume and timber of their voices can also maintain their learners’ attention. Finally, they need to construct appropriate visual aids that will complement their presentations. After this 75-minute webcast, the participants will be able to: (1) describe effective nonverbal behaviors (including use of voice, facial expressions, gestures, and movement) for delivering presentations; (2) list the most effective speaking style and effective nonverbal behaviors that will support learning; and (3) summarize design principles for effective visual aids.
Materials — Providing Effective Materials that Complement Presentations
June 24, 2014 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Mountain / 2:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Many instructors utilize narrative outlines for materials without really considering how their learners will use the materials. The vast majority of learners never read the narrative outlines despite their best intentions. This session will showcase materials that can be used during the course of instruction (e.g., use of blank lines for filling in missing information, exercises built into the materials, etc.). Likewise, materials can be effective reference tools once the learners return to their own jurisdictions (e.g., court checklists, annotated bibliographies, etc.). After this 75-minute webcast, the participants will be able to: (1) identify characteristics of effective materials for judicial education sessions; (2) locate and create materials that support their learning objectives; and (3) assess the effectiveness of materials.
FMSCA Webcast: Role of the Traffic Court Judge - Practical & Ethical Considerations
September 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. HST/12:00 p.m. PST/1:00 p.m. MST/ 2:00 p.m. CST/3:00 p.m. EST
Faculty: Hon. Robert McBeth, WA
Judicial mishandling of a CDL case can have far reaching consequences for both the judge and the state, including revocation of federal highway funds. This webcast explores how traffic judges can improve the quality of justice in their traffic court by facilitating initiatives which promote a better perception of the court by adhering to the highest standards of judicial conduct, and delves into the ever changing role of the traffic judge.