Developing the right curriculum doesn’t have to be as difficult as many think.
Granted many things may go into developing the right curriculum but there are 5 main steps that you need to keep in mind when starting the process. It will make things that much easier for you down the road.
In this blog post, I’ll be sharing my 5 main points to focus on when the task of developing the right curriculum falls on your shoulders.
You need to look at the big picture when developing the right curriculum!
First and foremost you need to know what the purpose of your curriculum is. You should be asking yourself the following questions…What will my trainees learn? Why am I teaching this material? What do my trainees need to know? This is the first step to creating a rock solid curriculum so give it some time.
Your title needs to be spot on!
It should be titled well enough to convey what exactly we will be learning.
Perfect example…If you’re teaching a group of individuals how to collaborate with their team using the newest online tools your curriculum may be named something along the lines of “E-Collaboration Preparation Curriculum ”.
Know the time you have to work with!
Make sure to reach out to any managers or person in charge and figure out just how much time you have to teach your specific curriculum. Is it a semester, a month, a week or maybe even a couple of hours? This is very important because it takes us into our 4th point…
Don’t just guesstimate the amount of material!
To do this correctly you should have an understanding of your trainees. Are they complete novices or do they have some experience in what you are about to teach them. Knowing this and knowing the amount of time you have been given by a superior should be enough to come up with a game plan on just how much material you’ll be able to cover.
What do you want to achieve?
What’s the end goal? What exactly is it that you want your trainees to be able to do at the end of the curriculum training? Make a list of these items and incorporate that into your material. You don’t want to waste your time teaching things that in the end does not bring you the results you want from your trainees, especially if you are working within a limited time frame.
Obviously, there’s more to developing the right curriculum than these 5 points but I find that this is an excellent starting point. If you truly are interested in creating the perfect curriculum that is easy to understand then you’ll want to take a look at this, Train the Trainer Course: Intuitive Curriculum Development. This is our solution to your problem!