Looking for practical skills for creating more engaging virtual experiences?
Bored with your current level of creativity in your online sessions?
Seeking a new approach to designing virtual sessions?
M²’s new Certificate Program in Virtual Experiential Education and Facilitation was created to give you a professional boost.
Register today and gain frameworks, templates, and tools for building powerful, intentional, and immersive virtual learning experiences.
An innovative approach to maximize the impact of effective online learning
Skills for designing experiential education programs, useful also for a post-Covid world
Practical tools and tips for taking your online sessions to the next level
Worksheets, exercises and materials to guide your learning and support you in applying what you learn
The ability to use apps and tech tools with confidence and skill
Dedicated time and peer support to implement this approach in your own programs
Renewed energy and excitement for the power of online learning
A Certificate in Virtual Experiential Education & Facilitation
The opening session introduces a structure for online learning that is purposeful, engaging and impactful. Based on the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) fitness model, our approach builds an educational unit with rhythm and intensity through five distinct phases, which are the core of this program. In addition to mastering this framework, you will become well-versed in the backend features of Zoom as well as other online applications.
With careful intention, the opening phases of a learning experience can create a sense of intimacy, relevance and closeness amongst the participants. With the help of three principles of architectural design, you will discover how to create an Approach so participants enter an online experience prepared, curious and motivated to learn. Then we’ll delve into the Warm Up phase of the HIIT model, and introduce a tool to transform great ideas into robust activities. This session will also provide you with a range of on- and off-screen methodologies you can use to keep momentum going strong!
Online experiences are most effective when centered around a core idea. Using children’s books as a model and scriptwriting as a frame, you will learn how to storyboard a purposeful program that focuses on your core learning goals. The ideas you want to explore become most resonant when learners engage with them directly, either on their own or in groups. You will learn how to determine effective group size for breakouts, and how to sharpen instructions, prompts and protocols for the groups to self-facilitate. Knowing how to facilitate the group’s sharing of feedback and insight is just as critical, as the process of reporting is often time-consuming and ineffective. We’ve got you covered with best practices in offering that feedback successfully.
Welcome to “the Lab”, the space where you can put your learnings to the test! At this point in the series, you have been introduced to our comprehensive approach to craft and facilitate an impactful virtual experience. Now, using a specially-designed protocol, you’ll see how the pieces fit together when designing a session. With support from faculty and members of your class, you will have an opportunity to apply your learnings to a program you’re currently planning. By the end of this session, you will be prepared to step up to the graduation podium with the skills, tools and confidence of an educator proficient in virtual experiential education!
The Certificate Program in Virtual Experiential Education and Facilitation is made possible through support from The Maimonides Fund, The Jim Joseph Foundation, The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and The Paul E. Singer Foundation through the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund.
If you and your team are interested in taking the course together, we can offer you a class dedicated to your context and needs.
An organization-specific class gives you:
Please note that organization-specific classes do not qualify for the subsidies offered above.
If you have between 15-35 people and are interested in your own class, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss costs and dates.