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Facilitator Curriculum

The Facilitator curriculum provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources for facilitating professional development workshops on the Mockingbird Methodology. This curriculum aims to develop the expertise of workshop leaders, enabling them to effectively showcase the Mockingbird Methodology in practice. It is designed for organizations seeking to have an in-house Mockingbird trainer and expert facilitator, and/or those interested in becoming a Mockingbird Methodology service provider within their network or community.

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Environment Strategies

The Environmental Strategies unit in the Mockingbird Methodology curriculum explores the significance of the workshop environment and atmosphere in shaping participants’ learning experiences. This unit emphasizes the distinct yet interconnected nature of the physical and socio-emotional aspects of the workshop. Facilitators learn to intentionally orchestrate the environment and establish an atmosphere to promote active participation, foster a sense of belonging, and support diverse learning styles. By creating a positive and supportive environment from the very beginning, facilitators can enhance participant motivation, engagement, and overall well-being throughout the workshop. The strategies and concepts covered in this unit guide facilitators on when and how to implement effective environment and atmosphere facilitation strategies, ensuring a positive and impactful learning experience for all participants.

Facilitation Cues

The Facilitation Cues unit in the workshop curriculum focuses on the importance of using verbal and non-verbal signals to guide and direct participants throughout the session. Facilitation cues play a crucial role in maintaining the flow, structure, and engagement within the workshop. By utilizing these cues effectively, facilitators can ensure participants stay on track, follow instructions, and actively participate in the learning process. This unit emphasizes the benefits of using facilitation cues to create a cohesive and interactive workshop environment, enabling facilitators to effectively communicate and guide participants towards achieving the desired learning outcomes.

Group Dynamics

The Group Dynamics unit centers on the importance of positive narrations, conducting state changes, clear directions, and reinforcement and redirection techniques in teaching. Facilitators learn how to shape group interactions to promote collaboration, engagement, and a sense of community among participants. By highlighting positive behaviors, managing transitions, providing explicit instructions, and reinforcing constructive actions while redirecting unproductive ones, facilitators create a supportive learning environment that enhances engagement, learning outcomes, and overall participant satisfaction.

Presentation Formula

The Presentation Formula unit explores the significance of the sequence and order in which content modules are presented. This unit focuses on designing and implementing engaging and impactful learning experiences for workshop participants. By carefully structuring the sequence of content modules, facilitators can effectively capture participants’ attention, maintain their engagement, and optimize the learning outcomes. The unit emphasizes the importance of creating a cohesive and logical flow of information that supports participants’ understanding and retention of key concepts. Ultimately, the presentation formula is a valuable tool for facilitating dynamic and effective workshops that promote meaningful learning experiences.

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Socratic Dialogue

The Socratic Dialogue unit  introduces facilitators to the power of engaging participants in inquiry-based discussions to explore and analyze complex ideas, concepts, and beliefs. By utilizing the Socratic dialogue approach, Mockingbird facilitators create an interactive learning environment where participants can uncover concepts and answers through dialogue. The purpose of Socratic questioning is to foster critical thinking, encourage self-reflection, and facilitate a deeper understanding of content ideas and concepts. Through Socratic dialogue, participants are encouraged to examine topics with nuance, challenge assumptions, and broaden their perspectives. The unit aims to equip facilitators with the tools to promote engaging and thought-provoking discussions that help participants develop a more nuanced understanding of complex topics.

Visible Goals

The Visible Goals unit explores the importance of creating conceptual images to enhance the communication of workshop objectives. Visible goals, represented through visual diagrams, effectively convey the core goals and objectives of the workshop or the content being taught. By transforming abstract concepts into visually understandable representations, participants can easily grasp and comprehend the overarching purpose and direction of the workshop. 
These visual images of goals provide a framework that clarifies complex ideas, fosters understanding, and promotes engagement. Serving as a visual reference point throughout the workshop, they enable participants to consistently connect with the goals and remain focused on achieving them. The use of conceptual images as visible goals enhances comprehension, retention, and creates a shared visual language that supports participants’ learning experience.  This unit helps potential facilitators create visible goals and workshop goal posters to use as visual anchors. 

Visible Values

The Visible Values unit explores the significance of visually communicating the values of the curriculum or organization in a workshop. Visible values, represented through visual diagrams, effectively convey the core principles and beliefs that guide the curriculum or organization.

By transforming abstract concepts into visual representations, participants can easily grasp and internalize these values. Visualizing values creates a shared understanding and promotes alignment among participants, fostering a sense of unity and collective commitment. The unit emphasizes the importance of visually communicating values to create a cohesive and purpose-driven learning environment. By connecting participants with the values on a deeper level, the unit inspires them to embody these values in their practice and decision-making, ultimately enhancing the overall impact and effectiveness of the workshop.