21st Century Skills for Learner Readiness

  • Thursday, October 09, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road ● 3rd Floor, Cafeteria ● Halethorpe, MD 21227 ● maps.google.com


  • Free registration for volunteer
  • Special rate for an enrolled full time student.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Program/Q&A
Registration is closed

Please join us for our October event!

The practice of preparing and developing learners to be well prepared to learn (learner readiness) requires more than students to be responsible for preliminary course information before a course begins. One important aspect of preparing students to learn and therefore improve his or her performance, is for them to enhance their self-directed learning abilities. This session covers the methods and techniques of how all levels of learners can become more self-directed and therefore perform their best in higher education or in corporate training programs.

Session Objectives:
In this session you will:
• Identify the characteristic behaviors of self-directed
• Use self-directed learning competencies
• Plan self-directed learning activities.


Catherine ZaranisCatherine Zaranis is an award winning Performance Consultant, Instructional Designer and Educator.
 In 2012, she founded Perform-Link, LLC. Perform-link enables individual and organizational excellence by continuously improving quality, systems and leadership to support the mission and the bottom line. Catherine has led the re-design of instructional content for over 100+ courses for public and private sector clients, government, non-for-profits and higher education. Her high quality and high-energy programs are well researched and delivered in a memorable down-to-earth style. Catherine teaches EDUC 689 Connecting ISD and HPI at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Prior to joining UMBC Instructional Systems Development Faculty, Catherine was a successful Senior Leadership Development Consultant with Management Concepts, in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

Jim RichJim Rich is a seasoned training consultant who delivers educational and training services that promote performance improvement.

His experience is based on years of working with adult learners, consulting with clients, and researching educational methods and strategies.

Currently, he is the Principal of his training and development company Rich & Associates LLC. He has been President of the International Society for Performance Improvement where he was privileged to receive a Chapter of Excellence Award.



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