About Kaleidoscopic

Trainer, Assessor working in Vocational Adult Education, Trainer-training, Communication, Time Management, interpersonal and new manager training (accredited and non accredited). Also, mum, partner and Melbournite (formerly of Adelaide).

Map your mind around this!

Adding an article I wrote a couple of years ago – may be useful for those interested in MindMapping (as per Buzan and Buzan)Map+your+mind+around+this+-+Karen+Squire-Ryan+-+October+2010

Map your Mind about this from publication (AITD Journal)

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Trainers, teachers, educator friends – sharing something about “special needs”

Haven’t put this down on paper before – a little scary – here goes – So you’ve never had a learner with special needs

Assessors’ Code of Practice

Adding this from Rel 3.4 of TAE10 (it has been appearing in Training Packages for the last 10+ years).Code of practice for assessors_from TAE10 rel 3.4

adding my own LLN form

UPDATE 010814 Very excited to say that since last month I have been exchanging thoughts and comments with other people interested about this – LLN, ACSF and the issue of being able to find ACSF level 4 and 5 tools (difficult – as most set to ACSF levels 1-3).  Speaking with others on a LinkedIn group (AITD) has resulted in “my” tool being modified and improved and then submitted for validation.  Result to come this week and it will be a genuinely collaborative, quality result. It is great to be able to share and collaborate in this way.  The issues of 1. tools at higher ACSF levels (particularly if training TAELLN411 or TAELLN401A and needing participants to demonstrate their competence with using ASCF tools) and 2. the search for “validated tools’ are tricky ones (I speak as a TAE trainer, not an LLN Specialist, needing to train and assess the LLN unit as stand-alone and part of TAE40110). I am attaching the second version (improved by Ann Brady) of the generic tool and soon will be able to post the validated and improved third version following validation.  I attach it in pdf because this one has already been modified so there is no point modifying V2 when V3 is coming already. Generic LLN Assessment Adapted Jul 2014 Love to get your feedback – via here or LinkedIn.  People in Melb attending the FACE event if you would care to read this and comment on the night that would be great. Thanks! Karen RTO FACE Meeting 14/8/14 Collingwood Vic   JULY 2014 Adding a form I made myself when my students (and I) were finding it hard to locate an ACSF tool at level 4 let alone 5.  Has not been validated as yet. If you have found any or created any that you are happy to share (either for use or just for an example for trainer-use only) please let me know! Generic LLN Assessment

added “how to…” videos

I have added two “how to…” videos and will add more as I find them or make them.

How to…locate a unit of competency (I have prepared)

How to…do a powerpoint 2010 presentation (mullinsj08, Windows Tutorials youtube)