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Dawn Lang

Dawn has been a course leader with Langevin since 2015. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Teaching at Kansas State University, followed by a Master’s in Information and Learning Technologies from the University of Colorado Denver. Her passion for teaching started in third grade and she’s never looked back! As an educator, technology trainer, instructional designer, and facilitator of virtual training, she’s had the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders in all different contexts to support their learning and application of skills and knowledge. As a trainer, Dawn strives to inspire and empower people to reach their full potential. Consistently incorporating fun and laughter, building connections, and respecting others are important components she utilizes as a trainer. She enjoys spending time with her daughters, playing tennis, biking, being in the mountains, as well as hanging out at the pool or the beach!
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4 Ideas for Using Brainteasers in Training Courses

Posted by Dawn Lang on 8/21/17 8:00 AM

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Photo by: David Goehring via Flickr

Do you use brainteasers to start your training day or to refocus or energize your learners after breaks? Brainteasers have multiple benefits, such as:

  • Increasing creativity
  • Adding fun into your training course
  • Building rapport between the learners as they work together to solve them
  • Refocusing and re-energizing your participants

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3 Ways to Reinforce Training: What’s in it for Me?

Posted by Dawn Lang on 6/12/17 8:00 AM

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“What’s in it for me?” (WIIFM) is the leading motivator for most human activity and can hold unexpected gifts. Specifically, in the training field, it’s important that your learners know the benefit to them for attending training. Answering this question at the start, and throughout your sessions, will keep your participants interested, involved, and engaged.

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3 Phases of Award-Winning Instructor-Led Classroom Training

Posted by Dawn Lang on 4/10/17 8:00 AM

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I recently attended a Broadway musical that relied heavily on audience participation. It was such an interactive and engaging experience, that I’ll never forget it! It got me thinking about how audience engagement is a key element for both playwrights and instructional designers.

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The 5 “W’s” of Using Review Techniques in Training

Posted by Dawn Lang on 2/13/17 8:08 AM

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As a Langevin Course Leader, I want all our workshop participants to get the most out of the training they attend with us. That’s why using creative and memorable review activities during the courses we teach, is so essential! These activities help learners store and retrieve information, especially after they leave the training session.

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8 Instructional Techniques for Remembering Participant’s Names

Posted by Dawn Lang on 12/5/16 8:00 AM

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I work in the field of training and development and have met many course leaders and trainers who have shared with me that they’ve had trouble remembering the names of the participant’s in their training sessions. As a training professional, it’s something I’ve struggled with as well!

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5 Instructional Techniques for Successfully Delivering a New Course

Posted by Dawn Lang on 10/17/16 8:00 AM

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As a relatively new Langevin Course Leader, I facilitate new courses frequently. After I teach a course for the first time, I like to reflect on the instructional techniques I used that made it successful. Here are some of my favorite success tips for delivering a course for the first time.

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