Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers This practical resource will help teachers and trainers produce professional quality training videos, even while using less than professional quality equipment and software. Author Timothy Spannaus shows how to use professional techniques with consumer-grade equipment to produce videos that work and tell the intended story, minimizing defects that get in the way of improving learning and performance. The end result is a video that can be used in classroom or labs, distributed on the web, packaged for use in learning management systems, or shared on social media sites. Praise for Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers «This is a practical, immediately usable resource, filled with concrete and creative ideas and tips. For those of us wanting to know how to plant our feet and not stumble when venturing into designing and making great videos, it's a godsend.» —Len Scrogan, digital learning architect, Future-Talk Blog «The perfect roadmap for instructional professionals new to video production. Includes evidence-based guidelines on the when, why, and how of video for training purposes.»—Ruth Clark, president, Clark Training and Consulting «In my 20-plus years working in the television, training, and corporate communication industry, Tim's book is the first to provide a practical and budget-conscious approach to video production for the learning professional. Comprehensive in its scope, the book's realistic examples, combined with a systematic roadmap, arms you with the tools to kickstart your videos with a quality and efficiency that we all dream about in the learning profession.»—David Shulkin, Video Operations and Instructional Technology Catalyst, Bloomfield Hills Schools Digital Media Services
Total English is a new course for young adults and adults. It provides solutions to the challenges teachers and students face every day with a complete package of effective, easy-to-use resources. Total English Starter Workbook contains further practice of key language areas covered in the Students' Book: Additional grammar, vocabulary, skills and pronunciation exercises consolidate and extend language. Five Review and consolidation sections enable teachers to assess learners' progress. "Catch-up" CD-ROM available with extra support for learners who miss lessons.
Praise for Working with Female Offenders «Encyclopedic in scope and full of very relevant work drawn from the fields of biology, psychology, criminology, and corrections, this book is a must-read for those working with girl and women offenders.» —Meda Chesney-Lind, Professor, Women's Studies University of Hawaii at Manoa «In this timely and thoughtful book, van Wormer provides a gender-sensitive lens through which the reader can examine pathways to female criminality, a global perspective on female crime and punishment, and innovative treatment approaches. This book is a must-have for any student or professional who wishes to truly impact and empower the lives of female offenders.» —David W. Springer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work The University of Texas at Austin «This book is timely in light of promising developments that are taking place at every level of the criminal justice system. It is a must-read for policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students in criminal justice, social work, and other related fields.» —Barbara E. Bloom, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Sonoma State University, California The first book to combine elements from the social work, counseling, and criminology fields to create a framework tailored to working with female offenders Taking into account the special needs of girls and women within a system designed by men for male offenders, Working with Female Offenders offers counselors, correctional officers, lawyers, probation officers—in short, anyone who works in some capacity with female offenders–an evidence-based, gentler approach for working effectively and successfully with girls and women in trouble with the law. Working with Female Offenders provides coverage devoted to the nature of female crime and to the institutional settings in which much of the female-specific programming is designed to take place. This timely volume equips professionals with proven counseling strategies tailored to fit this population. Practical guidelines are included for case management interventions, teaching skills of communication and assertiveness, and anger and stress management for female offender populations, as well as: A strengths/empowerment/restorative framework for counseling women in crisis Narratives from personal interviews with female offenders and correctional counselors Discussion of controversial topics such as prison homosexuality, AIDS in prison, girls in gangs, and women on death row Examples of successful, innovative programs for female offenders from the United States and abroad Working with Female Offenders addresses the unique challenges of female offenders and those who treat them, and provides a much needed addition to the literature on innovative programming for female offenders.