Adult Learning Module 2: Design Skills

Adult Learning Modules

These classes help trainers meet the 12 hours of training about adult learning required for trainer approval in Minnesota. You must complete both Adult Learning Modules 1 and 2 to meet this requirement. For more information about trainer approval requirements, see the Trainer Approval Process Guide.

Both modules include self-paced online coursework and Zoom meeting sessions. TARSS uses a learning management system called Canvas where participants can access all the module materials.

Adult Learning Module 2: Design Skills

  • Blended online design: readings, discussion boards, and reflection assignments with a live Zoom session
  • 8 clock hours Develop-approved
  • You will receive emailed instructions for logging in a few days before the training begins from the TARSS team at Please make sure the TARSS email is on your safe list or check your spam folder.

This module will introduce the principles of content-based training design. Participants will develop training objectives, discuss the use of the learning cycle in training design, and consider evaluation strategies for measuring the effectiveness of a training session. Participants apply their knowledge using Achieve’s Course Approval process.

Students will complete activities and assignments each week as well as attend a weekly live Zoom session. Activities include readings, videos, discussion board, and reflections.

$100 for those who live or work in Minnesota
$200 for those who live and work in other states

Register with live chats on Thursdays, February 23, March 2, and March 0, 2023, from 6-6:45 p.m. Registration closes February 14. Participants will get access to the course a week before the first chat.

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