We-Learn Wednesday: December 29, 2021

On the left of a black background is the date, December 29, 2021, followed by the seven topics of this week's resources: Effective thinking, the road to L&D, inclusive training, free DEI courses, color palettes, Adobe free projects, and mentoring benefits. On the right half is a pale blue light blue bulb with a plant growing inside (the logo for Bela's website) with yellow dots surrounding it. Beneath is "We-Learn, Weekly ID, LXD, and L&D treats" along with "Bela Gaytan" and "belagaytan.com" in green, coral, and yellow colors.

This week’s We-Learn Wednesday sweets:  Effective thinking, the road to L&D, inclusive training, free DEI courses, color palettes, Adobe free projects, and mentoring benefits.

It’s the last Wednesday of the year!  May this final dose of 2021 ID, LXD, and L&D drop carry you into the new year with plenty of treats!  🍭🍬🍫  

If you have any resources or events you feel would be helpful to the community, be sure to contact me with the details so I can share the goodies with everyone!

Note:  Clicking on the titles below will take you directly to the resources being offered.  I’ve also included the links in the description, as well as other helpful links.

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Farnam Street offers a quick article on the Elements of Effective Thinking.  It’s a 3-minute read with a breakdown of The Five Elements of Effective Thinking book.  These five habits are practical ways for us to improve our thinking: understand deeply, make mistakes, raise questions, follow the flow of ideas, and change.

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If you’re a teacher transitioning to instructional design, this event is for you!  The Training, Learning, and Development Community (TLDC) is hosting The Road to L&D: from Teaching to Instructional Design on January 21, 2022, on Airmeet.  It features some awesome folks in the ID/LXD/L&D community, such as Heidi Kirby, Tim Slade, Sarah Cannistra, Raven Wilson, Laura Hoyer, and Luke Hobson.

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ATD breaks down 4 Barriers to an Inclusive Training Environment: communication, lack of motivation, wrong materials, and unconscious bias.  The article examines these barriers for young and adult learners and provides strategies to overcome them.

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Insider has rounded up 10 Free Online Courses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to help you become a better leader.  Courses range from a few hours to a few months to complete.

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Palitra App claims they have the Easiest Way to Find a Color Palette!  I’ve already used this tool a few times and am impressed!  You enter keywords Google-style and you get color palettes delivered!

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Adobe has a never-ending page of Best of eLearning Examples that you can preview, download, and reuse!  They even offer up some VR and Javascript projects.

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Salesforce never ceases to impress me.  They recently blogged about the 5 Reasons Why You Should Be a Mentor.  Bonus: they’ve linked Trailhead modules you can take.  Also, follow me on Trailblazer!

Image description: On the left of a black background is the date, December 29, 2021, followed by the seven topics of this week’s resources: Effective thinking, the road to L&D, inclusive training, free DEI courses, color palettes, Adobe free projects, and mentoring benefits. On the right half is a pale blue light blue bulb with a plant growing inside (the logo for Bela’s website) with yellow dots surrounding it. Beneath is “We-Learn, Weekly ID, LXD, and L&D treats” along with “Bela Gaytan” and “belagaytan.com” in green, coral, and yellow colors.

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