Sheila B Robinson, Ed.D.
Custom Professional Learning, LLC
Workshops. Webinars. Coaching. Consulting.
Hello. I’m Sheila.
I’ll teach you to design powerful presentations that engage audiences and move people, create effective surveys when you need high quality data, evaluate your educational or professional learning and training programs, and use data visualization to communicate your results!
Professional Learning by any other name…
What is “professional learning?” It’s improving and building your professional capacity. It’s acquiring new skills, dispositions, and capabilities, and ultimately boosting job performance.
You may know professional learning as:
- Professional Development (or Pro-D)
- Staff Development
- Learning and Development
- Continuing Education
- Workplace learning
While some of these have more specific definitions in certain fields, they all have in common educational opportunities for advancing and enhancing professional practice. And that’s the work that I do…
Ready for a new learning opportunity?
My First Book!
How we ask survey questions can dramatically influence the answers we receive.
Designing Quality Survey Questions shows you how to craft high quality, precisely-worded survey questions that will elicit rich, nuanced, and ultimately useful data to help answer research or evaluation questions.
Read my free ebook, Professional Development Program Evaluation for the Win: How to Sleep Well at Night Knowing Your Professional Learning Is Effective.
Every day we engage in random acts of evaluation — learn to apply this natural way of thinking and questioning to evaluate programs in your organization!
Podcasts & VIDEOS
I’ve been interviewed about professional learning, program evaluation, survey design and blogging!
Seven Simple Strategies to Engage Any Audience, for Presentation Magazine.
Setting yourself up for Success with eLearning Feedback Surveys, for Blue Sky eLearning.
Designing High Quality Professional Development Programs, for Frontline Education.
Teacher Evaluation: WHY it Matters and HOW We Can DO Better, for Frontline Education.
Focus Groups: Continuous Improvement for a Professional Development Evaluation Toolkit, for Frontline Research & Learning Institute.
“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.” — Loris Malaguzzi