Mike's One-Day Computer Workshop
from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
With a 1-hour lunch, some short breaks in-between,
and free raffles given throughout the day!
(If you think this class is boring,
you got another thing coming!)
Class below recently held in Midland, Michigan.
Administrators took a moment to welcome the new students and briefly talked about upcoming events at the center. (This was good Public Relations time for the center!)
Not one student complained about the duration of the class but, to the contrary, students gave overwhelming praise for how the entire workshop was conducted. (See evaluation information below.)
During the workshop, Mike periodically threw kisses at seniors who answered questions correctly...(Hershey's Kisses that is!)
The atmosphere was "charged" with "senior-friendly" instruction and students felt comfortable to ask questions at any time.
Raffles would go on a few times during the day! Mike would give away small gifts to those who had matching numbers pulled from a mason jar!
A number of laptops were supplied and many students brought their own laptops to practice on.
Mike used a large "live" screen to demonstrate everything that was done in class as students followed along.
Mike's "No Student Left Behind" teaching techniques really helped ALL students learn computers.
Short bathroom breaks were taken throughout for weak bladders.
A one hour tasty lunch was taken for an incredible price at the senior center as seniors and staff met lots of new friends.
Mike had plenty of short corny computer-related stories to make his points along the way.
The response was so overwhelming, there is a waitlist for approximately 25 ADDITIONAL students for next month and 17 for a cell phone class the month after!
Student evaluation sheets were "out of this world!" Twenty two
sheets were filled out and there were 9 statements on each sheet.
(22 x 9 = 198 statements students rated.) Students rated each statement,
such as: 1) I felt the time well spent, 2) the instructor's knowledge
on the subject, 3) I would recommend the class to others, etc.
On a scale of 1 to 4 (1 being "strongly agree" and 4 being
"strongly disagree"), there were 185 responses with 1's (strongly agree),
9 responses with 2's (agree), and 1 response with 1+ (off the chart).
There were no responses with 3's or 4's.
There were 3 unanswered questions.
(This information can be verified with Midland program coordinators.)