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Basic PowerPoint – Training for Trainers

Level: Advanced Practice – Trainers, Supervisors, Managers

Credits: 3

Intended Audience: Trainers and child welfare personnel seeking information on the basic use of the 2007/2010 Microsoft Office PowerPoint software program (PC version) and how to integrate this audiovisual media in training adult learners. As this is a skill building training, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow along with the training. Trainers will provide a few laptops to those that are not able to bring their own laptop.

Intended Objectives:

  • To introduce the participants to the PowerPoint software application and its use in enhancing training, presentations, and handout materials
  • To understand the basics in building a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation
  • To build the skill of using pictures, graphs, and animations in PowerPoint

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to the PowerPoint software program
  • How to develop a PowerPoint slide presentation
  • How to find, edit, and insert appropriate pictures into the PowerPoint presentation
  • How to use graphs and diagrams in PowerPoint
  • How to use animations to enhance and emphasize learning points
  • How to run a PowerPoint presentation on another computer

CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:

8.10 Student understands how to use information, technology, and evidence-based research to evaluate and improve policy, practice, and program effectiveness.

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