"Transforming Learning Through Science & Evidence-Based Curriculum Design" with Clark Quinn Ph.D.

  • 29 Oct 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office, Dublin, CA


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD)
  • Everyone is welcome. Membership is not required; however, it is the chapter's primary funding mechanism. So, if you like what we do we would be honored by your considering joining us as a member. You receive big discounts and we can do more for our community of learning professionals.
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Join Us for Networking, Dinner & A Meeting Titled…

Fixing What's Wrong w/Training

Transforming Knowledge Into Practice

(a.k.a. "Transforming Learning Through Science & Evidence-Based Curriculum Design"

with Clark Quinn Ph.D.



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Parking is Free behind the Building

Nationally-recognized speaker, learning researcher and author Clark Quinn will share with you how to leverage the latest research and findings so that you can produce training that is MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE.

So, What's wrong? "There are only two things wrong with our approach to education & training, the curriculum and the pedagogy, other than that, we're fine." This statement is all too true of the learning approaches we see taken in both academic education or corporate training! 

Can you state the problem more plainly?

YES, what's wrong? Tell me more...

The underlying problem is that programs focus on knowledge rather than on practice. It affects both what we teach and how we teach. We see programs that apply the "Info-dump / knowledge-test" model, when what we should see a keen focus on meaningful practice. According to the research, in such cases, the program design does not align with how our brains learn! This misalignment is a problem. 

In this science-based session, we will:

  • Dig into what makes learning work
    Reveal the requirements of effective instruction
  • Revise both curriculum and pedagogy from this perspective
  • Explore a shift from content to application at the curriculum level
  • Focus on meaningful practice as a pedagogical approach

As a bonus, we'll also explore the wonderful magic of surprise in cognition and learning.


  • Distinguishing between “transformative learning” and “transformative experiences
  • Understanding and applying what the learning research says about curriculum and pedagogy
  • Designing a transformative experience
  • Developing a meaningful curriculum


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You're invited. Join us! Bring a Manager! Bring a friend!



Clark Quinn, Ph.D.

Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. After an early academic career, Dr. Quinn has served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with five books and numerous articles and chapters. He blogs at learnlets.com, tweets as @quinnovator, and works through Quinnovation.    


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  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for ATD SF East Bay Members: $28
  • Guests: $40
  • Other Chapter Members Rate: $35
  • Student Member Rate: $20
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)


Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
  • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 7:45 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting

Meeting Location

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District / Chase Bank Offices

7600 Dublin Boulevard

Dublin, CA 94568

Note: The Building says CHASE on the Dublin Blvd. side and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District on the back side (facing BART and where you park).

We meet in room 270.
Take the elevator and follow the signs.

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