There are endless possibilities, here are a few ideas
Variable Frequency Drives
How economizers work and how to service them
Preventing Compressor Failures
Indoor Air Quality
Refrigerant Line Sizing
NATE Exam Prep Seminar
VAV Systems, how they work & a review of types of VAV
Load Calculations Seminar
Heat Pump Seminar
Troubleshooting Gas Heating Systems
Three Phase Motor Starting Systems & Troubleshooting
Airflow In Ducts, A review of the fundamentals and how to measure flow properly.
Originally posted by ga/oh-man Please give me any materials that you may think would be helpful. I was a service Tech 9 years before My new position at educator, I need all the help I can Get
Do you know how to put a class together correctly? Here is a brief outline of how it is done right.
1. Determine what needs to be taught. Pick the topic. (Needs Analysis)
2. Establish a clearly written goal.
3. Write a short list of objectives that when accomplished will meet the goal.
4. Using the objectives, develop a detailed course outline.
5. Now look for resource materials that match the outline.
6. Prepare student handout materials that correspond to the outline.
7. Prepare your visuals and instructional presentation materials such as PowerPoint slides, overhead foils and demonstration materials.
There you have a basic outline on how to put together a class. If it is a long class you will need to develop homework assignments and test instruments as well. This is just my truncated outline for instructional development. This will work for a seminar lasting a few hours to as much as two days. I put in a great deal of planning and development in each seminar or college class I teach. You can figure on spending at least 10 hours of prep time for every hour of class time for the first time you teach a class. After that your prep time will decrease each time you teach the same class or seminar again.
It takes a great deal of work to do it right and not many people do. Ever been to a totally boring seminar? Either the instructor has not put in the prep time, has no idea as to how to prepare or is just a poor instructor and should not be teaching in the first place.
Time spent in prep pays off in dividends. It is not easy, it is work just like any other quality job is work.