Pathways Blog

March 25-District 13 Pathways Team Choosing the Right Path for You in Pathways

The Pathways learning assessment is a convenient tool to help us select a path.  But what about those of us who need to know everything we can about the implications of a decision before we make it?  Those of us who don’t want to make a wrong decision? What additional guidance exists to help us?

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March 11-District 13 Pathways Team The Second Most Common Pathways Problem-SOLVED

A member may get stuck either in the Ice-Breaker project or at the end of a level. She believes she completed all the project requirements but cannot advance to the next level. This problem usually requires hands on troubleshooting from an experienced club member to resolve. These steps will help either a new or experience member troubleshoot this problem.

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March 4-District 13 Pathways Team The Most Common Pathways Problem-SOLVED

A member may be completely flummoxed by the Base Camp experience if he can’t find all the project content. He logs in, accesses his path, and even successfully launches a project. But then he gets stuck and doesn’t know why. It can be frustrating to get so close to success and then to seemingly fail. Not to worry, there is a simple fix.

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February 25-District 13 Pathways Team The Power of Effective Evaluations

I’ve seen many great evaluations, including at the district conference. I’m always trying to improve my evaluations and Toastmasters provides a multitude of valuable learning resources to help. I’ve read the pamphlets and the magazine articles, listened to the podcasts, and worked through the “Enhance your Evaluations” training module.

However, by far the most powerful resource I have seen is the “Staying Positive” video in the Pathways level 1 project “Evaluation and Feedback.”  

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February 11-District 13 Pathways Team Base Camp Manager to the Rescue

Don’t get stuck!   We want our members to keep making progress, but in Pathways members can’t progress to the next level without Base Camp Manager approval.

The Base Camp Manager is the club officer who approves level completion requests.  This role is usually filled by the club’s VP Ed. The Base Camp Manager should be diligent in ensuring that all level completion requests in Base Camp are approved as soon as possible and that no one is stuck on a completed level.

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February 7-The 11th Path Has Launched in Pathways
Reprinted from “District 13 – Pathways Special Edition” Newsletter

This is no joke…the Engaging Humor path is here!
Looking to create funny, engaging speeches? This just-released path offers strategies on writing humorous speeches, using effective timing and pacing, crafting strong openings and even how to cope when your jokes bomb. Currently available in English, the 11th path in the Pathways learning experience provides an in-depth study of humor and works the same as the other paths, with required projects and electives throughout five levels that increase in complexity.

Engaging Humor is only offered online and is available to all members.
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February 3-Pins and Ribbons for Pathways Achievements! 
Submitted by D 13 Pathways Team

Reward your club’s members educational achievements in Pathways! 

After completion of a level, Base Camp automatically awards the member a virtual badge (found in the e-portfolio) and a level completion certificate to print (found in the transcript level folders). 

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February 1Every Club Needs a Pathways Champion
Submitted by D 13 Pathways Team

A Pathways Champion, in conjunction with the Base Camp Manager, is a point person in your club who answers questions about Pathways or finds the answers for your club’s members.

A club Champion shares the Pathways resources and explains the Pathways education program structure and rules.

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