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1 THE ABCs OF CREATING AND PRESENTING A 9-WEEK STUDY GROUP Robert Allen – Roosevelt University (Schaumburg) Institute For Continued Learning

2 ICLRU 13 Years Old iclru.org Member Led Grown to 600+ Members Core is the 9-Week Study Groups Also – Lectures, Trips, Lunch-Time Activities (Plato’s Place)

3 9-WEEK STUDY GROUP MODEL Coordinator Led Volunteers 2 hours – once per week for 9 weeks (Summer/Winter – 5 weeks) Coordinator picks topic and develops content 9:30am – 11:30am :00pm – 3:00pm – M-F 27 last Fall

4 EXAMPLES OF TOPICS World War II Oriental Brush Painting Classic Films 8 Great Sports Movies Geology in America Classical Music and Hymns The Consciousness Universe Theory The Power of Shakespeare’s Writing The 20 th Century Secret Societies

5 MY TOPICS OVER THE YEARS History of Illinois History of Chicago Genealogy Investing 101 Radio and TV Quiz Shows Old Time Radio The 20 th Century Secret Societies

6 SELECTING A TOPIC Feedback – tied to evals Previous topics Other LLL groups Library Interest Information available Entertaining Videos

7 INFORMATION AVAILABLE Internet Library

8 CREATE THE STUDY GROUP Outline / List of Topics Break into 9 segments Flesh-out some details for each week (sub-topics) Create a detailed outline for Week 1 Create Script – Summarized Script – Create Power point for Week 1 Timing Create Weeks 2-9 Create “Summary Of Study Group”

9 SECRET SOCIETIES: Coordinators: Jim Kacena and Bob Allen Tuesday 9:30–11:30 We will study over 30 organizations whose activities and inner functioning are often concealed from non-members. Some are covert groups that hide their activities, but maintain a public presence. Our examination includes the conspiracies, secrets, activities, evils, rituals, membership and power of these groups. Some are no longer active (but, then again, maybe they are). A few of these are: Skull and Bones; Freemasons; Rosicrucians; Illuminati; and International Society of Idiots, as well as the Black Hand, Cosa Nostra, and Opus Dei.

10 DEVELOPING WEEK 1 Overview of the 9 weeks More detailed topical outline of week 1 Handout / Subjects Cautions – time / content / involvement handouts – script summary

11 Create Initial Script Use Wikipedia Summary Details

12 Supplement with other sources Books Magazines On-line resources

13 WIKIVERSITY wikiversity.org

14 Separate script into separate sentences Create initial power point Minimize words on slides Pictures – use Goggle - Images Add pictures to power point

15 HOSPITALERS * Western Christian Military Order * Initially formed to defend an Amalfitan hospital in Jerusalem * Founded around 1023 – First Crusade * Aim was to provide care for poor/sick pilgrims * Moved to Rhodes after Islamic conquest * Next moved to Malta

16 IDENTIFY VIDEOS Prefer 3 to 8 minutes You Tube DVDs Schedule tied to subject

17 PARTICIPANT INVOLVEMENT Spaced repetition Various methods of delivery Verbal Visual Participating

18 QUIZ Questions and Answers Create power point slides Use custom techniques

19 1)Who created “Peanuts”? a.Troy Donahue b.David Stern c.Charles Schultz d.Thelma Ritter 2)“I can’t remember if I cried; When I read about his widowed bride…” Don McLean “But something touched me deep inside; The day the music died.”

20 INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF IDIOTS Question: Can I join the Society? Answer: Yes, if you don’t have a ~, # or ? in your surname.

21 CREATE WEEKS 2 THRU 9 Topics / Order / Script / PP / Video / Etc. Review timing Do in advance Review / revise day before study group

22 MARKET STUDY GROUP ICL Brochure to past participants Word of mouth Space issues Stand-by / Past participants

23 OTHER SUGGESTIONS Evaluations “It’s a Great Day for ICL” Summarize Learnings Activity tied to “Learnings” Breaks Music Before session During Session

24 SECRET SOCIETY FACTORS: Name Secrets Rituals Hand Shake Purpose/Mission Membership Levels/Hierarchy/Degrees Dress/Clothing Symbols Pledge $$$ Own building / lodge / meeting place Numbers Oath

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