District 101 Pathways Guide
Ken Braly, DTM
- Pathways videos
- District 101’s page on Pathways
- Carlos’ “Projects to Paths” table
- Tip: How to “Print My Project”
- Tip: Completing a Project
- Tip: Completing a Level
- Tip: How to find Tutorials and Resources
- Tip: Where to find Evaluation Resources
- Tip: How to do an Evaluation in Pathways
I created a series of videos that describe how to get started in Pathways. This first batch of videos, which describe the process of getting into Pathways and selecting a path, still need to get titles and a little more editing, but I wanted to make them available as soon as possible.
It’s recommended that you watch all six videos in sequence. If needed, you can then go back and review any that you want to study further. If you have another browser window open as you watch, you can follow along in your own Toastmasters account.
- Logging In (1:37) — How to log into the Toastmasters site and get to Pathways
- Overview of Pathways and Paths (1:21) — Review of how paths and projects work in Pathways
- Base Camp or Printed Materials (3:12) — Your first decision in choosing a path is whether you will want to work online (Base Camp) or with printed project materials
- Taking the Assessment (4:28) — By answering a number of questions, Pathways will recommend a path that best seems to fit the goals you express
- Tool for Looking at a Path’s Projects (6:16) — If you want to see what different paths will require, the District 101 website is a great resource
- Make Your Path Selection (1:52) — Once you have decided on a path, how to select it and get started
District 101’s page on Pathways
District 101 has a handy page about Pathways — www.d101tm.org/pathways. This page has some general information and FAQs, a few videos, and a complete overview of all 11 paths, which projects are included in each, and descriptions of each project.
This is a useful resource to look over an entire path and see what required and elective projects will be available to you if you choose that path.
Carlos’ “Projects to Paths” table
Carlos Puig created a “Project to Paths” table that looks at every Pathways project and identifies each Pathways path that it appears in, and whether it’s a required project or an elective. This is helpful to see at a glance which path(s) a desirable (or undesirable) project appears in.
Note: This table was created before the Engaging Humor path was developed, so about 4 projects are not included in the table.
Tip: How to “Print My Project”
A useful thing to do when you start to work on a Pathways project is to download a PDF of the project. It will show you all the screens and information in the project, as well as the Evaluation Resource, the Project Checklist, and all other forms. Of course, the PDF won’t have any videos or interactive capability, but it’s handy to be able to look over the project without having to go online.
Once you have launched the project, at the bottom of every screen is a dropdown menu with a link to every individual page in the project. This allows you to navigate directly to any page without having to click through pages sequentially.
To print your project, select the “Your Evaluation” page, which is always the next-to-last one in the list.
When you get to the “Your Evaluation” page, click the “Print My Project” link in the Resources list. You’ll see the PDF, which you can download and save. If you wish, of course, you can print out portions of the PDF. Again, all of the Resources listed will be included as part of the “Print My Project” PDF.
Tip: How to find Tutorials and Resources
Pathways offers a lot of tutorials in how to work with Base Camp and Pathways, in both video format and document format. In addition, there are lots of FAQs and other resources.
To find them, from any Base Camp page hover your cursor over the “Tutorials and Resources” tab at the upper left, then select the “Tutorials and Resources” tab when it drops down.
This will take you to a screen where you can use the links on the left to select which type of resource you are interested in, and then you can click on the one you want to see.
Tip: Where to find Evaluation Resources
Each Pathways project has a unique form that the speech evaluator will fill out; Pathways calls these forms “Evaluation Resources.” We recommend that if you are the speaker, you download this form (it’s a PDF), print it out, and give it to your evaluator to fill out at the meeting.
The Evaluation Resource can be found several ways, but probably the easiest is to click on the Speech Evaluations button from the Base Camp home screen. That will take you to a page which lists every Evaluation Resource for every project.
Tip: How to do an Evaluation in Pathways
In the Tutorials and Resources section, there is a video tutorial called “How to Evaluate.” It describes how to fill out the forms in a project’s Evaluation Resource, and how to use the
1-2-3-4-5rating scale to give an assessment of the speaker’s performance in the various categories (eye contact, gestures, etc.) We recommend you view this video before doing an evaluation of a Pathways project.
Here’s the easy way to find this tutorial.
On the main Pathways screen, locate the Search box in the upper right.
In the Search box, start to type “How to Evaluate.” You'll have to type only a few letters before the tutorial name will appear. Click on it.
This will bring up a screen with a “Launch” button. Click “Launch” to start the tutorial.