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5440: Introduction to Bloom's Taxonomy and Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide trainers with the skills in learning objective development needed to develop successful training events. These webinars are also recommended as a refresher or review for any trainer already familiar with these concepts.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this class students will have the knowledge and skills and abilities to:

  1. Identify the components of a Learning Objective that comply with the IACET standard and OWM procedures;
  2. Describe the value and need for well written learning objectives in training materials;
  3. Select suitable learning objectives for scenarios based on the constraints of a learning event;
  4. Evaluate written learning objectives for clarity based the requirements of a learning objective as well as the specific outcomes or competencies to be achieved in terms of skills, knowledge, attitudes or values;
  5. Practice writing learning objectives;
  6. Describe suitable training materials, hands-on activities, instruction techniques, and assessment methods that are appropriate for use in a learning event to align with stated learning objectives; and
  7. Prepare and submit three examples of well-written learning objectives with identification of activities and assessments that are effectively aligned. (Post-work. Feedback to be provided).

Materials & Supplies:

To be provided.




Read Writing Learning Objectives article and review the OWM Procedure for Learning Event Design and Implementation


Prepare and submit three examples of well-written learning objectives with identification of activities and assessments that are effectively aligned. (Feedback to be provided).

Minimum Requirement(s):

Complete pre-work, 100 % attendance, complete all reading assignments, submit course notes, and submit three examples of learning objectives with activities and assessments that are aligned.


Participants must be currently enrolled in OWM Train the Trainer Program.


There are no registration fees for this webinar.


Georgia L. Harris
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 4014
Email: g.harris [at] (g[dot]harris[at]nist[dot]gov)

Technology Requirement(s):

The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar.

1.  Operating System (browser) configurations:

  • Windows XP (Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome)
  • Windows Vista (Internet Explorer or Firefox)
  • Windows 7 or 8 (Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.5x (Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)

2.  Media players

  • In order to access the event, you must have, at a minimum, Player 11.2+ installed on your computer. Please visit Adobe® Flash® to download the Flash Player.

3.  Optional: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:


NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Created April 7, 2016, Updated July 23, 2020