Instructional Design Academy 2018

Penn State Instructional Designers are invited to apply for our inaugural Instructional Design Academy, to be held June 12-14 at University Park.

Spend three days over the summer in a cohort-based and hands-on experience, which will focus on researched based methods that instructional designers can use to help their faculty conceptualize course and curricular design to promote student learning. As a cohort we will explore ways to motivate students and faculty and make sure that course objectives, activities, and assessments are aligned, as well as strategies for discussing pedagogical decision points with faculty. This academy is inspired by our very popular faculty Course Design Academy (CDA) and are offering the instructional design community the same opportunity.

Successful applicants will receive a copy of the popular book Design for How People Learn (2016). In addition, we’ll leverage the 7 principles of learning outlined in How Learning Works (2010) to assist faculty in developing a course that is learning-centered and utilizes the most current research in higher education teaching. The goal of this academy is for participants to collaboratively assemble a coherent and well-aligned strategy for supporting faculty through the consultation and design process.

The Instructional Design Academy is intended to be an intense face-to-face experience. There are other models across the nation for this sort of design institute (and many charge high fees). Ours is not only free but is tailored to the needs of the Penn State community. Whether yours is a familiar face at the Schreyer Institute, or if this will be a new connection, you can expect ongoing support even after you leave the Academy.

Space is limited—apply online today! The deadline to apply is Friday, April 13. Successful applicants will be notified the week of April 23. Travel grants will be available for those traveling from Penn State campuses other than University Park.

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Academy Requirements

Design of the academy is centered around full participation with your colleagues. Please confirm that you are available the following dates:

June 12-13, 2018
University Park
9:00A - 4:00P

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