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Instructional Design Academy

Penn State Instructional Designers are invited to apply for the Schreyer Institute’s Instructional Design Academy, to be held May 31 & June 1 at University Park, with a third virtual day on June 8th. Spend these three days in a cohort-based and hands-on experience which will focus on ways instructional designers can help their faculty conceptualize course and curricular design to promote student learning. We’ll explore ways to motivate students and faculty and make sure that course objectives, activities, and assessments are aligned. We will also cover strategies for discussing pedagogical decision points with faculty. As a participant in this highly interactive design learning community, you’ll apply principles of learning and assessment, as well as the latest research on teaching. This academy is inspired by our very popular faculty Course Design Academy (CDA), and we would like to offer the instructional design community the

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. By the end of the academy, you will have added to your toolkit of well-aligned strategies for supporting your faculty clients and student communities.

The Schreyer Institute Instructional Design Academy is intended to be an intense face-to-face collaborative experience for the ID Community, exploring the new and rapidly changing learning landscape that we are experiencing. Whether yours is a familiar face at the Schreyer Institute, or this will be a new connection, you can expect ongoing collaboration even after you leave the Academy.

Space is limited – Apply Online The deadline to apply is Friday, April 14th. Successful applicants will be notified the week of May 1st. Travel grants will be available.

Design of the academy is centered around full participation with your colleagues. Please confirm that you are available to be with us in person the following dates before applying:

May 31 & June 1
University Park
10:00A - 4:00P

Thursday, June 8


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