Introduction to Instructional Design for Educators aims to provide a foundation of instructional design practices and processes for new or veteran teachers. While many educators are familiar with the concept of “Backwards Design,” this course delves deeper into how to design strategically and target learning transfer and long-term understanding. The purpose of this course is to empower a variety of teachers and administrators with the design tools and strategies they need to maximize student achievement and engagement. This course is universally applicable to traditional and online course design.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grade K-14) interested in strengthening their instructional design skills for classroom and/or online teaching. Beginning and veteran teachers, public and independent school teachers teachers, grade level and subject area teachers, and administrators who would like to use these practices to guide professional development opportunities will benefit.
Course Materials: No textbook is required for this course.
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Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.
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