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Instructional Design is a systematic and iterative process that revolves around the development of well-designed and engaging learning experiences and environments. Its aim is to create highly effective instructional models that enhance learning outcomes by aligning with the unique needs and preferences of learners, while also bridging the knowledge gap.
This discipline goes beyond the mere delivery of information. It focuses on creating meaningful and interactive learning experiences that promote knowledge retention and application. By analyzing learners' needs, understanding...
The one thing academy alumni, Mandy Brown, didn’t expect to get from mentoring was the very thing she needed while in a previous role. Read more to learn what mentorship has meant to her.
Mentorship Means Community
One of the most astounding aspects of mentorship has been seeing my impact. That wasn’t always something I had. When I worked at the restorative justice program, learners entered and left the program on individualized plans, and if they never returned, the leadership assumed all went well. (Given that this population was highly transient, this assumption was and remains problematic.)
Returning learners often forgot all the work we’d done from their last trip through the program. They’d remember me but have lost the learning we’d worked so hard to achieve.
So either I’d never see them again, uncertain of the results of my work. Or I’d see the same learners repeatedly and notice how...