Are you a passionate and dedicated teacher ready to embark on a new and exciting professional journey? Perhaps you have considered transitioning into a different career path that aligns with your interests and skills. If you find yourself drawn to the world of learning and development within the corporate realm, then the field of instructional design may be just the perfect fit for you!
In this informative blog post, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating a comprehensive roadmap to kickstart your new career in instructional design. We will delve into the essential skills, knowledge, certifications, and degree programs that can pave the way for your success in the dynamic world of instructional design jobs. Additionally, we will explore how to craft an effective action plan, establish a solid online presence, and unlock countless opportunities within this thriving industry.
So, let's waste no time and dive right in!...
Career transitions can be scary. Sometimes you just need someone to guide you who’s been there, done that. I’ve made the career transition. I transitioned from teaching into instructional design. I can still remember all the feelings associated with a huge professional change - both good and bad. That’s why I can really speak to the importance of having someone in your corner to guide and support you while you walk down a new unfamiliar professional path. That’s where a mentor comes in.
In the IDOL courses Academy, the IDOL Mentor has a unique and vital role in the growth of the mentees in their group. IDOL Mentors are IDOL courses Academy Alumni who have achieved their IDOL goals and are now giving back by mentoring a group of aspiring Instructional Designers. Once a new cohort begins, mentees choose which IDOL Mentor is the right fit for them. They are encouraged to attend that mentor’s sessions throughout the cohort.
Networking can sound like a nightmare, especially for us introverts. Fortunately, this is one area where 2020 has actually helped us out. With in-person events getting canceled, you can attend conferences, meetings, and professional events from the comfort of your home.
I’ve been attending several webinars a week, and one unexpected benefit was all the connections I’ve made! The first dozen webinars I attended I simply watched, like I was watching a movie, and did not network in a meaningful way. Don’t be like me!
Read on to find out how you can use webinars to build your network.
Fast forward to now, I have added a master's in instructional design and technology to this costly brain of mine, and I have gone to mentor from mentee while having my mentor by Robin Sargent of IDOL Courses.
I have connected with other people along the way to help me grow like Lance...