Teachers in Need of a New Career Path: Think Instructional Design

 

Teachers in Need of a New Career Path:  Think Instructional Design

Are you a teacher that seeks a new career?  Are you unsure where your skill set will be valued? Have you considered Instructional Design? If you haven’t, I encourage you to do so for many reasons. 

 

Hi there! I am Melissa. I am a learning designer and educator. I have been teaching for approximately 14 years but found I needed a new venture. I reflected on my teaching experience and discovered there were tasks I performed in my role as a teacher that I really enjoyed such as design and content development. 

When I started researching careers for teachers outside of the classroom, I discovered the instructional design field and fell in love with it. Now I want to teach you what I have learned in this journey.

 

Why Instructional Design is a Good Fit

Instructional design is a good career path for teachers because teachers possess many transferable skills. Furthermore, the...

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Kick Self-doubt to the Curb: Mindset Needed to Become an Instructional Designer & Online Learning Developer

 

The New Year has just passed yet again in the blink of an eye, or at least it feels like it. As a child, the years never seemed to move as fast as they do in adulthood. So here I am reflecting on where I have been in the last few years, and how I want to grow in 2020. Self-reflection is an essential part of growth and really assessing what we want out of life.  So, what do you want to achieve in 2020? 

 

I have been working on a personal ID project.  It really has been a labor of love, but it isn't moving as fast as I would like, but it is moving forward, and, in the end, it will be completed. Luckily, I am not in this project alone.  Through the IDOL Academy, I have met Molly Parsons, who has jumped on board to help with my project and has become my accountability and project partner.

Whether you are working on your portfolio or building your own LMS in my case, finding someone to hold you accountable keeps you on track.

 

I am excited to...

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Become an IDOL 15: Teaching Teachers Instructional Design with Bejanae Kareem

Published: November 5, 2019

Episode: 15

Teaching teachers instructional design with Bejanae Kareem

Guest: Bejanae Kareem, Owner of BK International Education Consultancy

In this episode of Become an IDOL, I’ll be chatting with Bejanae Kareem, Executive Director and Owner of BK Consultancy, about her experience creating and launching BK to transitioning from secondary education to instructional design and eLearning development. We’ll be sharing tips for how educators can incorporate instructional design STEM-based classes into the classroom, tips to overcome common challenges, as well as tips for teachers experiencing burn-out.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The best way to break into the instructional design field as a secondary school teacher
  • Fellowship:  Fellows receive on-the-job training in instructional...
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eLearning Team Roles

 

Sometimes when you're trying to land your first instructional design job or create a team for eLearning development you're not quite sure of all the roles and responsibilities.

This is a list for roles and responsibilities that need to be covered in an eLearning development project, but some of these roles only need a part-time employee or one person can be responsible for several roles at once. It all depends on the client, the budget, the team's skill set, and the requirement of the project.

eLearning Team Roles and Responsibilities

  • Project Manager: Takes charge of the entire lifecycle of the project, interfaces between the client and the eLearning team, creates and manages the schedule, budget, scope, and the quality of the project.
  • Instructional Designer: This is probably you! You'll analyze training needs, provide consultation on instructional strategies, collaborate with the SME, define the scope of the course and learning objectives, select the delivery...
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