Researchers in learning sciences are pioneering instructional technologies that have the capacity to revolutionize the educational system. By combining design thinking methodology with strong theoretical frameworks in the learning sciences, educators can improve learning to help students thrive.
This book lays out the intersection between theory, design and reflective practice to help educators understand individual learner differences and the impact of context upon learning. With this foundation, you will develop the skills you need to design powerful and effective learning experiences, particularly when using digital technologies.
Topics covered include:
- Educators as learning designers
- Shaping experiences for digital age learning through digital media and digital environments
- Design and format of educational interventions
- The role of reflective practice and evaluating the impact on student learning
Throughout the text, the authors emphasize the “why” behind the use of technology and the “how” to enact learning design for all digital age learners
Our summer cohorts will have a mix of synchronous and asynchronous work. Synchronous experiences will include guided discussions with leading experts.
This four week cohort will consist of:
- 4 synchronous sessions (July 7, 14, 21, and 28)
- 4 hours of asynchronous work per week
*Applicable to Teacher, Coach and Admin
Illinois educators can earn up to 16 PDHs for participating in this cohort.
About the Presenters:
Angela Elkordy, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, at the National College of Education, National Louis University, Chicago, IL. She is the Founding Director of the Learning Sciences programs. Dr. Elkordy is passionate about empowering educators’ practice through research and teaching in the learning sciences, instructional technologies, leadership, and research. She is the lead author of Design Ed: Connecting Learning Sciences Research to Practice, published in 2019 by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This text, designed for educators, celebrates teaching as a design science that can leverage evidence-based practices and digital tools for powerful teaching and learning. Dr. Elkordy served in PreK-12 contexts as a teacher and school leader for over a decade. She continues to build capacity in teachers and school leaders through her work in higher education and consulting through Learning by Design. Dr. Elkordy shares her knowledge through professional networks, publications and conferences. Learn more at https://www.designedlearning.space/cv-dr-angela-elkordy/ and https://t.ly/w6nPk (LinkedIn - love to connect!).
Ayn Keneman, Ed.D., is a full Professor in the Early Childhood Department, at the National College of Education, National Louis University, Chicago, IL. She is Co-Chair of the Early Childhood Department. Dr. Keneman creates a caring, compassionate “communities of learners” for all her teacher candidates. She is co-author of Design Ed: Connecting Learning Sciences Research to Practice with her co-author, Dr. Angela Elkordy published in 2019 by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This text, designed for educators, celebrates teaching as a design science that can leverage evidence-based practices and digital tools for powerful teaching and learning. Dr. Keneman served in PreK-12 contexts as a teacher and reading/learning disability specialist for over two decades. She designed a STEM in Early Childhood course for all of the Early Childhood teacher candidates in the Early Childhood program.
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