Notes from class today:

Changing Education Paradigms – Sir Ken Robinson

Standardized testing and the rise of ADHD

Divergent thinking – seeing lots of possible answers to a question “break point and beyond” – tests children to teens – showed that our system of education breaks down the creative thinking and teaches us only to think one way


Collaboration is the stuff of growth

Instructional Systems Design
– the practice of creating instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing. The most important piece is motivation. How do we as teachers tie our instruction to their interests.

ADDIE – Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate (cyclical model)

John Keller – Arcs model – Attention relevance confidence satisfaction

model – cognitive load theory.


  • who is the audience
  • what do they need to learn
  • when do they need to learn it
  • what are the delivery options
  • what constraints exist
  • why do they need to learn it


  • identify outcomes of the instruction
  • develop instruction using appropriate tools
  • evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction
  •  What resources and strategies will you use in your instruction
  • How will you structure/sequence the content of your learning material
  • How will you assess the learner’s understanding and whether objectives have been met


  • create worksheets and learning activities
  • source text material
  • create or source video, audio or other media
  • arrange for practice sessions with feedback


  • teach it!


  • did ALL the learning achieve the goals set out

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