What's the Big Idea?
Too often as designers, we jump into our PowerPoint or authoring tool without giving thought to our content's overarching "big idea" and really understanding the goals or "desired results" for our learners. In this interactive session, we'll look at the goal-directed, "backward design" approach to designing as discussed in Understanding by Designby McTighe and Wiggins. We'll work in groups to mind map a topic and determine what the big ideas really are. Come prepared to collaborate with and learn from your peers!
Facilitator: The program will be facilitated by Brooke Schepker
A proud graduate from Virginia Tech, Brooke began her career in training as a Technical Writer for a software development company. That role quickly morphed into designing and programming Computer-Based Training modules, which she continued for the next 10 years. Her next venture took her passions for learning and project management to the next level as she tackled administering and managing the statewide LMS for the Commonwealth of Virginia. At Yukon Learning, she runs the custom e-Learning development team. When not nerding out over something e-Learning related, she can be found goofing off in the company of life-long friends, her hubby, and two boys.
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