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Instructional Design Symposium Spring 2017

Instructional Design Symposium - Spring 2017

Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA 01550

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizer: Sarah Dampier and  Lisa Tassinari both of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium, Alan Giarelli,  Apostolos Kotropolous and Linda Sudlesky all of the University of Massachusetts - Boston.

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member: $145
Non-Member: $290
Your fee includes unlimited am and pm break and lunch.

Event Overview
What does the future hold for the instructional design profession?  What should formal and informal preparation for an instructional design career involve?  At this year’s interactive ID Symposium, we explore these important questions.  

Our morning panel discussion will include instructional design professionals representing different branches of the field: from teaching to practice, and from K-12 to Higher Education, to Corporate.   Panelists will discuss their current work realities, the hiring norms and expectations, and describe in what ways training they received prior to their job were spot on or fell short; and what they learned on the job.  Focused discussion will promote awareness of changes and altered expectations in the ID profession.

The afternoon activity involves a role play:  Participants will be assigned to curriculum development teams, with each team competing in a Shark Tank event (judged by our esteemed panelists) to develop formal or informal career training for today’s and tomorrow’s instructional design opportunities.  This activity helps raise awareness of trends and issues for both professional development, as well as faculty development. Finally, we invite participants of this symposium to help us brainstorm for next year's symposium as part of a broader community of practice.

Session Outcomes :
-Explore the various facets of an evolving profession
-Consider key elements, both current and emerging, when hiring instructional designers
-Consider key elements, both current and emerging, in the professional development of instructional designers

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