2024 Convention Workshops

This year, all participants who register to attend the in-person convention in Kansas City will have the option to select one workshop session included in their registration. Additional workshop sessions (up to 2) may be purchased for $15 each.

Below are the workshop sessions being offered on Saturday, October 19; Sunday, October 20; and Wednesday, October 23. When you register for the convention, you will also select the workshop(s) you plan to attend.

Saturday, October 19 Sessions

Magic and Design Thinking Workshop

Tong Li

2 hours 10am-12pm This workshop introduces magic as a pedagogical method for facilitating creativity and design thinking. Attendees will learn the foundation of magic performance and understand how various aspects of magic (watching, learning, and performing magic) could engage students in learning various stages of the design-thinking process and related concepts. Meanwhile, I will share resources, teaching materials, and activities I designed to help attendees incorporate magic into their design teaching practices. 

Inclusive Online Design with Participatory Cultures

Karin Spader

4 hours 8am-12pm Empower your learners and foster meaningful engagement in your online courses with the Participatory Cultures (PC) design framework. This dynamic, hands-on workshop is built for practitioners who have taught online before. Experience and discover the PC framework’s core principles and its impact on student engagement. Evaluate your own online course using the PC Rubric and transform course elements based on PC design principles. Share and collaborate with colleagues to fine-tune your designs. Participants should bring a laptop and be prepared to use Google Drive and reference an existing online course.

Sunday, October 20 Sessions

FREE PreK-16+ Peer-Reviewed, Openly-licensed, Technology-Rich, Ready-for-Implementation Lesson Plans!? Where to Look and How to Share.

Cecil R. Short and Craig Shepherd

2 hours 8am - 10am This workshop guides teachers and teacher educators through exploring and contributing to the Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching. By leading participants through journal resources, this workshop seeks to encourage active engagement, facilitate collaborative opportunities, and increase use of and contribution to this openly licensed, peer-reviewed journal. The workshop format is designed to encourage participants to make commitments toward implementing prior publications and submitting manuscripts to share their own practices and experiences.

Everyone Can Design Microlearning! A Guide for Creating Informal Microlearning

Annetta Dolowitz, Paula Marcelle, Megan Swanson, Irene A. Bal, Okan Arslan, Jamie Berhardt, Frances Alvarado-Albertorio, Mohammade Shams Ud Duha, and Monlisa Dash

4 hours 8am - 12pm Designing microlearning resources goes beyond creating short products and includes careful consideration of what content is necessary and how to package that content to support learning. This workshop will utilize an informal microlearning instructional design model, microlearning infographic and video design checklists, and a microlearning design worksheet, developed by the authors, to guide participants in the creation of microlearning products. Attendees should bring devices and ideas to create microlearning products during the workshop.

Empowering Educators: Embracing Universal Design for Learning

Ali Söken

4 hours 8am - 12pm Embark on a journey to explore the impact of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in higher education classrooms through this engaging workshop. Participants will delve into UDL principles, engage in hands-on activities, and collaborate to develop strategies for inclusive teaching. Gain insights and tools to create accessible learning environments for all students, leaving with valuable resources and activities to enhance teaching practice and continue collaborating with fellow educators.

I Can Show You The World: Integrating 360° Video for Experiential Learning

Woorin Hwang and Robert Smith

2 hours 10am - 12pm In this two-hour workshop, attendees will gain hands-on experience with developing stereoscopic 360° videos. Through 360 videos, students including those with disabilities or under-represented, or in Title I school districts can experience previously inaccessible environments, enabling the understanding of diverse places, people, and cultures. Attendees will receive guided instruction in planning, shooting, editing, and exporting/uploading 360 videos. No programming knowledge is required for this workshop. 

Getting them PhinisheD: Effective strategies to advising and completing dissertations

Susan Stansberry

2 hours 10am - 12pm

Advising PhD dissertations is challenging due in part to variances in students’ writing ability, research methodology skills, theoretical understandings, readiness for independent research, and support needs. While there are many outstanding general resources to support PhD dissertation writers a comprehensive dissertation writing handbook specific to the field of learning, Design, and Technology and encompassing a variety of faculty perspectives and tips and tricks would be particularly helpful. The purpose of this interactive, pragmatic workshop is to bring together scholars who 1) have successful, innovative dissertation advisement strategies and experiences to share, and 2) are interested in contributing to an open e-book for dissertation writers and advisors to use. 

Wednesday, October 23 Sessions

5-Star Course Transformation: Applying Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction (FPI)

Max Cropper, Joanne Bentley, Reo McBride, Rebecca Meeder

4 hours 8am-12pm Participants will learn to (re)design a course using M. David Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction (FPI) based on the revised edition of his book (Merrill, 2020). We teach participants the 5-Star process, then they transform their courses using Merrill’s First Principles. Keen participants will leave with completed design documents, confidently prepared to tackle redevelopment tasks. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and/or printed syllabi of the course they want to design/redesign. 

Applying Project Management to Instructional Design

Yvonne Earnshaw and Jennifer Johnston

4 hours 8am - 12pm Project management is an increasingly important skill for instructional designers to practice and how they complete projects successfully. This hands-on workshop is designed for faculty, practitioners, and graduate students and will cover project management principles, methodologies, tools, and techniques to implement in your classes, projects, and research. We will share resources and templates. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and resources they want to share.

Project-based Learning for Teaching Topic Expertise

Charles Reigeluth and Yunjo An

4 hours 8am-12pm In contrast to task expertise, topic expertise entails understanding more than doing. Given the behaviorist roots of our field, there is much less guidance available for fostering topic expertise. It has typically been taught in a very teacher-centered way, but it can be taught through learning by doing, or project-based learning (PBL). This workshop offers guidance for using a holistic design approach to design learning experiences that use PBL to foster topic expertise.