Instructional Design For Educators
Empirical research has affirmed that "teachers have the most direct influence on students’ learning; they are at the heart of the instructional core [. . .]" (Scanlan & Theoharis, 2015, p. 54). However, when teachers are ill-prepared to effectively integrate technology to support and enhance learning remotely, child of color suffer more academically than their white peers. In the absence of the physical learning environment, children who do not feel authentically connected to school disengage and become disinterested in schooling - which further exasperates the school to prison pipeline for Black and Brown children.
This is where our mission stems. If we can support educators with planning instruction that honors and validates their students through the processes of instructional design then surely we will evolve as instructors and educators during this unprecedented time in world history. The services provided are embedded in instructional design practices and culturally relevant principles to enhance effective planning experiences for K-12 teachers.
**** Reference: Scanlan, M., & Theoharis, G. (2015). Educational leadership for equity and diversity. New York: Routledge.