My journey through Instructional Design continues. This week I explored a lot of ideas surrounding educational theory and the connections to design theory. For educational goals to be met, assignments should not only be visually appealing, but also educationally sound. I was most interested in the design models. According to Dr. Vallera, Instructional Design models help instructional designers to make sense of abstract learning theory and enable real world application. It helps to provide structure and meaning. I was most drawn to the UbD - Backwards Design as described here educationaltechnology.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/backward-design.pdf
I have liked the idea of Beginning with the End in Mind ever since I read Steven Covey's 7 Habits of High Effective People.
Here is a quick Graphic to help explain this idea...
Robert Andreucci is a Science Teacher at Liberty High School. He currently teaches Biomedical Science . He is also a graduate student at Lehigh University studying Instructional Technology. This page represents his thoughts along his journey in TLT 403, Instructional Design at Lehigh.