ETAP 623 Fall 2020 (Zhang)

ID for productive learning

The ETAP 623 class (offered online at will use this wiki space to work on our ID project. Each of you will create a mini-course, deploying your knowledge and skills learned about the principles and processes of instructional design. It is our goal to carry out authentic instructional design and development to produce mini-courses for real use, as Open Educational Resources (OER) for teacher learning, improvement, and innovation.

When you contribute to this open space, please realize that the pages you created here are accessible to your peers (and other visitors if they search and find your page). If you have any concern about this openness or want to prevent your work from being publicly visited, please contact Dr. Jianwei Zhang at jzhang1(at) to negotiate a special setting or remove your pages from this site after your class is completed.

An Overview of the ID Project

The ID process

The ID project expects you to exercise the processes of instructional design as we study/read about each ID process in ETAP 623. The processes need to be documented in your project portfolio page.

  • Project Portfolio Page Template (use this to document your ID process) Once on this page, click the edit button and "copy" the template, then hit cancel at the bottom of the page (not "submit"). Then paste the material on to a new page that you have created (e.g. Name's ID portfolio) Be sure to create the new page first!
  • example 1: Brooke Ebersold and example 2 Rebecca_G.'s_Portfolio_Page

End Product

As your end product, you will produce a mini-course for teacher learning, with teachers as your target learner/audience. Use the Mini-Course front page template to organize your mini-course with navigation links to the units. You can see a set of example mini-courses featured at KNILT Home.

Project Agenda

Evaluation Criteria

  • This design process (portfolio) and end product (mini-course) will be evaluated based on the following Evaluation_criteria

General Suggestions and Feedback from the Instructor

* Please click here to see very helpful General Suggestions and Feedback

  • IMPORTANT! Name your wikipages and attached files using unique titles/filenames: This Wiki system will overwrite pages/files with the same name. So IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE NAME OUR WIKIPAGES USING UNIQUE TITLES. For example, instead of "unit 1" or "lesson 1" you should use "Unit 1: Specific Title..." Similarly, for your curriculum maps and other attached files, please also use unique filenames such as "ICM_your name.doc"
  • If you are trying to find useful videos (e.g., classroom episodes, educational videos) that can be embedded in your mini-course, you may find this site helpful:
  • It is always a good idea to first draft your text in a word processing package and then save it outside of the wiki. Back-ups are always handy to have!

Tutorials about Basic Wiki Editing

Our KNILT wiki runs on the Mediawiki platform. Our KNILT site has just gone through a major upgrading over Summer 2019. The current version has a better editing toolbar for inserting/uploading images and formatting the text, under Advanced.

If you are new to wiki editing, Please see the user guide created by a former ETAP 623 class member Marc Freed. Feel free to try any of the editing tricks in Sandbox page. * You can share specific useful wiki features/tips here: KNILT Wiki Tech Tricks.

Class Members and Mini-Courses

Please add your name below, followed by the link to "Name's ID portfolio page." You will later add your mini-course title (once decided) after your ID portfolio page link.

  • A completed example: Ashley Howell: Developing the Joy of Reading in Students (in this example, the author name is linked to her portfolio page, followed by her mini-course title that is linked to the frontpage of her mini-course)
  • A video guide on how to work on your portfolio and mini-course pages:

Add your name and link below using this format:
Your Name: [[Your name's ID portfolio page]]; [[your mini-course title]] to be added later when it is decided

Student name: Sample Student's Portfolio Page; mini-course title

We will work as teams to conduct peer tryout (See details in Project Agenda). Please review the sample unit(s) of your teammates and send your feedback to your peer in email. (You can find their emails in our facilitation schedule spreadsheet linked under Course Docs in Blackboard.)  

Team 1

Jessica Kurtz Incorporating Physical Fitness in the Classroom

Allison McElheran How can students work together while being 6 ft apart?

Kristie Guerriero: The Zones of Regulation in the Elementary Classroom and Beyond

Team 2

Marissa Zuccardo: Incorporating Pragmatic Instruction for ELLs

Ashley Stapon:Guided Reading in the Elementary Classroom

Kim Kather: Revamping Writing for a Digital Age

Team 3

Joseph Russo: Designing a Culturally Responsive Geometry Curriculum

Max Burman: Utilizing Microsoft Teams to Design Instruction

Dorla Grant: Using Google Classroom as a collaborative tool in the classroom

Team 4

Danielle Greene: Danielle Greene's Portfolio Page - Strategies for Promoting Scientific Inquiry Skills in the K-12 Curriculum

Andrew Wierl: Teaching Critical Literacy and Effective Research Skills

Gërt Arnold: Creative Engineering in the Classroom

Team 5

Megan Proper: Students with Schizophrenia and Supporting them in the Classroom and at Home

Crystal Velez: Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism

Michael VanDoren_ Biography and Course Details: Understanding and Using Learning Modalities

Team 6

Sarah Sweazy: Hands on Learning Benefits Through Virtual Science Labs

Brooke Ebersold: Incorporating Computer Science K-12

Alivia Clark: Incorporating Virtual Field Trips within Elementary Science Instruction

Team 7

Stephanie Olbrys: Provide a Safe Recess during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Riley Zink: Flexible Seating in Elementary School

Mark Gillmeister Reaching and Teaching Learners in a Hybrid School Model

Team 8

Chelsea Cummings: Developing a Growth Mindset Within the Classroom

Hope Connors: Incorporating Movement into Read Alouds Mini-Course

Jonah Schumacher: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills using the Socratic Method

Team 9

User:Daniellekryshchuk: Behavior management for every learner

Haylee Mello: The 360 Degree Math Room

Kaylee Fallat: Understanding and Applying Basic Behavior Components