ETAP 623 Fall 2021 (Zhang)

ID for productive learning

The ETAP 623 class (offered online at http://blackboard.albany.edu/) 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)albany.edu 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 ID processes will be documented in your project 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"
  • 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 on KNILT (created for a 2020 class with the same interface we are using now): Open Video


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

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


Group 1

Christina DeDona: Christina DeDona's Portfolio Page; Fostering Inclusion Through Read Alouds

Anne Messley: Anne Messley's Portfolio Page ; Anne Messley Mini-Course Page

Kazumi Ohata: Kazumi Ohata's Portfolio Page ; Extensive Reading in Foreign Language Development

Alexandra Mazza: Alexandra Mazza's Portfolio Page

Group 2

Gemelli Briceno: Gemelli Briceno's Portfolio Page; Adding the "A" in STEM Education

Makala Foley: Makala Foley Portfolio Page; Incorporating the Workshop Model in Math (K-2)

Emily Duong: Emily Duong's Portfolio Page; Mathematical Modelling: The Foundation of Middle School Math

Group 3

Jennifer Weingarten: Jennifer Weingarten's Portfolio Page; Jennifer's Mini-Course Page

Kirby Simone: Kirby Simone's Portfolio Page ; Designing Google Classroom to support Student Learning in a Pandemic

Georgia O'Neill: Georgia O'Neill's Portfolio Page ; Technology Integration in Early Childhood


Stephanie DeMolfetto: Stephanie DeMolfetto's Portfolio Page; Google Drive Add-Ons for Education

Celia Marhefka: Celia Marhefka portfolio page; Creating Instructional Videos to Support Student Learning

Group 4

Heather Hoff: Heather Hoff's Portfolio Page ; Quick and Effective Parent/Teacher Communication

Devyn Fairbairn: Devyn Fairbairn's Portfolio Page; Instilling Resilient Mindsets Within Students

Erin Wentworth: Erin Wentworth Portfolio Page  ; Making a Classroom Community using SEL

Abigail Bennett: Abigail Bennett Portfolio Page ; Teaching Social Emotional Learning In Elementary Classroom

Dan Haber: Dan Haber's Portfolio Page; Dan Haber Mini Course

Group 5

Chris Plantone: Chris Plantone's Portfolio Page ; Searching for Sources Mini-Course

Nick Ferrelli: Nick Ferrelli Portfolio Page ; Demystifying Scholarly Journals

Isis Marsh: Isis Marsh Portfolio Page  ; Digital Proficiency for Teaching

Josiah Yarger: Josiah Yarger Portfolio Page ; Josiah Yarger's Mini-Course Page

Group 6

James McNamara: James McNamara's Portfolio Page; Gamifying the Classroom

Victoria Robey-Hicks: Victoria Robey-Hicks' Portfolio Page ; Victoria Robey-Hicks Mini Course

Thomas Parker: Thomas Parker's Portfolio Page; Thomas Parker's Mini Course

Jamielynn Baglio's (Cerretto): Jamielynn Baglio's (Cerretto) Portfolio Page Mini-course: TBD