ETAP 623 Spring 2020 (Zhang)

ID process

The ETAP 623 class will use this wiki as a primary tool to create mini-courses, 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.

The ID Processes

  • The design project expects you to exercise the processes of instructional design as we study/read about each component/step of it in this course. The processes need to be documented in your project portfolio page.

Project Agenda

End Product

As your end product, you will produce a mini-course for teacher learning, with teachers as your target learner/audience. You can see a set of example mini-courses featured at KNILT Home.

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:http://www.watchknow.org/
  • 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.


  • How to set up your portfolio page: Creating/linking a new page:

  • How to set up your portfolio page: Copying text from an existing page, creating headings and table of contents:

  • How to insert an image?

  • Do you know, you can display/embed a youtube video in your page:

<html5media height="360" width="640">paste your video url here </html5media>

  • KNILT has installed a new extension for CSS. If you're tech-savvy, you can use in-line CSS in your pages for formatting.

Class Members and Mini-Courses

Both sections of ETAP 623 will share this home space. Please add your name below and link your name to your personal user page.

Below is a sample for you. Click on the "edit" link right to the subheading of "Class Members" to see the text formatting (wiki markups) used in this sample to create these pages and links. You can also view the steps shown in the video tutorial above.

Sample: Ashley Howell: Developing the Joy of Reading in Students (an example from Spring 19)

Add your name and link below using this format:
[[Your Name]]: [[your mini-course title, to be added later when it is decided]]
...

Green Class

Add your name below if the theme color of your ETAP 623 on Blackboard is spring green.

Rhonda McClam: Integrating Gamification and Knowledge-Building

Ben Zalewski: Course Overview-Blooms Taxonomy

Erin Bridgers: Reflective Practices in the Art Room

Ashley Schecher : Student Mindset and Motivation

Nicole Lassone : All about ACEs

Kevin Hittle: Technology and Collaboration in Medical Education

Madison Miller : Confidence in Math

Gillian Mangani

Sarah Sypher: Mindfulness in the Elementary Classroom

Olivia Santoro: Reciprocal Teaching in Mathematics

Jessica Guthrie: Developing Metacognition Using Self and Peer Assessment in the Math Classroom

YangHyun Kim : Encouraging Korean STEM teachers to implement Culturally Responsive pedagogy for 1.5 generation immigrants

Brian Desrochers: Using data-intensive media to promote science education

Erica Hamilton : Increasing Parental Involvement and Student Achievement

Mariah Jacobson : Integrating Dance Concepts and Interdisciplinary Practices

Meghan Conway: Understanding and Integrating Age Appropriate Mindfulness Activities

Chelsea Gillespie: Collaborative Learning in the Math Classroom

Sydney Wilk: Flexible Seating Within the K-12 Classroom


Blue Class

Add your name below if the theme color of your ETAP 623 on Blackboard is ocean blue.

User:Kyle Albano Soundtrap for Educators

Adrienne Oliver: Applying Hip Hop Instructional Practices

Megan Geariety : Self Paced Learning through the GRID Method

Rachel Horstman : Engaging Phonics with Technology

Joe Bradley : Implementing Media Literacy Education to your Social Studies Classroom

Elizabeth Charity : Manipulatives to assist in scaffolding curriculum

Christie Lee: Problem-Based Learning in Mathematics

Nancy Behrens: Using Seesaw in the Middle School Science Classroom

Stacy Bressette : Teaching Kids to Code (When You're Not Quite Sure How to Code Yourself)

Andria Manolopoulos : Mathematician's Plan: Promoting Thinking In Math

Alysia Brunner: Classroom Dojo: How to Effectively use Behavior Management

Gerard Jacques