ETAP 623 Spring 2021 (Byrne)

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 Deborah Byrne at dbyrne(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

Tim Vatovec: Tim Vatovec's Portfolio Page | Creating a Geographic Information Systems-based Learning Activity

Steven Sturman: Steven_Sturman; Using VR in Social Work Education

Kevin Spoor: Kevin Spoor | Microsoft Teams as a Power User

Jordyn Marr: Jordyn Marr's Portfolio Page | Introduction_to_Google_Sheets

Katie Allen: Katie Allen's Portfolio Page | Creating Learning Objectives to Meet Long-Term Goals in Music Education

Joe Sheppard: Joe Sheppard's Portfolio Page | Growth Mindset in the STEAM Classroom

Shannon Cameron: Shannon Cameron | Flipping the Science Classroom Using Google Applications

Elizabeth Choinsky: Elizabeth Choinsky's Portfolio Page | Incorporating Learning Styles Throughout the Learning Process

Rawan Abdelaal: Rawan Abdelaal's Portfolio Page | Integrating Educational Video Games

Stella Sigal: Stella Sigal's Project Portfolio

Tara Manchio: Tara Manchio's Project Portfolio Page

Jamie Silverstein: Jamie Silverstein's Project Portfolio Page | Teaching with Primary Sources in a Virtual Setting

Elizabeth Neese: Elizabeth Neese's Portfolio Page

Kayla Shea: Kayla's Personal Page | How to create a a Virtual Classroom using Google Classroom

Joe Ansalone Joe Ansalone's Portfolio Page

Rock Travis Rock's Portfolio Page | Getting Started with 3D Printing in Your Classroom

Thomas Stolz: Tom Stolz's Portfolio Page | How to Handle Controversial Issues Inside Your Classroom

Krystal Nugent: Krystal Nugent's Portfolio Page | Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom

Adam Langworthy: Adam Langworthy's Portfolio Page | Promoting Student Metacognition in the Classroom

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.)

Teams - To be determined