ETAP 623 Spring 2023 (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.

An important note: When you contribute to this open space, please realize that the pages you created (saved) here are accessible to your peers in your current class and future classes. Other visitors who use KNILT as an educational resource may also see your pages. Please exercise social media discretion about what you post. For example, your self-introduction may focus on your professional background, and should not disclose sensitive personal information.

If you have any concern about the openness involved or want to prevent your work from being publicly visited, please contact Dr. Jianwei Zhang at jzhang1(at) to negotiate a special setting during this project or request that your pages be removed 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!
  • Wisdom and suggestions from prior students (documented by Annette DiGuiseppi through a ETAP 695 Internship): KNILT Student Experiences

Tutorials about Basic Wiki Editing

  • You can also embed a pdf file within your page: Click the "Edit Source" tab on the top of your page, use this line in your page and specify the file name: <pdf width="500" height="300">File:file-name.pdf</pdf> See this video guide.

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.

Add your name and link below using this format:

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

Group 1

Mikayla McGarry: Mikayla McGarry's Portfolio Page; Supporting ELLs: Where to Start

Simona Borkina: Simona Borkina's Portfolio Page; Integrating Movement into the Curriculum

Mai Alawamleh: Mai Alawamleh's Portfolio Page; Writing-to-learn in Teaching STEM for Understanding

Chelsea Thompson: Chelsea Thompson's Portfolio Page; Teaching Dialectal Variation in the Spanish as a Foreign Language Classroom

Group 2

Sarah Stolberg: Sarah Stolberg's Portfolio Page; Taking a Strengths-Based Approach to Teaching STEM in Rural Schools

Stephanie Cambrea: Stephanie Cambrea's Portfolio Page; Stephanie Cambrea: Hands-On Manipulatives in Mathematics

Stephen Tomaino: Stephen Tomaino's Portfolio Page ; Mini-Course: Simulations in the Social Studies Classroom

Emily Marold: Emily Marold's Portfolio Page; Understanding and Implementing Restorative Justice In Schools

Group 3

Kathryn Lacker: Kathryn Lacker's Portfolio Page; Technology Toolbox

Emily Maniak: Emily Maniak's Portfolio Page; Cyber Security for Students

Emily McAlpine: Emily McAlpine's Portfolio Page; Teaching Middle School Mathematics Intervention (AIS)

Jie Zhao: Jie Zhao's Portfolio Page; Social-emotional learning practice in L2

Laura Morris: Laura Morris' Portfolio Page; The Importance of SEL In Academic Areas.

Group 4

Abigail Dudek: Abigail Dudek's Portfolio Page; Teaching for Creativity

Dennis Abruzzi: Dennis Abruzzi's Portfolio Page; Dennis Abruzzi's mini-course

Lan Lan: Lan Lan's Portfolio Page; Teacher's Self-Care Journey

Debra Williams: Debra Williams Portfolio Page; Differential Diagnosis

Group 5

Alexandra Palmieri: Alexandra Palmieri's Portfolio Page; Alexandra Palmieri's mini-course

Alicia Esposito: Alicia Esposito's Portfolio Page; Game-Based Learning in the Music Classroom

Ariel Loucks: Ariel Loucks' Portfolio Page; Engagement Strategies for Student Success

Alexis Amash: Alexis Amash's Portfolio Page; Multicultural Education

Annette DiGuiseppi - ETAP 695 Internship - KNILT Student Experiences