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Curricular Development Consultant Sought in Instructional Design & Technology

The MA Program in Educational Transformation at Georgetown University is looking for a curriculum developer to serve as a consultant this spring and summer to assist in the development of an Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) sequence. This sequence would form the foundation for a new concentration within the MA, alongside Learning & Teaching (a teacher preparation program) and Advocacy & Policy. We anticipate that this work would continue through Fall 2021. Below please find an overview of what we anticipate will be the core features and values of this new concentration.

What is IDT within the Educational Transformation MA?

We envision Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) as a concentration that prepares educators to implement learner-center environments, pedagogies, and outcomes facilitated by technology in response to persistent inequity. As a concentration within the interdisciplinary graduate program in Educational Transformation (EDTR), IDT graduates will incorporate EDTR fundamental commitments including an anti-racist, asset-based stance to working with learners, educators, and communities. Their work within the instructional technology and design field should be used to construct rich learning experiences that offer new modalities of learning and teaching that seek to facilitate equitable, effective learning experiences for all learners. We recognize that technology has a transformative potential for learners and learning and can create spaces that work better for some students than traditional classrooms, where they experience worse learning environments or inequity. We envision that our IDT students should be able to identify and design for those contexts and should seek continually to expand them and to advocate for greater access to the curriculum through technology. The IDT concentration will be joining two other concentrations (Learning & Teaching and Advocacy & Policy) that employ a residency model to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. We seek to better understand how a residency framework, as well as a partial on-line modality, might enhance the learning of our IDT students.

In our examination of this field, we recognize that existing approaches to instructional technology and design also can narrow, rather than expand, the learning experience and the teaching craft. We are committed to the notion that instructional design and technology should never de-skill teaching nor be placed in the service of rote learning or test preparation. As a result, IDT seeks to prepare educators who design technology- enhanced learning environments that attend to access, engagement, and efficacy. Program graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the pedagogical and policy context of learning in schools. IDT graduates will engage in professional communities as informed advocates for leveraging technology to disrupt deficit-based expectations of what children know and do. 

Skills and Dispositions of our Graduates

•     Design, lead, and advocate for technology-enhanced, equitable learning environments

•     Manage data in ways that are equity and ethically-focused

•     Evaluate emerging technologies through a social justice lens

•     Apply learning theories in the design and implementation of instructional technologies.

The MA Program in Educational Transformation is designed to prepare educators as well as education advocacy and policy professionals to advance equity in education across multiple domains of student identity, including but not limited to race, class, gender, linguistic diversity and (dis)ability. We take a critical stance towards educational policies and practices and seek to develop among our students the skills to transform educational settings and contexts to promote equity and justice. We take an explicitly anti-racist position in our program and an asset-based, student-centered approach in our pedagogy; we expect all faculty and staff in our program to uphold and model those commitments in their teaching and work.

If you are interested in applying please email your CV, any college-level teaching evaluations, and the names of three references to Prof. Douglas S. Reed, the program director, at reedd@georgetown.edu.

Curricular Development Consultant Sought in Instructional Design & Technology

The MA Program in Educational Transformation at Georgetown University is looking for a curriculum developer to serve as a consultant this spring and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
3520 Prospect Street NW, Washington, DC 20057, United States
Suite 171

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please email your CV, any college-level teaching evaluations, and the names of three references to Prof. Douglas S. Reed, the program director, at reedd@georgetown.edu.

If you are interested in applying please email your CV, any college-level teaching evaluations, and the names of three references to Prof. Douglas S. Reed, the program director, at…

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