ADDIE Design Studio Model

As part of an initiative to link technology projects to state standards, I ported a professional development model from previous work at the Institute for Learning Technologies to kick-start standards-based blended learning.   A competitive RFP offered participation in a project development in-service courses. Each project could submit a budget for up to $5,000 for support purchases. 35 participating teachers developed standards-linked projects, and 10 submitted projects showcased in a regional conference.

At the conference, each teaching team had 30 minutes for presentations and 30 minutes for feedback from other grant awardees and guest participants who had requested substitute teachers to attend the conference. Teachers told me that the dialog they shared with peers at this conference was a peak experience in professional regard for them. It was an unqualified success.