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Instructional Design

curriculumWe are passionate about working together to enhance the capacity of those who serve our state’s children, families, vulnerable adults, and communities.

Because the Center’s teams – Instructional Design and Production and Trainers – are involved from the beginning of a project, we all understand the bigger picture of the project as well as the development details they specialize in.

During the instructional design process, we consider all possibilities:

  • In-person and online modules
  • Workshops, large-scale meetings, and training series
  • Synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • Media: expert interviews, video case scenarios, review modules
  • Other materials: websites, brochures, handouts, job aids

Rather than ask the project's stakeholder group, “What should they learn about policy?”, we ask, “How can they apply policy to achieve best practice?” “What does good performance look like?”

To support the trainers who facilitate the project, Curriculum Development includes the creation of:

  • Competencies and objectives that accurately reflect the goals of the project
  • A training structure that enables participants to integrate new information with their previous knowledge and experience
  • Effective activities that encourage participants to apply knowledge and practice skills
  • Facilitator manuals, handouts, and other written materials
  • Analysis of delivery, feedback, and evaluation and subsequent appropriate revisions