Road to L&D: From Teaching to Instructional Design
Event Recordings

January 21, 2022

Special Thanks to Heidi Kirby for building this program, and to the Speakers below for sharing their Session Recordings

Finding Your L&D Path with Sarah Cannistra

Instructional Design is a great career to transition into if you're an educator - but it's not the only one! In this session, we'll uncover the "why" behind wanting to become an Instructional Designer to make sure it's the right path for you - and what other Learning & Development career opportunities exist for teachers outside of Instructional Design.

The Transition from Education: Finding Out What Was Right for Me with Raven Wilson

The transition out of education is overwhelming. There's so much information out there on different career paths educators can go in but it's hard to know where to start. During my transition out of teaching I realized Instructional Design wasn't the right fit for me and I have to find what was.

What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming An Instructional Designer with Luke Hobson, EdD

What do most instructional designers wished they knew about before becoming IDs? In this presentation, you’ll hear about these concepts such as the nuances of the job, the pros and cons, thoughts around degrees, working with SMEs, and more.

A Portfolio Is Your New Resume with Tim Slade

The job market for learning professionals is rapidly shifting. Nowadays, more and more companies are hiring for tangible skills and talent. This means they care more about what you can offer them right now, regardless of the length of your employment history or your education credentials. As a result, in order to be competitive and land your next gig or client, it’s more important than ever that you can showcase your work, skills and talent. To put it simply, a resume alone isn’t enough to get hired—you need a portfolio!

In this session, you’ll explore why portfolios aren’t just for freelancers and why and how you should start building yours ASAP.

I'm A New Instructional Designer...Now What? with Heidi Kirby and Laura Hoyer

The instructional designer skillset is unique, and it's what makes us awesome. In this presentation, we'll talk about some of the special skills needed to be successful in your role - in addition to the theory and the tools.