Instructional Design CoP October Meeting: Open Mic Night: Your Instructional Design Challenge is the Star!

  • 01 Nov 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Founders Hall (GMU), Room 207, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201-4426

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Join us on Wednesday, November 1 for an evening in which your challenges are the star! For our last Instructional Design Community of Practice meeting in 2017, we are hosting an open working session for you to work on your own instructional design challenges with your fellow designers. We will use a World Café format to explore the root causes of your challenges and provide you with concrete advice on meeting those challenges. Any challenge that you face in your design work can be explored—from resource challenges, to leadership challenges, to working with uncooperative stakeholders or subject matter experts, and anything else that you need to tackle. Prepare for 2018 by leveraging the collective power of your colleagues!                        

Even if you are not facing specific design challenges, please join us to help your fellow instructional designers, sharpen your own designer skills and learn a new trick or two.

The monthly ID COP meetings begin at 6:00 with informal networking. The evening’s formal program begins promptly at 6:20.

Light refreshments are provided. Attendees are also welcome to bring light meals with them, such as sandwiches or salads. There are several establishments within a few blocks of the venue that offer such fare.

If you are no longer able to attend, please send an email to cop_instructional_design@dcatd.org

Directions to Founders Hall:

From Washington, DC:

Cross over the Roosevelt Bridge; follow signs to the George Washington Parkway. Once on the parkway, exit at Spout Run (left exit). Cross over Route 29 (Lee Highway). Spout Run is now Kirkwood Road. Cross over Washington Boulevard. The Arlington Campus is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.

From I-66 heading east:

Exit I-66 at Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive (exit 71). The exit ramp turns into Fairfax Drive. After traveling one mile on North Fairfax Drive, you will see the FDIC building on the left. The Arlington Campus is past the FDIC building.

*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

From I-66 heading west:

Exit I-66 at Glebe Road (exit 71). Turn left onto Washington Boulevard. Stay on Washington Boulevard until you pass the Giant Supermarket; then turn right onto Kirkwood Road. The Arlington Campus is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.

*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

From I-395:

Exit I-395 at Glebe Road North. Continue on Glebe Road, passing Ballston Common Mall on the right. Cross over Wilson Boulevard, then turn right onto Fairfax Drive. After one mile you will see the FDIC building on the left. The Arlington Campus is past the FDIC building.

From Fairfax and Points West, via Route 50:

Go east on Route 50 (Arlington Blvd.). Exit at Glebe Road, and turn left on Glebe. Turn right on Fairfax Drive. The Arlington Campus is one mile down on North Fairfax Drive, past the FDIC building, on the left.

Paid visitor garage parking ($3/per hour) is available onsite at Founders Hall. Metered street parking outside the building and in the vicinity is available as well.

By Metro:

Take the Orange Line to the Virginia Square/GMU station. The Arlington Campus is approximately 2 blocks Take the escalator to the street level, and turn to face Fairfax Drive. Across the street and to the right, you will see the FDIC building. Cross the street and continue past the FDIC building. The Arlington Campus is on the left. 

Presenter:  Dr. Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan is an instructional designer working in the federal government. He holds a M.A. degree in Instructional Systems Development from UMBC and a Ph.D. in Learning, Design and Technology from Penn State. He has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters on learning-related topics. His professional interests include instructional design, learning environments and spaces, social learning, communities-of-practice, performance support, learning curricula and training evaluation, among other topics.


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