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June Career Development SIG: How to Close the Gaps between Teaching and Instructional Design

  • 27 Jun 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online

ATD Dallas Career Development SIG

Hosted by Laurie Barnett

June 27, 2022 6:30-8:00pm

Facilitator: Sara Stevick


During this session, we will be highlighting several key differences between teaching and instructional design (ID) in the corporate space, including the following:

● Business Acumen

● Responsibility and Ownership Differences

● Targeting Skill Acquisition vs Knowledge Acquisition

● This or That – Consulting Effectively with Clients/Key Stakeholders/SMEs

● Planning and Design Tools and Templates

● Graphic Design Matters

● Using Your Teaching Experience to Support Your ID Skills

We will also share resources on where to find materials to help with upskilling, as well as complete an activity where participants will create a general game plan and timeline to start working towards closing the gaps.


By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

● Identify some key differences between teaching and ID

● Create a general upskill scoping document and high-level timeline

● Use the resource toolbox to start upskilling


Sara Stevick is a former teacher of nine years, who transitioned into corporate instructional design in July 2020. Like many teachers thinking about their next steps, she came face-to-face with the challenges of trying to navigate the corporate job application landscape and breaking out of the "just a teacher" mindset. With no financial capacity to pursue a formal program, Sara carved her own path through thorough research, self-learning, and a lot of trial and error.

Today, Sara aims to build a community and comprehensive resource library through her volunteer initiative, Teaching: A Path to L&D (TPLD), to support other teachers in their pursuit of life after teaching. With the support of an amazing group of volunteers, TPLD offers webinars and workshops, group mentoring, an upcoming free ID curriculum, and a compilation of identified existing resources....all for free! You can learn more at www.teachlearndev.org.

When: June 27, 2022 6:30 - 8PM

Where: Virtual:


6:20 pm – Zoom opens

6:30 pm – Welcome & Announcements

6:45 pm – Program Begins

8:00 pm – Meeting Concludes

Getting Ready:

1. Use the Zoom app on your mobile phone, connected to a 4G network for the best possible experience. Or use a computer or tablet connected to WiFi, making sure you have a stable connection with good bandwidth for a streaming video/audio connection.

2. If you plan to use a computer for the video AND a phone for the audio, make sure you mute the audio features on one of your devices to avoid disruptive audio feedback/noise.

3. Come prepared to join in the discussion!

Come and network with your fellow ATD members and colleagues. We look forward to being together (in a remote way!)

Questions? Contact 972-233-9107 ext. 224 or email info@tddallas.org.

*Note Regarding Special Interest Groups

  • All members of ATD Dallas are welcome to attend our Special Interest Groups at any time.
  • All non-members are welcome to join us for up to 2 SIG sessions.  After those 2 sessions, to provide ongoing chapter support to the SIG, you will need to join ATD Dallas by paying annual dues.


14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244

Email: info@tddallas.org

Phone: 972-233-9107 ex. 224

Fax: 972-490-4219

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