Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Teaching Strategies that Facilitate Learning
Talk Less, Show More
Join us for a Pecha Kucha event QM style. The IDLA team will cover 3 different QM standards, with interactive processing activities in between each one.
Learning Objectives
Identify the key features of effective learning objectives
Describe one thing they would consider changing in their assessment system to align to best practice
Identify gaps in student learning (example provided) and the appropriate content to address them.
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Valora MacCallum, Curriculum Manager, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Valora MacCallum has worked in public education since 1999 in the English as a Second Language program in California. In 2004 she received a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Secondary Education. In 2006 she became a district coordinator for the ELL program. She completed a Master’s degree in Educational Technology and put her new skills to work at Idaho Digital Learning. She has held the position of online instructor, EdTech Engineer and is currently the Curriculum Manager.

Jeff Simmons, Director of Supervision and Instruction, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Jeff Simmons is the Director of Supervision and Instruction for the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA). In this position, Jeff works with IDLA’s Teachers, Principals, and Internal Professional Development teams. Jeff also coordinates with other teams to ensure IDLA continues to fulfill its mission as Idaho’s state virtual school. Jeff holds an MA in Education Leadership and a BA in Social Studies and English Education. Jeff has worked in public education since 2001.

Nick Wadsworth, Student Impact Manager, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Nick majored in Natural & Physical Science and minored in Marine Science, has received a Masters in Educational Leadership, and holds specialist certificates in Computer Science Education and Secondary Science Teaching. Outside of his academic and work life he enjoys recreating in the Boise Foothills or River, and if the weekend is long, you can find him somewhere along the West Coast surfing and camping.

Jolene Montoya, Director of Curriculum, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Jolene was hired by Idaho Digital Learning in 2014 as a part-time principal and joined the team full-time in 2015. Prior to joining IDLA she served as teacher, principal, testing coordinator and federal programs manager in Idaho schools. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Vocational Education, M.S. in Administrative Leadership, and a Ed. S. in Educational Leadership. She is interested in any technology that engages students and helps them take charge of their own learning.