Trainers Institute: At Home Edition- Yeah, But How Do You Do That Online?: Designing Online Professional Development Programs


Date: Friday, May 7, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Presenters: Alicia Benben Instructional Designer University of Kentucky- Office of Teaching, Learning, and Academic Innovation uky.edu/tlai/home Alicia Benben is an Instructional Designer for UK Online, part of the office of Teaching, Learning, and Academic Innovation at the University of Kentucky. As an Instructional Designer, she enjoys working with faculty from a variety of disciplines on the design and development of programs and courses for online delivery, and on rethinking course content in various mediums to help students achieve their learning outcomes. A strong proponent of having a well-rounded instructional toolkit, Alicia is passionate about learning new tools and technologies that may aid in the classroom experience. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, Alicia spent more than 10 years in the equine industry in both hands-on and higher education roles, including as an Assistant Professor in Equine Studies at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Alicia holds a Master’s in Instructional Systems Design at the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Equine Business Management Specialization, from Cazenovia College. Jennifer Pusateri Universal Design Consultant Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching www.uky.edu/celt/ Jennifer Pusateri comes to the University of Kentucky from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), where she served as an education consultant and specialist in differentiated learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). During the 2017-2018 school year, she created and implemented a year-long UDL pilot program where she presented regular training and instructional coaching to a cohort of eight middle school teachers. Prior to her work at KDE, Jennifer taught at a nationally-recognized school for students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) in Louisville, Kentucky where she implemented the UDL framework with students in grades K-8. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kentucky where she plans to focus her research on the impact of universally-designed instruction on students with ADHD.

Learning Objectives: Learning Outcomes: 💡 Translate in-person training activities to online presentation options. 💡 Explore strategies for engaging adult learners in the online space. 💡 Utilize adult-learner instructional design principles to plan, organize, and deliver an online workshop.

Location: Online

Are you an experienced trainer who is struggling to adapt your in-person workshop to an online setting? Join University of Kentucky online Instructional Design consultants, Jennifer Pusateri and Alicia Benben, to discuss approaches and processes for translating your face-to-face content into an online format. In this session, we will explore best practices for engaging adult learners in the online space, discover simple ways to include interactive components in your online training and discuss how to ensure your training program delivers on its promises. Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, we highly recommend that participants use a device that allows for the simultaneous opening of multiple tabs and windows.

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