Microlesson Designer and Instructor – July 19-20, 2022


Virtually Instructor-Led Training
Microlesson Designer and Instructor
Available live, online 
July 19-20, 2022


Microlessons are short. They focus on one topic, one outcome, are flexible, available online or offline, and are helpful to the learner. They are quickly developed at no cost other than development time. These bite-size lessons must be properly developed, produced, and delivered, hence the need for qualified Microlesson designers and instructors. Learn these skills from the instructors who are qualified and experienced instructional designers and presenters. They will teach you how to identify and select microlesson topics, develop their content, deliver them, and evaluate learning. You will also learn how to develop, no-cost, auto-graded online assessments. Upon completion of the program, you will have developed a microlesson: unit plan (one page), online assessment, and presentation (2-15 minutes) that can be used to teach others. By the end of the program, you will have developed a professional microlesson for immediate use. Program topics include:

  • Microlearning defined
  • Microlearning for career and technical education
  • How to select microlearning topics
  • Microlearning paradigm
  • Microlesson concept
  • Microlesson content development
  • Microlesson parameters
  • Microlesson focus
  • Microlesson production
  • Microlesson delivery
  • Microlesson documentation
  • Microlesson producer role
  • Instructional design approaches
  • Education vs. training
  • Learning domains
  • Learning theory and design for microlessons and microlearning
  • Developing a unit plan
  • Developing microlesson goal(s) and objective(s)
  • Developing microlesson evaluations
  • Resource-based Learning
  • Avoid these mistakes
  • Learners with special needs
  • Practicum

Microlessons are easy to develop, to produce, to document, and can increase your agency’s training hours while keeping colleagues refreshed on new, required, and other important topics. After completing the eight-hour instructional program, assessment, and practicum, you will be qualified to design, produce, deliver, and document microlessons you produce as a Microlesson Designer and Instructor.

Qualification Assessments
The IPICD Microlesson Designer and Instructor qualification program assesses each learner in three learning domains: cognitive (written assessment), affective (personality), and psychomotor (skills). Passing each learning domain is required to qualify as an IPICD Microlesson Designer and Instructor.
Following the virtual instructor-led program, each Microlesson Designer and Instructor candidate will complete an online assessment, and then produce three microlesson deliverables (two are completed during the program). None of the deliverables is difficult and generally it will take about one hour to complete the third deliverable. Required deliverables are (1) submission of a unit plan (generally one page) that identifies microlesson goals, performance measures, and content; (2) creation of an online assessment (1 or 2 questions) for the microlesson you develop; and (3) production of a microlesson (2-15 minutes in length) using your Smartphone, video camera, or computer camera recording your presentation via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Submit your short video to the IPICD for assessment. A video assessment rubric will be emailed to each person who enrolls in the IPICD Microlesson Designer and Instructor program prior to the beginning of the program.

Required Materials
Computer with sound, computer monitor, internet access, keyboard, mouse (touch screen), comfortable chair or seat, printer, video with audio recording device (e.g., Smartphone), and writing instrument for taking notes.

A. David Berman, M.S., Marilyn Janas, CTC, M.B.A., M.A., and John G. Peters, Jr., CTC, Ph.D. are the scheduled instructors.

$195 per person. Includes program handbook, instruction, evaluation of deliverables, and certificate. No travel, hotel, or per diem costs. Class size is limited.

July 19-20, 2022. Two consecutive days, 4 hours per day.

0900-1300 hours PST (California time; 1200-1600 hours New York time).

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