Develop and hone your online teaching skills! Join us in the Design 4 Learning Program

Lori Bell lbell927 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 2 07:49:36 EST 2015

Develop and hone your online teaching skills! Join us in the Design 4
Learning program! Application Deadline is Friday, December 11 The Design 4
Learning Team seeks at least 60 new recruits for its second cohort of
online learners.

 As such, we invite participants from all types of libraries, subject
specializations, diverse cultural backgrounds, underrepresented groups, and
library experience levels. Prospective recruits are current trainers,
instructors, or other individuals who want to provide online training for
library staff, library patrons, or other learner groups within a library
context. An MLS (or equivalent) is NOT required!

After completing the Design For Learning program, our participants will be
able to: 1. Successfully transfer face-to-face teaching and learning skills
and pedagogy to the online environment. 2. Evaluate and gain experience
with various platforms and tools for online teaching and learning. 3.
Design and create online instruction and instructional materials. 4.
Practice teaching and learning online. Participants who complete the
program will earn a Certificate of Completion issued by the NY 3Rs
Association, Inc.. Documentation for other certifications, professional
development, and continuing education will be provided as well.

A complete schedule of teaching and learning for each cohort is outlined at All instructional materials, including
the modules/units, best practices, and presentations, will be freely
available to the library community via the project websites and other
relevant archival sites. Successful applicants must also • be willing and
able to commit to participation when modules are scheduled and able to
respond to emails at other times. • demonstrate a strong interest in
learning about teaching and learning online. • have access to the internet
and email to facilitate learning through the Moodle Learning Management
System (LMS), online meeting tools, and email. • be willing and able to
participate through social media, such as Facebook, Google + Hangouts, and
similar tools. Training in using these tools will be provided. If you have
questions about competency requirements don’t count yourself out! Contact
us at dflprojectcoordinator at Successful applicants will be
notified by December 22, but don’t forget…apply by December 11, 2015!

For more information, please visit us at Application Form:
Apply here: About the Program: Design for
Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library
Workers is a threeyear continuing education project. It is developed as a
partnership among the South Central Regional Library Council (, Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (, and the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. ( It is funded as a three-year grant, by the Institute
of Museum and Library Service (IMLS). This project was made possible in
part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21st
Century Librarian Grant Project #RE-06-14-0014-14. Este proyecto ha sido
posible en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas,
Laura Bush 21st Century Bibliotecario Proyecto Grant # RE-06-14-0014-14.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our
mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong
learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy
development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable
services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.
To learn more, visit and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter
(@US_IMLS ).


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