Peter van Leusen
Peter van Leusen is the Director for Learning Experience & Student Success for EdPlus, Design & Development at Arizona State University. His recent instructional design projects include collaborating on adaptive curriculum and courseware development, designing MOOCs in a foreign language, and spearheading innovative digital educational experiences for broad audiences.
Before joining ASU, Peter worked as the Assistant Director in the Office of Instructional Consulting in the School of Education at Indiana University and previously taught middle and high school German. Peter holds a PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington. His research interests include Faculty Development, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, and Innovative Teaching & Learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.
12:00 – 13:00
Supporting the School of the Future
As K12 schools face the need to respond to global pandemics, prepare the workforce of the future, and integrate new technologies, new instructional models are necessary. Although teachers are educational experts in their content areas, they often lack the time to investigate new curricula and their potential implications for the classroom. Instructional designers provide the methods and skills to systematically create effective, efficient, and engaging learning experiences in diverse contexts.
In this session, we will share concrete instructional design processes and teacher engagement strategies necessary to transform current educational practices. Furthermore, we discuss approaches to fostering student-centered learning, considering the pedagogical implications of the latest technologies, and achieving measurable (data-driven) outcomes.