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Ivy Hall Academy
Science Teacher, Marketing Specialist
Why did you pursue a career in the instructional design and technology field?
I wanted to make a difference in K-12 education by creating curriculum that is more useful, geared toward students' interests, and helped them be creative.
What are some of your day-to-day responsibilities in your roles?
I create the science curriculum for this private school from grades 3-9 and I get to teach it. Every day I'm creating things on the fly, and sometimes it's too fast but each year will get progressively easier as I have more of a repertoire of projects, activities, and curricula. I also handle marketing efforts such as customer profiling, psychographic analyses, interviews and surveys, and advertising activities.
How have you found your jobs? What advice do you have for someone trying to find a job in the instructional design and technology field?
I asked Dr. Chan about jobs he knew about for after I graduate since I was considering doing something in China or Taiwan and I knew he was very well-connected in those countries. After a change in direction, he told me about this private school that he was the president of the board over. I recommend talking with professors or other people connected to the field you want to go into.
In what ways did your graduate program prepare you for your career?
Everything dealing with surveys, evaluation, and curriculum development helped prepare me for my career. Not only did it help with my curriculum design responsibilities, but also my marketing responsibilities.
Learn more about the career paths and day-to-day responsibilities of people working in the Higher Education and K-12 sectors of the IDT field! Respondents are students and alumni of the BYU IP&T program.
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