Erika Romero

Education YouTuber & Blogger | English Studies PhD

My Career Pivot: Transitioning from College Instructor to Instructional Designer

In January 2022, I began my journey as an Associate Instructional Designer for Keypath Education. I’d been a college instructor for six years up to that point. Five years as a Graduate Teaching Associate and one year as an Adjunct Professor. In today’s post, I’m discussing my transition into instructional design and offering advice for anyone else looking to make this career pivot.

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Using Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy in Your College Classroom

Bloom’s Taxonomy is brought up a lot amongst educators and instructional designers. It’s a go-to resource when designing class activities, as it details different practices students can achieve throughout the learning experience. In today’s post, let’s go through each of the six elements of the revised version. I’ll provide some examples of activities that can work with each level.

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11 Teaching Tools and 12 Assignment Ideas

During the month of July, I decided to theme my eight YouTube videos to focus on specific types of teaching tips and assignments ideas. Each week had its own theme: college basics, writing, literature, and multimedia. On Tuesdays, I shared some resources or tools tied to the theme. On Fridays, I shared three assignment ideas. If you want access to the assignment sheet templates, they can be found in my free resource library. [Sign Up to Access] In this blog post, I’ve listed information about the month’s videos and added links to all of them. If you teach college freshman or are interested in improving student academic writing or multimodal writing, check out the videos below.

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