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From Educator to ID: Transferable Skills & Building a Portfolio

  • March 16, 2021
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Conference Bridge


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Session Details

Join Erica Zimmer, Leslie Early and Amy Petricek as they share tips and tricks on how to develop an instructional design ePortfolio. Each designer will take some time to share their own portfolio, their process, and how they used the portfolio to successfully find a position in the learning and development field.

    Professional Capability: Instructional Design

    Personal Capability: Lifelong Learning

    About Our Speakers - Erica Zimmer, Leslie Early & Amy Petricek

    Erica Zimmer, Senior Instructional Designer at Cox Automotive

    I’m a teacher turned corporate instructional designer.  After spending more than a decade in K12 and HigherEd, I decided to make the leap to corporate instructional design.  I now get to do what I love, design engaging learning, for the sales operations team at Cox Automotive. I create adult learning experiences for the virtual and digital environments. My designs are based on best practices for how adults learn combined with learner-centered design principles to create a joyful learning experience.

    Leslie Early, Instructional Designer & E-Learning Developer at Fredrickson Learning

    I'm an instructional designer focused on developing engaging digital content that incorporates the best of storytelling, graphic design, and adult learning theory. Currently, I’m working full time at Fredrickson Learning in the Twin Cities, as well as volunteering with DESIGNxHUMANITY. In a past life, I taught ESL and elementary education for 10+ years. Lessons I learned there include the value of project-based learning, and how to make lessons rewarding, self-directed, and fun.

    Amy Petricek

    Amy is a former classroom teacher turned corporate Instructional Designer.  She is passionate about building innovative learning experiences that meet the user's true needs.  As a learning enthusiast, she values guiding and supporting others on their professional journey.


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