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Started by Leta Muncie. Last reply by Dorian Tsukioka Feb 20.
Mike, have you gotten closer to an answer to your question? I would imagine the first step is to create a website that showcases what you do as well as having business cards, giving them out to those who ask at networking meetings.
I am looking at doing something similar as well and have gotten going with http://moscertificationtraining.com/learn.
Please share anything you have learned.
Hey everybody, I trust you all are ok. I have been searching through the different groups @ 48days and I think I have found a good place to start. Here's a little background. I am currently a band director in a small community public school. I like teaching band and I've been very blessed with musical abilities. However, my real passion, I believe, lies in technology and in video production. I am looking to get out of teaching in the public school and start my own business as an educational technology consultant, but I am clueless as to where to start. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Hi friends - I wanted to let everyone know about a new podcast I started last week. It's called "The Artist's Suitcase" and is based on the same theme as my blog: essentials for the creative journey. I just released the 2nd episode, featuring an interview with Kimanzi Constable (who is very active in the 48 Days community). Here's a link:
In my first episode, I interviewed Jared Latigo, who's also very active on the site. You can find the podcast on my site, as well as in iTunes, Stitcher, etc. It has been a lot of fun putting these together, and I'm especially gearing the content toward artists and creatives. If you check it out, I hope you enjoy it.
My full-time job is teaching at a Christian college, and I'm thinking through ways to use the podcast in the classroom. Since this is a weekly show, I'm actually thinking about requiring students in my Fall Intro to the Arts class to listen to a number of episodes and doing reflection papers. There is so much potential in this kind of technology for doing some new and interesting things.
I don't know how many of you listen to podcasts, but there is a ton of great stuff available on iTunes -- all for free.
I thought I would put this up in case anyone is interested. I have been using an iPad Mini for a month now and put a review on my site. It has been a very useful tool for teaching, and for a lot of other things as well. Here is a short review that may be helpful if you have thought about getting one:
I have actually partnered with a company that specializes in helping people create extra income/finances. Right now I am working with stay-at-home moms, teachers, and seasonal workers. What I like is teaching people how to do it and I can use all my skills as a former educator. I would love to help any of you. Let me know how I can help. Thanks,
You might also find these websites to be useful along the way.
Thanks. I did a brief search online for ID salaries overall. It seems the average is comparable to my experience from the field of education. I had to respond to an email requesting my salary range for hourly work. It mentioned it was a 12 month contract, so I am not too sure what that means and am waiting to get more information. I know in the 48 days book, Miller encourages readers to not be the first to mention salary but to know one's market value and the requirements of the job. This allows one to make a more informed decision. So I am now practicing that idea. We'll see how they respond to my letter. I'm also going to be looking into short term contract ID work. It's not that easy to break into, or maybe I need to use a different strategy. I have thought about creating some "dummy" projects, but I need to figure out a subject and all that goes along with it so that the work I do exhibits my skills. I then want to post it on my blog which I already have from grad school studies in IDT. You can find it at www.intuitiveedesign.wordpress.com. Feel free to comment/critique. This is a field I am very interested in pursuing since it allows me to still work in education but in a different way. I just want to hone, refine, and further define my skills and a possible niche. Thanks!
Marvia, you can find that out for different regions by using Google. However, I would think that freelance instructional design work would work by projects, not hours.
I am looking at trying to do the same thing, as all of the employed positions are in the very big cities with the closest one two hours away. If you are able to nail down some clients, would appreciate the sharing of your techniques.
I am considering contacting those places who are hiring to do freelance work for them. Trying to nail down using the same 48 Days ideas.
Anybody know how to navigate the world of average hourly salary for instructional designers? Any ideas greatly appreciated.
Leta, I taught high school English for 12 years, was a school administrator for a year, and now I'm looking for a job where I can use all those skills. Here's to finding ways of making my education skills work for me. I was once disturbed by a temp agency worker who told me that didn't see where my skill would fit. Since then I have been on a mission, not always successful, in figuring out what my transferable skills are. Hasn't been easy because I've been teaching for so long, but I'm looking for new insight and perspective so I can change the way I think. YaY!
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