How do groups who create training for thousands of learners get their work done? What projects occupy their time? Join us as Mark, Angela, Macaela, and Michelle discuss their ID work at the Army’s Learning Innovation Branch at Fort Huachuca. They will also discuss:
- Their group and its role.
- A new redesign process.
- How they’ve employed small group strategies to promote problem solving.
- How they’ve created just-in-time training.
Mark Domenic is the Chief of the Learning Innovation Branch on Fort Huachuca. He has 15 years’ experience as an instructor for various courses on Fort Huachuca, both as a military and civilian instructor. He has a Master’s Degree in Education Technology from the University of Arizona.
Angela Fimbres is the lead Instructional Designer for Learning Innovation Branch (LIB) on Fort Huachuca. Before becoming an Instructional Designer with LIB, she spent three years teaching science in the public school system. Currently, she manages a team of 11 Instructional Designers and oversees 13 face-to-face redesigns on Fort Huachuca. Angela has her BS in biology from the University of West Georgia and is currently enrolled in Northern Arizona University’s masters of education in educational technology with an emphasis on adult learning.
Dr. Macaela Cashman, a Department of the Army Instructional Systems Specialist, is the Deputy of the Learning Innovation Branch. She has extensive experience teaching military intelligence cadre educational best practices and developing courseware for Army instructors, specializing in adult learning and critical thinking, and in the instructional design process. Prior to this work, she taught and developed courses for Cochise College while serving as the director of professional development and learning innovations. Macaela received her Ph.D. in adult education and anthropology from Oregon State University and holds a master’s degree in human resource education from Boston University.
Michelle Austin is a Project Manager at the Learning Innovation Branch of the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE) located on Ft. Huachuca, AZ. She leads a team of 31 contractors comprised of instructional designers, web developers, software engineers, videographers and graphic artists who collaborate on effective lifelong learning solutions for Military Intelligence Army Soldiers following the ADDIE model. Prior to her project management role, she was an Instructional Designer for 8 years working primarily with the design of face-to-face and Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) projects for the US Army. Michelle spent 10 years as a classroom teacher at the high school level teaching a variety of science classes as well as serving in the capacity of the Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Arizona.