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Instructional Design Trading Post

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Whether you're a novice or an experienced professional in the Instructional Design field, your visit is welcome to the Instructional Design Trading Post (IDTP)!  The goal of IDTP is to create an online space where instructional designers and other similar professionals can share ideas, pass on tips, and contribute to the growth of the field of instructional design with new insights and experience.  After all, as we all know the job of an instructional designer is never really complete.  With the advancement of technology and the demand for highly skilled, innovative instructional designers on the rise, we all have something to gain by helping each other.  This website is an ongoing project, so come back regularly to check out updates!
Welcome to the Instructional Design Trading Post! 

Instructional Design

The systematic development of learning materials and experiences to increase learning, engagement, and mastery.

Who Am I?

"Whangai ka tupu ka puawai"

-That which is nurtured, blossoms then grows

(Maori Whakatauki/Proverb)

My name is Maraea and I am a relative new comer to the field of instructional design.  Born in Alaska and raised in New Zealand amongst my Maori relatives, I returned to the US in 2000 and earned my B.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Brigham Young University-Hawaii.  Over the past 15 years I have worked in the English as an International Language/English as a Second Language (EIL/ESL) sector teaching English to international university students in Hawaii.  A couple of years ago I decided to diversify my skills and try something a little different, and so I enrolled in an Instructional Design and Technology Master's Program at American College of Education.  I am now weeks away from completing my degree and am excited about exploring other opportunities within the ID field and to continue honing my skills and knowledge in this area.  I find the creative problem-solving aspect of instructional design very appealing and am looking forward to the next part of my journey. 

Hope to see you along the way!   


“Ancora imparo”

-I am still learning.

(Spoken by Seneca when he was approximately 70 years of age, ) 


IDTP is located on Oahu's north shore in Hawaii.

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