Welcome to IDHalstead – Instructional Design interests. I am in my final Capstone course for my degree and it is very exciting. I have been fortunate enough to work in the field of study which makes it very enriching.
|My name is Jane Halstead, I am in my final class at Walden University. Welcome to my Capstone. The course I am creating is to teach the Learning Management System my organization utilizes. I am so happy to meet you all. Let’s start by getting to know each other.
My career in the learning profession started in 1996 when I took a second job teaching computer classes at a local community college. That is when the teaching bug bit me. Currently, I work for Trinity Health Inc. where I have been for 17 years. I started working as a Facilitator and have taken the role of Instructional Designer. I hold a BS in Health Education from Northern Michigan University. I am in the process of finishing my MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University.
I am a member of ATD Association for Talent Development, http://www.td.org/. It is a professional organization which promotes the advancement of learning and technology. In my journey of learning this has been the source of much of the learning I have obtained as I have grown professionally. As my roles change, I have also become a member of the eLearning Guild, http://www.elearningguild.com/. It is a great resource for learning interventions for instructional designers.
|Personally, I am the oldest twin in a family of seven children, my twin and I are the youngest of the seven. I am a mother of two grown children. Kerstin is 25 and is graduating as a Chiropractor, from Life University in Georgia and Alex is 23 and is in his first year of Chiropractic school at Life West, and lives in California. They are the pride of my life.|
|I am a photographer and an avid knitter. Photography has been a passion of mine since I was a child. With the schedule I am currently keeping photography has become more of a hobby. Knitting is my grounding hobby. I love to see the creativity come alive when creating sweaters socks scarves and more.|