• Digital Learning Design

Assignment Makeover Design Studio

  • Session 2: February 10, 2016

    Individuals or teams may register for the entire academy (all three sessions) or for Session 2 and/or Session 3, which are stand-alone sessions.
    The central work for educators, as we move beyond learning how specific tools and apps work, is to design assignments that can tap the full power of the digital learning environment. In this full-day design studio, educators bring their favorite projects or assignments for a "makeover." The schedule will include a review of how to expand the boundaries of existing assignments to include:
    • critical thinking on the Web
    • global audience
    • authentic work
    • student self-assessment
    • making student thinking visible
    • collaborative projects
    • increased student engagement
    • student documentation of learning

    The day will introduce some tools such as Prism, Verso, and Sway. However, the focus will be on developing a design framework for creating more rigorous, demanding, and inspiring assignments.

    Teams or individuals may attend, including: teachers, school leaders, librarians, tech and academic coaches, and campus and district leaders. Participants should be able to build further capacity with colleagues.

    The tone of the workshop is a balance of presentation, design, and feedback on created assignments. Bring a team and tickle your brain!


  • 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (lunch included)


  • All sessions will be held at the Austin Marriott North in Round Rock.
    Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses.

Hotel Reservations

  • A room block has been set aside at:

    Austin Marriott North
    2600 La Frontera Blvd.
    Round Rock, TX 78681

    Hotel room rates of $139.95 can be reserved for the night preceding each of the session dates using the links below or by calling Marriott Reservations at 800.266-9432 and requesting the "TASA Digital Learning Design" rate:

    • December 8 (for December 9 session; reserve by November 18, 2015)
    • February 9 (for February 10 session; reserve by January 29, 2016)
    • April 12 (for April 13 session; reserve by April 1, 2016)

Contact Us

  • Register

    Use the button above to log into TASA's Member Services Center and register for this event.

  • Once you are logged into the Member Services Center, click the Events tab and select Assignment Makeover Design Studio to register for Session 2 or select Digital Learning Design (Austin) 2015-16 to register for the full, three-session academy.

Registration Fees

Registration Deadline

  • January 29, 2016 for Session 2

CPE Credit

  • The full three-session academy offers up to 18 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credit. Session 2 and Session 3 each offer up to 6 hours of CPE Credit.
    View Certificate of Renewal and CPE Requirements for additional information. 


  • Alan November
    Alan November

    November Learning—led by Alan November, an international leader in educational technology—equips teachers and administrators to motivate students to own their learning and make global connections by using effective technology and implementing rigorous assignments.