Jay Chun was a former classroom K12 teacher who quickly learned being in the classroom wasn't the profession for him. But, what was he going to do. He decided to go back to school to get a graduate degree in hopes of being able to teach at college level; that was until he found out about Instructional Design.
Since 2011, Jay has had a successful career as an Instructional Designer, doing work for major companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Kaplan, University of Southern California, and Amazon. Jay has also become a TikTok influencer and has developed courses for teachers who are considering making the move to instructional design. In his words, "I know there are many teachers out there who want a new career but feel that their skills don't translate over. The role of instructional design has many of the skillsets that teachers have."
This impromptu and spur-of-the-moment conversation is one you will enjoy and gain very important insights, especially if you're looking to learn more about what it takes to be an instructional designer, and some pointers on how to get started.