First Principles of Instruction: Lecture

Registration for First Principles of Instruction classes are  currently closed. 

Please see our current course catalog for all upcoming classes.  


 This lecture series teaches the five pillars of Dr. Merrill's Principles of Instruction and how they help build effective learning solutions that promote education through problem-solving.

In this course, you will:

  • See the principles applied to a variety of content areas
  • Learn how you can design appropriate instructional events and strategies for your own instruction.

Upcoming Course Dates:  Stay tuned for updated First Principles of Instruction course dates.

 Prerequisites: None

 Experience level: Any

Format: Synchronous, virtual instructor-led training (webinar series)

Duration: 12 hours total (6 x 120-minute instructor-led sessions)

Upcoming Course Dates: 

  • 2022 dates coming soon

Instructor: Dr. David Merrill

Digital Credentials: 

The Allen Academy uses the power of Acclaim for your benefit and provides you with widely recognized digital credentials to represent your skills. Those who successfully complete this course will earn the First Principles of Instruction - Level 1 badge.

Technical requirements:  Online instructor-led sessions are conducted via webinar on the Zoom platform. (View Zoom's system requirements here.) You will need a good enough internet connection to view your instructor's shared screen and to access examples of online interactivity.