Instructional design is a systematic approach to education that prompts educators to familiarize themselves with the learners in their classroom on a personal level, in order to more comprehensively understand how they learn. Once educators have gathered the intel about their students, this information is critical to designing personalized lesson plans.
Instructional design refers to the deep work of teaching. It focuses on designing instruction that takes teachers deep into content and into consideration of their students’ learning. The central idea behind this methodology is that it meets students where they are at, in terms of their experiences inside and outside of the classroom, rather than utilizing a one-size-fits-all lesson plan and expecting students to adapt to it.