Designing for Learning – Digital Promise

Designing for Learning

Designing for Learning

Welcome Edcamp organizers and participants! Digital Promise and Transcend are excited to offer this resource for the Edcamp community!

We encourage educators to use Transcend’s Designing for Learning Framework to enhance classroom design and practice. This framework includes a 16-card deck that aims to inspire teachers and school leaders to design effective learning environments and experiences for students, based on insights from neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, and education. Download a digital version.

We hope you are as excited about these cards as we are and take the opportunity to integrate them into your teaching practice. The insights from these cards can be used to improve your students’ learning experiences, whether you are in person, online, or using a hybrid model.

To get started, try one of the design activities from the booklet found inside the card deck, or use our “Designing Your Online or Hybrid Learning Environment” activity.

Please share this resource with your colleagues and professional learning community! Perhaps consider organizing an Edcamp on the Design for Learning principles. To learn more about organizing an Edcamp, please email us at and we will help get you started.

Extend your learning with Digital Promise Micro-credentials aligned to the Designing for Learning cards developed by Transcend Education. Micro-credentials, or digital certifications, recognize the skills and competencies you demonstrate in the classroom that can grow from using the cards.

1. Focused Attention

2. Manageable Cognitive Load

3. Meaningful Encoding

4. Effective Practice

5. High-Quality Feedback

6. Metacognitive Thinking

7. Value

8. Self-Efficacy

9. Sense of Control

10. Constructive Emotions

11. Self-Understanding

12. Sense of Belonging

13. Navigating Identity Threats

14. Life Experiences

15. Developmental State

16. Learning Differences

*Denotes a micro-credential with an assessment fee. Use code MC4EDCAMP. Do not share this coupon code with others.   

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