Before I Tell You All About This Life-Changing Accelerated Program, Let's Talk About Who This Is Really For...

The ACCELERATOR program is for dreamers with no shortage of ambition who are tired of burnout, working in jobs without appreciation, trading dollars for hours, and ready to make a transformational change into a meaningful career that values and appreciates their contribution.

This program may be for you if you are a....

Teacher or a Professor?

Are you a teacher or a professor who is ready to leave the classroom for a career that has better pay and more advancement opportunities? Are you tired of grading papers or being overworked and underpaid? Do you want to transfer your existing skills to a new career in instructional design?

New Grad or New Hire?

Are you a new grad or did you just get hired in your first instructional design job? Not sure you are prepared to excel in instructional design? Are you looking for real-world, hands-on practice because you don't feel confident in your skills or abilities? Do you want to eliminate imposter syndrome and boost your confidence?

Want More Career Options?

Are you interested in pursuing a career that gives you more options? Wouldn't it be great if you could work as a corporate instructional designer and earn higher wages or work as a HigherEd ID and take advantage of academic benefits or work as a freelancer to earn extra income?

The Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program is one of the most comprehensive A to Z, programs available to help you develop skills in L&D project management, instructional design, eLearning & video creation, build a digital portfolio, & get hired!

Do you see those skills listed to the left? You will learn ALL of those in this program!

The Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator is a unique accelerated program that teaches you how to develop your instructional design, eLearning, video editing, and project management skills while helping you build your portfolio of assets that you will need to land interviews that will ultimately result in your new job... i.e. make the transition into instructional design and eLearning.

The BEST part...there's no need to wait for a start date! You can start TODAY! This program is open 24/7/365 with immediate access to the program!

You have lifetime access to the course content.

By the time you finish the Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator BASIC Program, you can have a completed portfolio!


  1. You will have a PORTFOLIO with up to 10 assets you have created to WOW employers.
  2. You will have mastered how to PROJECT MANAGE L&D projects and use project management tools.
  3. You will be able to DEFINE LEARNER PERSONAS and needs and create an instructional approach that meets those needs.
  5. You will have PROVEN ABILITY to design and develop training courses for INSTRUCTOR-LED, eLEARNING, and VIDEO based learning experiences using a variety of development/authoring tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Articulate Storyline 360.
  6. You will be able to DEVELOP CONTENT and design lessons in alignment with learning objectives, outcomes, and KPIs.
  7. You will be able to CONVERT INSTRUCTOR-LED training to eLEARNING quickly.
  8. You will be able to design LEARNING EXPERIENCES that respect the DIVERSITY of learners.
  9. You will be able to EVALUATE, MEASURE, & REPORT on the performance of learners and programs.
  10. You will be able to apply the instructional systems design model ADDIE to your build process.
  11. You will be able to BUILD FACILITATOR GUIDES & PARTICIPANT WORKBOOKS to enhance instructor delivery and the participant's learning experience!
  12. You will have a PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER RESUME to share with prospective employers!

*Not sure these are the right skills? Go to LinkedIn jobs and search for an "instructional designer" job. Then, compare this list against the required skills. I think you will find these skills align with MOST instructional designer roles.

What Others Are Saying...

Lee R
Teacher Transitioning into Instructional Design

I am genuinely grateful for this course. I wanted a real-world perspective and feel like I got it. I’m teaching now, but nearing retirement age but can see myself working as an instructional designer well into my retirement years. My other goal is to take as many courses in statistics as possible in hopes of bringing some mathematical precision to the ROI question. Like you say, getting accurate metrics to measure ROI can be a challenge, but I intend to work on that part. That’s unimportant right now, what is important is the fact that I feel like this course was well worth every penny I spent and I would to it again in a heartbeat. I have too much going on right now, but as soon as I get some time freed up I intend to take your course in project management.

Sarah Smith
Freelance Instructional Designer

My teacher-to-instructional-designer journey began two years ago when I left my teaching comfort zone and started my first freelance ID job. Now, I’m stepping out of the classroom and taking my freelance work full-time, so I’m thrilled to be joining the Tech Accelerator program. Adding technologies like Articulate 360 and Adobe Premiere Pro to my qualifications will help me take my courses to the next level and attract more clients! 

Brian Hightower
Instructional Designer Training Facilitator

Shawntay is an amazing individual. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of ID and eLearning. She is also very compassionate and loves to help and see everyone around her grow and prosper. Shawntay has been a great mentor to me and she has helped me mature as an instructional designer and eLearning developer. She has provided me with opportunities when others have overlooked me. I am very grateful to have met and built a lifelong relationship with Shawntay.

I recently got hired into my first instructional design / training position and Shawntay was one of the first people to congratulate me!

Shawnice Edge
Instructional Designer

This program is one of the most robust yet fulfilling L&D programs I've seen. I learned so much about the industry and about the limitlessness of my own capabilities. I am so appreciative of Shawntay and all of the trainers who took part in the program. They went above and beyond with not only guiding, but communicating live and working one on one or in small groups. If you are on the fence, I say take the leap and you will not regret it! There's so much to learn, not only from the trainers, but also the learners in your group. Everyone comes in with their own skills and can be additional support and guidance for you. Thank you for creating this program!

Darlene Dalgleish
Freelance Instructional Designer

I'd highly recommend the Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program. I'm blown away by how much I learned in just 12 weeks. I had ID experience prior to taking this course and was just looking to get a better understanding of applying adult learning principles. This course well exceeded my expectations! Not only did I gain a clear understanding of adult learning principles, I was also able to apply those principles by creating assets for your portfolio using PowerPoint, Adobe Premiere Pro and Storyline. The hands on support that we received was top notch.

Dr. Jennifer Morrison

This program has been INCREDIBLE! I have enjoyed the short and informative lectures, which is something I intend to do it my own classes, as well as the triads for accountability. My group has a What's App chat that is ongoing all the time and will last long after the course is over. The weekly meetings gave us a chance to see what was going on, and some allowed us to find out how it REALLY is from people in the ID field. I am not finished yet, but I have learned so much to use in my regular online courses. I would encourage people interested in ID or online instructors interested in giving their courses a little more umph!

Krista Johnson Awomoyi

Future Instructional Designer

I can't say enough great things about the Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program! The length of the program is perfect; it doesn't feel rushed and there's just the right amount of structure to give you the accountability you need. There are so many opportunities to get live answers to any questions you have related to the course content or anything ID-related! This program gave me the support and structure I needed to both feel affirmed in the relevant skills I already had coming in and to fill in the gaps I had as a career-changer going into ID. Shawntay, Katie, and all the coaches are super helpful and supportive. I now feel confident that I have the tools and access to resources I need to apply for ID jobs without wondering if there's something I'm "missing" in the preparation process. I'd highly recommend this program to anyone wanting to transition into ID or who just wants to brush up on their skills in the field.

Aviva Berkowitz

Future Instructional Designer

I am really enjoying this program! It's prerfect for someone who is thinking about a career shift to Instructional Design and does not have a lot of experience. This is my first real introduction to Instructional Design and it's been the perfect beginner course to help me get my feet wet. The modules are broken down well and it's great to go at your own pace and at your own time. The modules themselves are very comprehensive and you learn a lot from all of them. I really like how each one build upon each other and you're working towards the bigger project of designing your first training course from scratch. I'm learning so much from going through this course! I was provided great feedback from Katie and Shawntay through the process via Trello Boards, comments on the Google documents, and Facebook group. This course has been well worth the time and effort and I appreciate the fact that I will always have the resources available to me after I complete the training (just in case I'm not quite ready to transition yet).

Shanna Howe

Future Instructional Designer

If you have any interest in ID, sign up for this program NOW! Shawntay and her team are top notch! The course content exceeded my expectations in a big way and the encouragement and support continues to be so valuable. You will not feel alone going through this course, you will learn so much, you’ll have many cheerleaders, and you will have fun!

Gabby Grimaldo

L&D Project Manager

The Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator certificate program is one of the most comprehensive ID programs out there for beginners. If you're looking to grow your schools in ID and development then I highly recommend this program. Not only will this program give you an overview of theory, but you will receive a thorough walkthrough of how to apply what you have learned. Although I had already secured a position in Learning & Development when I bought this course, it helped me to move up into a new position as a Learning & Development Project Manager!

Wendy McMillian

Teacher, Future Instructional Designer

I have searched for the last few years to find some suitable career change where I wouldn't have to earn another degree and where I could use the talents and skills I already have as a teacher. When I came across the Instructional Design Accelerator course, I loved the fact that Shawntay was a former teacher and could relate to a teacher's need to transition from the classroom. This was what sold the course for me. Her experiences are invaluable especially when translating teacher duties to instructional designer duties. I would (and have) recommended this program to other teachers I know who are looking to transition out of the classroom. I do appreciate ALL of her feedback on my projects!

Laurie Henderson

Teacher, Future Instructional Designer

I love how this course let's you work at your own pace. I got great tips and learned many things. The ongoing support for multiple people and groups is what I love the best. You are never alone in this process. I have been able to adjust my resume and began creating a portfolio of work I've completed to add when applying for jobs. I use many of the PowerPoint skills in my lessons and trainings. I would highly recommend this for anyone wanting to become an instructional designer.

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What's Inside The Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator BASIC Program?

MODULE 01: Instructional Design Foundations

By the time you're done with this first module, you will have set up your digital portfolio shell, locked down your topic for your first course project, and learned about some of the more popular instructional design models and learning theories.

MODULE 02: Project Managing L&D Projects

In module 2, we are going to set you up for success by introducing you to the project management skills learning and development professionals need to manage small and large projects. You will actually project manage your work in this program by implementing the strategies and tools provided to manage your portfolio asset builds throughout the program.

MODULE 03: Analyze Project & Audience Needs

In module 3, I am going to show you how to define the needs of a project and your target audience so that you can build learning solutions that target specific business needs (e.g. KPIs / OKRs) and tailor your content design to address the needs of specific audiences.

MODULE 04: Design Your Learning Solution

In module 4, you will learn the difference between Nice to Know and Need to Know content and how to structure your content to maximize learning. You will learn how to effectively write scripts for live and eLearning experiences.

MODULE 05: Develop, Implement & Evaluate Learning

In module 5, we are going to take a dive into the development overview process, explore minimal viable products (MVPs - an Agile concept), implementation strategies, what to measure and how, and how to interpret the data.

MODULE 06: Build Synchronous F2F & Webinar Courses & Convert to Asynchronous

This is where the fun begins. In module 6, I will teach you how to build courses for live face-to-face learning experiences as well as live virtual instructor-led sessions.

MODULE 07: Create & Edit Instructional Videos Using Adobe Premiere Pro

In module 7, you will learn how to create and edit beautiful, engaging instructional videos to enhance the learner experience in any learning solution.

MODULE 08: Build LMS Courses Using Articulate Storyline 360

And then, in module 8, you will dive into developing eLearning solutions for Learning Management Systems using Articulate’s Storyline 360.

MODULE 09: Create Facilitator Guides & Participant Workbooks

In module 9, you will learn how to create custom facilitator guides and participant workbooks to support live and online learning formats.

MODULE 10: Ready. Set. APPLY!

And, finally, in module 10, I will give you all the tips, tools, and strategies you need to position yourself as a professional instructional designer and eLearning developer to get hired. After this module, you'll have a professional resume, cover letter, and a beautiful new digital portfolio loaded with assets that YOU created. You'll be ready to impress prospective employers and make that career change you have been dreaming of!

**Note - lesson videos are accessible with closed captioning that can be toggled on or off.

Earn Up to 12 Hours of ATD Education Credit

The Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for the Continuing education credits towards professional development hours for initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent and Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) Credentials. This program is approved for a maximum of 12 hours.

What can you expect in the Instructional Design & Teach Accelerator Certificate program?

You will have immediate access to all 10 modules, lessons, and course companions so that you can work through the program on your own terms. On Fridays, our experts review your work and provide feedback for you to review and apply to improve your instructional design, video creation, and eLearning skills.

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What's included in the ID & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program?

ACCELERATOR Certificate of Completion - Up to 12 ATD Education Credit Hours - 80+ video lessons ~300 pages of templates, guides, checklists, content.

You'll get immediate access to real-world instructional design strategies and applications - Ready-made templates to build eLearning and live courses - Ready-made templates to build Facilitator Guides & Participant Workbooks - Articulate Storyline 360 step-by-step lessons and course companion for eLearning development - Adobe Premiere Pro step-by-step lessons and course companion for video development and editing - Resume & Portfolio templates and How-To guides - Lifetime Access

How long do I have access to the ACCELERATOR program?

You get lifetime access to the 80+ instructional videos and ~300 templates, handouts, checklists, and guides!

I don't live in the United States. Should I enroll in the program?

If you want to transition into instructional design and eLearning, yes, this program is for you and you should enroll!

I'm interested but can't afford it...what should I do?

Financial investments in our own development can be tough when money is tight. Because of that, I offer a payment plan to help spread out the cost of the program. A small investment now can lead to a better opportunity in the near future. I don't encourage anyone to do anything that will be financially harmful or cause too much of a burden on life. If you can make the 10 payment plan work, I encourage you to do that. If it doesn't work for you right now, there will be other opportunities. Prices may increase.

I work full-time and have limited time...can I do this program?

Absolutely. You can move through the curriculum on your own terms and timeline. What is important is that you continue moving forward and keep working towards the completion of the course. You have lifetime access.

Do you offer a guarantee?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase and you have done the work, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund. See My Guarantee below.

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the things I am going to learn. Can I really do this?

Yes, you can. Plus, you have lifetime access to the curriculum so you can go back and revisit any topics you are feeling uncertain about.

You'll Be Backed by a Risk-Free 14-Day Guarantee

Let me say this upfront.

The Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator program is one of the most comprehensive, accelerated, step-by-step systems for career changers, new grads, and teachers who are serious about getting seriously good at instructional design, eLearning, creating instructional videos, and who want to land an amazing learning and development job.

Our Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate program is expertly curated with real-world learning experiences.

Here's the thing.

I am so confident in this program, that I am offering this guarantee: You will have 14 days to work through the first couple of modules of the Instructional Design & Tech Accelerator Certificate Program to give the program a real try.

If during those first 14 days you discover instructional design or this program isn't for you, simply reach out and show us that you've put in the work and we'll refund your investment. See Refund Policy.