Tracee Worley is an instructional designer who loves to design student-centered learning experiences. Her work helps students and teachers use the design process to develop tools and resources that promote innovation and creativity. She connects theoretical perspectives from the learning sciences to practice in design in order to create environments that enable communities to learn, work, play, and connect more richly.
Working across a wide-range of educational and training settings, Tracee is constantly exploring ways that learning can be more student-centered. She has helped to create digital apps and platforms, built knowledge sharing systems, as well as a new vision for test prep in New York City schools. Recently, she collaborated with the Inside Out Project to develop a project-based curriculum that facilitates student participation in a global public art project. Prior to working as a consultant, Tracee developed content for educational television in Oakland, California and spent seven years teaching design thinking to high school students at a public school in New York City.
Questions on her mind include: How might we design classroom spaces to be student-centered?; How might we shift schools from departments/disciplines to interdisciplinary groups?; How might the school day be reorganized to provide flexible periods of time for individual study, rest, and reflection?; How might we create co-working spaces for teachers to collaborate?
Tracee’s innovative work has been featured by NBC, NPR, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Tribeca Film Institute, and The New York Times. She holds a B.A. in Education from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Education from Brooklyn College, and an Advanced Certificate in Digital Media Design for Learning from New York University.