Have you heard of the ADDIE Instructional Design Model?

Before the Fall of 2017 I hadn’t heard of the ADDIE Instructional Design Model.  ADDIE stands for Analysis (A), Design (D), Development (D), Implementation (I), and Evaluation (E).  I’ll admit, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, this fact should have been embarrassing, but as a life-long learner, I was okay with being enlightened.  Instructional Design Models provide planning teams with a standardized format for designing reliable instruction and training (Reiser & Dempsey, 2018; Gagne, Wager, Golas, & Keller, 2004).

Although I’m going to stick to the ADDIE model in my current work environment, I was recently tasked with designing my own model.  I came up with GOAL TAMMI!  I don’t know a Tammi, but I figured it was a name that any soccer or hockey player could have and the acronym went well with my model.

Here is a breakdown of GOAL TAMMI!


Goal– Identify the Goal of the instruction.

Objective– Identify a learner centered objective.

Activity– Purposely plan the activity that will facilitate learning.  

Learner Needs– Always consider the various learner needs when planning for instruction.


Teaching– Facilitate learning through instruction and engaging activities.

Assessment– Formatively assess what changes may be needed.

Modification– Modify instruction and activities dependent on the needs of the learners as identified from the formative assessment.

Measure– Measure instruction and learner success, as they relate to the goal of the instruction, through reflection and summative assessment.

Instruction!– Reteach information as needed.

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