Rebecca Quintana

Rebecca Quintana

Learning Experience Designer

Role: Rebecca collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and other members of the U-M community to design engaging experiences that map learning goals to curriculum resources, activities, and assessable outcomes. Rebecca draws on a broad knowledge of learning theories and learner-centered pedagogies in her instructional design work, ranging from constructivist frameworks to contemporary learning approaches, such as collaborative knowledge communities, tangible and embodied forms of interaction, and gameful designs for learning.

Experience: Prior to joining Academic Innovation, Rebecca developed and implemented curricula at the elementary, secondary, and post secondary levels. As a high school teacher (visual arts), elementary school teacher (6th grade), and graduate seminar instructor (knowledge media design), her teaching practice has been informed by active learning pedagogies, where she has endeavored to develop learning experiences that foster deep content engagement, driven by student interaction and discussion. Her master’s and doctoral research explores the role of various media to support knowledge building practices within learning communities. She is pursuing a PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, & Learning from the University of Toronto.


Master of Arts in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning – University of Toronto
Bachelor of Education in Junior/Intermediate/Senior divisions – York University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Minor in English – York University