Will all of this design and development stuff serve you as an educational technology and/or teacher leader? If so, how? If not, what are your quandaries?
I believe that learning about design and development will help me as an educational technology and/or teacher leader. Many times in a position of being a leader one must give presentations to other staff members. Learning how design affects how people perceive information, can allow you to create a presentation that is pleasing to the eye. This may seem a minor thing, but it is a good way to begin with your targeted audience. You will probably be able to keep their attention longer and have them more engaged in your presentation if the media you provide is visually and aesthetically pleasing. I just hope that I will remember it all as we move along and that it will become something that is ingrained and when planning, it comes naturally.