Learning Specialist | Instructional Designer
I have more than 12 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating youth and adult learning in online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments. I am passionate about developing productive and meaningful learning experiences for all learners.
I have a master’s degree in Teacher Education and (soon) a PhD in Learning Sciences. Both of these degrees have trained me to focus on understanding how people learn and to design learning activities that promote productive learning for kids and adults.
I'm particularly passionate about:
ethical and humanistic technology implementation in education and learning
ethical and humanistic approaches to assessment
adult learning and professional development
Prior to graduate school, I taught high school media and technology classes (i.e., video production, TV broadcasting, digital media, and photography) for 7 years. During that time I served on our school's leadership team, as a department chair, and as a mentor teacher for new teachers. I was voted Teacher of the Year by my colleagues in 2013.