Instructional Design / Curriculum Portfolio
These are examples of the many resources I’ve created to help my students and clients over the past 10 years. Some of these projects reflect my work as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor, lead teacher, and curriculum designer. Others show the work I’ve done since I started my coaching business and were designed to help creatives write and talk about their work more effectively.
Each image will link to a video or file if you’d like to take a closer look at my work. They are ordered chronologically with the most recent at the top.
Earlier this year I started a YouTube channel to provide examples of good portfolio storytelling for my clients and mentees. These case study videos are meant to show the kind of feedback I might give in my portfolio storytelling reviews. They also show my video production skills and were created using OBS and Adobe Premiere.
I’ve given workshops on portfolio storytelling to design organizations such as AIGA, Design Buddies, and Bridgegood. This is a recording from the Design Buddies talk I gave in August 2020. About 250 people registered for this event and over 100 attended. I created the presentation using Google Slides.
I created this workbook to help clients that are struggling to use storytelling in their portfolios. It contains tips, reflection questions, writing exercises, and checklists to help them overcome the challenges I see most often. I designed it using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
I’ve developed several online courses to help my clients with their speaking skills. This mini-course is one section of a larger conversation course designed to teach non-native English speakers how to make small talk and improve their critique skills. I used Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to make the videos and the workbook within it. It is hosted on Teachable.
ESL curriculum at AAU
These are a few examples of the kinds of materials I developed for my courses as a university professor. I created these lessons and activities to align with the textbook we were using, Interchange Intro. All documents were created using Microsoft Word and can be viewed in this Google Drive folder.
- Syllabus: shows how I used a blended learning approach to give students ample practice time at home while making our classroom time as interactive as possible
- Lesson format: shows how I outlined the overall flow of the class that I taught with another instructor
- Presentation assignment and rubric: examples of a weekly homework project and assessment
- Quiz: another weekly assessment
- Teacher’s guide: explains how to use a piece of software to the other instructors that I supervised
This was an e-learning course on academic dishonesty that I created for the University of Macau in 2012. I researched and authored the content based on the student handbook. Then, I created the animations in GoAnimate and developed the activities as a self-assessment for the students. I designed the website to be used with the school’s existing Moodle site. They have since removed it, but I’ve included a few tidbits from it that I was able to salvage.
The image on the left shows what the home page looked like. If you click on it, you can see the structure of the course in the Wayback Machine files, but the content is missing. The video on the right would have been Lesson 1.
Handbook: Master’s thesis project
I created this handbook to help English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers who wanted to incorporate more technology into their lessons. This was my thesis project, so I did a lot of research on the needs of ESL teachers interested in using web tools to motivate their students. I designed it using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.