Strong communication: written and verbal
Kindness & empathy
Morals and ethics
Work effectively and efficiently with SME's
Keep up-to-date with current trends and research
Manage multiple projects and assignments
Create design documents, blueprints & storyboards
Perform learner and site analysis and research
Give and take constructive feedback
Use and apply adult and child learning principles
Use and apply Instructional Design models such as ADDIE and SAM.
Identify learner objectives and develop engaging assessments
Conceptualize and develop engaging eLearning courses using current software
Graduated as a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
Student Teaching in Tampa Florida. Awarded professional certification K-8 Arizona, K-6 Florida
Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
I currently work for Lenovo with an amazing group of people. As an Instructional Designer, I create learning for Lenovo Learning using tools such as Articulate, TechSmith and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Merging my love of education with my love of curriculum design and computer technology. For the past two years, I have been learning software and freelancing. I created the website and training manuals for EZModel Software, a website for my community called Baggin Meals, and a course for teens about how to clean their kitchen. I also am working on a course about birds of Wake County, NC, and another course on freshwater fish tanks. Check out my projects for examples of my work.
From 2015-2018 we lived in Paris, France and then in London, England. I was highly involved in my children's schools, organizing large events, completing professional development Google Level 1 certification, and started Gupta Software and Design, L.L.C. While in England, I created the Halcyon International School's parent community website, and the school's internal app using Locly Native and beacon technology.
I taught elementary, or primary, school in Tampa, Florida and in Potters Bar, England, UK. during these years. During this time, I taught year one, third, fourth and fifth grades, science club and substitute/supply teacher.
During this time, I devoted my time to being a stay at home mother. I wrote 3 books, was awarded a patent and managed to go back to school, earning my bachelors in elementary education.
During these 4 years, I worked for large scale telecommunications companies. At Qwest Communications, I was responsible for installing, maintaining and testing new software that was due to go into the productions systems. I set expectations, managed changes, and handled customer requests. At Verizon Data Services I was responsible for installing, maintaining and testing new software before it was to be added into production. Before I was moved into testing, I was responsible for maintaining the production systems, installing changes, and handling customers.
During my years in the United States Air Force, I worked at Ramstein AFB in Germany, and at Dover AFB in Delaware in the US. I worked on computer systems such as GCCS (Global command and control system) and helped to instruct new service members on the system. I wrote the instruction manual for several systems while there. I was also responsible for creating and maintaining internal websites.
I enjoy using Storyline 360 for all it's functionality. The ability to add in an LRS with xAPI's to track learner data is of particular fun for me, as it allows me to bring in some of my basic programming skills.
I use Photoshop and Acrobat Pro all the time. I also use Premier Pro, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, In Design, Animate, and Character Animator some of the time. I have access to Creative Cloud and like to play with Adobe's amazing products.
Vyond, Toonly, Animaker, and PowToon Blender, Adobe Animate, Unity
My go to is ScreenCastify, but I also use OBS and Camtasia software
Adobe Premier Pro and Apple's iMovie,
Microsoft Office, Google's office suite are everyday uses. I often storyboard in PowerPoint or in Google Slides.
Not an expert, but I dabble in Unity, both 2d and 3d. I have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, Java & json. I have created apps for schools in Locly Native using beacon technology, and have played with React in Hype.