The only thing I find more fulfilling than acquiring a new skill is helping someone learn something new. I am passionate about learning and a firm believer that everything can be learned if you have the right structure, appropriate tools, and opportunities for practice.
I believe in the importance of determining skill and knowledge gaps at the beginning of every instructional design process in order to set attainable and measurable goals that will guide the entire project. I keep the learner at the center of the entire design and development process, always seeking to create the best experience, and I strive to continue learning so that I can constantly improve my products.
I am always in the process of learning something–piano, Swedish, and coding are three things that I am learning right now–. 10 years ago, my interest in learning led me to start a career in teaching in which I had the privilege of guiding adult and young learners in the journey of second language acquisition.
In teaching languages, I developed my ability to determine skill gaps and strategies to fill them, to scaffold content, and to create connections between the theory and its real-world application. Among many other things, I also designed and facilitated workshops for teachers at regional and national conferences, coached new staff members, led curriculum overhaul initiatives, and was part of a team in charge of testing, implementing, and designing trainings for a new Learning Management System (LMS).
Following my own learning journey, I have now jumped into the exciting field of Learning and Development, where I get to learn new tools and about new topics on a daily basis, and where I get to apply my expertise in learning theory and practice to the creation of engaging and effective learning solutions.
MY TECHNICAL SKILLS
Articulate Storyline 360
Articulate Rise 360
HTML & CSS
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Microsoft Office Suite
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model
Virtual instructor-led training (vILT)