Online Learning Design Project for Voyager Sopris Learning

Online Learning Design Project for Voyager Sopris Learning

Voyager Sopris Learning (VSL) has been delivering the successful and impactful Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) literacy professional development to teachers for 20 years. This spring, VSL embarked on a project to revise the LETRS content, delivery platform and implementation models in order to offer a more scalable blended solution.This new learning platform will also be leveraged across other Voyager Sopris Learning products.


Open Classroom Consulting is currently working with the VSL Product Development team and the LETRS advisory group to develop an experience design for the new online training, including a community and engagement strategy. We also facilitated a series of face-to-face meetings with the authors of the LETRS curriculum to generate mock-ups and a content roadmap for each of the 64 online course sessions. These community and engagement strategies will be the foundation of future VSL professional development products.

Personal Branding Services for Educators & Entrepreneurs

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Personal Branding Services for Educators & Entrepreneurs

Getting ahead and getting noticed these days can be a challenge. Between keeping your resume and online profile up to date, to networking and staying current with industry trends, it can all be very overwhelming!

No matter what your next step -- a promotion, a career change, or just re-engaging with your industry -- focusing on your personal brand can help position you for the next big thing. Confused on how to get started? I can help.

Based on your needs, I can help you with any or all of the following:

  • Developing your personal brand
  • Gaining confidence with storytelling and messaging
  • Leveraging social media and content marketing to build an audience
  • Developing your resume, website and other personal collateral
  • Goal setting, planning and prioritizing your job search

In addition to helping you with your personal brand, I can also help with small business branding and marketing.

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Usability and Experience Design Project for build.org

Usability and Experience Design Project for build.org

BUILD.org is a national non-profit organization dedicated to proving the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship, and igniting the potential of youth in under-resourced communities. The BUILD Entrepreneurship Curriculum is currently being taught in 9th and 10th grade classrooms across the United States. 

In the spring of 2016, the BUILD National Program Team was interested in fine-tuning their curriculum resources to make them more approachable and usable for partner teachers. Melissa Jones worked with the staff to design a new layout and template for the curriculum. Melissa conducted user research to understand the needs of BUILD partner educators. Based on her learning, Melissa created a new template and delivery mechanism for the organization's lesson plans.

Workshop Design Project for Now Is The Time Technical Assistance Center

Workshop Design Project for Now Is The Time Technical Assistance Center

After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, the Federal Government took action by authorizing SAMHSA to create the Project AWARE grant program. Grantees of the SAMHSA project are charged with creating and launching school mental health and wellness programs to prevent and combat violence in communities. This spring, grantees will gather for a number of workshops aimed at building background knowledge, fine-tuning plans and preparing to scale their initiatives.

Melissa Jones worked with the Now Is the Time Technical Assistance Center to develop the learning design for two face-to-face workshops for SAMHSA grantees. The first workshop focused on Youth Engagement in school mental health initiatives, and the second focused on Trauma Informed Care. Melissa facilitated contributions from subject matter experts, designed the flow of the learning activities, and developed content (curriculum, presentations decks and handouts) to be used during the workshops.