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Michele I
Writer #23658
Brooklyn, NY
Joined 7/30/2018
4 Star Rating
167 Projects
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Tenured, dedicated, and motivated professional with a strong background in instructional design and curriculum development. Creative program developer and manager. Consistently recognized for outstanding contributions and commended for organization, efficiency, priority management, and communication skills. Computer savvy and familiar with many modern systems, software applications, and web-based technologies. Concise, crisp, detailed writer. Thrive in process-oriented, collaborative, and creative professional environments that value "failing up," teamwork, and shared affirmation.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Program Administration
Non-Profit Writing & Editing
Project Coordination
Learning Experience Design
Needs Analysis
Strategic Planning
Content Development & Curation
Reporting & Documentation
Resource Development
Scaffolded Learning Actions
Research & Story Development
eLearning Solutions
Curriculum Development
Grant Writing & Fundraising
Community Outreach
Training & Team Building
Organizational Support
Book
Article
Newsletter Content
Script/Video
Education
Blog Post
Non Profit
Grant/Proposal
White Paper

Specialties

Curriculum development, non-profit writing, content development, instructional design, grant writing, learning experience design consultation, training design, networking and community organizing

Interests

Education, e-learning, blended learning, development of broad range of written materials, from white papers, to reports, to articles

Education

Teachers College, Columbia University

Studied educational administration

Non Profit

100 Projects Completed

Educational Writing & Consulting – Brooklyn, NY 1996-Present
Independent contractor with 25+ years of professional experience. Provide professional expertise and support in learning design, content development, writing and editing (with educational bent), grant writing, and program development and management.

Non-profit, education, and business writing Create a variety of materials for non-profits and businesses that pinpoint successes, highlight best practices and trends, and underscore impact. Develop concise, crisp, and detailed products. Retain a strong a portfolio of over 40+ items that include published articles, best practices guides, strategic plans, qualitative assessments, technical documents, program recommendations, newsletters,
discussion guides, etc.

Education

1 Projects Completed

Learning Experience Designer

• Conceptualize digital and print instructional strategy and collateral for corporations, non-profit
organizations, and media entities serving range of learners.
• Conduct needs and task analyses to identify and develop educational programs.
• Collaborate with clients and SMEs to create virtual and instructor-led blended learning programs.
• Develop deliverables such as eLearning and face-to-face courses/modules, self-study material, skills and
knowledge assessments, on-the-job-learning, job aides, facilitator and participant guides, facilitation
scripts, etc.
• Storyboard interactive learning objects and scaffolded content in line with learning objectives.
• Inform visual and video elements of learning products in partnership with creative/development teams.
• Review course content to suggest content and multimedia enhancements and/or edit content.
• Apply modern instructional and learning techniques, practices, and theories to content development.
• Coach, mentor, and train learning and development professionals, curriculum developers, etc.
• Produce range of marketing/informational content on learning/instructional trends and practices.
• Possess strong writing, communication, organizational, conceptual, and project management skills.

Grant/Proposal

50 Projects Completed

Successful grant writer with capacity for raising funds for broad base of non-profit organizations addressing a range of causes and audiences.

Blog Post

10 Projects Completed

Create blog posts for blended learning company, online grant writing site. Capable of producing pieces across content areas.

White Paper

6 Projects Completed

Produce white papers for blended learning industry. Topics are centered on critical learning approaches and tools.

Script/Video

0 Projects Completed

Create storyboards and scripts for a variety of elearning programs and initiatives (videos, authoring software, etc.)

Book

0 Projects Completed

Wrote Interaith Understanding:Possibilities for Schools Book introducing youth-focused programs as effective models that promote multi-faith understanding in schools of all types.

Newsletter Content

0 Projects Completed

Write short pieces to include in product newsletters, in this case directed to parents. Draw on excellent interview, research, and writing skills to address critical issues and frame context.

Article

0 Projects Completed

Write across a range of topics using solid interview and research skills to get at the heart of the story.

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