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Amy J. Parent

 (561) 603-2362 • parent03@email.com  • www.amyparent.wordpress.com

Profile

I am an experienced designer of quality, high standard training and professional development programs that engage learners through scenario-based and performance-based activities relevant to their job. I use blended learning models to support learning and further influence staff performance. This includes a mix of e-learning, webinars, face-to-face collaborative learning and one-to-one support.

Skills

  • Learning Program Design, Development, and Evaluation
  • Microlearning design
  • Video production/storyboarding
  • Needs Assessment
  • Delivery & facilitation of technology learning
  • Training
  • Blended Learning Design
  • E-Learning Design(BlackBoard Learn, Smartbuilder, Articulate)
  • Webinars (BlackBoard Collaborate, Go To Meeting, WebEx)
  • Project Management and Facilitation
  • Google Apps
  • Camtasia
  • InDesign
  • Basic HTML, CSS
  • Jira – project management

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Professional Experience

Grovo, New York, New York

Senior Instructional Designer

  • Consulted and collaborated with over 40 clients and SMEs (subject matter experts) to build customized video lessons and blended learning solutions.
  • Oversaw project management of multiple customize client learning solutions simultaneously.
  • Defined the process, tools, and methods used for client consultation and collaboration.  These include goal and learner analysis, project scoping, prototyping, and evaluation tools.
  • Hired and managed a team of instructional designers working on client facing projects and company specific projects.
  • Presented at events including the Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club and DevLearn.
  • Collaborated with the production team to ensure that video scripting and on-screen visuals support learning effectively.
  • Collaborated with product development team to create learning activities and functionality for an upcoming version of the platform.
  • Worked across the organization with managers to design, develop, and implemented in-house learning events for their teams.
  • Designed and developed two free literacy programs in collaboration with Capital One that include public online learning sites and downloadable instructor guides for non-profit organizations running the programs on-site.
    • Program:” Ready, Set, Bank” –  an online banking literacy program
    • Program: ”Future Edge”- a digital literacy program
  • Contributed to the design of a catalog of over 5,000  video lessons on professional topics including soft skills, management, and digital skills.
  • Created blended learning kits to work with two video learning series. These included on-boarding programs for sales employees and for customer service employees.

Amplify, Brooklyn, New York

Instructional Designer (contract)

  • Collaborated with content lead to develop and align storyboard content for e-learning modules.
  • Designed e-learning rich media and learning events for e-learning module objectives.

Brevard Public Schools, Brevard County, Florida

Technology Integration Specialist, 2012-2014

  • Trainer and instructional designer specializing in the integration of technology in K-12 learning for 34 elementary, middle, and high schools with over 3000 teachers and staff.
  • Spearheaded first district blended professional development opportunity using a flex blended learning model incorporating 3 face-to-face webinars and 3 face-to-face brick and mortar workshops.
  • Oversaw and designed 2014 grant support training for Chromebook 1:1 classroom initiative for 6 classrooms.
  • Manager and administrator of District LMS for over 3000 teachers and staff.
  • Project lead of e-learning and mobile learning initiatives within educational technology department resulting in 90% increase in these offerings by the third month in the second year of implementation.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented formal training programs via e- learning, mobile learning, and face-to-face learning for education professionals which produced a 92% satisfaction rating in the training.
  • Manager and organizer of 4 ongoing school-wide training programs including ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD), 1:1 iPad, and school-wide Google Apps for Education implementation.
  • Designed a low cost and efficient means of evaluating and analyzing staff performance through the use of Google Forms and scripts.

Brevard Public Schools, Brevard County, Florida

Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School, Teacher and Department Chair

  • Applied industrial fellowship experiences (NASA contractors) to develop curriculum that met FL State learning standards and inspired learning tasks associated with engineering, space science, rocketry, and industry safety practice awareness.
  • 5 consecutive years of student learning improvement on state assessments.
  • Received the Exemplary Science Teacher Award sponsored by Space Coast Science Education Alliance due to inquiry learning curriculum design and student readiness and learning accomplishments.
  • As department chair, evaluated science program progress through the use of surveys, professional learning communities, and program assessment data for the purpose of meeting program goals and objectives.

United Space Alliance, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Innovation Promotion Team (contract)

  • Designed metric for measuring the level of innovation of an idea for the purpose of implementing the vision of the system design engineer managers.
  • Collaborated with program managers to design and develop motivational program to promote innovative thinking among systems design engineer team which led to 3 scheduled presentations.

United Space Alliance, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Solid Rocket Booster Material File Researcher

  • Assisted in development of company report on the current and future status of material obsolescence associated with Solid Rocket Booster refurbishment leading to new material testing plans and procedures.

Trudeau Institute of Immunology, Saranac Lake, New York

Lab Technician

  • Designed and published blended learning experience that translated a technical RNA replication protocol into a usable and low cost online high school biology lab for the National Immunological Association.

Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Malone, New York

Instructional Technology Coordinator

  • Managed project in redesigning of Vocational Technology Program to meet new accreditation standards, which led to full accreditation within given deadline.
  • Designed adult professional development programs and workshops for successful implementation of strategies for a variety of software programs and technologies.
  • Organized and implemented the first online learning opportunity for teachers of BOCES system which led to two additional online learning opportunities with another BOCES region thus increasing professional development accessibility to teachers.

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Education

State University of New York, Potsdam

M.A. in Instructional Technology & Media Management

State University of New York, Potsdam

B.A. in Education and Biology

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