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CHRISTIE RENEÉ VANORSDALE'S

Curriculum Vitae

 

ABOUT ME

I am a passionate Teacher Educator with an unconditional love for Instructional Design. I have experience designing and facilitating  both online and face-to-face learning environments. As a freelancer I have worked in industry, higher education, and everything in between. Backward's Design, Agile, and Comprehensible Input are a few of my favorite things.

 

EDUCATION

Academic Experience

January 2002-December 2006

B.A. PSYCHOLOGY @ INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Major: Psychology [focus on abnormal psychology], Minor: Sociology

January 2012-December 2014

M.S. ED. ESL @ DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Master of Science in Education with a focus on English as a Second Language adult learners.

May 2017-December 2020

ED.D INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY @DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Doctorate of Education with a focus on Instructional Technology, Instructional Design and Universal Design for Learning

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The following is an outline of my most current work experience. For additional examples of professional practice, see this document. 

TEACHER EDUCATOR AND ESL INSTRUCTOR @ DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

January 2019-Current

University Courses Taught: GSCE 631 (Instructional Techniques), LTEL:201 (Helping English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom), and ESL 129 (Intermediate Note taking and Discussion)

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER @ EASE LEARNING

May 2019-Current

Instructional Designer for various E-learning projects including: new employee on-boarding , and the creation of a new Master's of Data Science program for a large online university. Skills and tools used: Backward's Design, Camtasia, D2L/Brightspace, Agile Design, Ring Central, and Jira

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT @ CENGAGE LEARNING

May 2018-November 2019

Designed and developed an online course for Paraprofessional Praxis preparation.

 

SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS

PRESENTATIONS

  • Vanorsdale, C. (October, 2017). Communicative Language Teaching in E-Learning: How Confident are the Instructors?. In J. Dron & S. Mishra (Eds.),Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 489-493). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 29, 2017 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/181222/.

  •  Alarbi, T., Alghamdi, N., Beaulieu, L., Meepegama, M., Scarlett, N., Vanorsdale, C. & Van Campenhout, R. (October, 2018). Connectedness in an Online Doctoral Program: Building Community and Advancing Understandings as Emerging Scholars. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 105-109). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 2, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/184953/.

  •  Vanorsdale, C. R. (June, 2019). Attitudes of Hebrew linguistic capital: critical language awareness as a framework for a peace-building curriculum. Paper presented at The 7th International Conference on Teacher Education: The Story of innovation in Teacher Education. Tel-Aviv, Israel. July 3, 2019.

  •  Vanorsdale, C.R (June,2019) Technology to replace or transform: SAMR and TPACK to support SLA.  Paper presented at Israeli Ministry of Education Pre-Conference Teacher Education Event for ETAI. Jerusalem, Israel. July 2,2019

PUBLICATIONS

GRANTS

June 2018: by Three River TESOL: Creation of a Professional Development Online Course Titled, "Designing Communicative Online Teaching Spaces"

 

MY SKILLS

Tricks of the Trade

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Image by Andrej Lišakov
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INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

AGILE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

CAMTASIA

 

"The best way to predict the future is to create it"

Abraham Lincoln

 

LET’S CONNECT

21 Hays Street Pittsburgh PA 15209

412-636-3602

 

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