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Instructional Design Portfolio

 

I've worked as an instructional designer for several years now. I've designed online courses in Moodle, Brightspace, and iCohere LMS. I've also created e-modules using Articulate Storyline. Check out examples below!

Storyline Modules

Casey has created various modules using Storyline. See examples below. Example 1 is a module Casey created to allow users to access the Center for Victim Research's (CVR) webinars on the CVR website. Users could also automatically receive a certificate for watching, which enabled CVR to simplify the workflow associated with providing professional education certificates. The second example is from a module Casey created for an on-campus organization at Meredith College.

Course Design

Casey has also engaged in course redesign.  The following screenshot provides an example of one of Casey's favorite course design options in Moodle--the social format. Utilizing the center space on the online course as a discussion forum allows students to post questions and comments, as well as dialogue regarding the class and other matters. This design feature helps provide the sense of community that is so often lost with e-learning courses. All navigation within the course is done through the links in the column on the right side of the page. The screenshot below is from ECI 541, a course that Casey redesigned in the summer of 2018 and taught in the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018. 

BEFORE: 

The previous design of the course listed all assignments and reading in a vertical manner, requiring students to scroll to the current date and assignment. Navigation was difficult and the course was not visually appealing.  Assignments solely consisted of discussion forums, which did not allow students to experience a sense of community and learning with and from their classmates. 

AFTER:

The current design offers a more streamlined navigation system, with links to all units and assignments listed in the right-hand column (see first photo under course design). The result is a more visually appealing course. The course is now divided into 2 week units, with the first week focusing on reading and learning and the 2nd week focused on applying. This unit design creates a consistent, easy-to-follow learning organization for the students. Furthermore, assignments were altered to include a variety of technology tools, such as FlipGrid and Voicethread to help students better engage with each other and the course material. 

 

Video and Webinar Production

This video serves both as an example of Casey's video production skills as well as details how instructors can incorporate digital literacies in their online courses. 

Resources featured: Higher Education Academy 7 Elements of Digital LiteracyHigher Education England Person-Based Digital Literacy, and Spires & Bartlett's Digital Literacy Practices

Casey has also produced various webinars for the Center for Victim Research. Check out this one for an example!

 

Professional Development

Casey has also designed various online modules and webinars to assist others in utilizing educational technology tools. The link below shows an online Prezi module that Casey and colleagues developed to explain how teachers could use Kahoot! in their traditional classrooms. . 

The presentation featured below is from a professional development workshop delivered by Casey and two Subject Matter Experts at the State Victim Assistance Academy Leadership Symposium. Casey presented on research-based learning theories and strategies that support translating learning into practice. 

 

Virtual Conferences

I've successfully planned and coordinated a virtual conference for the Center for Victim Research, and I'm ready to do it again!

If you're looking for an affordable way to boost followers, train a large number of people, and/or raise awareness in your field, I'l m happy to assist with planning your virtual conference.

My first virtual conference had 6 speakers and over 400 attendees! View the full report here to learn more about what we did and how it went. 

 

Presentation List

I've given many presentations to a variety of audiences. See the full list below. 

Paul, C.M. (2019, September). Transforming learning into practice. Workshop presented at State Victims Assistance Academy Leadership Symposium, Denver, CO.

Paul, C.M. (2019, May). Communicating and disseminating research. Webinar presented to the state Statistical Analysis Centers from the Justice Research and Statistics Association, Washington, DC.

Paul, C.M. (2019, March). Communicating and disseminating research. Workshop presented to Slovak Ministry of Justice Delegation at the Justice Research and Statistics Association, Washington, DC.

Paul, C.M. (2018, April). Teachers’ perspectives on critical literacy. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Spires, H.A., Paul, C.M., Ndey-Bongo, N. (2018, March). Every drop counts: A PBI Global project. Professional development session presented at the North Carolina Reading Association Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Spires, H.A., Paul, C.M., Yuan, C., & Wang, L. (2018, March). Inquiry as an engaging, high impact practice for readers who struggle. Professional development workshop conducted at the North Carolina Reading Association Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC. 

Paul, C.M. (2018, March). Critical literacy pedagogy: Establishing the factors of critical literacy instruction through a mixed methods approach. ​Poster presented at the NCSU 13th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC.  

Paul, C.M. (2017, December). Teachers’ perspectives on critical literacy in the classroom. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Tampa, FL.

Spires, H.A., Paul, C.M., Himes, M., Lyjak, E., & Yuan, C. (2017, December). Cross-cultural, digital, collaborative inquiry: A collective case study with students from China and the US. In H.A. Spires (Chair), Expanding meaning through digital literacies and inquiry: Research perspectives from diverse geographical and cultural contexts. Symposium conducted at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Tampa, FL.

Paul, C.M., & Jones, J.S. (2017, December). Building teachers’ capacity to enact critical literacy: A review of research and an instructional model. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Tampa, FL.

Spires, H.A., & Paul, C.M. (2017, October). Pondering technology and media in pre-school and kindergarten. Workshop conducted at White Memorial Pre-School, Raleigh, NC. 

Paul, C.M., & Fortune, N. (2017, August). All teachers teach English: Supporting English language learners across the content areas. Workshop conducted at New Literacies Institute at Suzhou North America High School, Suzhou, China.

Paul, C.M., & Greiner, J.A. (2017, July). Critical literacy in the disciplines. Workshop presented at the International Literacy Association conference, Orlando, FL. 

Paul, C.M. (2017, April). Close reading in history, science, and math: An analysis of reachers' strategies. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, San Antonio, TX. 

Paul, C.M., & Jones, J.S. (2017, March). Critical literacy in the classroom. Professional development session presented at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Paul, C.M., & Vehabovic, N. (2017, March). Addressing ELL reading needs in the classroom. Professional development session presented at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Spires, H.A., Himes, M.P., Paul, C.M., & Yuan, C. (March, 2017). High impact practices for readers who struggle (grades 3-12). Workshop conducted at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference, Raleigh, NC.

​Paul, C.M., & Vehabovic, N. (2017, March). Addressing ELL learning needs in the classroom. Guest Lecturer for ECI 454: MSL Student Teaching Internship and Senior Seminar. North Carolina State University.

Paul, C.M. (2016, December). Building Disciplinary Literacy Through Close Readings: An Analysis of History, Science, and Math Teachers' Close Reading Strategies. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Nashville, TN.

Spires, H.A., & Paul, C.M. (2016, December).  MOOCs, Disciplinary Literacy and Inquiry: Supporting Transformative Teaching and Learning. In K. Silvestri (Chair), Open educational research: Investigations of literacy practices modified across path, place, time, and pace. Symposium conducted at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Nashville, TN.

Paul, C.M. (2016, November). Close Reading in History, Science, and Math: An Analysis of Teachers’ Strategies. Paper presented at the Association of Literacy Educators & Researchers Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Spires, H.A., & Medlock, C. (2016, May). Literacy for students who live in poverty. Poster presented at the Education Action Summit on Poverty, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Spires, H.A., & Medlock, C. (2016, March). Literacy for kids who live in poverty.  Professional development session presented at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Medlock, C. (2016, March). Are MOOCs for educators effective? An analysis of learning outcomes from a MOOC-Ed on disciplinary literacy. Paper presented at NC State Scholar-Practitioner Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

Medlock, C. (2015, January). Contextualize It! Ideas to Combine Vocabulary, Grammar, and Culture in a Single Lesson. Workshop presented at the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers Conference, Montgomery, AL.

 

Publications

I've written several journal articles and book chapters on different topics related to learning. See the full list below. 

Journal Articles

 

Paul, C.M., & Vehabovic, N. (2019). Exploring the critical in biliteracy instruction. TESOL Journal. Advanced Online Publication.

 

Spires, H.A., Himes, M.P., Paul, C.M., & Kerkhoff,  S.N. (2018). Going global with project-based inquiry: Cosmopolitan literacies in practice. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (early view). 

Spires, H.A., Paul, C.M., Himes, M.P., & Yuan, C. (2018). Cross-cultural collaborative inquiry: A collective case study with students from China and the US. International Journal of Educational Research, 91, 28-40. 

​ Paul, C.M.  (2018). Disciplinary literacy through close reading: An analysis of history, science, and math teachers’ strategies. Literacy, 52(3), 161-170 .  

Paul, C.M.  (2017). Content area reading and disciplinary literacy: Embracing the ‘and’. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook, 39, 99-108. 

Paul, C.M. (2016). Integrating critical literacy in the middle school classroom. Middle Grades Review, 2(5), Article 5. Available at: scholarworks.uvm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=mgreview.

 

Book Chapters

 

Spires, H.A., Medlock, C., Kerkhoff, S.N. (2017). Digital literacy for the 21st century. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (pp. 2235-2242). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Paul, C.M., & Liu, H.J. (2018). Technology and innovation in China’s EFL classrooms. In H.A. Spires (Ed.) Digital transformation and innovation in Chinese education (pp. 163-175). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Spires, H.A., Paul, C.M., & Yuan, C. (2018). Project-Based Inquiry: Professional development with Chinese EFL elementary teachers. In Tonya Huber & Philip S. Roberson (Eds.), Inquiries into literacy learning and intercultural competency in a world of border tensions. In Bogum Yoon (Series Ed.), Research in second language learning (Vol. 13). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 

​Vehabovic, N., & Paul, C.M. (2018). Striving toward biliteracy in mainstream, English as a second language, and bilingual classrooms. In N. Guler (Ed.), Optimizing elementary education for English language learners. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

​Paul, C.M., & Vehabovik, N. (2018). Lost in Comprehension: Addressing English Language Learners’ Reading Needs in the Elementary Classroom. In N. Guler (Ed.), Optimizing elementary education for English language learners. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ​

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