teaching experience

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” 
― Phil Collins

My desire to teach is not limited to the classroom or a period of time. I have found that my love for teaching has stemmed from my love of learning. It is not only a reciprocal but a life-long process. Being able to help individuals find a passion within themselves is a feeling that is hard to explain in words. The more I teach, the more I find myself defining my teaching style as mentoring - guiding students to learn from one another, from their own experiences, and by providing the tools and resources to help them succeed. In order for me to be an effective teacher, it is important for me to constantly be learning along those I am instructing. How is a person supposed to adequately teach others if they are not open to the learning process themselves? 

Furthermore, I take pride in reviewing my learners' feedback and making changes each term to meet the needs of my students. This process directly ties in with my experiences and training as an instructional designer. Feedback is a crucial part of any learning experience and must be taken into consideration to effectively design and develop meaningful learning experiences for all. 

As you can see from the teaching experiences listed below, I have engaged in a wide array of styles of teaching:

  • Competency-based (individual development, mentorship) - EDCI 660

  • Standard face-to-face teaching format (discussion and lecture heavy) - EDCI 531

  • Standard online teaching format (seminar focused on preparing new graduate students for online study) - EDCI 520001

  • Problem-based, case study format (in online setting) - EDCI 627

EDCI 52001

In this orientation, students will explore what online learning entails and reflect on how they can best set themselves up to succeed in their studies. They will also learn about various learning strategies and online resources that they can utilize in your courses. 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Taught: Fall 2020 - ongoing

Lead Instructor - Fall 2021 - ongoing

EDCI 59100

In this orientation, students will explore what online learning entails and reflect on how they can best set themselves up to succeed in their studies. They will also learn about various learning strategies and online resources that they can utilize in your courses. 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Taught: Fall 2018 - Summer 2020

EDCI 66000

This course will primarily focus on the further earning of badges as part of meeting required program competencies. Students will further explore the purpose and process behind this. Additional resources and activities regarding a better understanding of the profession and students'
potential trajectory towards participating in it will also be available.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Taught: Summer 2017-Spring 2018

EDCI 66000

This course will primarily focus on the further earning of badges as part of meeting required program competencies. Students will further explore the purpose and process behind this. Additional resources and activities regarding a better understanding of the profession and students'potential trajectory towards participating in it will also be available.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Volunteer Teaching Assistant

Spring 2017

EDCI 62700

This course focuses on the application of project management ideas, concepts, and strategies in instructional design settings. Students will be asked to consider the relationship between instructional design and project management, tools that can assist with managing instructional design projects, and factors influencing the instructional design project management process. Students will explore these topics by creating deliverables for instructional design cases and other interactive assignments.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Volunteer Teaching Assistant

Spring 2016

EDCI 53100

This course has been designed to help you learn how theories of human learning and motivation, can be applied to the instructional process in order to make the process more effective, efficient, and/or appealing. The focus of the course throughout the semester will be on two areas: 1) the theoreticalprinciples that have contributed to the field of Instructional Design (ID), and 2) how those principles can be applied within practical settings. 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Volunteer Teaching Assistant

Spring 2016

Additional Teaching Artifacts