Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Decided to pursue a teaching degree in a field not supported by my parents.
Left the classroom and direct teaching to become a school administrator.
Moved from teaching children and K-12 learners to working with adult learners.
Left the public sector for the private sector & learned how to apply the different skill sets.
Became a lifelong learner of educational technology and online and blended teaching and learning.
Moved from merely executing tasks to creatively proposing solutions to challenges / problems.

Career

Director of Content and Engagement

Curate media content for faculty & instructional developers, and then engage users to use that media.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Technology
Helping People

Day to Day

I review internal and 3rd party content aligned to targeted academic disciplines and supported languages and work with institutional content owners to ingest the content into a repository for use by faculty & instructional developers, I also deliver live demo sessions of the content repository to potential users, so they understand how to search and use the content in their courses.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Build relationships with the people who hold the keys to the doors you want to go through - join professional organizations and pursue leadership roles in those organizations; enthusiastically volunteer to be on committees and / or serve in relevant leadership roles within your local organization; communicate your interest to those in charge!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"Don't go into the field of education, it never has and never will pay very well. "

Challenges I Overcame

One-Solution Mentality

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student