I’m grateful for the opportunity to partner with innovative and forward-thinking schools, programs, and organizations. Listed below are some of the current projects I am working on as well as some that I’ve worked on in the past. Additionally, a general list of the type of work, skills & qualifications, and the organizations I work with can be seen below this sampling. I'm open to other possibilities not listed, so never hesitate to ask if there's something I can help you with. You can also find out more about my work on the CV page. I look forward to working with you!

 

Some Projects I’m Currently Working On

 

Researcher & Consultant

I am contracting with MVLRI, the research arm of Michigan Virtual, to conduct research and write reports for the Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative.

Consultant, Gaeltacht e-Hub Project

Together with H2 Learning, I serve as a consultant for the Gaeltacht e-Hub Project, where Irish-language schools are working together to provide an online and blended learning experience for their students who do not have access to certain hard-to-cover subject areas in rural parts of Ireland.

 

Consultant, Professional Learning for K-12 Online Teaching

I am providing guidance and content to the Crosslake Community Schools in Minnesota on professional learning for K-12 online learning.

Researcher & Consultant

I work with Evergreen Education Group as a consultant providing research and guidance on a variety of projects in including their Digital Learning Collaborative.

Co-Editor

, Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning

Along with Dr. Rick Ferdig, I co-edit the Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning, a freely-available resource that recently released its second edition via Carnegie Mellon’s ETC Press.

 

ISTE Recognition Reviewer, Higher Education Programs

ISTE offers a Recognition for Higher Education Programs requiring educational technology graduate programs to pass an in-depth curriculum review of their alignment to the ISTE Standards for Educators. I serve as a review for this program.

 

Examples of Past Projects

 

Founding Co-Editor, Journal of Online Learning Research

In collaboration with Dr. Leanna Archambault, I am one of the founding Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Online Learning Research, a peer-reviewed, international, open access journal published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Lead Facilitator, iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework

I served as one of three lead facilitators, with Dr. Beth Rabbitt (TLA) and Dr. Allison Powell (formerly of iNACOL, currently of BloomBoard), to develop the iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework.

Researcher, Integrated Learning Systems Grant

Funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation from January 2017 through August 2018, MVLRI documented the learnings of seven high schools in the state of Rhode Island as part of a grant awarded to the Highlander Institute centered on implementation of Integrated Learning Systems.

 

Standards Co-Lead, Standards for Quality Online Teaching

I served as Standards Co-Lead for the revision of the Standards for Quality Online Teaching, managed by Quality Matters and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance. This set of standards will be available in 2019.

Project Manager, Orientation Course for Online Learners

Michigan Virtual is working with the Education Development Center on an Institute for Education Sciences-funded, Low-Cost, Short Duration Grant focused on the effectiveness of an orientation course for first-time online learners at a virtual school. I served as a project manager for this grant.

 

Consultant, Strategic Planning for Professional Learning Expansion

I conducted a needs assessment and research and composed two Phase reports to inform the strategic planning for the expansion of the Society for Neuroscience’s Scientific Learning Program.

 

Types of Clients

 
  • State Education Agencies

  • Regional Education Agencies

  • Education Ministries

  • Education ThinkTanks

  • Research Institutes and Agencies

  • PreK - 12/Primary/Secondary Schools (online, blended, traditional, charter, etc)

  • Education Professionals (teachers, administrators, mentors, librarians, support staff)

  • Post-Secondary Schools/Colleges/Universities

  • Faculty

  • Product-driven Firms

  • Non-profit Organizations

  • For-profit Organizations

  • Policy Makers

  • Professional Organizations

Types of Work

 
  • Original Research

  • Writing Reports

  • Case Study Work

  • Subject Matter Expert

  • Instructional Design

  • Curriculum Design

  • Content Miner/Aggregator

  • Project Manager

  • Program Evaluation

  • Grant Writing

  • Connector/Networking

  • Providing Guidance Programs

  • Problems of Practice/Systemic Issues

  • Faculty Trainer

  • Consulting

  • Mindful Meditation & Yoga

  • Pranayama (Breath Work for Mental Clarity)

  • Body, Mind, Spirit Holistic Work

  • Stress Relieving Strategies

Skills & Qualifications

 
  • Attentive to details

  • Oriented toward service

  • Good at planning and organizing

  • Empathetic and sociable

  • Skilled in identifying problems and brainstorming potential solutions

  • Excellent at written and oral communication as well as presentation

  • Comfortable working independently and collaboratively with other team members

  • Careful about documentation and note-taking

  • Able to meet deadlines

  • Interested in traveling and working in a diverse range of environments

  • Qualified with a Ph.D. degree in curriculum and instruction

  • Extensive yoga, meditation, breath work, stress relief training - visit Winterbloom Farm Botanical & Healing Arts, and click on "About Kathryn" tab

  • Visit CV page for more information

 

Organizations I Have

Worked With

 
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