curriculum consultant sitting with clients talking about an experiential learning course

Whether you are a business trying to develop an effective training for your staff, an educator developing a new course or degree program, or an entrepreneur creating a course to sell, appropriate instructional design will help you achieve your goals. A curriculum consultant can help.

As an instructional design consultant, I offer a variety of services to help clients create more effective learning experiences. I can work with you to design your course or training program from scratch, or I can review and revise your existing learning materials. I can also provide guidance on how to select and use instructional technology effectively, and I can provide professional development training on instructional design principles and practices.

I use my deep knowledge of adult learning theory to design educational interventions that are engaging for participants and effective in conveying meaningful material. I also use my project management and planning skills to keep your program planning and implementation on track. I simply love creating spaces where adult learners can thrive, and I’d love to do that work with you as a curriculum consultant or instructional designer on your next project.

I can help you with:

  • Identifying learning needs through assessment and observation;
  • Articluating learning goals and objectives that can be effectively measured;
  • Creating staff onboarding, training, and professional development programs;
  • Crafting higher education courses or multi-course curriculum;
  • Integrating experiential projects into academic courses;
  • Creating professional development courses or sequences for adults;
  • Designing effective online courses, trainings, and workshops;
  • Designing educational exercises and assignments that are engaging and achieve learning goals;
  • Evaluating learning interventions to inform future offerings.

Check out some of my articles on curriculum development to learn more about my style and approach.

Pre-Packaged Services

In addition to partnering with you on a long-term project as a curriculum consultant, I can also offer the following pre-packaged services:

Course review services are one thing I can offer as a curriculum and training consultant

COURSE REVIEW : My One-Time Course Review service offers you the opportunity to get feedback on a course outline or syllabus from an expert in curriculum development. I will review your document and offer feedback on learning outcomes, lesson plans, content, flow, and assignments. I can usually turn this around in 3-days or less, and additional support is available if you’d like me to help create a syllabus or assignments with you. Please email me to discuss this service.

Online course graphic outlining my services as a curriculum consultant for online courses

Online Course Creation: You have a course that you want to teach online, but you need someone to translate your materials into an online Learning Management System. I have experience in Blackboard, Moodle, Canva, Thinkific, and Teachable (and can learn others quickly) and can help you to turn your in-person course into an effective online program. Along the way, I’ll offer you feedback on your educational design so that you can improve outcomes. To discuss this service, please email me.

Client Testimonials

I contracted Carrie to review an upper-level, undergraduate biology course.  Carrie listened to and genuinely understood my concerns and needs.  She provided perspective of my course with lenses from both an instructor and student.  She helped me redesign my assignments to more deliberately meet my course objectives and integrate concepts, with the goal of improving student engagement.  She provided innovative ideas for both assignment structure, facilitation, and assessment.  Thanks to Carrie, I have renewed excitement for offering my course.  I will absolutely be using her expertise for more of my courses! I highly recommend her course review services.

Kerri Cornell Duerr
Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, Westminster College

Carrie joined Common Good Vermont as a consultant and facilitator with CGVT’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program in the Fall of 2020, during the pandemic. Her educational expertise and experience in facilitation were essential as CGVT navigated a time of transition. Carrie provided short-term programmatic support, helping us to migrate our professional development programs to an online format, and long-term strategic planning support as we envisioned the future of our programs. She was a helpful resource to faculty and students who came to rely on her as they participated in our programs. I highly recommend Carrie and her work serving nonprofits and educational institutions!

Morgan Webster, Director
Common Good Vermont

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