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Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.

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About Elizabeth

With over ten years of experience building courses as varied as teacher professional development about Appalachian Mountain archaeology to K12 ESL courses for EdTech startups in the skyscrapers of Beijing, I focus on bringing equity to the learning environment. With a focus on human-centered design, I build optimized learning solutions so the learner can reach their goal.  For more information about my experience, my portfolio, or how we can collaborate on an upcoming project, get in touch today.

Image: Street art from Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Original photo was taken by Elizabeth Cahill. Original painter is unknown.

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Professional History

Find more details on these and other positions at my LinkedIn profile.

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January 2020 - Present

Lead Designer

CIDS, LLC

  • Develops training using Articulate Storyline 360 for bilingual workplaces;

  • Builds interactive ESL courses using EEO ClassIn platform for Chinese students;

  • Writes instructional guides for ESL instructors.

January 2020 - February 2020

Curriculum Manager

Go35 Training School

  • Transitioned the school's curriculum and instructional methods from physical to online classrooms in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions in Beijing;

  • Developed and led teacher-training on the new virtual classroom platform, EEO ClassIn;

  • Developed and built an original STEM courseline to showcase the features of the online platform.

February 2017 - November 2019

Curriculum Specialist and Team Leader

VIPKid

  • Led an international team that maintained the courseware and supplementary materials of the 1000+ lesson one-to-one Major Course line;

  • Prepared a series of 48 digital picture books and supplementary materials;

  • Developed student lessons and teacher training for the "SayABC" one-to-many line from independent prototype through to the completion of two levels based on National Geographic's "Our World" curriculum.

June 2011 - February 2017

Tutor and Editor

Eliz Knows All Tutoring and Editing

  • Implemented individualized curriculum and instructional techniques for ESL, English, Math, Science, and test-prep students ages 5-25;

  • Edited and provided actionable feedback on thousands of high-school and college papers.

Feb 2013 - Oct 2015

Community Support Specialist

Keystone Human Services

  • Implemented learner-centered training and tools to support self-advocates with developmental and physical disabilities to realize their goals of participating more fully in their community, with a focus on gainful employment;

  • Trained and followed up with  support staff to evolve their care style.

  

Education

M.S. -  Curriculum & Instruction

Western Governors University

B.A. - History and Anthropology (dual major)

SUNY Albany

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My Portfolio

From entire courses to design challenges, click here to access my portfolio.

Image: Graffiti inside the ruins of the Black Palace on Bokor Mountain, near Kampot, Cambodia. Original photo was taken by Elizabeth Cahill. Original painter is unknown.

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