Creating great courses that engage students, and support their learning and goals.
As an instructional designer, I leverage established learning theories and employ a systematic methodology to meticulously craft and deliver a comprehensive spectrum of educational assets, learning experiences, training programs, and multifaceted solutions.
My primary mission is to facilitate the seamless acquisition of new knowledge and the development of practical real-world competencies.
My service include:
The creation of instructional materials, covering aims, objectives, outcomes, presentation materials, supplementary handouts, and essential activities, among other invaluable resources.
Case study: Cats Protection
Animal Welfare Curriculum Creation
Prior to my freelance work, I was an Education Officer for a National UK Charity.
My role was to work with the veterinary department (The subject matter experts!) and use government legislation to create in person, and online educational cat welfare resources, to be used in schools throughout the UK.
When I left the charity, 7 years later, the team and I had created resources for all age groups from Early Years right through to Higher Education. They are extremely popular and used throughout the whole of the United Kingdom.
We created aims, objectives, outcomes to adhere to the UK curriculum as well as representing the charities mission statement.
Producing lesson plans, teaching materials, videos, quizzes and activities.
We followed the ADDIE model to create effective learning experiences.
Finally, I conducted a research study to evaluate the success of the resources which them fed into the production of a reviewed and improved offering.
Case study: You Before Two
Online PHSE Learning
A subject matter expert came to me who had started their own charity with the aim of supporting schools with their Sex Education provision.
They had created many courses but now wanted to find a sensible alternative to using PowerPoints to distribute and sell their lessons to schools.
They wanted something user friendly, with a sales platform that they would be able to deal with themselves in the long run.
The online platform ‘Teachable’ was a good option for this. I set to work on transforming 5 hours of lessons into 6 online courses which used their branding.
I designed lesson plans and activities. They included teacher guidance, quizzes, and handout resources for the students. All in an easy-to-use programme for the teachers and schools.
Finally, I set up the sales pages and bundled some of them together to create a great offer for schools.
The courses have been received well by the schools and teachers and my client returned for a further two courses to be added.
Case study: Kalam Tech
Educational Game Apps
Working with a tech company who had branched out into creating educational science apps for children.
They had made some ingenious apps to teach children about science using Einstein as their teacher.
They now wanted to market their apps into international schools.
However, they needed to provide the schools with information on what the students will be taught through the apps, and how the apps assess the learning.
I helped by analysing each scene of the games and created aims, objectives, and outcomes for each scene. Providing the company with tangible achievements and robust education methodologies to use to market their apps into schools.
This partnership has been so successful I have continued to work with them for three years, not only with curriculum design but also teaching their employees, and proof reading. I’m always on hand for any addition support needed.
My Expertise in Instructional Design:
Education Training Materials
I have a proven track record of crafting comprehensive training materials tailored to your specific needs. Whether it’s for employee development, skill enhancement, or knowledge dissemination, I’m here to create materials that make learning engaging and effective.
Course and Curriculum Development
Designing courses and curricula is my passion. I work closely with you to conceptualise, structure, and create courses that not only meet but exceed your objectives. Every module and lesson are carefully curated to ensure maximum impact and learning retention.
In this digital age, I understand the importance of adapting to online learning. I can seamlessly convert your existing curricula into digital formats that are optimised for online delivery. From multimedia-rich content to interactive assessments, I’m able to work to your requirements.
Collaboration with Subject Matter Experts
When it comes to translating expertise into engaging curricula and courses, I’m an excellent partner. I work alongside subject matter experts to capture their knowledge and transform it into pedagogically sound and captivating learning experiences.
During our collaboration, you can expect me to produce:
I will define clear and measurable aims, objectives, and learning outcomes for your courses and curricula.
Detailed Lesson Plans
Each lesson is meticulously planned to ensure a smooth and effective learning journey.
My expertise includes creating visually compelling PowerPoint presentations and design that enhance understanding and retention
Customised worksheets, activities, and quizzes are designed to promote active learning and critical thinking.
Your materials can be adapted for various online platforms, such as Teachable, Thinkific, Rise, and Storyline 360. I also provide ‘pick up and teach’ packages tailored to the needs of educators.
With a strong commitment to excellence and a genuine passion for education, I am here to turn your educational vision into a reality.
Let’s embark on this educational journey together, ensuring that your curriculum and training materials are nothing short of exceptional
Book a Free chat
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What my clients say
Kirsty is amazing! I recommend her 100%. I was so stressed about my exam that I felt lost and wanted to give up, but thanks to her help and her accurate lessons, in just one week we worked hard and I passed the exam with flying colours! She is also a fantastic person who makes you feel comfortable! Love u Kirsty!
I came to Kirsty in a panic, my test was approaching soon and I was struggling with the writing task. After an intense week or two of lessons I scored a 7.5. Very happy with Kirsty and her lessons and will recommend to my friends.
Thank you so much for taking your time to tailor your style to suit mine. At the beginning I felt I’d never get to the bottom of any of these tasks and thank you for giving me courage and motivation to carry on with my research and learning new words every day!!