These selected projects demonstrate the range of organizations, disciplines, and consultation experience from my current and previous work.
Curriculum Design &
Designed a workplace curriculum and facilitate ongoing PD workshops with staff and board members to build a deliberate and sustained practice of critically analyzing issues related to racial justice and societal inequity as part of creating responsive programs and organizational policy.
Adobe Content Authenticity Initiative
Designed a media literacy curriculum to support the “content authenticity initiative” led by Adobe and consortium of media and technology companies. The initiative develops standards for authenticating the creation and revision of digital images to prevent against tampering and misrepresentation.
In this standards aligned curriculum, middle school and high school students develop critical media and visual literacy skills to better navigate the ever-changing digital information landscape.
NEH Teacher Institute
Pedagogy director for a three-week, residential, summer institute for teachers to study the topic of Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad in North America from the colonial era through the Civil War. Supported teachers to translate recent historical scholarship, field trips to key anti-slavery sites, and primary source documents into school-based curriculum.
These projects with Philipsburg Manor, a historic site in New York's Hudson Valley, reflect the range of my work as a curriculum designer, multimedia producer, and workshop facilitator for teachers and professionals.
"During the colonial period, runaway slave advertisements were published in nearly every newspaper. These primary documents indicate the size and scope of colonial enslavement in the North and provide evidence of ongoing, active resistance by enslaved individuals against the institution that bound them."
Excerpt from educational materials created for Historic Hudson Valley.
Designed a standards based curriculum about enslavement and resistance in colonial New York, using art making to help middle school learners interpret colonial era slave advertisements.
Runaway: The Film
Produced a short film that imagines the lives of enslaved Africans at Philipsburg Manor, a northern plantation during the colonial era. Designed a supporting curriculum to help viewers engage in dialogue about the film's themes of power, family and resistance.
Colonial Slavery in the North
Program Director for 2017 and 2019 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Teacher Institute supporting K-12 teachers across the US. Co-designed syllabus about slavery in northern colonial America and facilitated daily seminars with historians.
Teaching faculty for 2021 and 2023 Institutes.
As an experienced non-profit professional and independent consultant, I regularly work with local and international NGOs, museums, and foundations to design multimedia curricula and professional development.
Links to selected projects appear below.
Incarceration Nations Network (INN)
Developed an educational study guide to accompany a documentary film series about global mass incarceration. The curriculum gathers country-based statistics, excerpts of interviews, and links to global justice organizations to support deep reflection, discussion, and social action to address the global crises of mass incarceration.
Facilitator of Idea Accelerator Workshops with Mayors in cities across the US as they develop staff capacity and skills to conduct preliminary research and investigate complex problems in their communities.
The Resilience Age
Contributing producer and curriculum consultant for The Resilience Age, a multimedia film and curriculum to support HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition to inspire collaboration among government officials and professionals in urban planning, climate science, engineering, architecture and design.
Led the research, design and implementation of a multimedia resource about social innovation. The interactive website includes short films and instructional materials to support the development of skills needed by government agencies and community partners to innovate in the social sector.