Whether with small non-profits or entire school districts, and through both grant-funded and international initiatives, I have developed a consulting portfolio over the past decade in the areas of educator professional development, design and research, and evaluation. If your organization or team is interested in learning more about my consulting services, please contact me.
United People of Faith (2017-18)
I served as Evaluator of the Covenant Foundation-funded project “United People of Faith” (UPF). UPF is an online simulation in which students from three faith traditions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – use design thinking processes to create an interfaith school from the ground up. I evaluated all phases of the UPF pilot implementation, examined both technology and curricular designs, and assessed how students and educators: Increased their understanding of different worldviews, developed empathy for other perspectives and experiences, and practiced communication and collaboration with youth from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
Mobile City Science (2016-17)
I served as the External Evaluator of the National Science Foundation-funded Cyberlearning EAGER grant “Mobile City Science: Youth Mapping Community Learning Opportunities.” Mobile City Science (MCS) studied how groups of urban youth from Chicago’s Digital Youth Network and the New York Hall of Science collected data about and mapped their communities using mobile and location aware technologies, and how these data supported educators to better understand the places in which students live. As evaluator, I documented how MCS efforts built a cross-site collaborative research network focused upon mobile learning technologies and practices. I also studied how MCS implementation occurred across different urban contexts, as well as school-based and out-of-school settings.
Additional consulting projects: Glenbard Township High School District 87 (2014-2017), Takatuf Scholars Programme (2014), Learning Games Network (2013), Community Systems Foundation (2009-2010).