SIMPLIFY CONTENT

No matter how complex the content, I have the unique ability to simplify the content and make it digestible for learners of all modalities.

THINKING OF THE LEARNER

Correctly identifying the target audience while designing a course that meets the expectations and requirements of the learner.

ENGAGE, ENGAGE, ENGAGE

Balancing learning and interactivity to produce materials which not only entertain, but meet the learning objectives.

LETS MAKE IT UNIQUE

Delivering innovative ideas that are unique and meet the leads of the client as well as the end user.

GUIDE THE CLIENT

Ability to guide the client by listening to their needs and offering suggestions which will meet the desired learning outcomes.

ABOUT

I facilitate high-quality, comprehensive instructor-led and eLearning curricula.
As a life long learner and seasoned educator my number one objective is to align your training needs with your business goals and strategies.

Biography

Accomplished instructional designer with an impressive record of increased responsibility with professional development of staff in public school settings... Focused problem solver who uses academic competencies and pedagogues to develop practical solutions, and creations of interdisciplinary dialogue opportunities... Skilled communicator with strong organizational skills, who clarifies educational needs of students, builds strong working relationships with staff and all levels of administration. A successful developer of communication avenues with the school community... An instructional leader... Who leads by example.

Personal Info

  • 571.252.9081
  • 11705 Karbon Hill Ct. #K | Reston, VA | 20191

TESTIMONIALS

What people have said who have attended a few of my events. Don't just take my word for it, let some of my students do the talking!
Mike’s Professional Learning events once again exceeded my expectations. I always come away with many strategies and instructional techniques that I am excited to implement with my students…It is the most useful county PD I've been to. I have gone to this workshop every year, and this was the best year by far. Great job Mike!

P Vickers

Elementary Principal
Mike’s sessions were really awesome!! I wish this would be a two day training opportunity, so we can attend more than just four sessions. It was amazing, I just wish I could have attended more than four sessions. Loved it!

J Green

3rd Grade Teacher
Thank you for taking the time to plan such a useful event. With all the budget cuts and less free PD courses, this workshop is all the more critical for teachers to get abreast of the latest trends in their content areas.This workshop was very well run and helps us get excited about how we can make our lessons more engaging for our students. It offers credibility to the range of technology efforts being made in the education. I also really enjoyed seeing administration in attendance. Their presence sent the message that this was important. Keep up the good work. Looking for more professional development.

J THOMAS

High School Principal

Resume

Michael C. Speidel
Instructional Designer - Virtual Loudoun

Accomplished instructional technology leader with an impressive record of increased responsibility with professional development of educators in public school settings. Focused problem solver who uses academic competencies and pedagogues to develop practical solutions, and creations of interdisciplinary dialogue opportunities. Skilled communicator with strong organizational skills, who clarifies educational needs of students, builds strong working relationships with staff and all levels of administration. A successful developer of communication avenues with the school community. An instructional leader who leads by example.

Employment

2015 - Current

Instructional Designer - Virtual Loudoun
Loudoun County Public Schools

Successfully developed and delivered learning solutions to staff and students of Loudoun County Public Schools’. Responsible for the management, development, design, analyzing, implementation, direction and evaluating procedures concerning Virtual Loudoun. Additional responsibilities included the professional development of LCPS teachers concerning online teaching methodologies. These learning solutions provided student choice and voice in the method that best fit their unique learning styles.

2010 - 2015

Staff Development Trainer
Loudoun County Public Schools

Responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, directing and participating in the establishment and maintenance of a diverse training and development program. Responsible for developing and conducting training’s, needs surveys, coordinating and conducting training programs and courses that meet the needs of Loudoun County’s 5000 teachers. In addition to professional learning other primary responsibilities included the supervision of LCPS’ Learning Management System. (VISION).

2003 - 2010

Technology Resource Teacher
Loudoun County Public Schools

Responsible for the professional development and the program management of school staff members. Primary responsibility is to maintain the county/school’s vision concerning the effective use of technology in classroom instruction.

1999 - 2003

Special Education Teacher
Loudoun County Public Schools

Responsible for the instruction and case management of special education students. Primary responsibility was the instruction of self-contained and teamed classes.

Professional Affiliations/Honors

2014 - Present

Executive Board Member
Virginia Society of Technology Educators

Attends monthly executive board meetings to take part in decision-making and provide direction for VSTE both by supporting the group and taking individual initiative to enhance the organization. Assists with logistics of membership meetings, such as helping with various decision making and providing support for VSTE programs designed to support support and influence state educational policy.

2015 - Present

Microsoft Innovative Educator

Developed skills aimed at empowering educators to effectively use technology to develop students’ 21st century skills and improve student outcomes.

2014 - Present

Google Certified Educational Trainer

Recognized for advanced knowledge in Google Apps for Education, as well as the management and implementation of chrome devices.

Demonstrated Areas of Expertise

Professional Learning
Instructional Innovation
Leadership Skills
Problem Solving
Project Manager
Manager of Instructional Initiatives
Curriculum Designer
Collaboration
Orginization
Creativity
Communicaton

CONTACT

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