DEIB Microlearning Module in Rise 360, Move The Tree: Learning the Language of Equity 

A voiceover video explaining the thought process can be found here. [Running time: 2:20] 

Move The Tree eLearning Course

Empowered Professional Women's Networking Group [EPWNG]

Rise 360, Vyond, Canva, Adobe Premiere 

This microlearning course is an introduction to using the correct terminology when entering conversations around equity, equality, allyship, activism and justice. It explores the nuances of difference between "equality" and "equity," how "diversity" is different from "intersectionality," and the differences between "ally," "advocate" and "activist" with several interactive exercises and life-like scenarios to practice language usage and identify one's own level of comfort with institutionalized racism principles and concepts.

Image of broken reading glasses with blurred and cracked lenses over the word "Blursday" + logo by Dawn Kahan Metcalf

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Learning Objectives such as ADA Conformance, identifying 5 low-/no-cost accommodations and strategies, and how to access these tools and resources in the workplace are projected as end goals of the full course.

Blursday Style Guide / Storyline eLearning Module

"Blursday" ADA Conformance Course

Accessibility Program: Storyline

Challenging the assumption that accessibility is for "other people," Blursday is designed for HRMs and C-Suite leaders to consider that instead of focusing on the smaller percentage of stereotypically visible and invisible disabilities, accommodations are actually used by the majority of their workforce.

Reframing glasses and contacts as socially-accepted accommodations for visual impairment, learners gain a new perspective, empathy and understanding after experiencing task and time management challenges when the character, Alex, breaks their glasses at work. 

The post-discussion involves small breakout groups to proactively create measurable action plans and implementation schedules aimed at increasing accessibility in the workplace by 25%, quarterly.

A horizontal stack of books with the overlayed words: Using Visual Maps to Plot Your Book & logo of Dawn Kahan Metcalf [Start Course button]

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eLearning Recap Review Video (Canva)

Alt-text, font color and size were chosen for maximum accessibility, but some of the blocks used are not keyboard-compliant.

Using Visual Maps to Plot Your Book 

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators [SCBWI]: Rise 360

This course is designed for pre-published writers to create a visual map of their book plot from beginning to end using various story structures in order to complete their manuscript. This is the first module. It uses tabs, hotspots, flip cards, matching and knowledge blocks to solidify comprehension.

The End Result: Create an easy-to-apply, step-by-step guide with 7 key points in 4 acts, 15 story beats and at least 3 character arcs which, combined together, make a comprehensive visual map of a learner's book plot from start to finish.

eLearning Recap Video

Course Summary Video: Canva

This short video is an asset included as part of the Rise course, Using Visual Maps to Plot Your Book. It is designed to quickly and succinctly review all of the steps that have been covered, put into practice and tested during the course. This quick review reinforces the achieved objectives, in order, which, together, create the user's completed visual map.

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Painless Is Possible 

3 Methods to Reduce Anxiety & Fear of Needles for Parents & Children: Storyline

Designed for parents of children who suffer a fear of needles, this easy-to-follow guide helps concerned parents identify and address this common phobia. The video introduces three no- or low-cost methods, including personal applications, tools and resources for parents of children struggling to have medical procedures involving needles. The goal is for adults to be aware of their own reactions, have ready options available and feel empowered to be supportive and proactive about their family's physical and mental health.