Growing My Coding Education Portfolio: Reflecting on My First Year as a Scratch Learning Resource Designer

I’ve been a member of the Scratch Team in various roles since the Spring of 2019, but in the past year, I was privileged to move into a dream role and become a Learning Resource Designer for the Scratch Foundation. Whether working for my university, in the publishing industry as a managing editor for Random House for over 10 years, or with clients while developing their websites, I often found myself creating training manuals, filming instructional videos, and thinking a lot about how to empower my learning audience and the tools they needed for success, as we rolled out new platforms and practices. Now, I get to combine my twin passions for education and coding in my role as a Learning Resource Designer working with the Scratch Programs team to develop new creative learning resources and engagement experiences for Scratchers and educators, giving them the building blocks and the confidence to try new things, iterate, and reach further.

Having a website I coded myself gives me the platform to reflect and showcase my skills, my passions, and what I’ve been creating and experimenting with (like my experience at the Logo Summer Institute this past summer), so I thought I’d share some of the things I have created in my time so far as a resource designer. (You may also want to check out my post “Day in My Life as a Learning Resource Designer.”)

I hope you’ll continue to follow my work, experiment and tinker with me, and provide constructive feedback as I produce more videos, guides, workshops, and projects! I try to post on my Instagram and LinkedIn (recent activity to see my posts) as my new work becomes available.

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