PERFORMEX will work with you to design, develop, and implement evidence-based training and non-training solutions that help employees improve performance-- thereby closing gaps, eliminating performance problems, seizing opportunities-- and ultimately achieving organizational goals.

Portfolio Samples

Interactive Modules

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PowerSchool Search Commands

When new PowerSchool Admin users return to their school following the face-to-face training sessions, this module provides them with on-demand practice using Search Commands.  During the scenarios, learners help the administrative assistants with selecting the correct Search Command to find the information needed to complete the task at hand.  Learners then experience the outcomes of their choices and have the opportunity to recover from mistakes when necessary.

Visual Job Aids

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Proof of Immunization: Listing Students Without Proof

In this job aid, I explain the principles of brain-based learning and visual design that have been applied to support the cognitive processes of learning.

On-Demand Microlearning Videos

I built a microlearning video repository to support K-8 teachers in the four Anglophone sectors across the province of New Brunswick with self-directed, personalized learning of PowerTeacher Pro.


Similarities With PowerSchool Admin Repository

Like the videos for PowerSchool Admin, the videos in the next-generation repository are designed using the research on cognitive science and principles of multimedia instruction-- and as a result, support learning, retention, and transfer.  For example, various kinds of signalling (e.g., zooming, highlighting) are used to direct learners' attention to specific parts of the on-screen visuals. Signalling eliminates the extraneous cognitive load that would otherwise be imposed upon learners' working memory if they had to search the visuals for the part being discussed in the narration.  In the video example to the right, prompted self-explanation is also used.  During the "Problem Analysis" section (1m35s) learners are invited to pause the video while considering their answer to a question-- and in doing so, they process the example more deeply and build accurate mental models.


Differences From PowerSchool Admin Repository

I call the PowerTeacher Pro repository "next-generation" as I have progressed from a lengthy, multi-objective design to microlearning.  Micro assets offer the following advantages:

  1. Short duration = Reduced cognitive load, thereby increasing learning, retention, and transfer.  The majority of videos are less than 2min.
  2. Modular format = Each video covers one topic.
    • Teachers can quickly find the specific chunk of information they need to close their knowledge gap and complete the task at hand.
    • Increased flexibility for teachers to create their own personalized learning path.
    • Micro assets combine to provide a 360-degree view of the topic PowerTeacher Pro—within the context of the assessment cycle.