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Devin Weiss

Learning Experieince Designer

Phone:

972-268-2057

Email:

Address:

Midlothian, Tx 76065

Date of Birth:

April 13, 1982

A Bit About Me

Education is key. This little gem of information was lost on me growing up but came to be my mantra in my professional career. I served in the United States Navy for 6+ years where I learned not only what I would do, but that I had a lot to learn in order to do it. I then became a high school science teacher and athletic coach earning my Master's degree along the way. Expanding my horizons I turned to adult learning, taking up the mantel I now so deeply valued helping others become lifelong learners as well. 

My work experience has since become a wide array of positions that have brought me to a deeper passion for learning and my ability to help facilitate the process of learning with technology. I couldn't have on any of it had it not been for my wife and 3 kids cheering me on and supporting me along the way. I can't wait to see what else life has in store for me. 

Work Experience

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Dark Clouds

August 2016 - July 2017

Summit High School Science Teacher (Mansfield ISD)

I do miss the classroom if you were wondering. However, it is here where I first started really developing my love for Instructional Design. I flipped my class to provide each student with the bulk of their instruction online. Ironically, things were going in that direction even before COVID-19.

April 2021 - Present

Sr. Instructional Designer (McKesson)

My first Sr. level role was not necessarily a big change as I have always sought to help develop and train those around me. The role has been exciting with the added responsibility but also highly involved in instituting and leveraging a new LMS. The role is also focused on video and eLearning development.

Dec 2008 - July 2015

Biology Teacher & Coach  (Clovis Unified)

This is where I got my start in education. I was a track and cross-country coach and tutored until I got my first teaching job as a Biology teacher. I learned to write curriculum and design engaging and fun activities for kids to learn science. I do miss those days.

Aug 2001 - Feb 2008

Master-at-Arms  (USN)

This turned out to be the place I learned I loved to learn. Never really occurring to me during school, I learned the value of education and my knack for helping others learn a skill as well. I served on active duty for six and a half years as a military police officer and helped train countless new recruits along the way.

August 2015 - July 2016

Red Oak Middle School  (Red Oak ISD)

They say it takes a special soul to teach middle school. That is 100% true. Though I loved the opportunity to touch the lives of those kids, I knew relatively quickly that middle school was not the age range I was looking to teach. The year was not a loss by any stretch of the imagination; that year I embarked upon creating my own AR Sandbox for my department, which would prove to be an amazing accomplishment.

April 2019- April 2020

Instructional Designer (FEMA)

Focused mainly on Video development and Adobe Captivate eLearning work, I was a part of a team whose focus was on entering into the video training space. 

April 2020 - April 2021

Instructional Designer (McKesson)

This role's focus was on developing standard Instructor-Led training and the use of a digital adoption platform employed by the team. MyGuide was the platform of choice and it was an exciting tool to learn and develop in. 

June 2017 - April 2019

Instructional Designer (GM Financial)

It was here that I got my first break into the instructional design field with adult learners. I learned so much here and cherish the time spent with this company as I was able to build from all the design skills and software I learned while in this role. 

 

E-Learning Tools

RAPID E-LEARNING DESIGN TOOL

The competitive air that exists within tools like Storyline and Captivate is really what is driving innovation and technology in the instructional design field. My experience with Adobe Captivate has been enlightening and is actually the tool I began my ID journey with.

Adobe Captivate Specialist

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The tool is only as powerful as your imagination allows it. Can't design a particular interaction? That may just be because you haven't thought of a way to get the tool to do what you want. Think outside the box.

Videography

STORYTELLING IN THE ERA OF VIDEO

The use of video to tell a story has been used since before the media of video existed. Pictures used to retell a series of event and convey a message is at the heart of every decent video. 

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Remember me and smile for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry.

Dr. Seuss

Ride like life doesn't have to be perfect, to be wonderful

Anonymous 

How to Make Ice Cream
Dinner Time
Mike & Caren
Soccer Highlight Video
Example

PHOTOSHOP

GREAT TOOLS PROVIDE GREAT RESULTS

Manipulating pixels, removing backgrounds, layering and blended modes provide us with magical possibilities.

The household name "Photoshop" is both a tool and a verb. Review my work utilizing Adobe Photoshop and contact me about how I can help you with your next project.