Who I Am

i’m Chackras Lee Smith

Chad L. Smith

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I discovered my passion for instructional design while teaching at High Schools; it was at this point the educational design process enamored me. I earned my Specialist Degree focused in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of West Florida. Throughout my teaching career, I served as a member of the school Curriculum Design team, and functioned as a Curriculum Intervention Specialist. My role allowed me to evaluate, modify, redesign, and develop various instructional components. During my 8-year tenure in P-12 education, I have built and taught classes on Moodle, Blackboard, and Canvas learning management systems.

Currently, I am pursuing my Doctorate in Curriculum, and Instruction at the University of West Florida. My passion for education processes and implementing technologies into instructive systems allows me to successfully turn information into well-structured, effective courses. I’m always looking for ways to exercise my inventiveness and designs; including graphic design, game design, web design, and eLearning.

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.” H.S.T.

Phone : + (727) 228-0215
Email : Chackras@gmail.com
Website : www.Chackras.com
Location : Dunedin, Florida

  • Curriculum Developer
  • Instructional Designer
  • L.M.S. Administrator

Employment

    • 01
      Instructional Desinger

      Designers for Learning 501(c)(3)

      Evaluate and revise open educational resources for adult basic education programs. Redevelopment of various instructional materials for adult educators and learners in the Adult Learning Zone group on OER Commons; aligned with College and Career Readiness Standards that are the frameworks for high school equivalency exams and other adult basic education programs. Develop and incorporate all necessary content presentation, learner practice, and assessment materials for instruction. Provide guidance for instructors regarding use of these materials. Participant in a service-learning project culminating in a Certificate of Recognition for instructional design services rendered.

      2016-Present

    • 02
      Social Sciences Teacher

      Gibbs High School

      Developed various class curriculums, and effective instructional experiences for traditional and blended environments; which, produced student gains in all instructional areas taught. Established formative and summative assessments to gauge lesson effectiveness and student retention that produced desired learning outcomes. Worked closely with disabled students to modify state curriculum, and classroom lessons differentiating and adapting material to align with individual student ability.

      2016-Present

    • 03
      Physical Education Teacher

      Woodlawn Elementary School, Fl

      Served as the school Curriculum Intervention Specialist acting as a liaison between parents and school personal to mediate any concerns related to the subject matter by finding a solution all parties could agree. Developed an effective Sports Curriculum Model and all instructional designs ensuring alignment to the Florida State Sunshine Standards. Appointed as the Specialist Department Head leading all teachers in physical education, art, music, and technology in professional development trainings.

      2015-2016

    • 04
      Algebra Teacher

      Anclote High School, Fl

      Applied and received a grant from the University of South Florida through Teaching Point for Algebra 1 teachers that provided curriculum, and instructional tools for teachers. Gathered student data through formative and summative assessments ensuring student progression and successful completion of learning targets. Tutored at risk students after hours to ensure success passing required state assessments for graduation.

      2014-2015

    • 05
      Exceptional Student Education Teacher

      East Gadsden High School, Fl

      Designed subject matter curriculum to promote reflective thinking, socialization of the learners, while utilizing community laboratory learning. Student alternative assessment data ranked my class in the to 25th percentile in the school district. Developed individual education plans, personalized transition plans, and student employment goals. Acted as a subject matter specialist to guide and facilitate student learning daily to achieve maximum results.

      2013-2014

    • 06
      Social Sciences Teacher

      Williston High School, Fl

      Established learning materials to deliver lectures on government structure and economics. Utilized technology to develop a gameified virtual stock market content lesson allowing students to trade in real-time using life-like portfolio volatility over the course of a semester. All students passed the necessary state and county assessments required for graduation.

      2013-2013

    • 07
      Social Sciences Teacher

      Dunnellon High School, Fl

      Acted as a member of the school curriculum and lesson design team aligning common core standards to social sciences lessons. Used individual student data to create profiles that focused on student learning needs to pinpoint and correct necessary areas of improvement. Collected student feedback to modify and improve course development.

      2012-2013

    • 08
      Student Assistant Football Operations

      University of Arkansas

      Supervised staff members to develop and train them in the daily operations of the Razorback Football Program. Represented the football program to outside vendors coordinating and organizing all aspects of special events to ensure proper operations. Worked with coaching staff and support staff to maintain effective athletic training, tutoring, educational progression, player development, position improvement, and athlete well-being.

      2008-2012

    Education

    • 01
      University of West Florida

      Doctorate in Education

      Curriculum and Instruction: Specializing in curriculum and assessment design, development, evaluation, and implementation.

      2015-Present

    • 02
      University of West Florida

      Specialist in Education

      Curriculum and Instruction: Graduated Cum Laude.

      2015-2017

    • 03
      Ohio University

      Masters of Science in Education

      Recreation and Sport Sciences with a Concentration in Coaching Education: Graduated Maxima Cum Laude

      2013-2015

    • 04
      University of Arkansas

      Bachelors of Science in Education

      Physical Education K-12, Wellness and Leisure with a Certification in Coaching Education

      2008-2012

    Skills

    • Curriculm Design
    • Instructional Design
    • Assessment Design
    • Evaluation Design
    • Educational Theory
    • Research Methods
    • Learning Managment Systems
    • Educational Technology Design
    MORE SKILLS
    • Creativity 80%
    • Leadership 90%
    • Communication 85%
    • English 100%
    • American Sign Lanuage 50%
    • Expository Writing 90%
  • Portfolio

    Blog

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      Instructional Design Blog

      Check out my blog where I will be showing my work, and recounting my journey through the instructional design profession. I'm looking forward to progressing through this voyage with you.

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