Resume | Ted Curran


Curriculum Vitae

This is Ted Curran’s current resume/ curriculum vitæ for Instructional Design and Learning Experience Design.

My professional experience spans three broad themes — Instructional Design, Classroom Teaching, and Web/Multimedia Production. I’ve grouped my resume into sections — just click the header to read more about my experience in each area.

Instructional Design Experience

Instructional Design Experience

Senior Instructional Designer | Pearson Learning Solutions

2014 – 2017

  • Technical and curriculum lead developing self-paced online learning courses
  • Designed a project-based critical thinking component to didactic online courseware
  • Led learning management system evaluation, transition, and administration
  • Conference presenter on competency-based education and alternative credentialing
  • Rapid UI/UX product prototyping and testing of eLearning and mobile app experiences

Instructional Designer | Samuel Merritt University

2009 – 2014

  • System Administrator of SMU’s online learning technologies
  • Co-chair of the SMU Technology Committee
  • Project Lead on Social Collaboration Solutions Project
  • Faculty trainer in the Inter-professional Education program
  • Train, and support faculty integrating Web 2.0 technologies in online instruction
  • Manage institutional self-study & transition to a new learning management system
  • Research, evaluate, and implement future technologies and instructional methods
  • Design courses, lectures, learning objects, and training materials for faculty and students

Classroom Instruction Experience

Classroom Instruction Experience

Teacher, English Language Arts 9/10 & Digital Design 11/12 | Envision Schools

2005 – 2009

  • Designed, taught, and assessed outcomes-aligned, project-based curriculum
  • Mapped a scaffolded curriculum over multiple grade levels
  • Developed instructional technology solutions for my course and trained colleagues in novel techniques
  • Provided instructional,behavioral, and college counseling for 22 advisory students and their families

Teacher, English Language Arts 11/12 | Mexican American Community Services Agency

2003- 2005

  • Taught 11th and 12th grade English Language Arts to a majority English Language Learner population
  • Developed original curriculum design
  • Provided instructional,behavioral, and college counseling for 22 advisory students and their families
  • Served as English Department Chair

Substitute Teacher 7-12, Santa Barbara USD & County Office of Education

  • Substitute teacher in special education and mainstream education classrooms

Substitute Teacher 9-12, Bishop Garcia Diego High School

2002- 2003

  • Substitute teacher in special education and mainstream education classrooms

Instructional Assistant, Special Day Class | Santa Barbara County Office of Education


  • Instructional modifications and mainstreaming for students with severe developmental disabilities
  • Socialization support
  • Behavior modification
  • Health and wellness education and support


Multimedia/Application Production Experience

Co-Creator, Creative Producer | Picture Yourself in College Mobile App


  • Developed an HTML5 mobile app from creation through design and implementation in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of UC Berkeley students and faculty
  • Created user interface (UI) design and user experience (UX) interaction animation mockups for developers to implement

Education Technology Blogger,

2009 – present

  • Published over 200 “tips, tricks, and lifehacks for online educators”
  • Reprinted in eCampusNews
  • 3000 – 5000 pageviews monthly.

Web & Multimedia Designer, TrueSchool Creative

2009 – present

  • Designed and donated over 20 HTML5 WordPress websites to local artists, nonprofit organizations, and educators.
  • Ongoing consulting on web content and social media strategy for effective marketing and SEO

Assistant Video Editor, Paramount Domestic Television

1999 – 2000

Music Video Department Coordinator, MCA Records


Content Researcher, Paramount Domestic Television

1997 – 1999

Formal Education

Formal Education

Master of Arts in Education, Teaching in Multicultural and Multi-linguistic Contexts | National University


AVID Certified Video Editor | Los Angeles Mission College


Bachelor of Arts, Interpersonal Communication | Arizona State University


Special Skills

Special Skills


Spanish and English

Communication Skills

Interpersonal, Intercultural, Public Speaking, Visual Storytelling, Conflict transformation, Performance

Curriculum Design

Competency-based Education, Project Based Learning, Performance Assessment, Portfolio Defense

Web & Multimedia Production

HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Sketch 3, Tumult Hype Pro, WordPress, Adapt Learning,, graphic design, Audio/Video Editing & Production, Photography

Self-Directed Education Certificates

Self-Directed Education Certificates

Power Searching with Google |
HTML, CSS, Javascript |
Responsive HTML5 Presentations |


Ted is actively seeking employment in March 2017! Contact Ted to discuss how he can support your organization!