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Work experience

Jun 2008Present

Independent Contract Consultant

Teach Gwinnett
  • I design and deliver training modules for candidates enrolled in the Gwinnett Teacher Alternative Preparation Program during the summer Gwinnett TAPP Institute.
  • I engage in on-site supervision and evaluation of alternative teacher preparation candidates (from all content areas) who are participating in the Teach Gwinnett program.
Aug 2009Present

English as a Second Language Instructor

Georgia Perimeter College

Teach English for Academic Purposes in the Department of ESL, Foreign and Critical Languages.

Teach integrated English language and literacy skills in courses that focus on the following: academic writing/composition, grammar, critical reading, oral communication, and academic skills training.

Assist ESL student in utilizing the multi-media lab for technology integrated language learning.

Assist with the scoring/rating of student essays for the ESL program’s writing exit exam.

Aug 2003May 2009

Clinical Instructor, New Teachers Institute / Department of Middle/Secondary Education and Instructional Technology

Georgia State University
  • I designed and taught online/hybrid courses for provisionally certified Career Technology Education (CTE) teachers.
  • I facilitated program candidates’ efforts to integrate effective teaching strategies into their lesson planning and instructional delivery through modeling, simulation, and direct instruction.
  • I mentored and supervised provisionally certified CTE teachers at their school sites.
  • I assisted with the design and coordination of program research initiatives with the program director.
  • I co-coordinated the recruitment and admissions of applicants to the program.
Aug 2002Aug 2003

Lecturer and Testing Coordinator / Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language

  • In the Intensive English Program, I taught English for Academic Purposes (grammar, critical reading, composition, and oral communication).
  • I also coordinated the Georgia State Test of English Proficiency (GSTEP) for the following: Admissions, International Students and Scholars Services, the Regents, and the Intensive English Program.
  • I recruited, trained, and supervised essay raters and oral interviewers for GSTEP Admissions and Placement tests.
  • I oversaw the scoring and score reporting of all GSTEP tests and executed score reports and relevant scoring data to programs and departments within the university.
Aug 2000Jul 2002

Lecturer, English as a Second Language

United Arab Emirates University
  • In this medium-sized university, I taught English for Academic Purposes in the University General Requirements Unit, established to help first-year college students meet the language and literacy demands of a predominantly English setting.
  • I developed course materials, lesson plans, assessment, and supplemental materials for English as a Second Language courses.
  • I created computer-assisted language learning activities for use in weekly language lab class sessions.
Aug 1999May 2000

Instructor, English as a Second Language

Georgia Perimeter College
  • I taught English for Academic Purposes in the Department of ESL, Foreign and Critical Languages.
  •  I utilized the multi-media lab for computer assisted language learning.
  •  I assisted with the scoring/rating of student essays for the ESL program’s exit exam.

Consultant, English as a Second Language

Pearson Education
  • Using text and materials published by Pearson Education, I designed and presented in-service teaching training workshops to support Pearson’s sales force.
Jan 1996Jun 1998

Literacy Instructor, English as a Second Language

Latin American Association
  • I designed and implemented lessons, activities, and materials for beginning and intermediate level adult English as a Second Language literacy students.
  • I facilitated the publication of a class newsletter showcasing student writing and poetry.



Master of Science


Bachelor of Arts


  Blackboard/WebCT Vista, ULearn, Office 97/2000/XP/Vista, Adobe Acrobat 8, Camtasia, SnagIt, Elluminate Live, Audacity, Various Web 2.0 Tools and Applications (Blogger, Google Sites, Twitter, Podbean, NiceNet)
Operating Systems
  Windows XP-Vista

Instructional Design


American Educators Research Association (AERA)

Career and Technology Educators Association (ACTE) Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Work Samples

The attachments within this CV are confidential and proprietary, and are the property of Jessie Hayden and the noted organization(s).  Duplication and/or disclosure is prohibited.

Publications (a representative sampling)

Hayden, J. & Burns, J. (2007). “Six Instructional Techniques for Helping English Language Learners Develop Communication Skills in Business Education Courses.” Business Education Forum, 62 (2), 37-47.

Hayden, J. (2005). review of Globalizing Education for Work: Comparative Perspectives on Gender and the New Economy by Richard D. Lakes and Patricia A. Carter (Eds.). Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 42 (4), 81-93.

Burns, J., Schaefer, K., Hayden, J. (2005). “New trade and industrial teachers’ perceptions of formal learning versus informal learning and teaching proficiency.” Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 42 (3), 66-87.


Evoking, in both teachers and learners, the productive “Aha!”

In a variety of educational settings over the past ten years, I have shown myself adept at evoking students’ and teachers’ “Aha!”—toward productive, enthusiastic new learning—in the following roles and through these key tasks, among others:

Specialist, instructional design/technology support

·      Design and teach online/hybrid courses using WebCT/ULearn

·      Provide technical support to colleagues who are teaching online with WebCT/ULearn

·      Support students in application of Web 2.0 tools

·      Develop online course templates for hybrid courses

In Summer 2010, I will complete the Education Specialist degree in instructional technology.

Teaching strategist

·      Provide strategies and solutions to improve new teachers’ performance

·      Encourage new teachers’ reflective practice through brainstorming, collaborative problem solving, and reflective blogging

·      Introduce teachers to standard instructional design models

·      Analyze the quality of  teachers’ instructional products (lesson plans, supplemental materials, assessments)


·      Supervise and evaluate teachers’ lesson plans, instructional materials, and teaching

·      Encourage dialogue and provide feedback to help new teachers improve their performance and instruction

·      Coordinate recruitment and admission of applicants to a teacher training program

Consultant, instructional design

·      Developed and designed the curriculum, instructional modules, materials, and assessment tools for Work-Based Learning Coordinator teacher endorsement program and for Culinary Arts Education teacher endorsement program

·      Evaluated instructional programs

·      Conducted focus groups sessions with parents teachers, and students

·      Design, develop, and facilitate staff development workshops

Workshops (a representative sampling)

After School Tutor Training Workshop, In-Service tutor training, Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA), Decatur, Georgia, April 2009.

“Reading Across the Curriculum,” In-Service teacher development training, Meadowcreek High School, Gwinnett County Schools, March, 2008.

“Effective Instructional Strategies for Teaching Business Courses to Students Whose Primary Language Is Not English,” National Business Education Association Conference, New York, New York, April, 2007.

“New Trade and Industrial Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Formal versus Informal Learning and Transfer of Learning,” American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California, April 2006, co-presenter with J. Burns.