Partnering with Diverse Families and Communities

Project Overview


Partnering with Diverse Families and Communities” is a two-part learning experience. The first part is a story-driven learning experience that helps professionals learn and make decisions that would impact relationships with their students' families.

The second part of the learning experience is an instructor-led training created with PPT. Click here to view the instructor-led training project.


This school district has increasingly suffered with the lack of family support and involvement. Through focus groups, it was determined that this may be remedied by providing educators with best practices on how to foster relationships with the caregivers of their students. If educators were able to recruit more "involvement" via education and community outreach and education, then the number of involvement would grow exponentially and student academic success would also show growth.

The stakeholders wanted this professional development session to be 2 hours long, which also contributed to the challenge. 2 hours in 1 sitting is a long time for anyone to remain engaged. Furthermore, educators are known to not be the most attentive during their own professional development.

The client accepted the proposal and I proceeded with design and development.


I proposed training in 2 parts: the first part is an immersive scenario-based learning experience created with Storyline that allows the learners to engage in best practices in regards to fostering positive relationships with caregivers. The 2nd part was an instructor-led-training created with Powerpoint. Facilitator and Participant guides were also created.


Responsibilities: research, instructional design, scripting, interaction and visual design, eLearning development

Target Audience: Educators ( K-12)

Tools: Articulate Storyline, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD, Camtasia

Language: English

Year: 2021

I designed and developed an animated, scenario-based eLearning experience with Articulate Storyline. This learning experience helped learners activate their previous experiences, and then use this to assist with their new experiences. This also allowed learners to be interactive and motivate them at the start of this long training session.

After the eLearning experience, the training moved on to an Instructor-Led-Training in order to facilitate more conversation and learning through discussion. A participant's guide was also provided to learners.

Click on the image above to see the complete storyboard


With the mockups reviewed and finalized, I created a storyboard including screen by screen narrative text, visuals and interactive elements and functions.

A pdf job aid was also created to help the learners find and implement other solutions that may fit their demographic and population.


I used AdobeXD to iterate on the layout and visual design for the project. I combined the visual mockups with programming notes and the visual Storyboard. The prototypes included the color schemes, images, text, special instructions for animation, programming, and other notations for final approval prior to proceeding with final training project.


I created an interactive prototype in order to show off the functionality and receive feedback before proceeding.


Creating a scenario based on performance solutions allows the learners to put themselves in that position and to focus on what they need to learn and do rather than simply presenting information for the user to read.