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Instructional Design

You know the saying:

Give someone a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you feed him for life.

I create customized instructional design solutions so you can catch the big one. 

Click on the tabs to see what’s possible, or read more about my background on the About page.

Staff Development

Ditch the PowerPoint!

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), an international development agency, sought to upgrade its employee orientation and on-boarding program to an interactive e-learning experience for its multi-cultural staff.

Designing the needs assessment, creating the story-board, developing the modules, overseeing usability testing — I did all that and then some.

So how did it turn out? Click here to take a peek.


Blackboard, anyone?

At The New School for Social Research, one of the earlier adopters of e-learning in higher education, I designed and moderated asynchronous on-line professional development courses for native and non-native teachers enrolled in the English Language Teaching Certificate program.

Two of the courses I designed became required courses.

Curriculum Design

I’ll take a side order of culture, please.

For The French Culinary Institute (FCI), a world-class culinary school, I created a 19-week integrated language and culture curriculum, a teacher’s manual and a student journal for the launch of the Institute’s Italian Culinary Experience.

The program received high marks from the New York State Education Department’s Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.

Blended Learning & Training

Twitter and skype and face-to-face training, oh my!

Digital Opportunity Trust, an international non-profit organization that helps people harness technology for educational and entrepreneurial opportunity, hired me to revamp the leadership training program for its corps of Gen Y interns working in schools devastated by Hurricane Katrina and to create and facilitate a customized curriculum in Spanish for the inaugural program in Mexico.

So how do you engage Millenials? With social media and blended learning, of course!

Strategic Planning

The long and winding road.

CHF International, a humanitarian agency which handles multi-million dollar programs in over 30 countries, was readying itself for a change in leadership and grappling with the economic downturn.

I facilitated a year-long strategic planning process to help senior management re-align goals with new institutional and market realities.

Ready to dive in? Contact me at justine (at) justineickes (dot) com to discuss how we can work together.


“Justine’s teaching and instructional design skills were exceptional. I’ve always been impressed by Justine’s knowledge and engagement with new forms of learning, her work with innovative pedagogies in mediated environments, and her deep commitment to education.”  Tina Yagjian, Director, Online Learning, The New School

For more than 30 years I’ve worked with a range of nonprofit, government, educational and corporate clients around the world.

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