Why Polymath-In-Training?

Sarah Sangregorio - Instructional Designer - HeadshotSarah Sangregorio – learner-centered instructional designer, creative content creator, educational technologist, collaborative leader, problem solver, polymath-in-training

The Cambridge Dictionary defines the word polymath as “a person who knows a lot about many different subjects”. I wear many hats in my career and personal life. I read anything I can get my hands on and establish myself as something of a human encyclopedia – a lot of experience and knowledge about a lot of different topics and technologies.

So, why did I add the “in training” suffix? It’s a twofold answer. My career focuses on training and education. Second, I ascribe to Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s quote:

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

Michaelangelo is often attributed to the quote “Ancora imparo”, translated as “I am always learning”. Though it is nearly impossible to verify that Michaelangelo actually uttered those words, I adhere to the spirit of the quotation. I am always learning and I always seek to learn more, so I am a polymath, in training.

WHO I AM

• Creative, analytical, articulate, self-motivated and energetic problem solver with experience in adult learning, needs and task analysis, project management

• Collaborative team player who works with her team to improve processes and make the team and its processes more efficient and establish best practices

• Designer – develops learner-centered, performance-based multi-modal classroom and e-Learning solutions – specializing in interactive modules, micro videos, device learning labs, job aids, documentation, and facilitator guides

• Leader – experience managing, supervising, mentoring, and training in technology and customer service

• Adaptable – adapts well to ambiguity and constant change, master multi-tasker

• Bright – quickly learns and masters new technologies, processes and products – experience in leading QA (quality assurance) testing, technology troubleshooting, and technology rollouts.

• Passionate about excellent customer service – 10 years experience, including The Walt Disney Company – Walt Disney World Resort

If you’d like to get to know me on a more personal level, visit More About Me.

Newest Additions

Professional Experience
Updated Resume

Capstone Captivate Gallery
InterAct – Instructional Design Capstone

Sakai Course Example
InterAct – Instructional Design Capstone

Blackboard Course Design Example
Theatre Experience for High School Students

Under the Multimedia heading, you will find a number of video and audio samples, as well as Adobe Captivate samples.  Under Papers, Documentation, and Posters, you will find sample design plans, technical documentation and manuals, and posters.

This page is always under construction, so if you are looking for a specific type of document or media that you do not see here, please e-mail me at sarahsangregorio (at) me.com