SilkWeb’s Instructional Designers work one-to-one with faculty at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions. Our work is fast-paced and deadline driven. We offer a flexible work environment and a family-friendly atmosphere. Our team is comprised of experienced instructional designers who are committed to our  learner-centric design approach and skilled in Universal Design and Quality Matters™ standards.


*Master’s Degree in Instructional Design.

*Demonstrated work experience in instructional design preferably for higher education (minimum of 10 years’).

*Minimum 2 years’ experience evaluating course quality using the Quality Matters™ standards.

*Demonstrated proficiency in applying instructional design theory, models and best practices; demonstrated proficiency using instructional design tools such as learning project plans, design documents, learning hierarchies, prototypes, etc.

*Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, projects, etc.

*High proficiency in software applications usage to include Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Articulate 360, Blackboard, Canvas, and  D2L.

*Excellent attention to detail and skills in communication, presentation design and delivery and data collection and analysis.


SilkWeb promotes a Native American hiring preference. We encourage enrolled tribal members, persons of Native American descent, and persons residing on an Indian Reservation to apply for all positions. Native American hiring preference is protected under the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Title 41 Federal Regulation 60-1.5(a)(7).

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About SilkWeb Consulting and Development LLC

Our Education team offers consulting services and solutions to help schools, K-12 school districts, tribal schools, and state education agencies promote student success, improve programs and processes, and utilize data findings to improve student outcomes. Helping significantly under-performing schools better engage and prepare students for college or globally competitive career options takes a comprehensive approach. Our school improvement consulting focuses on leadership, effective instruction, climate and culture, data use, and curriculum and assessment alignment, and leverages online tools to provide resources, support, and professional development. We offer strategic consulting expertise to support school districts and state education agencies to operate effective and efficient learning systems.

Our work includes:

  • Professional Development
  • Organizational Reviews
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Audits
  • Implementation Support
  • Communication Strategy
  • Data Analysis
  • Program Design

SilkWeb - CEO & Founder

SilkWeb is a Native American, Woman-Owned Small Business, 8a company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Laurel Shaw founded SilkWeb in 2006. She has been in the education technology industry for over 20 years, focusing on delivering quality online training and education. Laurel is Húŋkpapȟa Lakota and an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota. She has a Master of Education Degree in Instructional Design and a Bachelors Degree in English. Laurel founded SilkWeb with a mission to help all communities gain access to technology and education. SilkWeb has built its reputation on the timely delivery of quality online curriculum and instructional design expertise.

For over 15 years we have created innovative custom e-learning solutions using research-informed design and development techniques. Every custom e-learning solution we design is developed in-house by our instructional design experts and technical consultants. We make a firm commitment to never off-shore your project and we back our commitment with our 100% Made in America Guarantee.