For educational organisations, we have the expertise to support curriculum design for your establishment or your product and can organise it for a global market: aligning the content to your region(s); sequencing the learning; weighting it, in terms of time allotted, value and number of questions; and creating distractors for the learning experiences.


Fill the Gap Learning has the expertise to create, or support development of, learning plans for your educational organisation. We will create a plan to progress learning that is inline with the standards you use.


Michael wrote the current sequence of skills for maths and spelling for Sumdog. He created the currently aligned sequence for 19 global standards for mathematics and the same for 12 global standards for spelling. Because of this undertaking, Michael is very much aware of what standards translate to in layman’s terms:  he can translate outcomes and standards into plain English, suitable for any learner.


Michael designed the learning required to practise the mathematics concepts, depending on the specific standards, organising an approximately 1500 question types and designing almost 1500 more. Likewise, he wrote a plan for more than 2000 spelling words and sentences.


Each phase of the work required collaboration with teachers and other staff in the respective regions. He built and managed a team of more than 40 reviewers, located in 8 countries (North America, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand), and managed their contracts, schedules and payment. For review work, open communication was key, as was being open to change through constructive criticism, so long as it benefited the final product.

Writing and Editing

Additionally, Michael has produced learning experiences for SAM Labs, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson and Algebra Nation and has edited content for these organisations.