Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Instructor for computer technologies since 2000 at South Central College, North Mankato, MN USA.
I teach programming languages and web technologies and am a strong advocate of online course materials.
Managed the team to produce Life-Online - A course framework introducing students to online learning.
https://equella.mnlearningcommons.org/mnlc/access/home.do (do a search for: life-online)
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.
I am Faculty for the school of Technology and Design at Rasmussen College, Brooklyn Park, MN. I teach classes on computer hardware and software including Windows desktop and server operating systems. I also teach courses in network architecture and network security. I have an Active Directory network set up in my home that includes DHCP, file, and application servers. (I'd set up a print server if consumer inkjets could be installed on server operating systems.) Though I do not currently teach in these areas, I have knowledge and enjoy teaching MS Office and Algebra (I know, I'm weird). I have some very basic programming knowledge, though the majority of programming I've done was in Fortran in the mid nineties. I understand basic database principles and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Access. My personal interests include movies in general, but with an eye on Science Fiction and animation. I love the Minnesota Vikings and football in general. Baseball is okay. Video games are awesome; Xbox and Wii populate my house, though at times I miss some games on my PS2.
I'm a Mexican TEFL teacher, working in a junior high school in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. I'm studying on line a the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico UNAM to become a teacher of Spanish as a foreign language. I am also a retired Civil Engineer. I'm just trying to get in touch with some people to learn a bit more...