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I'm interested in helping people learn how to learn...

Biography

Primary goal in life: to use all that God has given me to help others find Him and grow in Him

Education
~ Theology & Missiology
~ Cross~cultural Communication
~ Education & Technology
~ Curriculum Design, Assessment, Educational Methodologies
~ Community of Practice Design and Development (Experiential and Work~situated Learning)

Relevant Experiences
~ Instructor, Program Director in ESL, English Composition & Grammar
~ Cross~Cultural Church Planting
~ Director of Test Preparation and Educational Guidance Program
~ Curriculum & Technology Development for Distance~Ed and hybrid classes
~ Helped design and support small group ministry of a large church
~ 12 years as a board member for an inner~city mission
~ Director of Missions overseeing 100+ missionaries

Skills
~ Proficient in and able to instruct in: Excel, non~relational databases, webpage design and editing, Photoshop, Illustrator, professional poster, brochure & newsletter layouts, audio & video editing, Powerpoint presentations. Some proficiency in Flash.
~ Experienced in using web~based curricular software, including ECollege, Blackboard, LearningSpace, WebCT, Elluminate, etc.
~ Able to read & write Japanese at high school level and speak/translate at adult level, assist/advise in business relations (20 years experience)

Academic Background

1971 BA in Theology Northwest Christian College, including studies at U. of Oregon
1974 Graduate studies at School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA
1976 Intensive course in Japanese at Japan Missionary Language Institute, Tokyo
2000 Master of Arts in Educational Technology, Pepperdine University, CA
2002-04 working toward PhD in Education, Capella University

Work Background

1976-78 English conversation teacher/missionary in Tokyo, Language Inst. for Evangelism
1979-80 English conversation teacher, Hinoki Shuei Gakuin in Yokohama
1981-84 Director of English program, Hinoki Shuei Gakuin in Yokohama
1985-97 Director, Hinoki International School (USA), Englewood NJ & Scarsdale NY
1997-03 Director of Curriculum & Technology Development, Hinoki Educational Services (part-time)
1997-04 Director of Missions, Hawthorne Gospel Church, Hawthorne, NJ

Interests

Jesus, Gaie, New Mexico, Japan, Missiology, Ed Tech, Communities of Practice