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Raul Yzaguirre Sch for Success
Hometown:
Nocona, Texas
Class Information:
Room Number: Four
Students per Class: 80
Class Description:
Technology Applications [TEKS] ... 7th and 8th grades.
Position:
Teacher, Technology Applications
Needs:
Computer projector, web cams, PA system, microphones, widescreen TV, headphones, software [Flash, Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks]
My Philosophy:
Learn to do, and do to enjoy!
Personal Information:
About Me:
Documentary photographer, visual artist and educator.
College and Degrees:
EDUCATION TEFL,i-to-i, Leeds, England, 2004 BS, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.A., 1969 Graduate, Austin High School, El Paso, Texas, U.S.A., 1965 Workshops: Photoshop,Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., March 26, 2009 [certificate]. InfinityProject For Middle Schools, Professional Development Institute, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., August 11-15, 2008 [certificate]. LayeredCurriculum, Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., March 6-7, 2008 [certificate]. PositiveBehavior Support: Individual Interventions, Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., February 1 and 15, 2008 [certificate]. StaffDevelopment Training/ProfessionalDevelopment, Raul Yzaguirre School For Success, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., January 2-4, 2008 [certificate].
Activities:
Digital Art, Internet Gallery.
Favorite Books:
Dictionary
Favorite Quotes:
"Just do it!"
Interests:
Photography, Digital Art [Abstraction, Minimalism], Philosophy
Employment History:
EMPLOYMENT 2007-pres.:Teacher, Technology Applications, Raul Yzaguirre School For Success, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.: technology applications [TEKS/TAKS] for middle school students; after school programming ["Power Time"] ... Digital Photography and Digital/New Media Art. 2005-2007:Visiting Lecturer, Digital/New Media Art, Fine Arts Department, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China: digital/new media art for art majors; curatorial/exhibitions;teacher training. 2003-2005.:Teacher, English, Foreign Languages Department, Sheng Da College, Zhengzhou, China: credit oral and writing classes for English majors (sophomores); social corners; speech editing and coaching; and advisor for Angel Photography Club. 2000-2003:Teacher - English, YBM/ELS Daegu, Daegu, South Korea: English instruction (beginning through advanced levels) for university students and working professionals. 1999-2000:Teacher, English/American Culture, Changwon National University, Changwon, South Korea: credit class for English majors (freshmen); SISA Foreign Language Institute, Changwon, South Korea: English instruction (beginning through advanced levels) for middle/high school students, university students and working professionals [also on-site instruction/editingat LG-Otis, Dongseo Foods]; Oxford Academy, Cheongju, South Korea: English instruction (beginning through advanced levels) for middle/high school students, university students and working professionals [also on-site instruction/editing,Tupperware Korea, Cheongju]. 1998-1999:Consultant, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.: Internet; Prototype development; Web design; media and communications. 1996-1998:Teacher - English, YBM/ELS Yeoksam, Seoul, South Korea YBM/ELS Gwangju, Gwangju, South Korea: English instruction (beginning through advanced levels) for university students and working professionals; English curriculum design/club activities; initiation and utilization of Village Voice, an ELS student journal, as a club activity to improve writing and discussion skills; initiation and utilization of Talkin American' as a club activity to familiarize the students with informal English in America; initiation and utilization of Interactive English as a club activity to improve communication skills via E-mail and group discussion of stories (information) accessed via the Net/Web. 1992-1996:Institutional/CommunityDeveloper, Peace Corps Volunteer, United States Peace Corps, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa: Primary assignment: Staff training, development and grant proposal writing; computerization setup for information databases; marketing/promotions;public programming; exhibitions (curatorial); workshops. Secondary project I - photojournalism and fine arts photography curriculum design/teaching (The McEwen Photographic Studio) for African school leavers; grant proposal writing; exhibitions (Moments In Time/II/III). Secondary project II - community development to setup a program, Street Kids In Action, to offer educational/vocationalopportunities to children at-risk; grant proposal writing. 1985-1992:Media/CommunicationsOfficer, Executive Office of the Mayor, City of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Political and documentary photography; project development; public programming (exhibitions); public relations; marketing; community outreach (Polaroid workshops for at-risk, inner-City youth); grant proposal writing; management. 1984-1985:Manager, Photo, Radio and TV, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, U.S.A.: Photojournalism for University newspaper; documentary; slide presentations; displays; intern instruction and supervision; management. 1980-1984:Manager, Educational Media Services, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A.: Medical photography; photojournalism for newspapers and reports; documentary; project development; presentations; seminars for media/communicationsprofessionals; supervision (staff of four). 1979-1980:Teacher/Advisor, Crosbyton High School, Crosbyton, Texas, U.S.A. (science and photojournalism/journalismfor school newspaper). 1973-1979:Research Associate, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A. (research and scientific photography). 1969-1973:Research Analyst, Brown and Root-Northrop, NASA (Apollo Program) Houston, Texas, U.S.A. (research and scientific photography). COMPUTERSKILLS [MAC and PC] Microsoft Word/Works/Wordperfect/Publisher/PowerPoint/FrontPageExpress; Pagemaker; AmiPro; Adobe Photoshop/Imageready/Illustrator;Paintshop Pro; Corel Photo-Paint 7 Plus; Gif Construction; Gif Animator LE; ImageMapper; Xara3D; Homesite; SmartScript; Flash; Director; Dreamweaver; Fireworks; Final Cut Pro; Adobe Premiere; Wavepad; Audacity; Liquid CD; Burn; Nvu. Internet:Website design - prototypes [HTML]; marketing; navigation: IE, Netscape, Safari, Firefox. PANELS/BOARDS Advisor,Academy of Electronic Arts (based in New Delhi, India), 2005 - present. ExecutiveCommittee Member, IDAA (International Digital Art Award) (based in Australia), 2001 - 2005. Panelist,Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (Determined funding for Artists in Education/Residencegrants for Rhode Island Public Schools.), 1987. Panelist,Commission on the Arts, State of Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. (Determined funding for Artists in Education/Residencegrants for Connecticut Public Schools.), 1989. Board Member, Rhode Island Arts Advocates, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (Policy decisions; public relations/promotions;marketing; spokesperson.), 1986-1990. AdvisoryBoard Member, Metro Arts/Smith Hill Center, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. (Policy decisions; project development; public programming; workshops for at-risk, inner-City youth; conducted a Metro Arts Performance Night at City Hall (Providence)), 1986-1990. AWARDS/PROCLAMATIONS/CITATIONS/COMMENDATIONS Certificateof Recognition [for commitment and dedication to teaching], Tejano Center For Community Concerns, Raul Yzaguirre School For Success, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., [2008-2009], May 15, 2009. New Teacher of the Year Award (work ethic, significant teaching contributions [technology applications and after-school programming (digital photography, digital/new media art)], rapport with students and staff), Tejano Center For Community Concern, Raul Yzaguirre School For Success, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 2007 - 2008. Certificateof Honor (teaching and promotions contributions), Fine Arts Department, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China, 2005 - 2007. Commendation(teaching contributions), Foreign Languages Department, Sheng Da College, Zhengzhou, China, 2003 - 2005. Commendation(institutional and community development), United States Peace Corps, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa, 1995. CommunityLeadership Award (youth development), Metro Arts/Smith Hill Center, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1991. Youth Leadership Award (youth development), Metro Arts/Smith Hill Center, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1991. Mayor's Proclamation (Hot City project - public programming), City of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1989 Mayor's Citation (community work - youth development), City of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1989. Youth Leadership Award (youth development), MetroArts/Smith Hill Center, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1988. Commendation(promotions), First Night Providence, City of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1988. Governor'sProclamation (Descendants 350 project - public programming), Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1988. Commendation(communications work with high schoolstudents - Crosbyton High School, Crosbyton, Texas, U.S.A.), Education Services Center, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A., 1980. State Award (journalism and photojournalism for high school newspaper - adviser to students, Crosbyton High School, Crosbyton, Texas, U.S.A.), Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A., 1980. Award of Highest Merit (public programming and coordination of July Fourth Event), Houston Jaycees, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 1978. First Place Award (photomicrography),BioCommunicationsAssociation, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A., 1974. First Place Award (best technical paper published in a national scientific journal, LAS), AALAS, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 1971.
Why Do I Teach?:
To motivate ... to instill good study habits and proper management of time ... to unleash creativity ... to expose ... to ...
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 100 %
Percent of Students are:
     Hispanic: 100 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 100 %
ESL Enrollment:: 20 %
Average number of students in class:: 25 students
Number of students I teach:: 140 students