I began teaching high school English and ESL in 1969. I have taught Eskimos in Alaska, Navajos in Arizona and foreign students from all over the world. In 1979 I saw a microcomputer for the first time and it changed my life.
In 1984 I won the "Teacher of the Year Award" from Electronic Learning magazine.
In 1986 my students produced the world's first high school yearbook on CD ROM, in 1995 I founded CyberSchool, the first public school program to offer high school credit courses over the Internet, and in 1998 I became an Apple Distinguished Educator.
In 2001 I officially retired from public school teaching and currently work as an educational consultant for Clarity-Innovations, Inc. I also enjoy a courtesy appointment at the University of Oregon and maintains offices at the Center for Advanced Technology in Education. Currently I am working on establishing The Center For Global Teaching and working with Irkutsk State Linguistic University to produce online high school Russian classes (taught by Russians from Russia) for American students.
I saw in your bio that you are currently working on an online Russian language class taught by Russians.
I thought I would drop you a line because I am currently looking to implement an oral history project with a school in Russia. I teach 11th and 12th grade history at Springside School, a private school in Philadelphia. I am looking to have my students co-create an oral history website with a group of Russian high school students. None of my students speak Russian so the project would have to be in English - so perhaps the students on the Russian side could be from an English language class.
If you happen to run across anyone you think may be interested, please feel free to pass along my contact info: