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Introductions
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Attention to Patricia Schlicht

Contents

Facilitators

Randy Fisher

(image:comment.gif: Looks like a great idea...I love these workarounds! Randy Fisher 22:29, 22 April 2009 (UTC))

Patricia Schlicht


Gladys Gahona

My name is Gladys Gahona. I am a mexican private teacher on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. In 1977, in order to economically support my studies, I started teaching math at a secondary school. In 1981 I graduated in chemical engineering at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY), in Mérida, Yucatán, México. During the last years of my university studies, I worked at UADY at the former Planning Department (today General Coordination of Planning and Institutional Assessment) where I had the opportunity to be assitant of several educational researchers, working in collaborating projects along with several mexican and foreign universities. In 2002 I postgraduated in Technology Management at UADY.

Altough my professional formation is oriented to engineering, productivity, business and technology management, I've loved teaching since ever. My job (Asesor MFQ academy, in Cancun, Q.Roo, México) consists on tutoring and providing counseling to learners of secondary & early tertiary level, helping them on homeworks, or preparing them for examinations. There is a special group I love to work with, adult people. They are confident and enthusiastic learners, they always give the best of them.

The knowledge I have gained on teaching/tutoring comes from my personal experiences and self-studies. I'm also been a self learner in computing, web programing, ITC and web 2.0 platforms and tools. Since last November I have had the privilege to meet Nellie Deutsch who has becomed an inspiring mentor to me on improving my english language as well as moderating live online conferences, facilitating online courses, and integrating technology to education. Now I dedicate my professional life to my two passions: teaching and learning, particullary learning by doing and learning by "helping". =)

Please feel free to contact me by email.


Hello Gladys. I´m glad to see you again as I embark on my second WE workshop.--Benjamin Stewart 06:04, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi there Gladys, I would like to thank you for all your help and making this easy and fun! --JustineB 09:06, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Participants

Vindra Cassie

hi I am Vindra from Trinidad and Tobago, the sunny twin island of the Caribbean. I am a Curriculum Officer attached to the Ministry of Education


Anubha Das


Dr. Gita Mathur

My name is Dr. Gita Mathur. I am Associate Professor of Botany at Gargi College, University of Delhi, India.I have been a Botany teacher for more than 25 years.
I am a trained Botanist, but over time my interests have diversified to issues related to environment, science education and innovations in teaching methodologies.
I strongly believe in free access to educational content and in collaborative learning not only among peers but also between a student and a teacher.
Besides my academic responsibilities, I spend a lot of time working on innovations in teaching Botany including designing experiments which can be done with minimum facilities. I am very fond of photography, especially close-ups of plants and flowers.
I want to update myself with the recent advancements on wikieducator workshops. I look forward to learning new skills & would love to help the new members.

Please feel free to Email me

Hello Dr. Mathur. It's great to be taking this workshop with you...I´ve learned a lot about coding by admiring your user page.--Benjamin Stewart 06:07, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Hello Benjamin, Thanks for your kind words. I am happy you are finding my page useful. Nice to be classmates here. We all learn from each other. Gita --Gita Mathur 17:13, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Benjamin Stewart

¡Hola! I´m an EFL teacher educator working in Mexico and I´m interested in distributed leadership roles and their influence on how people interact. I´m also interested in how current Web 2.0/3.0 tools are becoming an essential part of broadening this interaction beyond the "typical" classroom often associated with being confined to four walls. Well, I look forward to learning with you all over the next five days.

Hi Ben, I am also glad to see you again. Love your enthusiasm and critic participation, it make us grow in many aspects. Hope to be of help for you :-) --Gladys Gahona 06:20, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


Brian Evans

Hello.

I teach Economics at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. I have been there 7 years and teach 3 courses: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and the Global Economy. Econ is a great subject to teach because students come in thinking it will be extremely hard and boring. They are only half right. It is really boring.

No no no... the other half. It is hard for many to catch on to the economic “way of thinking” but despite the difficulties almost all students find the class much more interesting than they had anticipated. In fact, I get this comment from someone almost every quarter. I am in Japan on professional development leave (PDL, or, sabbatical) this quarter (Spring 09). My wife is Japanese and this allows her parents to spend some quality time with their grandkids. We have a 5 yr old boy and a 1 year old girl. They have adjusted well.

During my PDL I am switching my courses to all online OER content. This process has led me to want to learn more about OER and find / contribute to econ-realted OER content.

--Brian Evans 10:49, 27 April 2009 (UTC)Brian

Well done Brian! You found your way. I suggest you read this WikiEducator great resource: OER Handbook.--Gladys Gahona 13:09, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Hello Brian. It's great that your children are being exposed to a new culture. I remember (back in the day) the micro and macro econ classes, which were actually some of my favorite business classes. Anyway, welcome to WE and I look forward to sharing with you in this learning experience.--Benjamin Stewart 23:28, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


Daran Rehmeyer

I am a "missionary" working with impoverished youth affected by HIV in Swaziland. My educational background is electrical engineering and had worked in geophysics for 20 years before coming here. One of my primary goals is to develop a youth skills programme that addresses critical thinking and problem solving vs. just rote memorization or even the standard labor type skills here. Looking forward to see web based education can help. --Daran Rehmeyer


Kieran Groeger


My name is Kieran Groeger, I am a retired headmaster of a secondary school in Ireland. I am married with three grown up children. I cycle a lot - mostly in France. I enjoy learning new skills. So here I am!

  • Hello Kieran, I am very happy to see your entry. Welcome to WikiEducator in english, french, spanish, portuguese,... :-)--Gladys Gahona 20:46, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Hi Kieran. Nice to be sharing this learning experience with you.--Benjamin Stewart 23:19, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


Jorge Vidals

Hi to everybody!. My name is Jorge and I live in Monterrey, Mexico. I am a civil engineer and this is my second L4C workshop, I took my first workshop last year on September. Since December I have not practiced but I am returning to continue with my task. I have visited some WikiNieghbours' pages and I have learned very much of them. Now I am helping to translate WikiEducator pages into Spanish language and I feel very proud to contribute to this task. I have met to Galadys in this task and I hope to meet and share experiences with all of you.

If you think I can do something for you do not hesitate to email me

  • Hi Jorge, It's a pleasure to assist you on this workshop. No doubts we'll enjoy this learning experience =). --Gladys Gahona 14:03, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


Justine Barnard

Hello everybody! My name is Justine Barnard, I am currently working as a research assitant at the World Bank Institute in South Africa. I have been asked to help upload and edit resources on a WikiVersity page created for Social Entrepeneurship. The World Bank and the University of Pretoria will be launching an amazing social entrepeneurship program next month and I am so excited to be part of it. I am also a masters student in Econometrics at the University of Pretoria. Looking forward to becoming a WikiWizz!

  • Hi there Justine, That's great news. We'll do our best to assist you on your learning process. --Gladys Gahona 14:03, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


Adriana Hollenbeck


I am Adriana Hollenbeck, some people call me Adri. I am 40 years old, married to Brian, Nicholas' mom. I was born in October in sunny Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I had a spring birthday.

In Rio I went to Art College and worked as a teacher/principal until the day Brian and I decided to get married and I moved to Wisconsin. Now I have a fall birthday!

I am part of a Research group for the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio called EduKBr and that allows me to teach from here. Isn't internet an awesome thing?

Art is a passion. I think creative people make this world a better place and that's why I try to be one of them! I started scrapbooking when Nicholas was born and not too long ago I decided to start doing Digital Scrapbooking. After purchasing some kits and elements I decided it would be worth trying to create my own and now I just can't stop playing with Photoshop and Illustrator.

I love reading, cooking and watching good movies. I play Wii with Nicholas but I am not too good. I miss the ocean and wonder how did I dare to take it for granted for so many years? Elephants and dolphins are my favorite animals. I like frogs and butterflies too! Black is my favorite color! I miss mom's food and my parents' company. I also miss my sister Renata and her family. I am thankful for Skype and all the other gadgets that allow us to keep in touch. My Portuguese is way better than my English but it won't stop me from writing and talking! Too bad you guys can't hear my accent!!! I enjoy life, I love my wonderful husband and our loving son! Nicholas is our best project and he makes us better people!


I design for digital Scrapbook Stores. I have products here:

   * http://www.faithsisters.com
   * http://www.mootwo.com
   * http://www.scrapitsassy.com 


[edit] My Blog & Website Info

   * http://www.adriscreations.blogspot.com/
   * http://www.edukbr.com.br ( a website I help manage (in Brazil) 

I am a content developer and designer as well.


Thanks a lot!


Adri

  • Thank you very much for your great introduction! Cheers.--Gladys Gahona 18:13, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Jim R C Baker

Hello, it has been so exciting to participate in the Wikis learning phenomena. With the opportunity to support WikiEducator I'm creating the Daily Jazz Appreciation Course. This course is based on more than 30 years as a university distance-learning instructor and semi-professional pianist. More recently I've been mashing audio, text, ad video on DailyJazzTweets [1]. Drop on by.

The door is always open for your critical review and comment on my learning content. I have two Wikipedia articles on Gregory Short [2], American pianist and composer.


Stay tuned,
User:jrcbaker

    • Daily Appreciation Course...I love it! My favorite jazz in anything from the 40s and 50s, and anything from Bill Evans between 1958-1968. Love the image as well.--Benjamin Stewart 15:11, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Can't play any instrument but love Jazz!!--Gladys Gahona 18:10, 30 April 2009 (UTC)





Teresa


Image:sal4.jpg I am an art teacher from Portugal, very interested in the possibilities of e-learning,

the picture is a drawing by my four years old daughter in OpenOffice
  • Love the forms and colors. Congratulations ----Gladys Gahona 18:07, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
  • She really has an eye for colour contrasts & has to be brilliant as she likes brightness and clarity. Good wishes Gita--Gita Mathur 18:13, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


Carolyn

Am glad to be here today i hope i can dedicate my time and finish these weekend Welcome everyone.



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