Development of homeschool health class "Effects of DES". <-- To be added!

**Mini-Sabbatical.**

To be added!

**Homeschooling High School.**

*Our homeschool, Columbia Heights Academy, Kalama WA 2015 *

Home-educating my teen daughter during the High School years presents a new challenge to my brain. Not only do I have to take or re-take courses in order to be capable of teaching the class to her (e.g. Chemistry, Sign Language, Sketching), but I have to challenge my abilities as an educator to find interesting assignments and relevant resources. With over thirty years of teaching under my belt, I am finding there are things I need to change in my college classroom based on what I learn in our homeschool so as to best help this current generation of learners in the digital age.

Homeschool outreach "Mad Math"classes. <-- To be added!

Sabbatical #1 and #2. <-- To be added!

**Began home-educating my child.**

*Our homeschool, Columbia Heights Academy, Kalama WA 2004 *

The reason I mention this is because of the profound effect it had on how I teach. Home-educating my daughter one-on-one has taught me, among other things, how important it is to be flexible in schedule and explanation, how to incorporate hands-on experiences and multi-subject content into a lesson quickly and effectively, and frankly that some traditional teaching methods simply do not best support true learning.

**Developed and taught algebra review course.**

*Clark College, Vancouver WA 2001 *

Developed and taught an intense two-week algebra review course intended to help students review developmental algebra and prepare for college-level algebra.

**Faculty Advisor for the two-year college honor society Phi Theta Kappa**

*Clark College Chapter, 1997-2001*

Served as Faculty Advisor for Alpha Sigma Phi, the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Developed the chapter website and established the Thanksgiving Basket program to feed 100+ low-income student families. Supervised travel for five student members to attend the PTK International Convention in Anaheim, California, where our chapter was awarded high honours for our service projects.

**Developed premier websites for the Clark College mathematics division, the Washington Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, and to support my own classes.**

*Clark College, Vancouver WA, 1996, 1997*

Developed the Clark Mathematics Division website, the first departmental website at Clark College and the first website for WAMATYC, the Washington state affiliate of AMATYC. Developed my Clark Faculty Webpage to support my own classes. Continue as webmaster on all three sites to this day.

**Team-taught a dynamical systems seminar.**

*Green River Community College, Auburn WA, 1994 *

Team-taught a one-quarter intensely graphical dynamical systems course for math and science faculty covering dynamical systems, fractals, and chaos theory.

**Incorporated “reform” mathematics into pre-calculus and calculus courses.**

*Green River Community College, Auburn, Washington 1992 *

Redesigned my math classes to involve more function analysis from an analytic, numeric, and graphic approach as recommended by the new “reform” math standards. Increased use of graphing calculators and symbolic mathematics system software to improve classroom demonstrations, discussions, and explorations of real-life applications.

**Developed and team-taught a cross-disciplinary mathematics anxiety course.**

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Pierce College, Puyallup WA, 1989-1992 *

Developed and taught a mathematics anxiety course as a team with a psychology professor. Interactive class that combined mathematics games and activities with therapeutic exercises geared to reduce fear of mathematics in pre-algebra level students.

**Redesigned my traditional lecture classes into an active learning inverted classroom. **

*Pierce College, Puyallup WA 1989*

Redesigned my traditional lecture classes into a collaborative active learning inverted ("flipped") classroom (long before Sal Khan coined the phrase). Lessons were provided for pre-class study. Class time involved interactive collaborative (small group) activities and team projects interspersed with 5-10 minute mini-lectures as needed. My role became that of a facilitator aiding students in critical thinking exercises and problem sessions.

**Premier faculty at new community college in Washington state.**

*Pierce College, Puyallup WA, 1987 *

One of only four faculty staffing the Puyallup annex of Fort Steilacoom Community College (later Pierce College) when it opened in 1987. Developed complete academic programs and degrees. Helped in designing eventual campus building in Puyallup.

**Developed and taught intense three-term calculus course in eleven weeks.**

*Mount Hood Community College, Gresham OR, 1987 *

Developed and taught the three-term calculus for engineers and scientists course (calculus I-II-III) as an intense eleven-week summer class that met five days per week for five hours per day. Students were under contract to have few outside commitments.

**Taught large-section mathematics class using small-group projects.**

*Portland State University, Portland OR, 1985 *

Taught a section of finite mathematics with an enrollment of 225 students using small-group projects that I authored rather than the traditional lecture mode.

**Team-taught college arithmetic course at age 20.**

*Mount Hood Community College, Gresham OR, 1983 *

The two instructors coordinated lessons, activities, and assessments while teaching class in alternating evening sessions. This opportunity lead to 30 years in the teaching profession.