Thomas Stanley
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PBL Seminar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Stanley Nov 25, 2013. 4 Replies

If you are looking for ideas to incorporate PBL into your classroom join Tom Stanley and Rick Kazee on December 9th either at 9 am pst - 12 pm est or 1 pm pst-4 pm est for an introductory webinar on…Continue

Why districts need to adopt a year round program?

Started Jun 28, 2012 0 Replies

Why districts need to adopt a year round program? There is a great deal written about how much valuable education students lose during the summer.  Academic, social and physical skills mastered…Continue

Six projects

Started Jan 25, 2012 0 Replies

I work with a group who are working on six major global projects that we would like to share with other groups or countries. If anyone is interested in working with us please feel free to contact me.…Continue

 

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School / Work Affiliation
Advanced Technologies Academy
Website
http://www.atech.org
Skype Account
stanlte
About Me
Current Position:
Department Chair and Teacher
Advanced Technologies Academy, Law Magnet Program
2501 Vegas Drive
Las Vegas, NV, 89106

Years of Teaching: 41 years

Teaching Background:
Clark County School District - Las Vegas, Nevada - 20 years
• Part-time - University of Nevada Las Vegas - 2 years
• College of Southern Nevada - current
District 11- Colorado Springs, Colorado - 7 years
District 27- Brighton, Colorado - 5 years
Portage, Wisconsin - 5 years
Greenville Michigan - 5 years
Education
BA Ottawa University- History and Political Science
MEd UNLV – Curriculum and Instruction

Teaching and Developing Classes
Virtual High School - 1999-2007
I was an instrumental part of the team that created the Clark County School District’s Virtual High School. I served as an Instructional designer and teacher, helped organize and develop the virtual high school teacher training, classes, class content, philosophy, and program. These classes included video and online classes and were created to be highly interactive online and video programs.

Online Classes
US Government, World History, Crime and Justice
Introduction to Project-based Learning

Professional Development - courses developed and taught
Philosophy of Online Learning
Best Practices - Creating an Inquiry and Project-based classroom environment
Using WebCT
Facilitating Online Learning
Using Centra - Administrative and Leader Tools

Web Development Tools
Use Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Captivate
Microsoft Office products, PowerPoint, MovieWorks, PhotoStory 3
Camtasia, Dubit, Audacity, MovieMaker, Adobe


Professional Conferences
• Centra Summits – 1999-2006: Speaker – Using Synchronous tools in online learning, Organizing Training for Centra users, Best Practices of using Centra
• National School Board Conference – 2002: Virtual High Schools Online Learning Environment
• Hawaii International Conference – 2005: Creating a Blended Learning Environment
• Virtual Schools Symposium – 2004-06: 2010-11 Speaker – Using International Resources for online learning, Creating an Interactive online Environment
Speaker - Creating a new online progam

Professional Organizations and Activities
• Nevada Online Consortium (Founder)
• North American Council for Online Learning
• Clark County Teachers Union Delegate/Rep
• Using Technology to Enhance Social Studies Education Committee (Chairman)
• Students Environmental Education in the Desert
• I-Safe Committee
• Department Coordinator Law Magnet Program

Special Projects: Directed and continue to lead the following projects:
Global Studies Projects:
Environmental Studies –
Ocean Acidification – Global online conference with schools and scientists from around the world
Environmental Issues Project – Video conference with the US State Department’s Oceans and Environment Director; Live online sessions from the Forever Earth Boat (Lake Mead), Project Wet, and UNLV; included schools from Canada, US, Australia, Virginia, Clark County Refugee Project, and the US State Department
European Union Project – Project-Based Learning activity with video conferencing with diplomats for the EU
Walker Lake Project – Project-Based learning activity where students recommended solutions to leadership groups trying to save Walker Lake

Yucca Mountain Project – Yucca Mountain leadership, Scientists, and worked closely with schools in Arizona that live by a Nuclear power plant.

UNLV-AP Video Conferencing Project – Professors came online to discuss key political topics with AP students

Fly on the Wall Project – Created and Hosted a TV Show from UNLV that discussed key current topics

Video conferencing programs initiated and run:
Center for Disease Control in Atlanta
Interview with Senator Harry Reid
Set up district-wide video conferencing programs with regions and district leadership
Global Nomads Leadership Group

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