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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Isaacson Oct 23, 2009.

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What is your connection to education?
MS / Junior High School Teacher, High School Teacher, Post-Secondary Teacher, Teacher Coach
What subjects do you teach / specialize in?
Art Education, Photography and Teaching and Curriculum
What 5 essential pop culture artifacts (CDs, DVDs, Books, Images, Toys, etc.) would you have on your desert island?
Prince's "Purple Rain," my time warner cable and DVR with a flat screen so I can keep up with my "programs," my Nikon d50, my Blackberry, and iPod touch (it has everything!)

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At 3:12pm on July 7, 2009, Ryan Goble said…
Dudelet, how are you? Did you watch the memorial - I did - didn't really have the two hours but it was cool to watch. How are you feeling? I'll try and give you and the CDR a ring tomorrow.

So on the real - I thought you'd totally thow your hat in the ring for today's MJ idea challange...
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/forum/topics/the-mj-lesson-idea-challange

Bring the noise and the funk!

Talk to you soon,

RRG:)
At 6:43pm on February 1, 2009, Alan Teasley said…
Well, it IS a small world after all!

I was a high school English teacher for a while, then a central office coordinator of English, social studies and foreign languages, then a whole bunch of other administrative roles--all here in Durham. I met Wendy as the Durham County Schools liaison to the Literacy through Photography project.

While a classroom teacher I taught an elective course in mass communications (hence my interest in media literacy). While a grad student at UNC in the early 1980s I was a TA for the film criticism class, which I taught for four semesters. (Some of my former students are now Hollywood directors, though I can't really take credit for that.)

I started doing workshops for teachers about including film in the English curriculum, and eventually wrote a book with Ann Wilder called Reel Conversations: Reading Films with Young Adults (Heinemann, 1997).

For the last 20 years or so I have also taught English methods in Duke's MAT program. Now retired from the school system, I teach at Duke, do some consulting, and occasionally hang out with weirdos like Ryan (at least when he lets me).

It's great that you already know about Wendy's work. I'm in awe of the stuff she's accomplished around the world.

Alan
At 8:17pm on January 21, 2009, Ryan Goble said…
Blake's roommate is on - Kursman should be your friend too...
 
 
 

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