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Work experience

Jan 2011Present

Advanced English Composition Instructor

Center for Language, Arts & Behavioral Sciences (LABS), Community College of Denver

Taught hybrid courses, ENG 121: English Composition I and ENG 122: English Composition II, using various Web 2.0 technology; Taught students to interpret and work with multimedia texts, such as Tweets (Twitter), static and animated images and webcomics, Documentary, Youtube, TED, Academic Earth, Big Think videos, and Sound Cloud audios; Converted traditional oral essay presentation to animated video essay presentation through Xtranormal, Goanimate and Animoto Web 2.0 tools; Designed collaborative writing projects using Google Docs, Prezi, Wallwisher, Evernote, Titanpad, Wetpaint Wiki, Twitter and Bubbl.us Web 2.0 tools; Utilized Desire2Learn (D2L) Online Learning Management System for assigning discussions, quizzes, rubrics and grade assessments

Jan 2011Present

English Composition Instructor

FastStart Program, Community College of Denver

Taught Faststart accelerated course, ENG 090: Basic Composition combined with ENG 121: English Composition I, using various Web 2.0 tools; Taught students to interpret and work with multimedia texts, such as Tweets (Twitter), static and animated images and webcomics, Documentary, Youtube, TED, Academic Earth, Big Think videos, and Sound Cloud audios; Converted traditional oral essay presentation to animated video essay presentation through Xtranormal, Goanimate and Animoto Web 2.0 tools; Designed collaborative writing projects using Google Docs, Prezi, Wallwisher, Evernote, Titanpad, Wetpaint Wiki, Twitter and Bubbl.us Web 2.0 tools; Utilized Desire2Learn (D2L) Online Learning Management System for assigning discussions, quizzes, rubrics and grade assessments

Jan 2008Present

Developmental English Instructor

Center for Educational Advancement (CEA), Community College of Denver

Taught ENG 060: Writing Fundamentals and ENG 090: Basic Composition using various Web 2.0 tools; Taught students to interpret and work with multimedia texts, such as Tweets (Twitter), static and animated images and webcomics, Documentary, Youtube, TED, Academic Earth, Big Think videos, and Sound Cloud audios; Converted traditional oral essay presentation to animated video essay presentation through Xtranormal, Goanimate and Animoto Web 2.0 tools; Designed collaborative writing projects using Google Docs, Prezi, Wallwisher, Evernote, Titanpad, Wetpaint Wiki, Twitter and Bubbl.us Web 2.0 tools; Utilized Desire2Learn (D2L) Online Learning Management System for assigning discussions, quizzes, rubrics and grade assessments; Piloted courses that incorporated Pearson Education’s MyWritingLab.com plus website in lesson plans to aid and reinforce instruction

Jul 2011Present

Web Designer/Web Manager

Fire Habit Press (Academic Publishing)

Designed, created, maintained, and updated the website for Fire Habit Press, an academic and peer reviewed digital journal that features multi-disciplinary works that focus on the intersections of rhetoric, poetics, literature, philosophy and other disciplines. The website is currently in development

Jun 1997Present

EFL Tutor and Private Tutor

Teikyo University, Hachioji Campus

Provided tutoring and private tutoring to students on the following subjects:  EFL; Business English; Conversational English

Jan 2005Dec 2006

English Literature Tutor

Private English Tutoring

Provided private tutoring to students on the following subjects:  Shakespeare’s Historical Dramas; Academic Research Methodology

Education

May 2011Present

MH

University of Colorado, Denver

Humanities and Social Sciences Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Master Thesis:

November 11, 2010 - “The Connection between Ontology of Nature and Ethics in the Philosophies of Spinoza and Laozi,” 115 pages, University of Colorado, Denver

Research Essay:

December 3, 2007 - “A Jungian Analysis of the Creation Stories, Noah, and Jacob and Esau,” 64 pages, Research Essay completed for The Old Testament graduate course, University of Colorado, Denver

Dec 2006Present

BA, English

University of Colorado, Denver

Graduated with Honors: Magna Cum Laude

English Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Honors Project:

December 13, 2006 - "The Rise and Death of Richard III:  Women's Influence in History through the Power of Words," 39 pages, Honors Project for BA in English, University of Colorado, Denver

References

Lisa Silverstein

Ms. Silverstein is the Coordinator for the FastStart program at Community College of Denver.  I have taught several classes for FastStart, and Ms. Silverstein is my supervisor and mentor in the program

Stephen Thomas

Mr. Thomas is the Chair of the Center for Language, Arts and Behavioral Sciences (LABS) at the Community College of Denver.  I have taught several classes for LABS, and Mr. Thomas is my supervisor and mentor in the department

Daniel Singer

Mr. Singer is a professor of English Composition, Rhetoric and Poetics at the University of Denver. I have collaborated with Mr. Singer on several writing and academic projects, including designing the website for Fire Habit Press, an academic and peer reviewed digital journal featuring multi-disciplinary works that focus on the intersections of rhetoric, poetics, literature, philosophy and other disciplines

Kathy Lein

Ms. Lein is the Instructional Technology Specialist for the Denver Transfer Initiative (DTI) Title V program that works with the University of Colorado, Denver, and with the Community College of Denver. Ms. Lein is also a psychology instructor for the Community College of Denver.  I have presented at 2 DTI sponsored conferences with Ms. Lein's guidance

Brian Dickson

Mr. Dickson is the Chair of the Center for Educational Advancement (CEA) at the Community College of Denver.  I have taught several classes for CEA, and Mr. Dickson is my supervisor and mentor in the department

Richard Argys

Mr. Argys has been my mentor in the Denver Writing Project's Summer Institute in 2009 and 2011 (http://www.denverwritingproject.org), and was my professor in "Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing" course at the University of Colorado, Denver

Certifications

Aug 2011Present

Effective Assessment and Assignment Design with Youtube

COLTT 2011
Jun 2011Present

Effective Assessment and Assignment Design with Youtube

Advanced DWP 2011
May 2011Present

Assessment with Video Essays

CEA
Apr 2011Present

Effective Assignment Design and Assessment with Youtube

DTI Faculty Academy 2011
Aug 2010Present

Web 2.0 in Practice Across Disciplines

COLTT 2010
Apr 2010Present

Effective Tools for Teaching and Writing Across Disciplines

DTI Faculty Academy 2010
Mar 2010Present

Using Blog Collaboration to Improve Writing

CEA
Dec 2009Present

Applying Image Grammar to Multiple Disciplines

University of Colorado, Denver
Dec 2009Present

Google Docs: A Collaborative Writing Tool

Auraria Library
Nov 2009Present

Google Docs: A Collaborative Writing Tool

TLC
Aug 2009Present

Evaluating and Tracking Students’ Writing Progress through Google Docs

CEA
Jul 2009Present

Critical Thinking in Reader Responses

DWP 2009
Apr 2012Present

Multimodal Research, Synthesis and Composition with Storify (Awaiting Response)

eLCC 2012

VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

AFFILIATIONS

CCD FEATURED FACULTY

HONORS, GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Honor                                                                                                                                                       November 15, 2011

Faculty Academy (In Association with Instructional Technology Newsletter)

Becomes featured faculty on the Faculty Highlight section of the Instructional Technology Newsletter, a bi-annual newsletter that is distributed to colleges and universities in the state of Colorado, for utilizing innovative and effective teaching practices in the classroom and in online course environment.

Grant                                                                                                                                                                August 4, 2011

Colorado Online Learning and Teaching with Technology 2011 Conference

Received grant as conference presenter for COLTT 2011

GrantJune 17, 2011

Advanced Denver Writing Project

Received grant for participating in Advanced DWP summer institute and becoming an Advanced DWP fellow

GrantApril 2, 2010

2nd Annual Denver Transfer Initiative Faculty Academy Conference

Received grant as conference presenter for DTI 2010, held at the Community College of Denver

FellowshipOctober 13, 2009 - Current

Golden Key International Honour Society Fellow

Received Golden Key Fellowship through the University of Colorado, Denver

GrantJuly 10, 2009

Denver Writing Project

Received grant for participating in DWP summer institute and becoming a DWP fellow

Honor   December 16, 2006

University of Colorado, Denver

Graduated Magna Cum Laude in B.A., English Literature/Literary Studies

HonorJune 2005 - December 2006

University of Colorado, Denver

Honored on Undergraduate Dean’s List - Summer 2005; Fall 2005; Spring 2006; Summer 2006; Fall 2006

GrantJune 1997

Teikyo University, Hachioji Campus

Selected by Teikyo Loretto Heights University as 1 of 7 U.S. Student Representatives to receive grant and study in Japan

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Instructional Technology Committee Member                                                                 November 8, 2011 - Current

Faculty Academy (In Association with Instructional Technology Committee and Newsletter)

Participated in the planning of a bi-annual newsletter on the incorporation of Educational Technologies (Ed-Tech) at the Community College of Denver (CCD), Metro State College of Denver (MSCD) and the University of Colorado, Denver (UCD); answered questions and provided training on best ed-tech teaching practices for Full-Time and Part-Time instructors at CCD, MSCD, and UCD

Faculty Learning Committee (FLC) Member onENG 060 Curriculum (Session 2)     November 2011 - Current

Center for Educational Advancement (CEA)

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Developed plans for redesigning the ENG 060: Writing Fundamental (Developmental Writing) curriculum to include new learning objectives and mastery criteria

Faculty Learning Committee (FLC) Member onDigital Text (Session 2)                             August 2011 - Current

Center for Educational Advancement (CEA)

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Researched and developed strategies for converting traditional ENG 090: Basic Composition textbook to E-texts, audios, videos, and Open-Access texts options.

Completed 30 Professional Development Hours                                                                                            July 2011

Advanced Denver Writing Project (DWP) Summer Institute

Denver, Colorado

Studied, wrote, researched and presented on writing theories and pedagogical practices for college writing and composition

Faculty Learning Committee (FLC) Member onENG 060 Curriculum (Session 1)                January - May 2011

Center for Educational Advancement (CEA)

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Developed plans for redesigning the ENG 060: Writing Fundamental curriculum to include new learning objectives and mastery criteria meeting

Faculty Learning Committee (FLC) Member onDigital Text (Session 1)                                  January - May 2011

Center for Educational Advancement (CEA)

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Researched and developed strategies for converting traditional ENG 090: Basic Composition textbook to E-texts, audios, videos, and Open-Access texts options.

Completed 140 Professional Development Hours                                                                                          July 2009

Denver Writing Project (DWP) Summer Institute

Denver, Colorado

Studied, wrote, researched and presented on writing theories and pedagogical practices for college writing and composition

Presentation for Faculty Meeting                                                                                                                    August 2009

Center for Educational Advancement (CEA)

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Attended Professional Development Faculty Meetings                                                     December 2008 - Current

Center for Educational Advancement (CEA)

Community College of Denver

Denver, Colorado

TRANSLATION WORK

My Language Skills

  • Native Speaker Level Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Translate professional and technical documents from Traditional Chinese to English and from English to Traditional Chinese
  • Editing and Proofreading in English and Traditional Chinese

FasTracKids International, Ltd.

Early Childhood Educational Technology Company

Greenwood Village, CO, United States

July 2011 - Translated FasTracKids' Educational Training and Technical Certification Manuals from Traditional Chinese to English

Plomomedia

Company of Stephen W Thomson, Professional Photographer, Videographer and Musician

Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA, United States

October 2009 - Translated the Youtube Commercial, "You Can't Leave The Room," by Plomomedia from English to Traditional Chinese

PROFILE

I am an English Composition and Literature Instructor who teaches English through innovative technologies and methods in order to demonstrate real world applicability and necessity of composition, critical thinking, and textual analysis skills in contemporary life

To prepare students to face a world of communication and economics dominated by social media and other web 2.0 technologies, I design curricula specifically tailored to provide students the opportunities to encounter, critically analyze, and interpret physical and multimedia texts, including audios, images, videos and various interactive applications

I am also a Chinese Translator with experience in translating technical documents and texts for advertisements.  Having received early K-12 education in Taiwan, I have extensive knowledge of Chinese culture and customs, as well as awareness of current cultural trends in Taiwan and China

PUBLICATIONS

Mediums for Reaching the Internet AudienceNews Article published at Storify                      1/2012 - Current

What is Social Media?  News Article published at Storify                                                               12/2011 - Current

Visual Philosophy. Blog that covers the topics of Consciousness, Philosophy of Mind, Neuroscience, Rhetoric and Composition, as well as Social Media and Ed-Tech Trends                                                          12/2011 - Current

Ms. Jones’s Course Blog for English Composition                                                                               2011 - Current

Lachrymose. Poem published by the National Writing Project                                                                  June 2009

Depart. Poem publishedin Denver Writing Project, Summer Institute Anthology                                June 2009

Mind Erasure. Blog for Developmental Writing 2009 - Current

Fall’s Sail, Poem published by Twilight Times Magazine October 2001

Swan Song. Poem published by Top Write Stories Corner Magazine                                                            1999

Waiting Tides. Poem published by The Journal of the Blue Planet Magazine                                                     1998

Waltz of the Sad Mouse. Short Creative Fiction published by Poesie Magazine                                                 1997

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

I have utilized the following applications in my courses at the Proficient Level:

  • Web 2.0 Composition (Google Docs, Zoho, Open Office)
  • Web 2.0 Brainstorm and Annotation (AMap, Bubbl.us, Co-ment, Diigo, Wallwisher, Spicynodes, Exploratree)
  • Blogs (Storify, Posterous, Tumblr, Pbworks Wiki, Wetpaint Wiki, Wordpress, Blogger)
  • Web 2.0 Animation (Xtranormal, Goanimate, Dvolver, Voki)
  • Web 2.0 Storytelling/Scrapbooking (Storify, Storytree)
  • Web 2.0 Social Media Communication/Backchannels (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Skype, Voicethread)
  • Web 2.0 Presentation (Google Docs Presentation, Prezi, Animoto, Visual.ly)
  • Web 2.0 Screencasting (Screen-o-matic, Screenr, Jing)
  • Website Design (Dreamweaver, Wix, Moonfruit)
  • Image Editing (Sumo Paint, Photoshop)
  • Video Editing (Aviary, Nero, PowerISO, MagicISO)
  • Music Editing (Aviary, Audiotool, Soundation, JamStudio, Cakewalk, Cubis, Audacity)
  • Web Browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Adobe Master Collection CS5

PRESENTER ENDORSEMENTS

"Sherry Jones, an instructor for both the Center for Educational Advancement and the Center for Language, Arts and Behavior Sciences at the Community College of Denver (CCD), has used Web 2.0 technologies to redefine teaching and assessment practices in composition."

"English instructor Sherry Jones showed us how she uses YouTube to engage and teach her students and I bet it is not in a way you have seen before"