2018: 11th annual
End Neighbors' Garden Tour and History
Featuring the inner-city West End neighborhood of St. Paul that lies between Randolph and Jefferson, between West 7th Street and Lexington. Basically settled by Prussian, Bavarian and Bohemian immigrants from about 1850.
2017: 10th annual
End Neighbors' Garden Tour and History
Featuring the Little Bohemia inner-city neighborhood of St. Paul--one of the oldest in Minnesota!
2016: 9th annual
2016 West End Neighbors' (Beer) Garden Tour and
Retrospective of eight years, 140 gardens, and thousands of visitors to St. Paul's West End neighborhoods History of West Seventh's breweries and beer gardens from 1854
Featured in This Old House Magazine
on the occasion of 35 years restoring and renovating my Victorian house in Saint Paul. From an editor: "Thanks so much for your entry to This Old House’s Reader Remodel contest, and for sharing your inspiring story. …you so impressed the editors here, we’d love to feature you in an upcoming issue. I hope you’re still interested in sharing your story of hard work and perseverance with This Old House readers."
Gateway to a New World: Building Čech and Slovak Communities
in the West End
A history of the immigrant Czech and Slovak communities on the occasion of the dedication of the sculptural installation in the North High Bridge Park of the baptismal gate of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church of that same community.
1995 - 2012:
Guides and Strategies Website
Research and author of over 250 "guides" for students middle school through returning adult, as well as Website developer (CSS) and content editor. Traffic culminated in 2012 with over one million visitors per month in 39 language translations (by volunteer educators). Sold December 2012.
CSPS125 Commemorative Program
on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the CSPS Hall, 383 Michigan Street, the oldest theater and national hall in Minnesota, and longest serving Sokol and Czech/Slovak Hall in the US. Contains 20 pages of history of the immigrant community since 1868.
2010: Dám Thay Đổi /Dare to Change
Co-authored with Nguyễn Đình Sơn (Tomson Nguyễn) with contributions and Vietnamese translations from my Study Guides and Strategies Website.
2009 -2011: Columnist, Pragyan, newsletter
of Tinsukia College, Assam, India
bi-monthly column of translations in Assamese and Bengali of my Study Guides and Strategies Website.
2004- 2010: Editor, Open Directory Project, Berne, Switzerland
2000 – 2008: Tech Trends Columnist "E-Learning
Magazine for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Guest editor (Vol. 45, No. 5)--Annual Achievement Award!
2006 - 2007: Researcher/author/developer
Developing learner-supportive courses and digital resources/learning objects.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU)
2006 - 2007: Author, Cẩm nang và chiến lược dành
cho học tập
A print derivative translation of the Study Guides and Strategies website,
Alpha Book Co., Hanoi, Vietnam
2001 - 2003: Author/consultant
Researched and authored research-based strategies for K-12 teachers funded by the No Child Left Behind Act. Commonwealth Center for Instructional Technology and Learning (CCITL), Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky
1999 Web site co-author History of Romani Emigration
Discovered, translated with Xu Fie and Zhang Tianhong, and published research on Romani immigration into northwest People’s Republic of China (The Gypsy People in the Yuan Dynasty Luo Li Hui Hui by Yang ZhiJiu, Professor, Department of History, Nankai University)
1982 - 1987: Community Reporter, St. Paul,
Chair, Board Member, Production/Advertising Manager, reporter
expanded circulation (150%) and revenue (200%) of the non-profit community newspaper.
Facebook journal on two-month, six country journey
researching development of online educational communities.
2000 - 2010: Flash Project Leader for Interactive
Media (DHA 4384)
School of Design, University of Minnesota
April 16-17, 2009: Sokol de Paris: Paris, France.
Project to develop an Internet chat and play space for Sokol children around the world.
May 27-28, 2009: Google IO Developers conference
San Francisco, CA
June 26-29, 2007: Learning 2007: The Fourteenth
International Conference on Learning, University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Presentation: Developing and using digital resources in support of learners
April 23-25: 2007 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Conference presentation: Developing and using digital resources in support of learners
October, 2007: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Presentation: Developing courses and learning objects
June 26-28, 2006: University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton,
Developing Skills for Study in Higher Education:
Keynote and work shops; Developing and using digital learning support materials and learning objects
July 3-5, 2006: Higher Education Academy Conference
focusing on all aspects relating to enhancing the student learning experience, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, England
March 2006: Benefit for street children of Puebla,
on the occasion of leaving the University of St. Thomas after 29.5 years
January 2005: Winter Institute For Learning Center
University of Texas at Austin, Texas. Keynote, mentor
University of Texas at Austin: Keynote, mentor: Developing digital learning support materials;
March 2005: Design Intensive: Buenos Aires (DHA 5196),
University of Minnesota & University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 2004: Classrooms of the Future Symposium X,
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN Keynote speaker Learner-centered learning
April 2004: The Center for Teaching and Learning
and Instructional Technology, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Presentation The Study Guides Website: Developing and using digital learning support materials.
August 2003 Scuola Superiore G. Reiss Romoli
Summer 2003 Conference (SSGRR) Invited plenary address and co-presenter, sponsored by Italian Telecom Learning Services in L'Aquila, Italy. SSGRR is an international conference on advances in infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, e-Medicine, and mobile technologies on the Internet Presentation The Study Guides Website Crossing Institutional and Cultural Boundaries (Content, Development, Usage)
2002 - 2003: School of Continuing Education, University
of St. Thomas
Workshops Keys to Effective Learning for adult learners; developing strategies for effective learning
April 2003: Higher education technology speaker series,
University of St. Thomas
Presentations How do people find your web site? Writing for the Web.
January 2003: Bush Grant presentation, University
of St. Thomas
Inquiry-based learning learner attributes (session presentation)
May 2002: Classrooms of the Future VIII Hamline University,
St. Paul, MN
Concept and mind mapping (session presentation)
May 2001: Classrooms of the Future VII Symposium
Managing Technology Projects (session presentation) A Road Map for Crossing the Digital Divide
November 2001: Association for Educational Communications
Developing a Technology Conference (session presentation) Annual International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
November 2001: AETC-11/10/01 & COTF-5/23/02
Workshop Developing Departmental Web sites
1976 - 1996 大阪学院大学/Osaka Gakuin University, Osaka,
Japan and the University of St. Thomas.
Developer/Instructor, English as a Second Language Program, An intensive reading and writing course with stories developed on family immigrants to North & South America
Word processing, website development, desktop publishing, spreadsheet/database management including Microsoft Office Suite of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, FrontPage; Adobe/Macromedia suite of InDesign, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat; HTML. Facility with a broad range of international (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Chinese, Cyrillic) fonts.