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Offers educational presentations that are designed to keep your conference, workshop or webinar attendees informed, inspired and focused on success.

As a teacher, consultant, lecturer and entertainer, I spent over thirty years teaching and entertaining children, adults and educators, the topics of mathematics, technology, mathemagic and kites in the classroom. I integrated and woven his hobbies into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education), instructional design, and curriculum standards of mathematics, science, social studies, and performing arts.

As a volunteer for Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union   as a Board of Director and numerous committees, I gained valuable experience and knowledge understanding the needs of our members and preparing for their future.

There is a need to share knowledge gained at professional development workshops, courses, and conferences. 

I believe hobbies such as magic can be a successful motivator for the future generation and I can share my global knowledge and ikigai philosophy students.

Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being". Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self.

My educational program became recognized internationally by George Lucas Educational Foundation’s Edutopia, Disney American Teacher Awards, All USA Today 2000 First Teacher Team, and the Honolulu District Y2K Teacher of the Year.

I was a secondary mathematics, technology and computer science teacher and librarian at numerous schools.  I was also a district technology teacher, and a state Computer Educational Specialist. 

The list below is what I offer:

Offer keynote address or facilitate breakout sessions, and or provide entertainment.

Topics: 

Educational Technology / FinTech / Paradigm Illusions / Magic / Ikigai / Balloon Art / Asian Kites / Problem Solving

Paying forward the "Ikigai Philosophy" to the future Generations

40 Years of Educational Technology

Problem Solving with Technology while backpacking 

Breakout session topics:
STEM: MATHEMAGIC - Integrating magic and mathematics across the curriculum 
STEM: Balloon Art - Integrating balloon engineering across the curriculum
STEM: Kite Engineering - Integrating kite engineering and Asian kites across the curriculum
STEM: Robotics - Integrating robotics engineering across the curriculum
STEM: Traveling the backpackers way with technology in China's mountains, valleys, and scenic areas!

I - Ikigai Portfolios for Life:

Traditional portfolios have been stored in binders. This format was used for print-based materials. Electronic portfolios became an effective way to organizing, summarizing, and sharing artifacts, information, and ideas learning, along with personal and professional growth through text, visuals, audio, and video formats. Storage devices varied from floppy disks, hard drives, CD-ROM in digital formats such as text documents, picture files, web pages, digital video, and presentation files. With the development of social media and cloud storage, the electronic portfolio is a sampling of the breadth and depth of a person's work conveying the range of abilities, attitudes, experiences, and achievements. i-Portfolio is a redefinition of the electronic portfolio development process in a way that supports 21st century learning in which the individual learner will COLLECT, REFINE, DESIGN, and REFLECT on past and future experiences for life. By incorporating various resources, the learner will have the opportunity to technologically integrate their personal education, career, and life-long hobbies into their i-portfolio. Integration will reduce resistance to portfolio development as an activity and allow portfolios to become more personal, providing a richer connection between learning and their paths to knowledge.

Entertainment:
Stage Magic performance

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9IFGcCfaGHU

Walk Around Magic
Balloon Art

Video References:

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/teacher_feature/teacher_feature079.shtml

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FP0oOqNCv4c

http://www.edutopia.org/hawaii-real-world-relevance-technology-video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kBcxu9WTs5o

http://www.edutopia.org/nuuanu

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FbmwrEP37gI

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VfRLbcC2QU0

 

 


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