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Jen Longshaw - Freelance Art & Writing
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3.5
2 Skills
$15
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I am a freelance writer and artist based in rural New Zealand. Hold a Diploma in Freelance Journalism from the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies and a Diploma In Art and Creativity from the Learning Connexion.
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Agnes - Freelance Drawing & Art
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4.5
2 Skills
$25
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

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Susan Lovasz - Freelance Art & Landscape Painting
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I am a freelance designer, color consultant, custom muralist, custom faux finisher and real wood restoration specialist. I also am a poet and a song writer. I was born in Wheeling, W.Va 1959. Have over 20 years exp. I hope you enjoy viewing my work as much as I enjoy doing my work ! God Bless !
McIntosh, Florida, United States
Marcus Fletcher - Freelance Illustration & Portrait Art
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I am an illustrator who work ranges for realism to fantasy, sci-fi, and even macabre. I take pride producing works of art that are visually strong and highly imaginative. Most of my artwork is traditional artwork infused with digital, man and machine coming together to create an unforgettable aesthetic experience. I am also a versatile illustrator proficient in graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, oil paint, as well as Photoshop and Illustrator. I pull my inspiration from all around me, whether it be the fine arts, books, magazines, movies, music, tv, my fellow artists, and from those dark corners of the mind where depravity stems from. Some of my favorite artists include Luis Royo, Olivia DeBerardinis, Quentin Tarantino, and Prince. I graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Illustration. Available for commissions.
Princess Anne, Maryland, United States
Kelly McNutt - Freelance Animation & Digital Art
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4.0
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$55
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If you're looking for character animation, character design, storyboards, layouts, color design, and more from a reliable, experienced professional, drop me a line and let's have a conversation about how I can best help your project succeed. Clients include Joe Murray Studio, Fandango, the BBC, CBC, FOX Sports, Center for Public Broadcasting, YouTube, University of Minnesota, King Features, PBS and more. Proud member of the National Cartoonists Society.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
John Deaton - Freelance Cartooning & Illustration
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$50
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Cartoonist and illustrator with many years of experience in creating vector art and clipart, along with cartoons panels, magazine cartoons and strips.I currently design and produce vector art and illustrations for an online sign company.
Loyall, Kentucky, United States
Kris Paredes - Freelance Data Entry & Research
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$12
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Kriselda Paredes Experience: October 2014 – Current Home Depot McKinney, TX Build displays and maintain display material Read and interpret plan-o-gram to ensure set compliance Organize product and perform pack-down on low stock and out-of-stock products Maintain up to date paperwork that coordinates with service standards Maintain, order, and install material/signage Replace damaged or missing price labels June 2014 – September 2014 CVS Caremark Richardson, TX Tech I Prior Authorizations Receive and process incoming prior authorization requests via phone or fax Notify required parties of PA request determination Forward requests that do not meet criteria to Pharmacist for further review Ensure that all Prior Authorization documents, databases and records are maintained accurately and are HIPPA compliant Contact doctor’s office when further information is required January 2012 – May 2014 CVS Pharmacy Plano, TX Certified Pharmacy Technician Receive written, faxed and electronic prescriptions or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate Process Insurance claims and maintain patient electronic profiles Prepare medication for patients through mixing, counting pills, labeling vials, and filing Order, label, and count stock of medications, and supplies, and enter inventory data into RF unit to accurately process order Research and manage Prior Authorization claims efficiently Communicate effectively with all appropriate channels involved in the claim Listen, understand, and resolve all customer issues in a sympathetic and professional manner Train new employees to ensure they have all the tools and knowledge necessary to perform all job tasks efficiently, effectively, and courteously Oct. 2009 - September 2011 Best Buy Frisco, TX Product Process Specialist Quickly stock product according to specific store guide and release date Interpret and set plan-o-gram for bay compliance Assemble sales displays according to date and store guide Organize and alphabetize movies and cd's to ensure they are easy to find Readjust product to ensure all product is stocked properly Manage held product for customers Technical Skills: Type 60wpm 10-key Microsoft office. Education 2007 Trimble Technical Fort Worth, TX High School Diploma Certifications: TABC- June 2013 CPhT license –April 2013
Mckinney, Texas, United States
Rachelle Thomas - Freelance Creative Writing & Writing
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3.0
2 Skills
$10
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RACHELLE D. THOMAS 1108 HUDSON STREET • CONDO 1A • HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY 07030 • (917) 617-0410 RCHLLTHMS@GMAIL.COM TELEVISION/ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE Marketing and Promotion / Web Content / Writing & Editing Creative professional with more than 6 years experience in the television industry, an excellent education in marketing and communication, and strong familiarity with daytime programming content and advertising strategies. Success composing well-crafted articles for major websites and content editing. Make high-impact decisions based on advanced industry knowledge. Proven exceptional organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and complete concurrent projects by deadline in a fast-paced environment. Provide outstanding leadership and facilitate interdepartmental communication, along with skillful communication with all levels of professionals, entry level to upper management. Will travel if necessary. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE RIGHT MEDIA NETWORKS October 2009 – Present Freelance Writer & Editor Write and edit daily blogs about celebrities, television, sports, music, fashion and all breaking entertainment news stories for various sites in the Right Media Network. Conduct all interviews for main website RightCelebrity.com. DAYTIMEBUZZ.COM July 2008 – July 2010 Editorial Manager & Contributing Writer Wrote and edited blogs about Daytime Soap Operas. Site owned and operated by myself. WATCHINGREALITYTV.COM May 2008 - August 2009 Blogger Wrote multiple blogs each week about Reality TV. TVFANATIC.TODAY.COM August 2008 - January 2009 Blogger Wrote daily blogs that pertain to television. TV MEGASITE.NET January 2007 - January 2008 Editorial & Content Manager / Contributing Writer Evaluated, edited and approved content for As the World Turns commentary, recaps, and additional show-related information. Composed daily General Hospital recaps for online publication. ABOUT.COM May 2007 - June 2008 Contributing Writer Wrote and posted weekly recaps for As the World Turns. EDUCATION Grand View College Des Moines, IA Bachelor of Science in MASS COMMUNICATION May 1998 Concentration: Media Marketing COMPUTER SKILLS Extensive knowledge of Windows XP, Microsoft (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, FrontPage, Access), Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere), Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, HTML, Final Cut Pro, Wordpress, optimizing SEO and Google Analytics.
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Allison Zimmer - Freelance Copywriting & Social Marketing
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4.0
2 Skills
$30
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Allison B. Zimmer Professional Summary Experienced marketing copywriter and editor specializing in branding and social media marketing. Proficient in Mac and PC platforms as well as across various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and blog sites Wordpress and Blogger. Experience includes both freelance and agency work. Education Master of Social Work, State University of New York, University at Albany Bachelor of Social Work, minor in Women’s Studies, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY Professional Experience Dreamshop Digital Arts/Two Talking Heads, Boynton Beach, FL January 2007- present Copywriter, Social Media Specialist Crafting copy for print, web, radio and video campaigns, with a specialty in branding; this included drafting advertorials, press releases, print ads, radio scripts, video scripts and storyboarding Crafting questions and conducting interviews with end users for use in video and print testimonials Strategizing and executing social media marketing campaigns for both corporate and small business clients Creative conception, project management, copy editing, blogging, estimating jobs, pitching new accounts, account management, invoicing and more Using targeted keywords to craft copy for use in SEO/SEM campaigns MK Marketing Group, Lake Worth, FL September 2009 - present Copywriter/Social Media Specialist Crafting copy for print, web, radio and video campaigns as well as strategizing and executing social media marketing campaigns. This included writing advertorials and print ads, creating web copy from scratch, writing radio and video scripts and more. Crafting questions and conducting interviews with end users for use in video and print testimonials Working collaboratively with the creative team to develop innovative and original marketing concepts Other duties included blogging, drafting press releases, and generating content for SEO/SEM campaigns using targeted keywords
Hilton, New York, United States
Salem Aweiss - Freelance Arabic Translation & Translation
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SALEM I. AWEISS Present Address Permanent Address: Language Center 781 Mahogany Lane Building 240, Rm. 212 Sunnyvale, CA Stanford University USA Stanford, CA 94305, USA E-mail: siaweiss@stanford.edu, salema52@yahoo.com Education Ph.D. 1993: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Educational Studies. M.A. 1989: Ohio University, Athens, OH, Applied Linguistics. B.A. 1975: American University of Beirut, Lebanon, TESL/TEFL and Teaching Diploma. Employment • August 2005- present, Division of Cultures, Literatures and Languages/Language Center, Stanford University, Lecturer (AFL). • Summer 2006, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Summer School. • Summers 1995 and 2005, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. Foreign Languages Summer Program, Faculty member. • Summer 2004, University of Maryland. Foreign Languages Summer Program, Faculty member. • August 2002- May 2005, Department of African and Asian Languages, University of Florida, Lecturer. • 1999-2002, United States Geological Survey, Project Facilitator, Educational materials writer/curriculum designer (special contract). • 1995-2001, Department of Education and Psychology, Birzeit University, West Bank, Assistant Professor. • 1995-2001, Graduate School, Birzeit University, Faculty Member, MA Program in Education (Program Coordinator 1996-1998). • 1997-2001, Pedagogical Center, Israeli Ministry of Education and Municipality of Jerusalem, teacher Trainer (part-time). • 1993-1995, Department of Near Eastern, Judaic, and Hellenic Languages (NJH), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Lecturer/Coordinator (Individualized Learning Center). • 1992 & 1994, Lecturer and teacher trainer, National Language and Culture Institute (summers), The Ohio State University/NJH. • 1989-1993, Department of NEH, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Graduate Teaching Associate. • 1993-1995, Department of Modern Languages, Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Instructor (part-time). • 1987-1989, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Graduate Teaching Associate. Publications Books 1. Co-author, “Social Identities of Young Jews, Arabs and Palestinians, First Edition, The Harry Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace/The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2001. 2. Co-author, “Bridges over Troubled Water: A Comparative Study.” Greenwood Publishing Group, West Port, CT., October 2004. Articles in Referred Journals Submitted for Publication: 1. Salem Aweiss, et. al., Standards-based curriculum at a Research University. Al-Arabiyya Journal (Publication of American Association of Teachers of Arabic), Vol. 44 (2011). 2. Teacher Competencies for the 21st Century: The case of Heritage Language Teaching. Journal of Heritage Language Learning, UCLA. Published 1. Aweiss, S. Culture of Peace and Education: The Palestinian context. In E. Mathews, (Ed.), The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Parallel discourse, Routldge, 2010. 2. Aweiss, S. Assessment in Foreign Language Education. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Journal, pp. 67-87. De Paul University, 2009, (In Arabic). 3. Moore, D. and Salem Aweiss. Strategies of Constructing Social Identities in conflict-Ridden Areas: The Case of Young Jews, Arabs and Palestinians. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2 – 26, March, 2008. 3. Comprehensive Educational Reform. Journal of the Association of Arab Universities (Education and Psychology), Vol. 3(2), pp. 49-77, 2005. 4. Critical Review of Practices in Educational Research: Statistical Analyses (in Arabic). At-Tarbiah (Education Journal), Vol. 146, pp. 142-154, National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Doha, Qatar, 2004. 5. Confronting History’s Interpretive Paradox: Investigating the Past and Practicing History in School. International Textbook Research Journal, 25, pp. 319-342, December 2003. 6. Moore, D. & Aweiss, S. (2003). Outcome Expectations in Prolonged Conflicts. Sociological Review, Vol. 73(2), pp. 190-211. 7. Rethinking Teacher Development: The Case TEFL (in English). At-Tarbiah, Vol. 143 (Education Journal). National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Doha, Qatar, 2002. 8. Moore, D. & Aweiss, S. (2002). Hatred of “Others” among Jewish, Arab and Palestinian students in Israel. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, Vol. 2(1), 1-22. 9. Education for Peace: Vision and Reality. Palestine-Israel Journal, Vol. VIII (2), 41-45, 2001. 10. Educating for the Future: Dimensions and Implementation of Multicultural Education. Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics, and Culture, Vol. 3(1), 71-75. 1996. 11. Cooperative Language Learning: Conditions for productive Group Interaction. HANDS ON Language, Vol. 7, 23-28. 1995. 12. Situating Learning in Technology: The Case of Computer-mediated Reading Supports. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 23 (1), 63-74. 1994. 13. Cognitive Processes in Second and Foreign Language Reading: Reasoning Operations, Knowledge Sources, and Strategy Use. Al-Arabiyyah Journal, 26,1-17, 1993. Work in Progress 1. Empirical investigation of the Effect of Using Morphemic and Contextual Strategies on the Learning of New Vocabulary and on Reading Comprehension (final stages). . 2. Teachers’ Beliefs: Teaching and Learning (data collected from college instructors in 6 languages (Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Italian). Data analysis in progress. ERIC Documents 1. Meaning Construction in Second and Foreign Language Learning. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 360 850, 1993. 2. Verbal Protocol Data as a Reliable Source of Information About the Reading Behavior and Cognitive Processes. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 360 851, 1993. 3. The Effects of Computer-Mediated Reading Supports on the Reading Comprehension and Reading Behavior of AFL Learners. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 366 218, 1994. 4. Comprehension Assessment Measures in Second and Foreign Language Reading. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 366 225, 1994. Yearbooks and Proceedings of Conferences 1. Arabic Heritage Learners in Academic Settings: Analysis of Linguistic Features. National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA, pp. 1-28. January 2010 2. Assessment in Language Education. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Journal. De Paul University, 1-18, 2009. 3. Assessment in Language Education. First National Arabic Language Teaching Conference, De Paul University, June, 2009. 4. Educational Reform: Theory into Practice. In Educational Reform in Palestine: Visions and Horizons, pp. 11-19. Educational Network, Ramallah, 1999. 5. Teachers’ Professional Development: A Re-Examination in an Era of Reform. International Yearbook on Teacher Education, Vol. II, 1997, pp. 347-362. 6. Second and Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Assessment: The Recall Protocol Revisited. In W. Hatfield (Ed.), Visions and Reality in Foreign Language Teaching: Where we are, Where we are Going. pp. 123-37. Norwood, Ill.: National Textbook Company. 1993. 7. Investigating the Role of Students’ Perceptions of Study Strategy and Personal Attributes in Strategy Use. In Perspectives in Foreign Language Teaching, Vol. VII. pp. 33-56, Youngstown State University, 1993. Standards Documents, Reports and External Evaluation 1. Arabic Standards for Year 3 and Year 4 (2011). 2. Education Reform in Post-Accord Palestine: A Synthesis of Palestinian Perspective (external reviewer/referee) 2009. 3. Final Report/External Evaluation: Children’s Tolerance Education Program in the Southern Caucuses. USAID/Swiss Development and Cooperation, Feb. 2006. 4. Final Report # 3: Analysis and Evaluation of the First Palestinian Curriculum. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)/US Public Affairs Office), April 2005. 5. Final Report # 2: Analysis and Evaluation of the First Palestinian Curriculum. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)/US Public Affairs Office), April 2004. 6. Final Report # 1: Analysis and Evaluation of the First Palestinian Curriculum. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)/US Public Affairs Office), March 2003. 7. Level of Achievement in EFL for 5th Graders in Palestine, 1999-2000. Assessment and Evaluation Center, Palestinian MOE, December, 2002. 8. Evaluation of Peace Education Programs (Palestinian Sector). IPCRI, 2002. Conference Presentations To be presented: 1. Assessing Proficiency at the Superior and Distinguished Levels: Psychometric Challenges. ACTFL 2011 Convention, Denver, CO, Nov. 18-20, 2011. Presented: 2. The OPI and WPT as Formative Evaluation Tools. 5th Heritage Language Summer Research Institute, UCLA, June 26-July 1, 2011. 3. Participatory Action Research: Empowerment and collective reflection on learning and teaching. American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) Panel, MESA Annual Conference, Nov. 2010, San Diego, CA. 4. Emerging Issues in Heritage Language Learning: Teacher education and professional development. Georgetown University Round Table, April 12-14, 2010. 5. Heritage Language Learners: Confronting the Challenges. First International Conference on Heritage Community/Languages, UCLA, Feb. 19-21, 2010. 6. Towards Participatory Evaluation Models of FL Programs: The Value of Evaluative Thinking. Presented at the Arabic LEARN Conference at USNA, Annapolis, MD., February 19-21, 2009. 5. Measuring and Assessing the Distinguished Level: Challenges and Promising Avenues. Presented at the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers’ 6th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning Languages to Near-native Abilities. Maritime Institute Conference Center, Linthicum, MD, December 6-7, 2008. 5. Interactive teaching and active learning: The role of measurement and assessment, National Arabic Language Conference, De Paul University, Chicago, ILL. June 13-15, 2008. 6. Teacher Certification: The post-baccalaureate alternative: Panel sponsored by MoE, Ramallah, August 2006. 7. Preparing Teachers for Peace Education: The case of Palestine (invited talk); Center for Ed. Technology (CET), The Open University, August 2006). 8. Instructional Strategies in Content-Based Instruction: The case of Arabic as a foreign language. Presented at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Conference “Meeting the Challenges of Classroom Implementation.” Monterey, CA, May 18-22, 2005. 9. Distance Learning and Classroom Instruction: Implications for the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL). Presented at the 8th LCTL Conference, Madison, WI. April 15-17, 2005. 10. The Effect of Using Morphemic and Contextual Strategies on the Learning of New Vocabulary and on Reading Comprehension of Readers of Arabic as a foreign language. Presented (poster session) at the 8th LCTL Conference, Madison, WI. April 15-17, 2005. 11. Storytelling in Education: A Vehicle for Curriculum Integration. Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling, Self and Society, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, March 4-6, 2004. 12. Civic Education Curriculum: The Palestinian Context. Presented at the International Conference on Civic Education, New Orleans, LA, November 17-19, 2003. 13. A Critical Review of the Palestinian Curriculum: Tolerance and Peace Education, Paper presented at the G. Ekhart Institute, Braunschweing, Germany, Dec. 7-10, 2002. 14. Hatred and Intolerance in Unjust Situations. Paper presented at the VIII Conference on Social Justice and Social Exclusion, Rishon Lezion/Tel Aviv (International Society for Justice Research), Sep. 18-21, 2000. 15. Teaching Cognitive and Meta-cognitive Reading Strategies. Paper presented at the First Conference on Teacher Training Competencies. Pedagogical Center, the Ministry of Education in Israeli, Jerusalem, April 2002. 16. Patterns of Meaning Construction by Readers of Arabic as a Foreign Language. Presented at the APETAU First International Conference, Amman, Jordan, 28-30 August 2000. 17. Transforming the EFL Classroom: Integrating technology into teaching. Presented at the Sixth EFL skills Conference: Challenges for Y2K, The American University in Cairo, January 25-27, 2000. 18. Enhancing Critical Thinking in the EFL Classroom. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Symposium of the PATEFL. Jerusalem University, April 23,1999. 19. Critical thinking in the curriculum: A Critical Reflective Review. Presented at the 2nd. Annual Conference on Education, (UNRWA/Ramallah). April 8,1999. 20. Educational Reform: Theory into Practice. Presented at the First Conference on Education, November 26, 1998. Sponsored by Educational Network, Friends School, Ramallah. 21. The Future of Teacher Training Programs in the Arab World. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Deans of Colleges of Education in the Arab World. Doha, State of Qatar, Sept. 27-30, 1998. 22. Teaching Language as Communication. Paper presented at the III PATEFEL Conference, Hebron University, April 24,1998. 23. The School Principal as an In-house Supervisor. Educational Center, Al-Bireh Municipality, July 19, 1997. 24. Interactive Teaching Strategies: A Cognitive Perspective. Presented at The First Educational Conference on Elementary Education (UNRWA/Ramallah). May 1-2, 1997. 25. Enhancing Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills in the Language Classroom. Presented at the Third IATEFL Conference. Bethlehem University, 28 March 1997. 26. Teachers’ Professional Development: A Re-Examination in and Era of Reform. Presented at the 43rd International Council on Education for Teaching World Assembly, Amman, Jordan, 16-21 December, 1996. 27. Exemplary Curriculums for the 21st Century. Presented at The Second International Conference on Palestinian Studies (Palestinian Curriculum Development Center) December 13-15, 1996. Birzeit University. 28. Cognitive Constructive Activity: An Alternative Assessment measure of Listening Comprehension. Presented at The Third EFL Skills Conference, American University of Cairo, 3-5 December, 1996. (Presented on behalf of author by a panel member). 29. Listening Comprehension Instruction in the EFL Classroom: A Strategies Approach. Presented at The Third EFL Skills Conference, American University of Cairo, 3-5 December, 1996. (Presented on behalf of author by a panel member). 30. Anchored Instruction: The Case of Teaching on the Internet. Paper presented at the Birzeit University Workshop for the Improvement of Instructional Practices. Birzeit, June 4, 1996. 31. Professional Development of the Second/Foreign Language Teacher Through Reflective Teaching. Paper presented at the Second Annual Symposium of IATEFL-Palestine. Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine, April 19, 1996. 32. Meaning Construction Processes in Reading Foreign Languages. Paper presented at the MESA 1995 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 7-10 Dec. 1995. (Read on behalf of author). 33. Code-switching Patterns and Linguistic Constraints: The Case of Arabic-English Bilingualism. Paper presented at the Ninth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, March 10-12, 1995. 34. Engaging Students in Learning: Teaching and Assessing for Understanding. Paper presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics in Long Beach, CA., March 25-28, 1995 (Read on behalf of the author by panel member). 35. Language and Culture in the Foreign Language Textbook: Socio-cultural, Socio-linguistic, and Curriculum Design Perspectives. Paper presented at the Conference on “Islamic and Arabic Studies in American Universities” sponsored by the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America, Fairfax, VA., April 15-16, 1995. 36. Beyond Small Group Learning in the Second and Foreign Language Classroom: Conditions for Productive Interaction. Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Denver, CO, March 30 - April 2, 1995. 37. Reforming Second and Foreign Language Teacher Education: Focus on New Knowledge and New Conceptualization of Teaching. Presented at the 1994 MESA Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ, Nov. 19-22, 1994. 38. Collaborative Language Learning: Variables in Productive Small-Group Interaction. Paper presented at the 1994 Ohio TESOL Annual Fall Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 11-12, 1994. 39. Teaching for Understanding: Components of Successful L2 Comprehension Programs. Presented at the 1994 TESOL Midwest Conference, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 3-5, 1994. 40. Integrating Grammar into the Communicative Language Classroom. Paper presented at The National Language Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, July 29, 1994. 41. Content Knowledge and Procedural Knowledge in Teacher Preparation. Paper presented at the Conference on “Teacher Training in the American Universities.” Sponsored by the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies in America. Fairfax, VA., March 26-27, 1994. 42. The Effect of Computer-Mediated Reading Supports on Measures of Comprehension and Reading Behavior of AFL Readers. Paper presented at the 1993 ACTFL Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX., Nov. 20-22, 1993. 43. Investigating the Role of Students’ Perceptions of the Study Strategy and Personal Attributes in Strategy Use. Paper presented at the 17th. Annual Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Youngstown State University, Ohio, October 29-30, 1993. 44. Meaning Construction in Foreign Language Reading: A Study of Readers of Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL). Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Atlanta, GA., April 16-19, 1993. 45. Second and Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Assessment. Paper presented at the Central States Conference on Teaching of Foreign Languages, Des Moines, IA, March 25-28, 1993. 46. Recent Developments in Language Testing: Fundamental Linguistic and Psychometric Considerations. Paper presented at the 1992 Midwest TESOL Conference. Indianapolis, IN, October 22-24, 1992. 47. Second Language Reading: Cognitive and Psychometric Perspectives. Paper presented at the 1992 Midwest TESOL Conference. Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 22-24, 1992. 48. Learner Errors: A new way to Look at Them. Paper presented at the Fall 1992 Ohio TESOL Conference. University of Findlay, OH, Oct. 2-3, 1992. Invited Presentations 1. Political Reform in the Arab World. Middlebury College, Arabic Summer School (Mills College, CA). July 22, 2009. 2. Developing International Components in language, literature and culture college courses. Title VI-A “Citizens of the World” Project. Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL, March 9, 2005). 3. Teaching Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom. Teaching Support Group, University of Florida, January 27, 2004. 4. Linguistic Features of the Arabic Language: The Classical-Colloquial Continuum, Department of Linguistics, University of Florida, Nov. 14, 2003. 5. Civilizations, Religions, and Languages of the Middle East. Guest speaker, College of Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, October 20, 1994. Professional Development • Third Heritage Learners Research Institute, University of Illinois, June 21-26, 2009 and Fifth Institute, UCLA, 2011. • ACTFL Workshop: OPIc Training workshop, Monterey, CA, Feb. 7-8, 2009. • ACTFL Workshop: ILR Master Q/A Tester project, White Plains, NY, Dec. 1-2, 2007 • Pilot project between ACTFL and DLI/ September 07 (aligning the ACTFL and DLI OPI ratings for Arabic). • Linguistics Institute, Linguistic Society of America (LSA) held at Stanford University, July 1-27. • National Capital Language Resource Center’s institute on Teaching Arabic to College and Upper High School Students, May 21-25, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. • AAA 2007 Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA (attended selected sessions). • ASCD 2007 Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, March 2007 (one day for ticketed session on teacher training). • Designed and developed two placement tests (levels 1 and 2). • Course development of a course on Islamic cultures (AME 213). • ACTFL/ILR OPI Re-norming workshop, June 2006,Burlingame, CA • Certified ACTFL/ILR OPI tester, 2005. • “Familiarization with the National Standards for Foreign Language Instruction” ACTFL Workshop, June K. Phillips, Feb. 4, 2006. Language Center, Stanford University.?? • “Crossing Major Borders: Speaking Proficiency Development from Novice to Advanced,” ACTFL workshop, Chantal Thompson, Friday September 16, Language Center, Stanford University. • “Teaching and retaining the first year student,” UCET, University of Florida, February 18, 2005. • Foreign language workshop: “Training in Vista (WebCT)”, Center for Educational Technology, University of Florida, February 16, 2005. • “How to wake up millennial brain,” University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET), University of Florida, January 31, 2005. • “ACTFL/ILR Oral Proficiency Interview Tester Training Workshop”, White Plains, NY, January 20-22, 2004. • “ACTFL/ILR Oral Proficiency Interview Tester Training Workshop”, White Plains, NY, October 13-17, 2004. • “Reflections on educational leadership: Who, when and how,” UCET, University of Florida, September 3, 2004. • “SERMEISS/Emory University Arabic Workshop”, University of North Carolina/Wilmington, March 24, 2004. • “Critical thinking tests and the improvement of instruction,” UCET, University of Florida, October 7, 2003. • Technology in Education. “Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria.” Sept. 1999. Project Coordination and Other Administrative Experience 1. Member, National Testing Initiative (Consensus Meeting), sponsored by ACTFL and Arabic Flagship Programs. University of Maryland, MD, April 3-4, 2009. 2. Team Leader, External evaluation of CTEP (Southern Caucuses), USAID/SDC, Feb. 2006 3. Team Leader, Project on "Reviewing Palestinian Textbooks and Tolerance Education Programs, Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information/USA Public Affairs Office/American Consulate, Jerusalem, 2003, 2004, 2005. 4. Coordinator/Facilitator and Educational Consultant, WaterCare Project, United States Geological Survey (USGS), 1999-2002. 5. Palestinian Coordinator: Project “Living in the Holy Land: Respecting Differences.” Implemented by NOOR Center for Information and Research (Ramallah) and Center for Educational Technology (Tel Aviv). 6. Chair, Department of Education and Psychology and Coordinator, MA program in Education at Birzeit University, 1998-2000. 7. Chair and member of several boards of trustees (NGOs), 1996-2002. 8. Chair, National Committee for the Development of English Language Test, Ministry of Education, Palestinian-Finnish Education Program, 1999-2001. 9. Coordinator and Principal Investigator, Joint Israeli-Palestinian Project funded by the Truman Institute, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 10. External evaluator of several uni-national and bi-national programs in peace education and education for democracy and human rights, 1998-2002. 11. Member of several local, regional and international steering committees (e.g., VIII Conference on Social Justice and Social Exclusion (ISJR), Israel, 2000; Conference on “To Live Together: Shaping New Attitude to Peace Through Education,” Geneva Foundation, Annecy/France and Geneva/Switzerland, 1997; Teacher Education Programs in the Age of Information Technology, October 1998, Doha, Qatar. 12. Member, National Committee for Assessing Academic Performance of Colleges of Education in the Gaza Strip, Ministry of Higher Education, PA, 2000. 13. Member, National Committee on “Teacher Education Programs for the 21st Century.” Ministry of Education, PA, 2000-2001. 14. Member, National Committee “Success for All Students.” Ministry of Higher Education and National Organization for Education, Culture, and Sciences, 2000. 15. Educational Consultant/Team of Experts, Ministry of Labor, PA. Project “Human Resource Development for Vocational and Technical Education and Training, 1999-2001, Funded and Administered by GTZ/Germany. 16. Member, Organizing Committee for the First Conference on “Educational Reform in Palestine.” 1998. Certification ACTFL-ILR Tester of Arabic (since 2005) Mentored 20 ILR Testers (2007-2008), on-site and long-distance Professional Societies American Association for Teachers of Arabic (AATA) Association of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) American Educational Research Association (AERA) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Scholarships, Fellowship and Awards • 1970-1975, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Scholarship. The American University of Beirut (AUB) • 1987-1989, Fulbright Scholarship, Ohio University Grants applied for/received • Advancing Language Learning and Cultural Competencies in Arabic. Title VI/US DOE. 2009. • Teacher training workshop for Heritage Language teachers. STARTALK, 2008. • Abbasi Program/Language Center, Stanford University. Developing instructional materials in Arabic (Islamic Cultures), 2006. • International Center, University of Florida, Internationalizing the Curriculum, 2004. • US Department of Education Grant for developing instructional materials (three-year proposal for developing instructional materials in Colloquial Arabic), 2003. • US Institute of Peace grant: develop instructional materials for peace education and conflict resolution programs, 2002. • European Union Grant for interfaith dialogue project, 2002. • Harry Truman Institute for Peace, The Hebrew University, Investigating High School Students’ National, Religious and Social Identities, 1999. • Graduate Student Alumni Research Award, The Ohio State University, 1992. Writing and Editing Experience 1. Thesis Advisor, co-advisor, and theses committee member: 15 MA theses in education and linguistics (1996-2002). 2. Member, National English Language Team, Curriculum Center, Ministry of Education, Palestinian Authority (PA), 1998-2001. 3. Member, Authorship Advisory Committee (English as a foreign language). Ministry of Education, PA, and McMillan Publishing Company, 1999-2002. 4. Educational Consultant (curriculum designer, materials writer, and teacher trainer). Peace and Democracy Education Program. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), 1997-2001. 5. Editor, Report on indicators of civil society in the West Bank, 2001-2, Alpha/Tamkeen (NGOs). 6. Reviewer, pilot materials “International Humanitarian Law.” International Committee of the Red Cross, 2000. 7. Writer and curriculum designer for Education for Peace: Teaching Materials for Arabic, English, and Social Studies. Peace Education Program. Published by IPCRI, Jerusalem, 1998. 8. Reviewer: Referred Journals (Bethlehem, Hebron, and Birzeit Universities). 9. Columnist, The Jerusalem Times, The Only English Language Palestinian Weekly (3 years). Weekly column on topics in teaching, learning, and research. Translation Experience • Translation from English to Arabic and Arabic to English of several books, articles, general materials, and publications in civics, educational psychology, peace education, education for democracy and human rights, environmental awareness, interfaith dialogue. Community-Oriented Activities (1995-2001) • Chair, board member, and educational Consultant: Educational Network (NGO), Al-Mustaqbal Schools, Noor Center for Information and Research, YWCA, Ma’an Human Resource Development Center, Boy and Girl Scout Association, PTA. • Chair and Member of several organizing and steering committees for local, regional, and international conferences. Language Proficiency Arabic (native language) English (fluent) Hebrew (speaking, reading, writing/functional) French (reading and comprehension/functional, intermediate level speaking) German (speaking/minimally functional).
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