Get Involved with an Advisory Committee

Clark College has over 25 active advisory committees that include members from the business community, instructional staff, and students. Committee work is fun and engaging as it allows staff, students and industry to discuss business trends, program curriculum, students success stories and much more. Here’s a link to Clark’s Advisory Committee. Look on the rightContinue reading “Get Involved with an Advisory Committee”

Announcing the Speaker List for Business Web Practices

I am happy to announce the speaker and session list for my Business Web Practices class at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. These events are open to the public and take place in Foster Auditorium. If you have any questions please let me know. View the speaker schedule along with speaker bios >

And I’m Back

I’m delighted to be part of Clark College for another year. This marks my fourth year at the college teaching web development. Here’s a list of all the courses that I have taught: Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python (CTEC 121) HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122) JavaScript (CTEC 126) Business Web Practices (CTEC 165)Continue reading “And I’m Back”

On Teaching

As a college instructor, there is one thing that I rarely have ever talked about and that is how I have improved my skills. Every day in class I am constantly being asked to help solve student programming problems and demonstrate and explain my solutions. There has rarely been a time when I couldn’t comeContinue reading “On Teaching”

What I’m Teaching this Summer and Fall at Clark College

Registration for Clark College summer and fall quarters is now open! I’m teaching HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122) this summer, and in the fall, Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121), PHP/MySQL (CTEC 127) and Business Web Practices (CTEC 165). If you are interested in taking any of these classes, please let me know. PleaseContinue reading “What I’m Teaching this Summer and Fall at Clark College”

Updated List of College Classes I have Taught

Here’s an updated list of the courses I have taught at Clark College in Vancouver, WA over the past 4 years: Web and Interface Design 1 (CTEC 270) Web and Interface Design 2 (CTEC 271) Programming Essentials¬†(CTEC 112) HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122) JavaScript (CTEC 126) Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python (CTEC 121)Continue reading “Updated List of College Classes I have Taught”

I’m Bringing IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson to the Classroom

I am very happy to announce that students enrolled in my “Intro to Programming and Problem Solving” class at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington will be using IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson this week in class. Students will be building a language translation program and a tone analyzer¬†program using the Python programming language. Many thanksContinue reading “I’m Bringing IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson to the Classroom”

Say What? IBM and Education

Last night the Dean of my divison at the college sent an email that she received from the Washington State, Center of Excellence. In the email were many things, but one of those things caught my attention. Here it is: The IBM BlueMix team offers IT instructors to enroll in a “no-charge” program called “IBMContinue reading “Say What? IBM and Education”