I hold my undergraduate degree in Music Performance from the California State University, Los Angeles. I receive my credentialing program at CSULA in English, Mandarin, music, and Computer Tech in June, 2010. In June, 2012, I received my Master of Arts in Education – Computer Education and Technology Leadership. Currently, I work as the Distance Learning Resource Specialist at the Los Angeles County Office of Education – Center for Distance and Online Learning. My duties include online course development (Blackboard, Moodle), online tools development, and other program management. I plan on pursuing a doctoral degree in instructional technology, focusing on the integration of curriculum and instructional technology in foreign language teaching (tentative).
I started teaching both small class and one-on-one basis of piano and cello since the age of 15, but I did not make the decision of making education my career until 2008. I have students in the United States and Taiwan of both languages and music of various ages. I began my career as a high school Mandarin teacher at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in September 2009.
As a technology enthusiast, I am constantly looking for ways to integrate technology into standard-based curriculum development and assessment. I enjoy trying out new gadgets and programs, and brainstorm how to use technology in developing students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing in Mandarin, as well as other content areas. I believe that technology offers opportunities to hone students’ skills in language acquisition beyond traditional teaching methods, and teachers have the responsibilities to guide the students in collaborative exploration.
In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, watching televisions (crime drama mostly), writing fictions and exploring new technologies. While I have no children or pets, I have 11 beautiful Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls (ABJD) that I call my children.
Last Updated: 10/6/13