Thomas Stanley
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  • Las Vegas, NV
  • United States
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About Me
Years of Teaching: 40 years

Teaching Background
Clark County School District-Las Vegas, Nevada - 20 years
• Part-time- University of Nevada Las Vegas- 2 years
• Part-time - College of Southern Nevada – 1 year
District 11- Colorado Springs, Colorado – 6 years
District 27- Brighton, Colorado - 5 years
Portage, Wisconsin - 5 years
Greenville Michigan - 5 years


Teaching and developing classes
Advanced Technologies Academy 2007-20010
Law Program Department chair and teacher
Virtual High School- 1999-2007
I was an instrumental part of the team that created CCSD’s Virtual High School. I served as an Instructional designer and teacher, helped organize and develop the virtual high school teacher training, classes, class content, philosophy and program. These classes included video and online classes and were created to be highly interactive online and video programs.
US Government, World History, Crime and Justice
Introduction to Project-based Learning
Professional Development - courses developed and taught
Philosophy of Online Learning
Best Practices -- Creating a Inquiry and Project- based classroom environment
Using WebCT
Facilitating Online Learning
Using Centra – Administrative and Tools
Web Development Tools
Use Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Captivate
Microsoft word, PowerPoint, MovieWorks, PhotoStory 3
Camtasia, Dubit, Audacity
Professional Conferences
Centra Summits – 1999-2006- Speaker – Using Synchronous tools in online learning, Organizing Training for Centra users, Best Practices of using Centra
National School Board Conference – 2002 – Virtual High Schools Online Learning Environment
Hawaii International Conference – 2005 – Creating a Blended Learning Environment
Virtual Schools Symposium – 2004-06 – Speaker – Using International Resources for online learning, Creating an Interactive online Environment
Virtual Schools Symposium- 2010- How to start an online school
Professional Organizations and Activities
Nevada Online Consortium
North American Council for Online Learning
Clark County Teachers Union Delegate/Rep
Using technology to enhance social studies education committee (chairman)
Students Environmental Education in the Desert
I-Safe committee
Special Projects: Directed and lead the following projects:
Global Studies Projects:
Environmental Studies –
Ocean Acidification – global online conference with schools, scientists from around the world
Environmental issues project - video conference with the US State Department’s Oceans and Environment Director, Live online sessions from the Forever Earth Boat (Lake Mead), Project Wet, and UNLV- schools from Canada, US, Australia, Virginia and Clark County
Refugee Project with the US State Department
European Union Project – Project-Based Learning activity with video conferencing with diplomats for the EU
Yucca Mountain Project – Yucca Mountain leadership, Scientists, and worked closely with schools in Arizona that live by a Nuclear powerplant.
UNLV-AP video conferencing project – Professors came online to discuss key political topics with AP students
Hosted and Created a TV Show from UNLV that discussed key current topics (Fly on the Wall)
Video conferencing programs initiated:
Center for Disease Control in Atlanta
Interview with Senator Harry Reid
Set-up district wide video conferencing programs with regions and district leadership

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Using synchronous and asynchornous learning

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 3:53pm 0 Comments

Their is a fascinating school in Las Vegas, Nevada called the Leadership Academy that uses synchronous and asynchronous learning to teach students the liberal arts, leadership and use technology as an integral part of their education.

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