I am not currently seeking new employment, but for those who are interested in finding out more about myself, see http://JacobJWalker.EffectiveEducation.org/cv
Full-Time Faculty of Information Technology
December 2013 to Present
Technology Instructor, Database Technician, Career Technical Education Dept. Chair, Teacher on Special Assignment (Federal Student Aid Coordination, Accreditation Liaison, and Institutional Researcher)
August 2001 to June 2013
Career and Technical Education Department Chairperson (2005-2009 & 2011-2013)
Adviser and instructor for Twin Rivers Adult School Student Board (Student Government)
Facilitator in Shared Leadership Action Team, and Faculty Meetings
12/1/2009 - Programmatic Student Learning Outcome Definitions and Articulation
Policy Author and Adviser
Author of Twin Rivers Adult School Internal Policy for distribution of Carl Perkins funds
Coauthor of Twin Rivers Adult School Career and Technical Education Plan
Author of Most Policies regarding Title IV Funding
Computer and Technology Instructor
Instructed Adults in Microsoft Windows, Internet, and Security
Instructed Adults in Microsoft Office XP, 2003, and 2007
Created and instructed applied academic curriculum for Microsoft Office courses including:
PowerPoint with Interpersonal Skills
Word with Business English
Excel with Real-World Math
Databases with Analysis (Business Intelligence)
Instructed advanced (work study) technician program
Instructing Introduction to Health Informatics for medical para-professionals
2010 WASC Postsecondary Accreditation Coordinator
Primary Wikipedia editor for entry "Twin Rivers Adult School", contributing editor for "Twin Rivers Unified School District"
Coauthor of 2006, 2009, and 2010 Self-Study report for WASC accreditation
Primary researcher for data driven decision making
Adult Secondary Education Student Persistence: Improving Institutional Methods
Correlation of Student Age to Student Persistence
Correlation and Possible Causation of Cohort Size to Student Persistence in Open Entry Courses
Primary researcher for grant applications, accreditation and mandated reports
Carl D. Perkins Federal Act (Primary grant writer)
Chairperson of the Technology Action Team (2004-2013)
Primary author of School Wide Technology Plan
In-house Technology In-service Professional Development Trainer
Database Technician & Administrator
Various Roles, including Lead Technician (Supervisor) and Treasurer of the Board
July 1995 to July 2001
Founding employee during the start-up stage of the company as a home-based business; continued through to the maturation of a medium-sized company.
Primarily supported users with Internet questions and problems via the telephone.
Influenced by the philosophies of Tom Peters, I worked to provide excellent customer support, often "going above and beyond the call of duty."
Being part of a start-up company, I had the opportunity to be involved in many areas including management, marketing, training, technical writing, and in-person support.
Board of Directors Treasurer
Deliberated over decisions affecting the entire company
Specific issues included health benefits for employees, and negotiations about a trademark dispute with a local company
As Treasurers, I worked with the accountant, president, and CEO about financial issues
Technical Support Representative
July 1994 to June 1995
Assisted, via the phone, users who were generally blind to solve their technical problems with adaptive technology, including screen readers and braille displays.
Required "placing myself in their shoes," such that as being sighted, I could understand and work with the challenges they had being blind.
Supported users throughout the United States, who had many different accents and cultural backgrounds.
D.Ed. in Comparative Education
2013 to 2015
M.S. in Brain-Based Teaching
2009 to 2010
B.S. in Technology, Education, and Systems
2007 to 2008
A.A. in Computer Science: Management Information Systems
1993 to 1997
Teacher of the Year, Twin Rivers Adult School
A+ Certified Professional
September 2004 to Present
Career ID No.: COMP001001190741
Designated Subjects Vocational Education Teaching Credential
August 2001 to November 2016
Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Teaching Credential
August 2013 to September 2018
Education, Child Development, and Family Services
Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Designated Subjects Supervision and Coordination Credential
August 2013 to September 2018
Authorized to Supervise or Coordinate all Designated Subject Areas
WGNA Certified Network Engineer
May 2002 to Present
International Educational Data Mining Society
2013 to Present
California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards Writing Team
2011 to 2012
As part of a 3-person writing team, revised the State of California's Model Curriculum Standards for Information and Communication Technologies. I worked most on improving the rigor of the Support and Services Pathway and the Software and Systems Development Pathway, which have now been adopted by the California State Board of Education.
California Statewide Career Technical Review Team
Reviewed the 2005 Model Curriculum Standards for California for the Information Technology sector. Suggested revisions, with one of the most major being the adoption of the more globally recognized term "Information and Communication Technology" (ICT) instead of just "Information Technology." Several areas of standards were combined and rearranged.
WASC ACS Postsecondary Advisory Committee
2010 to 2011
This committee was instrumental in revising the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission of Schools, Postsecondary accreditation, and to transition the accreditation from being the Title IV purely compliance-based model to being an improvement model similar to WASC ACS's other types of accreditation.
Why MOOCs Might Be Hindered by the Definition of Correspondence Education
Thoughts and Analysis about Courses in “Literature and Medicine” in U.S. Universities
Integrating Literature into Programs for Medical Paraprofessionals
A Responsible Response to Realignment: A Basic Blueprint for California Cities and Counties to Build Ex-Offender Education
A Contribution to the Self-Study of the Postsecondary Accreditation Protocol
Missing a “Trillion”: How do we know if we are teaching the right things?
Minesweeper and Hypothetical Thinking Action Research & Pilot Study
The Success of an Adult Courageous Learner: A Case Study
The Ancient Bath House of Nazareth: What We Know of its History and the Implications on Our Understanding of the History of Nazareth