Hi I'm Richard Kenneth Styner, and I design e-learning experiences!
Richard Styner's Bio:
Richard Styner is a great believer in education as a life-long pursuit. After graduating from Southeast Highschool in Lincoln Nebraska, Richard Styner received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts in Teaching at Brown University, and most recently a Master of Science in Educational Technology at California State University at Fresno.
Richard Kenneth Styner has held many positions in his life. He have been a handyman, a director of marketing, a web page designer, a computer technician, an AV technician,a marine biologist, a molecular environmental toxicologist, and even professional bingo caller. When he became an educator, Richard knew he had found his calling. He was a teacher for 10+ years, first in Integrated Science, then in A.P. Computer Science. Richard Styner started a program in computer science because He believed it was the best way to serve the students at the highly diverse school he taught at.
From my training with educational philosopher Ted Sizer, he has been a great believe in personalized scaffolded discovery-based education. He borrowed heavily from the educational philosophies of stuct luminaries as bell hooks, Vygotsky, and Gardner.
When Richard styner received my training in Educational Technology, he was impressed by how smoothly the new advances in online, or e-learning meshedn with my training at Brown. What once was only possible through intensive work, especially in presenting individualized discovery-based material, could now be streamlined to give a intrinsically-motivated high-interest rewarding experience to my students. We are on the cusp of a new universe of possibilities in true education that can produce student who have the tools needed for satisfying careers in the 21st century.
Richard Styner's Interests & Activities:
Education, Politics, Running, French, German, Hiking, Poetry, DIY Projects, RPG, Philosophy,Life-long Learning