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"Live the Adventure"

My name is Joshua Wheeler. I am your guy for projects requiring creativity, design, and ingenuity. I have worked in both the private and public sectors as well as overseas in Japan for over four years. I bring a body of experience and creativity for solving problems. I have a go getter attitude, a can-do belief, and desire to collaborate to deliver change, improve efficiencies, and create exciting new viral projects.

   

 

 

「初心忘るべからず」

"Sho-shin Wasuru Bekarazu"

{Never Lose Sight of your Original Goal}

 

 

 

 

 

 

「石橋を叩いて渡る」

"Ishibashi o Tataite Wataru"

{You can never be too cautious}

 

 

 

 

  

「笑う門には福来たる」

"Warau Kado ni wa Fukukitaru"

{Laugh and fortune will come to your door}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOTOWAZA: Japanese Words of Wisdom

 

 

 

 

Accomplishments at a glance

 

  • World Traveler to over 8 countries.
  • Overcoming diversity living overseas for four years.
  • Simplified the design process for building online courses.
  • Designed new media marketing strategies which increased sales 35% and netted in Jan. ’14 the highest month in sales in the company's history.
  • Pioneered new successful methods for teaching with technology in low-income parts of northern rural Japan.
  • Researched and Beta-tested New Software and trained new Categorization Engines insuring 1-2 second category look-ups with 99.9% accuracy.

 

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Professional Global Working Experience

 

Global Working Experience

 


 

Trained in Web Languages (HTML/CSS/Javascript) 

Trained in code and web management systems

 

 


 

Studied and mastered specialised Japanese which I used in and out of the classroom to create lasting relationships with students and co-workers (via social media).

 

Bilingual in Japanese/English

 

 

Career

Born

December 21, 1984
Portland, Oregon to Jennifer and Duane Wheeler

Earned Eagle Scout

March 1, 2002

High School

May 1, 2003
Fort Vancouver High School Vancouver, Washington, USA High School Diploma Participated in Student Government, Mock Trial, and Track and Field.

Clark College

May 1, 2005
Clark Community College Vancouver, Washington, USA. Associates in Arts Degree (AA) General Studies with a focus in Anthropology and Political Science. (More...)      

Hokusei Gakuen University

September 1, 2006
北星学園大学/ Hokusei Gakuen University SEPT 2006 - JAN 2007 (Lewis and Clark Overseas Program) Overseas and Off Campus Study Abroad Program, Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture   (More...)  

Internet Content Grader

March 5, 2007
RuleSpace LLC. (Now Symantec) Hillsboro, Oregon (more...)

Lewis and Clark College

May 1, 2008
East Asian Studies with a focus in Japanese Government and Society, Portland, Oregon, USA. (More...)

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)

August 3, 2009
Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program Aug 2009 - Aug 2013 Mutsu City Board of Education (more...)

Online Shopping Manager

August 5, 2013
Yoyo Market (Subsidiary of On the One) AUG 2013 - JUL 2014 Chiba Pref., Narashino City, Japan (more...)

Distance Education Media Asst.

March 2, 2015
Multnomah University MAR 2015 - Present Portland, Oregon, USA (more...)

Skills

Presentation

Bilingual

Time Management

Designed and created the S.M.A.R.T lecture for the 2012 Aomori Prefectural Skills and Development Seminar showing teachers Prefecture wide how to augment their lessons with technology even on a shoe-string budget.

Designed and created the S.M.A.R.T lecture for the 2012 Aomori Prefectural Skills and Development Seminar.

Studied and mastered specialised Japanese which I used in and out of the classroom to create lasting relationships with students and co-workers (via social media).

Studied  Japanese which I used in daily life and in the classroom to create lasting relationships with students and co-workers.

Effectively prioritised time to plan lessons in advance, which allowed me to maximise the short time I had to discuss curriculum ideas with the Japanese Teachers.

Effectively prioritised time to plan lessons in advance maximising the short time I had to discuss curriculum ideas with the Japanese Teachers.

Team Teaching

Technology

 Trainer

Partnered with a co-teacher to start a one year digital workshop on effective teaching English methods. Which raised student’s enthusiasm towards English and raise performance.

Partnered with a co-teacher to start a one year digital workshop on effective teaching English methods.

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Pioneered new successful methods for teaching with technology in low-income parts of northern rural Japan.

Develop and train staff and faculty on the Learning Management System (LMS).

Develop and train staff and faculty on the Learning Management System (LMS).

Disability Specialist

Troubleshooter

Trendy

Maintain ADA complacency with Online Courses.

Maintain ADA complacency with all of our Online Courses.

Troubleshoot/Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) & faculty to design creative and interactive learning projects.

Troubleshoot/Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) & faculty to design creative and interactive learning projects.

Follow new trends on online education, MOOCs, etc. and work to incorporate new ideas into our course offerings.

Follow new trends on online education, MOOCs, etc. and work to incorporate new ideas into our course offerings.

Media Specialist

UI/UX Designer

Online Courses

Assist in the recording of media/video and integrate that media into the online courses.

Assist in the recording of media/video and integrate that media into the online courses.

Design the 'look' and 'feel' of the Student User Experience using code (HTML5/CSS/Javascript)

Design the 'look' and 'feel' of the Student User Experience using code (HTML5/CSS/Javascript)

Develop the online courses for the Universities Distance Education Program

Develop the online courses for the Universities Distance Education Program

Canvas Trained

 Technology Pioneer

 Analyst

Trained in Canvas Learning Management Software

Trained in Canvas Learning Management Software

Helped research and pioneer the company’s deployment of their Backend 2.0.

Helped research and pioneer the company’s deployment of their Backend 2.0.

Wrote a white paper on the state of commercial filtering software which was used to pioneer our company into the enterprise market.

Wrote a white paper on commercial filtering software used to pioneer our company into the enterprise market.

Detail Oriented

Beta-Tester

Diversification

Reduced false-positive identifications in RuleSpace’s other Internet Categorization and Parental Controls Engines to nearly 1%.

Reduced false-positive identifications in RuleSpace’s other Internet Categorization and Parental Controls Engines to nearly 1%.

Researched and Beta-tested New Software and trained new Categorization Engines insuring 1-2 second category look-ups with 99.9% accuracy.

Researched and Beta-tested New Software and trained new Categorization Engines  with 99.9% accuracy.

Worked with a diverse international team.

Worked with a diverse international team of individuals solving problems and translating certain software.

Trusted

 Data Processing

 Packing & Shipping

Was responsible for sensitive information and trusted to maintain high levels of confidentiality and security standards.

Was responsible for sensitive information and trusted to maintain high levels of confidentiality and security standards.

Processing Customer Orders, preparing Estimates for Customers {IKEA Personal Shopping service IPS}

Processing Customer Orders, preparing Estimates for Customers {IKEA Personal Shopping service IPS}

Preparing items for boxing, packing orders, preparing delivery slips and invoices

Preparing items for boxing, packing orders, preparing delivery slips and invoices

Customer Service

Resource Management

Safety and Health Trained

Corresponding with customers

Corresponding with customers

Maintaining proper inventory

Maintaining proper inventory

Food Health and Safety

Food Health and Safety

Webmaster

  
Maintaining the e-commerce software, adding inventory, SEO, Blog, Analytics, and Social Media.

Maintaining the e-commerce software, adding inventory, SEO, Blog, Analytics, and Social Media.

  

Projects

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Lessons in American English

October 2011 to 2013 This project is series of presentations (or presentation template) created in order to adapt the English as a second language textbook: English The American Way (designed as a self-study book) into a lesson curriculum for a three times a month, three-month course on the common American English dialect to Japanese in a weekly English conversation class. All the presentations were designed and presented and explained in both Japanese and in English.
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Strategies for Teaching and Related Technology

September 2012 to November 2012 This was a presentation project created for the 2012 Self Development Conference for Japanese Teachers of English and Assistant Language Teachers. The goal of this project was to teach Japanese teachers and their assistants about various aspects of classroom-use technology. For example this presentation covered the uses of technology and how it could be effective in the classroom, how to easily and quickly set-up and take down technology, as well as comparing the pros and cons of different forms of digital resources other then computers (i.e. Tablets, Smart-phones, etc.). This presentation was taught by me in both Japanese and English to an audience of 30+ people and included a demonstration.
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Teaching American Conversation

January 2011 to 2013 These lessons I've made are related to a book titled English The American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to language and culture in the U.S. Originally the book was designed as a self-study book for any student studying American English as a second language, but I adapted lessons from the book and turned it into a curriculum for an Adult English Language Learning class.
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The Conversation Game

The conversation game was designed and created by Joshua Wheeler in collaboration with the students of the Shimokita English Conversation group in order to assist Japanese students to converse about several different topics in an easy egalitarian game format.
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The fifth Gospel

The fifth Gospel is a web project put together from photos and memories from a 2015 Israel/Palestine Tour.

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