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RESUME OF ……………………………………………..................…………....…................... ALICE (LEECY) H. WISE, M.A.
      P.O. Box 347
                                                                                                                                     Pleasant View, CO 81331
                                                                                                                                     Phone:(970) 562-4418


EDUCATION: MA in Spanish/Linguistics minor - University Texas at El Paso (9 post-graduate hours from Texas A&M toward a doctorate in Adult Education, with additional post-graduate hours from other universities in different fields) === BA in Spanish/Music Ed. minor - Baylor University === Fifteen plus additional graduate hours (Temple, Villanova, and Utah State Universities) === High School - Colégio Batista, Pôrto Alegre, Brazil === Literacy Supervising Trainer, Laubach Literacy === Facilitator of Byron Katie’s Work == Numerous teaching and technology certificates. (Trilingual: English, Portuguese and Spanish)


Present: Owner/Consultant, The Reconnection Company (building communities of learners): Educational Consultant specializing in curriculum development, teacher training, technology applications in education, project evaluation, and grant writing;  Reviewer and National Moderator for two Department of Ed, LINCS (Literacy Information and Communications System) Communities of Practice: Reading and Writing, and Diversity and Literacy; Curriculum Specialist/Developer/Teacher Trainer, Unlimited Learning, Inc. (adult ed program), Cortez, CO; Project Evaluator/Trainer, Ute Mt. Ute Reservation, Towac, CO; Project Evaluator for Utah St. U-Eastern Campus, NASNTI grant, supporting Navajo students; Curriculum Designer, Web Publisher and Trainer for personnel in the STEM Prep project in the Western Slope of Colorado; Resource Academic Skills in Occupational Contexts (CDL and STEM) developer (CD or online distribution), Unlimited Learning, Inc. and Utah St. University-Eastern Campus, with emphasis on designing curriculum for Native American populations in the Four Corners Region. Ed Technology (live video and online) and Adult Ed Trainer and consultant for adult education programs in Colorado. Online course and curriculum developer/instructor for Adult Ed teachers, who optionally receive credit from CCCOnline, Red Rocks CC, or Adams State. Online facilitator/instructor for National PBS TeacherLine graduate courses online: PreK-3 Reading (Early Reading Comprehension, Fluency, Phonics, Phonemic Development, and Spelling; K-5 Real Life Math; Author Studies, ESL; and technology courses (PK-12). Subject-Matter Expert (SME) for Instructional Design Service MOOC promoting the development of OER in Adult Ed; Webmaster for a number of businesses and organizations. Grant writer and reviewer for educational projects; presenter of numerous online and hybrid workshops dealing with the integration of workplace content and technology in instruction among PreK-12 and adult learners.

Previous: Director/Webmaster, Four Corners Professional Development Resource Center for Distance Education (Colorado Dept. of Ed/Adult Ed and Fam. Lit.); High School Spanish Teacher through live-video technology for Chevak, AK and Dove Creek, CO; Teacher trainer for Library Literacy grants in four states through interactive video conferencing; Colorado Star Schools faculty (K-adult) technology trainer/mentor; facilitator for Rocky Mountain TeacherLine courses online (K-12); curriculum supervisor, webmaster and developer for new online courses, Integrate Learning, Inc.; distance learning Curriculum Developer/Web Master for Internet-based courses for Leading Edge Consulting (Durango); television programming and broadcasting coordinator for basic skills academic courses (adult education) in Montezuma/Dolores Counties == Until August, 1997, tenured ESL and Basic Academic Skills instructor and program coordinator at El Paso Community College (EPCC, over 27,000 students). Faculty trainer and curriculum developer for EPCC's Distance Learning Program (live video). State-wide (Texas) college faculty trainer in Multimedia Development and SCANS competencies and skills. Discipline (ESL) Coordinator responsible for the assignment of over 100 part-time instructors throughout the city (5 campuses) every semester. Reading Teacher, grades 6 and 7; Literacy Supervising Trainer and curriculum developer (Laubach). == Earlier Years: Peace Corps Volunteer Trainer, Country Programming Director and State Director in Brazil.

Over 45 years of experience in teaching and training, curriculum development, program administration, writing, lecturing, literacy, translation and interpretation, community development, and, more recently, multimedia production and distance learning through live video, online, and hybrid formats. Trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish)



Present – train teachers in all parts of the US and abroad on how to produce student projects using technology for PK-12 and adult learners; develop and teach curriculum and materials for online, onsite, interactive video, web conferencing and hybrid or blended courses; train developers to create curricula for the STEM Prep Project in  SW Colorado; administer and publish materials for instruction on Moodle; moderate national discussions among Adult Ed providers; create occupational segments that embed academic skills o CDs for student use; evaluate nationally-funded educational projects serving Native American adults in the Four Corners region; create and teach distance-education classes on a variety of subjects to adult educators and students; conduct workshops on a variety of issues related to adult educators' needs; teach online reading, ESL, math, and technology courses for national PBS TeacherLine; teach Adult Ed courses online for Red Rocks CC and Adams State in CO; create online course sites for organizations and train lead instructors to offer online classes; edit and write educational newsletters, including a monthly publication on using technology in education, Tech Beat.

Recently - Taught high-school Spanish through live video instruction in Dove Creek, CO and Chevak, AK;  supervised teachers along the Tech Ladder Colorado state technology certification program, which I developed; offered technology workshops, created curriculum and taught classes to teachers wishing to integrate computer skills into instruction (Star Schools, Colorado Department of Education, Leading Edge Consulting, SWBOCS Adult Education); co-created the Gear Up Series for pre-GED prep; created and broadcast Adult Basic Education classes on television (San Juan Technical School, Star Schools, Adult Education); presented at state and national conferences; participated in activities as a member of Vice-President Gore's Communities of Excellence initiative (on of 13 representative organizations nationwide). Please see WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, CONFERENCES section for a list of curriculum titles.

1962 to Fall of 1997 – Tenured instructor, El Paso Community College. In addition to teaching regular and distance learning classes (Academic ESL, Basic Skills, Reading), trained 10-15 faculty each semester in interactive video distance learning techniques, and multimedia software use and presentation (EPC College DE Trainer); trained other Texas community college faculty in DE, SCANS, and multimedia techniques to be reproduced in their own institutions. Produced interactive software programs and training videos for ESL students at various levels. Taught Jr. High reading and ESL. Certified Laubach Literacy Supervising Trainer. Teaching background includes teaching in public, private and government programs, for a variety of populations with specific academic and occupational needs. Languages include Portuguese, Spanish and English. Teaching experience always accompanied by extensive curriculum and textbook development, in areas that included English for Special Purposes (Fundamentals of Physics; Child Development; Health and other occupations), basic skills, ESL in the content areas, Women in Technology

Present: *Run my own consulting company, The Reconnection Company, designed to offer distance education training to educators, evaluate performance, and form learning communities that help people reconnect with each other and helpful information.

* Directed the Four Corners Professional Development Resource Center for the Colorado Department of Education and train faculty throughout the state on technology integration. (2000-2011)
*Directed the Colorado Online Project, which trained and monitored adult ed teachers in the state in implementing online instruction for GED students using McGraw Hill resources.
* Implemented a two-day training segment to provide Colorado adult ed instructors on using digital resources for implementing instruction. (2003)
*Supervised the implementation of distance education instruction for SWBOCS Adult Education program. (2002-04)
Supervised grants to develop and deliver holistic curriculum in math, reading, writing and life skills. (2002-04)
*Supervised Star Schools teachers through their implementation of grant activities to implement technology into K-12 and adult education curriculum 2000-2002
* Distance Education Curriculum Coordinator for the Four Corners area (CDE/CARE) 1998-2000
* Co-owner/President/Writer - Seven Eagles Publishing - 1997-98
* Distance Education Faculty Trainer and Curriculum Developer - El Paso Community College (EPCC) 1994-97
* ESL Coordinator - EPCC (interviewed, placed, and supervised over 100 ESL instructors on three major campuses and many satellite programs) 1990-97
* Co-Director of IVALP (Integrating Vocational and Academic Learning Project) - A multi-million demonstration project funded by the Department of Education for faculty training/curriculum development at El Paso Community College - (1994-95)
Director Bilingual Tech Prep Project - EPCC - 1991-92
* Coordinator of Women in Technology Program - EPCC YWCA, Levi Strauss and National WOW - 1989
* Director of the Exploratory Foreign Language Program (funded by the Department of Education) - 1988-89
Supervisor for advanced EFL teachers at BI Language Institute, El Paso.
Acting Modern Language Department Chair/Spanish Instructor - Mesa College, Colorado
Regional Right to Read Director - Western Slope, Colorado (Adult Literacy Program - Dept. of Ed.)
Regional President of Amigos de Las Americas - Western Slope, Colorado
Peace Corps Programming Director (Rio, Brazil)- developed projects and wrote proposals to support Peace Corps volunteers throughout Brazil, including the Amazon region.
Peace Corps State Director (Sergipe, Brazil) and training consultant (U.S. programs)
President of several community boards of directors


  • ED 279, Planning, Organizing and Delivering Instruction to Adults, Adams St. University (hybird: online, live-video, and onsite) (2016)
  • EDU 134, Teaching ESL to Adult Learners, Red Rock Community College (online) (2016)
  • Designing ED STEM-related curricula for students preparing to succeed in training for industrial trades and health careers – thirty-hour training for STEM Prep Project developers on how to reinforce academic skills among students as they acquire industry-related technology skills in four systems: mechanical, thermal, electrical/solar, and fluid. January-April 2015, January-April 2016 and ongoing.
  • Basics of Planning and Delivering Instruction to Adult Learners in Cortez – A condensed, seven-week hybrid course, created and delivered to Unlimited Learning, Inc instructors in Colorado. 2014 and ongoing.
  • Fundamentals of Adult Education Instruction, EDU 132 (EDU 279 and 289): three credit-hour course, covering the principles of teaching adults and providing partial Colorado ABE state certification. Developed and taught through video-conferencing and hybrid formats since 2008 for CCCOnline, and in Spring 2014, with credit from Adams State. (Also am developing and teaching EDU131-134 as an online courses for Red Rocks Community College), starting January 2015 and ongoing Course Mapping Skills – Workshop on how to map out a course prior to developing content. Unlimited Learning, Inc. 2013
  • USU/CEU New Student Orientation – Presenter for 1.5 days of orientation designed to familiarize new Native American students with the college environment. Funded by NASNTI, Blanding, Utah (8/2011 and 2012).
  • “Facilitating Live Video Interaction” – A ten-week course designed to train adult ed faculty on best practices for delivering live-video instruction to students in Chevak, AK (4/2011 and 7/2011).
  • “Grading with Rubrics“ - Two-week online PD workshop. CCCOnline (11/2010)
  • “Learning Style Key Chain” – PD Elluminate workshop, CCCOnline (11/2010)
  • “Any Way We Can” – International Online Conference, Learning Times. Live presentation using Elluminate. (2010)
  • Monthly workshops to instructors at Unlimited Learning Center on using technology for Learning.
  • Bi-monthly Lunch and Learn workshops to adult educators in Colorado on a variety of topics posted at
  • “Engaging Computer Activities for ESL Students” – Rendezvous 2009 Regional Conference, Breckenridge, August 2009
  • “Engaging Students with MS Office and WebTools” - Rocky Mountain TIE Conference, Copper Mountain, CO, June 2009
  •  “Engaging Computer Activities for ESL Learners” - TTIX 2009 Conference, Orem, UT, June 2009
  • “Creating Activities for Adult Learners using MS Office and Web 2.0 tools” – One-day training for CO adult educators, Aurora Language Center, Aurora, CO, June, 2009
  • “Technology Retreat for Adult Educators” – One- day training on creating activities for adult learners using MS applications and a variety of Internet publishing tools. College of Eastern Utah, Blanding, 2008
  • “Technology Retreat for Adult Educators” – Two day training on creating activities for adult learners using MS applications and a variety of Internet publishing tools. Denver, CO, 2008
  • “Best Practices in Hybrid DE” – Adams State University, Course for Unlimited Learning Center faculty, Cortez, CO, 2008
  • “Cultural Influences on Learning” – Video Conference delivered to Pittsburgh area Jr. High teachers, 2008
  • “Web 2.0 Is Here!” – Workshop delivered at Rendezvous 2008 Conference, March 2008, Denver, CO
  • “Distance Learning Tools for Adult Educators” - Workshop delivered at Rendezvous 2008 Conference, March 2008
  • Prep for the GED,” an online curriculum for PDA’s for probationers through the Independent Learning Project in the Four Corners region (2008)

Prior to 2008

  • “Learning Segments for Colorado Instructors” – Six hybrid sessions using Moodle and conferencing on critical issues in adult education. (2007 and on-going)
  • “Adult Learners Online” – Workshop for Four Corners and Morgan region in Colorado on how to recruit, engage, and nurture GED students online. (2007)
  • “Can you Believe It’s Excel?” – Presentation at regional Rendezvous conference for adult educators  in Denver, and at Technology Exchange Conference in Orem, Utah (UVSCollege),(2007)
  • “The Impact of Culture on Learning” -  Co-presented to teachers and the College of Eastern Utah (2006 and 1007)
  • “Using Microsoft and Acrobat Applications with Adult Students” – Five statewide training sessions offered throughout the spring of 2005
  • “Get to Know Your Adult Ed Sites” (ABE, GED and ESL) - 2005, Rendezvous Conference for Colorado adult educators.
  • "Hooking Adult Learners with Technology" (ABE, GED and ESL) - 2004, CAEPA Conference, southwest Colorado teachers, Durango, Denver and Montrose, CO
  • "WebTasks for Adult Learners" (ABE, GED, ESL) - Cortez adult educators, 2003
  • "Student-Based Teaching" - Cortez adult educators, 2003
  • "Integrating Students in Instruction" – K-14 regional instructors, Riverton, AY, 2003
  • "Project-Based Learning and Assessment" -2001-2003 - Montrose, Ft. Morgan and Cortez adult ed programs; Riverton, WY teacher conferences
  • "Creating Rubrics that Work" - Cortez Adult Education, 2002-2003
  • "Creating and Using Web Resources for ESL Students" (2 sessions) - Four Corners adult ed programs, Durango, CO 2003
  • "Lesson Planning with Multiple Intelligences" - Adult Ed Programs, Four Corners Region, 2002-2003
  • "Developing Student-Centered Objectives" - Ft. Morgan and Cortez instructors, 2002
  • "Succeeding with Learning Disabled Employees or Students" (several sessions) - Adams State University, Alamosa business owners; Four Corners adult ed programs
  • "Planning for Multi-cultural Students" (several sessions) - K-14 teachers, Star Schools, 2001-2002
  • Multiple sessions on creating projects using MS Office Applications, Adobe Acrobat and the Internet -K-14 teachers, Cortez, CO 2001-2002
  • "Learning through the Internet" - April 2003,2002 (Denver), September 2000, adult educators and Pueblo Community College
  • "Lesson Planning with or without Technology" - September 2000, adult educators in the Four Corners region (on-going)
  • "Basic PC Literacy" - October 2000, adult educators and Pueblo Community College. (on-going)
  • "Introduction to Instructional Technology" - on going to K-12 and adult facult in the Four Corners region
  • "Teaching Strategies for Under-Achieving Adults in Technical Classrooms" - San Juan Basin Technical School, Spring 2000.
  • Front Page 2000 - Workshops and classes offered throughout the year to local adult educators, the City of Cortez, and the public -2000
  • "Applying Effective Teaching Strategies with the Colorado Certificates of Accomplishment (CCA)". - Ignacio, Colorado, February 2000
  • "SCANS and your Program" - PicTel workshop to local educators and to programs in four    areas: Cortez, Craig, Trinidad, Durango, February 2000
  • "ESL Tips and Suggestions" - Internet/Teleshop for adult ed instructors, New Peaks, November 1999
  • "Teaching Math among Learning Disabled Adults" - workshop offered at CAEPA Conference, October 1999 (on-going)
  • "Power Point for Adult Ed Teachers" - SWBOCS Adult Ed Program, Cortez, CO, February 1999 (on-going)
  • "Grant Writing for Adult Educators (Internet/Teleshop)" - New Peaks: The Education Connection, February, 1999
  • "Academic Reading Techniques and Approaches" - Co-presenter with Ann Miller, San Juan Basin Vocational Technical School, November, 1998
  • "Return to Wholeness: A Spiritual Approach to Life" - Presented to mental health practitioners in Grand Junction, CO, July, 1998
  • Laubach Literacy Tutor Training - Tutor trainer over 25 years
  • "DL: New Directions for Academic Growth" - Presented by request at the Texas Faculty Association Annual Conference and Meeting, Houston, May, 1996 and EPCC, August, 1996 & January 1997
  • Distance Learning ( 5 Workshops): "Sights and Sounds in DL," Interactive and Cooperative Activities," SCANS," Testing and Assessment," "Power Point in DL," and "E-mail and WWW in Teaching," EPCC, Summer and Fall, 1996, Spring and Summer, 1997.
  • "Interactive Video Distance Learning" - Offered to participants of five Texas Colleges to be replicated throughout the state. Sponsored by the Texas Literacy and Workforce Development Project, EPCC, August, 1996
  • Integrating Academic and Vocational Skills" - Co-presenter at Montgomery Community College, February, 1996
  • "Innovative Teaching Multimedia Methodologies" - Presented to statewide college faculty at Austin Community College(March 1996)and El Paso Community College (February, 1996)
  • "Effective Integration of SCANS into the Curriculum" - Presented to statewide college faculty at Austin Community College (March 1996) and El Paso Community College (February, 1996)
  • "Writing in the ESL Classroom"/"Grammar Thoughts"/ "Teamwork in Learning" - Presented to part-time teachers at EPCC, Spring '95.
  • "The IVALP Project" - One of five presenters at the Department of Education’s NCRVE National Conference, Baltimore, March, 1994
  • "Multimedia, Teachers and Students" - Presented to Border Technology Conference, El Paso, February, 1994
  • "Humor: Our Link to Sanity" - Presented to faculty at EPCC, January, 1994
  • "Language, Technology and the Future" - Presented at NISOD International Conference in Austin, May, 1993
  • "Faculty Multimedia Project" - Presented at NISOD, May 1993
  • "Multimedia: A Tool to Reach Students" - All day workshop offered to Amarillo Region XVI Elementary and Secondary Teachers, June, 1993
  • "Desktop Video Production for Educators" - Presented to faculty at El Paso Community College, January, 1993
  • "Multimedia for Educators" - Presented at New Mexico State TESOL Conference, Ruidoso, N.M., October, 1992
  • "ESP (English for Special Purposes) , Technology and the Future" - Presented at the Texas State TESOL Conference, Houston, November, 1992
  • "Bridging the Technology Gap for ESL Students" - Presented at the National Tech Prep Conference, Dallas, March, 1992.
  • "What's New in ESL?" - Presented at TEXTESOL Conference in El Paso (February, 1992)
  • "Developing Your Personal Myth" - Presented at EPCC Faculty Development Workshop (1992)
  • "Content-area Language Teaching" - Presented (with Muro, Lara and Wheeler) to EPCC ESL credit and non-credit faculty (1991)
  • "Physics and the Art of Teaching" - Presented at NTJC Conference in Dallas (1990); EPCC Faculty Development Workshop (1991); NMTESOL State Conference in Albuquerque (1991) ERIC document
  • "Blackboard Doodling" - Presented (with Archie cartoonist Thomas Moore)at EPCC Faculty Development Workshop(1990); TEXTESOL Conference in El Paso (1990); NMTESOL Conference in Las Cruces
  • Former Peace Corps trainer and curriculum developer for volunteers going to Brazil


  • Math for Commercial Truckers and Heavy Equipment Operators (2014) –An independent learning series designed to prepare students to succeed in training to certify as commercial truckers (CDL) or heavy equipment operators.
  • Reading and Writing for Health Occupations (2012) – Digital segments designed to provide practice to future health workers, in reading and writing skills related to entry-level health careers.
  • Math for Health Occupations (2012) – Digital segments designed to provide practice to future health workers, in basic math skills related to entry-level health careers.
  • Transition into College and the Workplace (2011) – a one-year (three-trimester) hybrid course (live-video and online instruction, presently being delivered to Cortez adult ed students and to high-school students in Chevak, Alaska. Published by Unlimited Learning, Inc., on Moodle. Written at approximately the 8th-grade reading level with math, writing, and reading reinforcement throughout.
  • Transition into College (2010) – A 16-week, online course, designed to assist adults as they prepare to enter college. Published by Unlimited Learning, Inc., on Moodle, and presently being offered among adults completing their GED. Written at approximately the 8th-grade reading level with math, writing, and reading reinforcement throughout.
  • Managing Money (2010) – A four-unit package designed to help adults entering the job market who lack money management and academic skills. Written at approximately the 4th –grade reading level, with accompanying audio, with interactive activities. Being implemented among Ute Mountain Ute adults in Colorado.
  • Culture in the Workplace (1020) – A two-part series introducing students from “high-context” cultures to cultural behaviors and characteristics, focusing on our dominant American culture and Native American cultures. Written at approximately the 4th –grade reading level, with accompanying audio, with interactive activities. Being implemented among Ute Mountain Ute adults in Colorado.
  • Gear Up for Life Series (2011) – Co-authored with Vicky Lara. A twelve-unit, interactive series, written between the 5th-7th-grade reading level. Units include topics covered in the GED exam, along with workplace and personal issues units. Available online or on CD’s.
  • Step into the GED (2009) - Co-authored with Vicky Lara. A thirteen-unit, interactive series, written between the 5th-7th-grade reading level. Units include topics covered in the GED exam, along with workplace and personal issues units. Available online or on CD’s.
  • A Car to Take You Far” – A WebQuest process, published by ProLiteracy’s Notebook, February, 2010
  • Tech Beat Newsletter” – Create and publish technology topics for adult educators, 2004-present.
  • Several distance learning courses and lesson plans for adult educators at 
  • Multiple online segments on educational topics to include self-paced technology segments, 2003-present.

Prior to 2008

  • “Lab Manual for Adult Learners,” 2004
  • "Integrated Learning Teacher Guide" - Unlimited Learning, 2003 (Editor and Contributor)
  • Distance Learning Faculty Training Guide - El Paso Community College, 1996 & 1997
  • "Multimedia Multiplying at TM." News Dimensions, Vol. II, No.5, Center Page, El Paso Community College District, 1994
  • Wise, Alice. (Spring 1994). "Integrating Vocational and Academic Education." News Dimensions, Vol. II, No.3, El Paso Community College District, 1994
  • ESP/Applied Technical Physics - an ESP text to accompany four volumes of Principles of Technology (C.O.R.D., Waco, Texas) - Carl Perkins, 1993
  • Wise, Alice (Leecy). (September 1992). "Helping Students Bridge the Technology Gap." Vocational Educational Journal, pp.45-46
  • ESP/TECHNICAL PHYSICS - an ESP text to accompany seven volumes of Principles of Technology (C.O.R.D., Waco) - Carl Perkins/EPCC 1991
  • "A Comprehensive Survey of ESL Methodologies" - A funded report (76 pages) requested by the Vice-President of Academic Affairs of EPCC - 1991
  • ESL for the 21st Century (Muro, Wise and Lara) - a three-series ESL text - W.C. Brown, 1989,1990 and 1991
  • Editor of "The Roadrunner" (Transmountain Campus Newsletter)  and " WIT" (Women in Technology) Regional Newsletter, (1991)
  • Three articles published in the Creative Edge (EPCC special publication), "Getting a Jump On Life", "Parlez-Vous Francais?", and "Can We Talk?" Short articles in professional journals and magazines while on College President's Writing Team, 1989
  • O quero-quero- a Portuguese text for gifted Junior High students - EPCC/ Dept. of Education, 1987
  • "ESL Career Outlook" - A series of in-house publications highlighting various college programs which were likely to interest ESL students in EPCC's credit program
    Instructor Guides and curriculum for teaching BASK 1007, 1006, and 1005 (ESL for illiterate adults) - funded by EPCC, 1987-89
  • Book of True Life - a translation from Spanish - Three Eras Inc., 1986
  • Los padres también valen , a translation from English - Levi Strauss Co., 1981
  • Editor and writer for TEXTESOL regional newsletter, "Noticias"



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