11/F 162 Tung Choi Street Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong PHONE 852 ± 9471 - 1764 · E-MAIL wootangnd@yahoo.com

Hello world! My name is David Woo and I am an instructor at the City University of Hong Kong. For the past five years, since my graduation from university in 2003, I've been working in Hong Kong as an English teacher, having taught at several local secondary schools before becoming an instructor at CityU. My teaching strengths are an orientation for results, a creativity to foster solutions, and on a pastoral level, kindness, not to mention a fervor and faith in the education process. Furthermore, as regards my research interests, I seek more efficient ways to use mobile technology and the Internet to facilitate learning. Finally, in addition to teaching and research, I also enjoy running, writing, praying and learning languages - I'm currently learning Korean!


Curriculum Development and Language Across Curriculum To deliver curricula and materials whose topics and levels of difficulty are group-specific and groupappropriate with excellent reliability and superb predictive validity. y y y y University-level writing and independent learning modules for business students University-level writing papers for IELTS candidates Self-access training packages for markers of IELTS writing and speaking papers Secondary school content area modules in computer literacy and history

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Coordination: y English Language Centre at the City University of Hong Kong (2009-2010) y English department at Methodist College (2006-2008) y English department at the YMCA of HK Christian College (2004-2005) ICT Teacher Development: I either have led or have co-led several professional development workshops for my colleagues: y Google Documents (1 hour; 13.11.08) y Productivity Websites: Scribd; Editgrid; and Facebook (1 hour; 5.2.09) y Twitter (1 hour; 10.9.09) y Using ePortfolios to Your Advantage (1 hour; 8.10.09) ICT Committees: y Member of eportfolio technical work group for universities in Hong Kong (since 21.4.09) y Resources Committee for ELC (since 8.09) y Information Technology Committee for ELC (since 8.09) ICT Practice: y ELC e-Learning Video Playlist on YouTube (27 videos as of 16.11.09) y My Teaching Blog y Course Wikis y Twitter Account


English (spoken and written); Spanish (spoken and written); Cantonese (spoken and basic written); Korean (basic spoken and written); Putonghua (basic spoken and written) 1) Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) ± Peer Reviewer (2010 ± Present) 2) Asia-Pacific Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (APACALL) (2009 ± Present) 3) ePortfolio Technical Work Group for Universities in Hong Kong (2009 - Present) 4) Center for Education Leadership, the University of Hong Kong (2007 ± Present) 5) Information, Technology and Educational Change e-Journal (2006 ± Present)

Professional Organizations


Master of Education (Distinction) University of Hong Kong 9.2006 ± 6.2008 Major: Education Administration and Management Post Graduate Diploma in Education University of Hong Kong 9.2004 ± 27.6.2006 Major: Secondary School English Bachelor of Business Administration University of Notre Dame (U.S.A.) 8.1999 ± 18.5.2003 Major: (1) Management Information Systems (2) History GPA: 3.25 Teaching Certificates (Teacher Number: 583271) The State of New Jersey (U.S.A.) y Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-5 (692242) y Middle School Social Studies (707870)

Published Works

Woo, D. (2010) A Study on Using Mobile Phone Technology for Independent Language Learning. Paper to be presented at the 2010 International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and eTechnology (e-CASE & e-Tech 2010). Woo, D. (2009). Organizational Learning: Using Action Research To Help Secondary School Teachers Cope with Homework-Associated Procedures. Unpublished Master of Education dissertation, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Retrieved November 16, 2009, from http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkuto/view/B42554779/ft.pdf Woo, D. (2007) Homework Assignment Blogs. CITE eJournal, 2(1). Retrieved from http://ejournal.cite.hku.hk/articles/. Woo, D. (2007) Using Web 2.0 Technologies in Teaching and Learning: Practical Ideas in an ESL Context. Paper presented at the 2007 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning. Retrieved August 21, 2007, from http://cridal.ouhk.edu.hk/ict2007/proceedings/paper/v1a_pdf.asp

Current Employer and Position

English Language Centre (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/elc/) City University of Hong Kong Instructor I 8.2008 - Present EL0221 - University English: Spoken Language (1 credit) EL0224 - University English: Written Language (2 credits) EL0402 - University English: Current Issues (1 credit) EL0404 - University English: Independent Learning (1 credit) EL1011 - Interactive Communication (1 credit) EL1013 - Text Building (1 credit)
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Teaching Responsibilities

Other Responsibilities

Information Technology Coordinator Assessment Coordinator Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) member


Curriculum Development 1. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Course (60+ hours) 2. Three Writing Papers (IELTS) for SOLAR (24 Hours) 3. 12-hour Self-access Language Package for Information Systems (IS) Department (48 Hours) 4. Business Scenario Project for UE: Written Language for Business Course (10 Hours) Technical Support 1. ePortfolio Project Assistant (12 Hours) 2. SOLAR Consultant

Campus and Community Citizenship

1. Practical Language Activities (1 semester) 2. English Language Mentoring Scheme (2 semesters). 3. Christian Fellowship (1 semester) 4. Standard Chartered Marathon ± CityU Delegation (2009)

Former Employers and Positions

Methodist College (http://www.mckln.edu.hk) General Master Teacher 9.2006 ± 8.2008 Sha Tin Methodist College (http://www.stmc.edu.hk) General Master Teacher 9.2005 ± 8.2006 YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College (http://www.ymcachristiancollege.edu.hk) Non-Local Teacher 6.2004 ± 8.2005 QESOSA Secondary School (http://www.ss.qesosa.edu.hk/) English Language Teaching Assistant 9.2003 ± 5.2004 Forms: one, two and three (11-15 year olds) Subjects: English, history and computer literacy Experience: four years Forms: six (17-18 year olds) Subjects: English ± oral; writing; and General English preparation Experience: two years Forms: seven (18-19 year olds) Subjects: English - oral Experience: one year

Teaching Responsibilities

Non-Teaching Responsibilities

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Class Teacher (four years) Student Publication Advisor (four years) I.T. Coordinator (three years) Christian Fellowship Advisor (two years) Scrabble Team Coach (one year) Girls¶ Basketball Head Coach (one year)

Other Activities Professional Awards

Organized Ocean Park Education Program Field Trip Oxfam Trailwalker ETS Recognition of Excellence Award (ROE) Awarded by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) For Praxis II Subject Test (Elementary Education: Content Knowledge) Awarded 4.2008 Certificate of Merit Awarded by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong (EDB) For Hong Kong Language Proficiency Assessment (English ± Secondary School) Awarded 30.9.2005 Hong Kong Blind Sports Association (HKBSA) Athletics volunteer: running with the blind 6.2009 ± Present Home of Love Soup kitchen volunteer: preparing food and distributing it to the homeless 1.2009 ± 6.2009 Various Churches Evangelization and mission trips: establishing relationships and transforming lives 1.2009 ± Present Fuk Lam Church Homeless ministry: feeding and evangelizing the homeless 4.2008 - 8.2009 Stanley Prison Prison ministry: meeting prisoners who otherwise have no visitors 10.2006 - Present

Extra-curricular Activities and Volunteer Work


Professional Dean Fisher Associate Head English Language Centre City University of Hong Kong Kowloon Tong Hong Kong Phone: (852) 3442 6485 Fax: (852) 2788 8234 eldfishe@cityu.edu.hk Mrs. Dorothy Pang Principal Methodist College 50 Gascoigne Road Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon Hong Kong Phone: (852) 2384 3543 Fax: (852) 2388 9466 admin@mckln.edu.hk

Academic Dr. Bob Fox Associate Professor University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road Hong Kong bobfox@hku.hk

Character Penny Akers Tutor English Language Centre City University of Hong Kong Kowloon Tong Hong Kong Phone: (852) 3442 6484 Fax: (852) 2788 8234 Penny.akers@cityu.edu.hk Anita Fok Teacher Methodist College 50 Gascoigne Road Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon Hong Kong Phone: (852) 9787 6767 fokanita@hotmail.com

Dr. Eva Lui Associate Head English Language Centre City University of Hong Kong Kowloon Tong Hong Kong Phone: (852) 2788 7607 Fax: (852) 2788 8234 Eva.lui@cityu.edu.hk

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