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In the second half of October, 2005, I was fortunate to travel to Sweden because of a Fulbright Senior Specialists award. I spent one week at Umeå University and a second at the University at Göteborg.

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Paris, 2004-05

Susan in ParisRue greneta aptWe spent a sabbatical year in Paris in 2004-05. This included a Fulbright Senior Specialist trip to Tampere, Finland, two trips to Germany, the Kaleidoscope conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Learning in Lausanne, and the ProLearn workshop on learning objects in Leuven.

While in Paris, I worked on the Libr@ries: Changing Information Space and Practice book with Cushla Kapitzke, who came from Brisbane, Australia to finish the editing. Libr@ries bookCushla (more…)

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girl in costume in Russia
Our delegation traveled to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Prague.

Journal of the Citizen Ambassador Program Reading Education Delegation to Russia and the Czech Republic. Spokane, WA: People to People International.

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Stephen in 6th grade in Bardon, Brisbane

familySabbatical with major stays in Beijing, China and Brisbane, Australia and stops in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, California, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, and Wales along the way, 1996-1997. See the map.

See “Learning from China.”

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Citizen Ambassador Program Reading Education Delegation to the People’s Republic of China (Spokane, WA: People to People International).

Epilogue: Learning from ChinaChnese students dancing

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DE 680My dad served as a a supply officer (Lieutenant JG) on the USS Loesser-DE680 during WWII. Following a shakedown cruise off Bermuda, the new destroyer escort departed from Norfolk on December 11, 1943, for Pearl Harbor. Over a 21-month period, it sailed to Funafuti, Ellice Islands; Guadalcanal; Efate, New Hebrides; Espirito Santo; Solomon Islands; Sydney; Purvis Bay, Florida Islands; Guam; Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands; Manus, Admiralty Islands; New Guinea; Subic Bay; Leyte; Ulithi, Caroline Islands; Iwo Jima; and finally back to San Francisco on September 3, 1945. During that time it engaged in numerous escort operations and antisubmarine patrols, but fortunately was never hit.

See photo of artifacts at the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum.

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