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:: My name is Ryan K. Self. I am the Instructional Technology Specialist for Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy (J21VA). My professional interests include teaching technology skills and organizing digital and print resources for students and staff. I enjoy working with my fellow teachers on integrating technology and using different forms of media to increase both student engagement and teacher efficiency.

:: I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Western Washington University in East Asian Studies in 1999 with a minor in Chinese (Mandarin). From 1999 to 2001, I taught Business English in China at the Sydney Institute of Language and Commerce, University of Shanghai. In 2003, I moved back to the states and completed the Initial Professional Teacher Education program at the University of Colorado at Denver with an endorsement in elementary education. I graduated with my Master’s Degree from the Information and Learning Technologies program at the University of Colorado at Denver in 2005 and received my library endorsement in 2009.

:: I designed this site to showcase some of my abilities and accomplishments. Click here to view my resume.