• President, G.E.T.21(NGO, The Partnership for the Global Education Transformation & 21st Century Skills)   

  • Senior Educational Consultant to Intel & a leader of Korea Intel Creative Teacher Network(ICTN)

  • CEO, Brain English (Online English Company using live videoconferencing system and brain based approached contents)

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Professional info​

  John is a passionate educator, a NGO leader and a business leader in Korea, emerged from a Government background. His focus and expertise are across on 21st century teaching and learning e.g 1:1/mobile/personalized learning, teacher professional development, IOT/STEM/software and English Education.

  He created a NGO named “G.E.T. 21” in 2012 in support of education reform initiatives with focus to empower educators and students with 21st century teaching and learning strategies. In partnership with Intel, he led the localization of numerous philanthropy education offerings e.g. Intel Teach Element courses (Project Based Approaches, Collaboration in the Digital Classroom, and Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom, Thinking Critically with Data) and Transforming Learning Series including Technology Use Collections etc. He also led both online and off-line capacity building opportunities for hundreds of educators. His online lecture is available at EBS, Education Broadcasting System.

  He serves as a member of Government National Curriculum Standard Committee and Government Research on 1:1 and Digital Textbook researches. Since 2013, he led the creation of the “Intel Creative Teacher Network(ICTN)”, a voluntary teacher community, with over 300+ nationwide teachers in order to spread the long standing belief on Learning, Sharing and Action for Students’ Future.

  He led the publication of “Students are the Future 2014” with 21+ Intel Creative Teachers, a compilation of innovative classroom unit plans with 21st century skill focuses. Aligned with Presidential focus on Software/Programming education since 2014, John and his ICT network are emerging as a leader for K12 IOT/STEM/Software education by helping numerous Government teacher trainings and Student Camps using Intel Galileo/Edison Technologies in combination of 21st century teaching and learning tools such as thinking tools.

From a business perspective, he is leading a “Brain English”, a both online & off-line English Education Academy, which promotes brain based English Learning Methodologies proved by global scientific researches. Brain English provides both online contents and live classes for K12 schools using video conferencing systems with highly qualified English native teachers from the US and Canada regions.

Formerly, John served as a supervisor and an educational researcher at Gwangju Office of Education. He was in charge of drafting and implementing policies in order to accelerate effective technology use and integration across all schools in the city. He also led the design of the future classroom models and English Online Teaching Centre as part of the Government priorities. For the consecutive 2 years of 2009 and 2010, he won the 1st place among the MOE competitions for the English Online Teaching Centre performance evaluation. Besides these, he managed various ICT in Education charters including EBS cyber home study, International exchange via internet, Information ethics and teacher training for effective ICT uses. He served as Elementary School Teacher from 1992-2004.

B.A in elementary education, M.A in elementary computer science from the Gwangju National University of Education.  Ph.D course completed in educational technology from Chonnam National University.  

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Skills

Teaching, Research, Project Management, Strategic Planing, Consulting, Project Development, Developt the unit plan and best practice

Work experience
CEO of G.E.T. 21
(Educational NGO, The partnership for Global Education Transformation & 21st Century Skills)

​2012 - present

 

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Sr. Education Consultant to Intel Korea & a leader of Korea Intel Creative Teacher Network(ICTN)

​2013 - present

 

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CEO of Brain English

​2013 - present

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Educational Researcher
Gwangju Educational Research Information Service

March 2007 – September 2010 (3 years 7 months)

• Hosted the Future Education Forum – Research on the future education methodology to actively manage the changes in the future society.
• Hosted an online international forum to improve the class methodology through building a global teachers community.
• Built a future education experience classroom predicting a future classroom and made the research on the future classroom public.
• English education methodology research and field application using Internet video technology.
• Built English study system through which whenever, wherever, and whoever can study by building a Native Video Call Center.
• Won the 1st place for [the video English class] performance evaluation from the Ministry of Education and Science of Korea for 2 consecutive years in 2009 and 2010.
• Selected as the best project [Video English Class] of GMOE in 2009.

 

Supervisor
Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education

March 2004 – February 2007 (3 years)

• Propelled the study supporting project for the students from low income families through cyber home study and EBS, the Korea Education Broadcast.
• Promoted the students’ participation in information and communications ethics education and making wholesome cyber space using online community (such as a video bulletin board).
• Program development and field application for international exchange cooperation study using Internet.
• Propelled the public invitation system for the participation of [teacher] training course to promote teachers’ training course participation. 
• Received an achievement award for successful project operation with EBS cyber home study. (Award of the Minister of Education and Science, Korea)
• Selected as a innovative project of GMOE Korea (the public invitation system for the participation of [teacher] training course).

 

Teacher
Elementary School

April 1992 – February 2004 (11 years 11 months)

I taught all grade and all subjects. I also researched and led how to integrated the technology into classroom. I worked for very special school which researched national curriculum and trained the students who will become a teacher(2 years).

Education​
Chonnam National University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Complete the course, Educational/Instructional Technology

2007 – 2011

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Gwangju National University of Education
Master's degree, Elementary Computer Education

1998 – 2001

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