Edward E. Shorer



September 1989 to present. ESL, English, and Computer Teacher, Secondary School

El Sereno Middle School. Los Angeles, CA

Currently teaching Intro to Computers course to 34 students in a PC lab, primarily introducing Microsoft Office. *Note: Have been a Mac user since 1987.

Taught eighth grade sheltered English as part of an interdisciplinary team. Used a variety of technology including computers, closed captions, video, projection systems, one-computer teaching, as well as computer lab instruction. Have taught all levels of ESL, and middle school grades of English. ESL Department Chair (two years). Part of Los Angeles Unified School District team that developed district-wide ESL curriculum. Instrumental in providing school-wide in-servicing in computer use and sheltered English instruction.  

September 2003 to June 2004. Literacy Coach, Secondary School

El Sereno Middle School. Los Angeles, CA

Assist teaching staff in all curricular areas with the implementation of California State Standards in their teaching. Demonstrate lessons, mentor teaching staff, jointly head school Cadre. Oversee the administration of the Periodic Assessments, including training using the Instructional Guide, and grading with the Edusoft system.

Summers 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002 Computer Teacher

El Sereno Middle School. Los Angeles, CA

Taught “Introduction to Computers” based on an integrated curriculum that I designed: “The Phony Baloney Business Project.” Using ClarisWorks, students created fictitious companies, demonstrating usage of drawing, painting, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Final projects were presented to the class, who posed as potential investors.

September 1996 to June 1997. Technology Coordinator

El Sereno Middle School. Los Angeles, CA

Built and maintained computer labs. Collaborated with teachers in all subjects to meet goals of using technology with their students. Scheduled classes, modeled teaching, trained teachers, ordered hardware and software. Helped colleagues to set up Internet accounts and configure accounts.

June 1988 to July 1989. Story Analyst

Interscope Communications. Los Angeles, CA

Analyzed and synopsized television and movie screenplays for major production company.

September 1986 to December 1987. Teacher, University

Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH

Taught variety of popular culture classes, including research, theory, and methodology, to university students.

September 1983 to February 1986. English Teacher, University

Kyoto Seika University. Kyoto, Japan

Taught oral English and composition to university students.


Secondary English Teaching Credential. Supplementary ESL authorization. 1990. California State University at Los Angeles. G.P.A. 4.0

Master of Arts. Popular Culture Studies. 1988.

Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, Ohio. G.P.A. 3.87

Japanese Studies Certificate. 1978.

Kansai University of Foreign Studies. Hirakata City, Japan.

Bachelor of Arts. Japanese and English Intercultural Studies. 1979.

Fort Lewis College. Durango, Colorado. G.P.A. 3.2

Associate in Arts. Liberal Arts. 1976.

Colorado Mountain College. Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

High School Diploma. 1968

Bassett High School, Valinda, CA. G.P.A. 1.47

Licenses and Credentials

California Language Development Specialist Certificate. 1991.

California Secondary Professional Clear Teaching Credential. 1990.

California Supplementary ESL authorization. 1990.

Scholarships and Awards

UCLA/UTLA Asian Studies stipend. 2004

California Regional TeleMentor. 1995

Chapter One Teacher Recognition Award. 1993. 1994. 1995.

Title VII Lead Teacher. 1992 to 1993.

Bowling Green State University Teaching Assistantship. 1986 to 1988.

Kansai University of Foreign Studies Teaching Assistantship. 1978.

Colorado Scholars Grant. 1975.


Virtual Connections. E-mail Keypal Oral History Project. M. Warshauer, Editor. University of Hawaii Press. 1996.

MacDigest. The One-Computer Classroom. Macintosh Users Group. October 1994.

The Achiever. Various articles related to ESL methodology. 1991 to 1993.

Kyoto Journal. Greetings from L.A., Japan. Winter 1989.

Kyoto Journal. Greetings from L.A., Japan. Spring 1989.

Kyoto Journal. Japanese Detective Fiction, Japan. Summer 1987.

Kyoto Journal. Japanese Music Coffeehouses, Japan. Spring 1987.

Journal of Japanese Popular Culture. Cultural Specificity in Contemporary Japanese Films. Vol. 2, 1989.

CoEvolution Quarterly. I Never Thought to See So Large a Land. Winter 1980.

Workshops Given

Introduction to the Internet Weekly Classes. 1997 to 2000.

LAUSD Computer In-Service Point Credit Class. 1996.

Using Computers in the Classroom. March 1995.

Computers for the ESL Teacher. March 1994.

Title VII Summer Computer Workshop. Summer 1993.

Center for Applied Linguistics Computer Workshop. April 1993.

Title VII One Computer Classroom Workshop. February 1993.

Sheltered English for LEPs Workshop. October 1992.

Professional Organizations

Computer Using Educators (since 1994)

Popular Culture Association (since 1989)

Extracurricular Activities of Note

Farrout Slotcar Racing Club (Ranked 2nd out of 41 racers in 2013) 2010- present

Passed Tense, 2002 Recorded CD of original songs, guitar and vocals

Founder iBrowse COFFEE & Internet, 1996-2003 (Owned Internet Café and maintained computers, Internet, and websites)

Founding member of USRA (United Slotcar Racing Association) 1969

References will be supplied upon request.