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Jan Croon
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Ashburn, VA
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My latest blog post starts off a tour of the 1920s Berlin Project in Second Life!  
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Augusta has returned!
It has been such a long time since I have posted anything here, and it is now time to start this blog up and running again. Augusta in her Hindenburgschule classroom Many of you who are educators know that the time can be the ultimate villain.  We generally...
It has been such a long time since I have posted anything here, and it is now time to start this blog up and running again. Augusta in her Hindenburgschule classroom Many of you who are educators know that the time can be the...
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Literary Learning: Die Buchgemeinschaft
I joined a free online course today, sponsored by FutureLearn through the University of Sheffield.  Since school will be out (not-so) soon, and since the title of the course --  Literature of the English Country House  -- intrigued me, I registered.  We wil...
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Hello!  I'm Jan Croon and I am in my 14th year of teaching for Fairfax County Public Schools, located in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.  I teach honors World History 2 in 9th grade (1500-present) and IB Twentieth Century Topics in 12th grade. 
I have also worked with the International Baccalaureate Organisation for several years as an MYP Programme moderator and as a Diploma History examiner.  I thoroughly enjoy working with other teachers on an international level and working with student samples from all over the world has been an incredibly enriching experience!
One of my interests is in the integration of virtual worlds/environments in the classroom.  If you are doing this with your kids, I would love to know how you are going about it!
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Secondary Social Studies Teacher -- IB Moderator -- IB Examiner
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Ashburn, VA
Previously
Birmingham, AL - Park Forest, IL - Champaign, IL - Dayton, OH - Albuquerque, NM - Eltville am Rhein, Germany
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Teacher -- Mom -- Quilter/Knitter -- Cubs Fan -- World Traveler -- Foodie -- Conservative
Introduction
I live in Northern Virginia and have been a high school IB History teacher since 1999.  I do consulting work for the IB as an MYP Programme moderator and a DP History Paper 1 examiner.  I am known to my SL friends as Augusta Carolina Maria von Nassau-Weilburg and am the school teacher at the Hindenburg-Schule in the 1920s Berlin Project.
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I have two grown daughters who are wonderful (and both are employed -- added bonus) and I have now joined the ranks of the empty-nesters. I lived in Germany from 1988 to 1991 (saw the Berlin Wall come down and was there for Desert Storm), and have been to places like Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Wales, and Portugal -- all for different educational programs.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    BA, 1979 - 1983
    Political Science - Modern European History - Russian Language and Area Studies
  • University of Dayton
    MA, 1983 - 1985
    International Studies
  • George Mason University
    Teacher Licensure, 1997 - 1998
    Secondary Social Studies
  • George Washington University
    PhD, 1996 - 1997
    Political Science - Comparative Politics
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