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    Robert Rust
    Phone: (610) 522-4330
    Email: rrust@sedelco.org
    Degrees and Certifications
    B.S. English Education
    M.S. Transformative Education and Social Change
    Brief Bio
          I began my teaching career in 2000, in Northern California, where I taught English for two years in public high schools in the Bay Area. I then moved to Florida, where I taught English for eight years at a private Catholic high school. While in Florida, I occupied myself with hobbies like photographing sunsets every day for a year and learning to play the didgeridoo. Then, I moved to Pennsylvania with my family and started my work as a language lab and television news broadcasting teacher at Academy Park. Since 2012, my goal in these classes has been to bolster the skills and confidence of my students with regard to communicating effectively in public forums and foreign languages.
    Television and Web-Based News Production
    Online Foreign Language
    *Providing Students with Strong Foundations in Foreign Language as well as
    Training in Technology-Enhanced Education and Media Production...
    Television and Web-Based News Production
    There are two primary components to Television and Web-Based News Production:
    (1) Delivering informative and engaging audio and visual morning announcements each morning to the students of Academy Park as well as the faculty and administration and
    (2) analyzing the different forms of mass media and information dissemination in our modern culture as well as their impact. Students, upon completion of this course, will be more fluent in the nature and means of information dissemination in our culture.
    Online Foreign Language

    Foreign Language Course Offerings
    French I, II, & III
    German I & II
    Mandarin I & II
    Latin I & II 

    Purpose and Goal

    The purpose of this course is twofold. It is to offer students a strong foundation in French, Mandarin, or Latin as well as introduce students to methods of learning that, in the past several years, have become increasingly commonplace on college and university campuses across the United States and that they will be required to master in order to achieve success.

    According to the U.S. News and World Report article "Study: More Students Are Enrolling in Online Courses" from January 2018:

    Enrollment in online courses rose at a faster pace between fall 2015 and 2016 compared with the previous three years, yet students are increasingly choosing local online degree programs, according to the "Grade Increase" report released today by the Babson Survey Research Group.

    Based on federal data from more than 4,700 colleges and universities, more than 6.3 million students in the U.S. – most of whom were undergraduates – took at least one online course in fall 2016, a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year. This is the 14th consecutive year that Babson has reported growth in online enrollment.

    This trend, based on all reliable estimates, is set to continue in its growth for the foreseeable future.