About Me

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Ramón Abajo, worked as a classroom teacher for almost 20 years. Ramón has worked in bilingual and English-only classrooms at the elementary and secondary levels. He has received many awards, including "Teacher of the Year" in 1990 (Desert Sands Unified School District, CA). He worked as a high school technology coordinator, and played a key role in the "New Media Academy" in conjunction with the Los Angeles Workforce. I am an artist and free spirit, who finds pleasure and satisfaction in fulfilling educational needs. He is a frequent speaker at educational conferences such as CABE (California Bilingual Education), and more recently at Techno-Caribe, Puerto Rico. Ramón brings a fresh approach to today's educational challenges. 

MY TEACHING STYLE
As a result of his nearly 20 year teaching career (In Spain, The United Kingdom, and Los Angeles County, California), Ramón experienced a need for uniform, easy-to-use computer software, which was both effective and affordable for teachers. He assembled a team of colleagues who joined the effort to make his vision a reality, and thus DownHill Publishing was founded. 

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT
I am a member of a large number of Professional Associations and publications such as: The Book Business, The Art Book, The Fine Books and Collections, The New York Public Library, The Piermont Morgan Library, The NY Center of the Book Arts, The NY Society of Calligraphers, The Society of Guilders, The Jewish Museum, and AFEDA (Association of Book-Binders), IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) 

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
2001 Ph.D in Applied Linguistics 
1998 Master in English 
2003 Master in Administration 
1991 Bachelor in Arts 
2001 TESOL 2000 
TEFL 2000 CLAD 
2000 BCLAD

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Ramon Abajo is committed to creating exceptional products to help change the way people across the world teach, learn, communicate, and enjoy the beauty of culture. DownHill Publishing is dedicated to providing innovative technologies and teaching resources. We are extremely devoted to ensuring that our products, employees, sites, and suppliers follow the commitments we have made to socially responsible business practices. We have donated the licensing of Fonts4Teachers to ICON Group International.

5 comments:

  1. Ramon-- Do you have actual sign language fonts for purchase and licensed for commercial use? I am looking for from head to waist forms of kids signing the whole word. See samples in this book on Google http://books.google.com/books?id=Lu5pAgAAQBAJ&printsec=copyright&source=gbs_pub_info_r#v=onepage&q&f=falsepages 11,12,13,14,15,16. Or can you recommend someone? More about me at www.aprilrossmedia.com and email is aprilrossmedia@gmail.com

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    1. Yes, we do. Check here.
      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Sign-Language-Style-Font-Family-531193

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  3. Hi,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is:

    iPhone/iPad
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/augmenter-augmented-reality/id997354409?ls=1&mt=8

    android:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.augmented.android

    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!

    Antara
    antara@augmenterapp.com
    http://augmenterapp.com/

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  4. Hi Ramon,

    I have had your fonts on my computer for years (ABCteacher and ABC Bulletin. I would like to use them for commercial use. Is this okay? and if so, how would you like me to give you credit?

    Thanks!

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