Patrick Chun, P. Eng.
Patrick talking to English teachers learning the Greenwood system in China
Patrick Chun, professional engineer, computer programmer,
educator, entrepreneur, and founder of Greenwood, graduated
from the University of British Columbia, Canada in engineering
with first class honours, and subsequently went on for graduate
studies at McGill University, Canada, and the University
of California, USA in computer engineering.
Before founding Greenwood in 1994, Patrick had over a decade
of high-technology development experiences working on electronic
communication systems, satellite observations, and multimedia
designs across North America in places like Montreal, Los
Angeles and Vancouver. In his works, Patrick had also been
instrumental in the design of users' training and education
for the use of these complex systems.
Patrick was a volunteering engineer for the "Scientists
in School" project in Canada where experienced scientists,
doctors, engineers would visit high schools to give lectures
about the fascinating world of science and technologies.
Under Patrick's leadership, Greenwood has succeeded not
only in building a dynamic education management team, or
in winning international educational awards, but,
more importantly, also in bringing in hands-on experiences
from the world of high-technologies, entrepreneurship and
business into the classrooms to share with students.
Byron Thorne, B.Ed., M.Ed.
Senior instructional designer
Byron during a speech for teachers in Canada
Byron Thorne, educator and instructional designer, graduated
from the University of British Columbia, Canada in
education and Master from OISE (Ontario Institute of Studies
in Education), University of Toronto, Canada in adult education.
Byron has over 30 years of frontline teaching experiences
ranging from early childhood development to adult illiteracy
education. Byron is the developer of the popular
a proven and effective reading, spelling, vocabulary
and pronunciation system used over 20 years for teaching
disadvantaged students in the rapid development of English
Byron's expertise lies in a systematic analysis of information
and the synthesis of streamlined and effective presentation
of educational contents meaningful to a diverse mix of students.
He has also proven to be an effective teachers' trainer