My name is Bill Ortmayer. I am a teacher at The Flagler-Palm Coast High School: "Florida's Proudest Campus!. Our school is located about 25 miles north of Daytona Beach ["the world's most famous beach" as the locals like to say] and 60 miles south of Jacksonville. I teach high school science.
"FLORIDA'S PROUDEST CAMPUS"
I have taught the following subjects: general science, physical science, biology, marine biology, and physics. I am very interested in meeting other teachers who are interested in these topics. IN PARTICULAR, I would like to exchange ideas for quick simple hands-on activities plus the use of a ULI for computer data collection and graphing.
It is still quite warm during our fall term with the mid-day temperatures in the low to mid 80°'s. Mid-year we need heat during the morning commute, but by mid-day we will be in the middle 70°'s. January and February are the coolest months where we need a light jacket in the mornings and evenings...but NO SNOW! [my philosophy is that I would rather go to "it" than "it" come to me] The end of February begins our warm up.
TRAINING, TUTORIALS, & GENERAL INTEREST
BIOLOGY & MARINE BIOLOGY
Search engines are a great way to find useful information on the web. One of my favorites is the Education World Site.
Click on the image below to visit the Education World site.
I am also a certified flight instructor with instructor ratings in single-engine airplanes, multi-engine airplanes, instruments, and gyroplane. As luck would have it, the airport is right across the street from the high school. After school I conduct flying lessons from 3pm until dark and all day on weekends.
Everyone knows what an airplane is, but most do not know what a gyroplane is. It is a rotorcraft with a pusher propeller and a free spinning rotor blade. Forward thrust moves the aircraft forward and the incoming air spins the rotor.
My single-place gyro and my two-place trainer
Another passion is scuba diving. My cerifications are PADI Advanced Open Water, with specialites in Cavern, Night, and Deep diving. Anyone for getting wet?
Should you have any questions or comments, please contact me by e-mail.