I am a white settler currently living and working on Treaty 4 land in southeastern Saskatchewan. I grew up in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where I went to school, and then moved to Regina to take my undergrad in Education to focus on middle years. After my degree, I moved to the small rural town of Ogema, Saskatchewan (home of the best Italian style wood-oven pizza and delicious barbeque food). In Ogema, I taught grades 4/5 and 6/7. Then moving to an Instructional Technology position I have been in now for the past 3 years.
Working as an Instructional Technology Consultant for South East Cornerstone Public School Division. I like to tell the students that I work with that I think I have the best job in the school division. My job varies from day to day but often allows me to communicate, support, and collaborate with teachers learning how to best implement technology in their classes. One of the big things that I am working on in our school division is rolling out a new gradebook, attendance, and communication system. Outside of work and grad studies’ busyness, I like to try to unplug and spend time outdoors. My fiancée and I love to camp in the summer and are excited to continue to explore our country and our province. We are trying something new and have decided to invest in some backcountry camping. Throughout the pandemic, we have also planted a garden from seed, which we are also looking forward to starting in the upcoming month.
My goals for ECI834 are as follows:
- Engage with each other to a greater extent through the reading of everyone’s blogs.
- Collaborate with those within the course and outside the course and share the materials found for our courses that we are creating.
- Learn strategies and techniques to provide engaging learning experiences for students through online/blended learning.
I look forward to learning from everyone this semester! Be sure to connect with me on Twitter.