“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
Jul 2008 - Present
Founder & CEO
eDynamic Learning Inc
eDynamic Learning began seven years ago when, as a teacher, I became frustrated by the lack of quality online career and elective courses available to the students in my high school classroom.
In seven years, eDynamic Learning has grown to become a industry recognized specialty curriculum provider, delivering a selection of over 55 career and elective courses to schools across North America.
Feb 2001 - Jul 2008
Learning & Technology Curriculum Leader / Teacher
Henry Wise Wood High School
Integrated learning and technology into curriculum through innovative lesson planning. Enhanced CTE courses through interactive multimedia instructional practices. Presented school professional development sessions on online courseware and online educational resources. Facilitated development and implementation of technology curriculum for various departments. Developed technology curriculum rubrics to support sustainable integration of technology outcomes.
Jun 2000 - Jun 2003
Course Developer & Instructor
Chinook College Virtual School & Oregon CyberSchool
Developed interactive online courses that focused on use of multimedia and extensive resources found on the Internet sustained effective distance learning/technological pedagogy which enabled sophisticated and meaningful student work.
Sep 1998 - Jan 2001
CTE & Social Studies Teacher
Western Canada High School
Coordinated computer technology into psychology curriculum assisted numerous teachers with technology integration. Prepared educational objectives and lesson plans for varied learning levels concentrated on improving verbal and critical thinking skills. Implemented effective citizenship strategies for challenging students.
Sep 1998 - Oct 2003
Social Studies Teacher Consultant
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation(CBC)
Developed online student inquiry guides and web site resources CBC Newslink -a national current affairs television program with an emphasis on content for high school students.
Sep 1998 - Oct 2003
Web Site Adminstrator
Alberta Teacher's Association Social Studies Council
Reviewed over 250 web sites that may be utilized with the teaching of social studies. Maintained a mentorship network for teachers seeking help on how to integrate technology and social studies curriculum. Promoted effective tutorials of web site evaluation criteria for social studies teachers
Jul 1999 - Jul 2001
Alberta Teacher's Association
Presented assessment and Internet tools used to help teachers and students identify media literacy tools
May 2010 - Present
Masters Degree in Educational Technology Leadership
George Washington University
The program is founded on three beliefs: (1) that leadership skills and technological competence are fundamental to the appropriate and successful utilization of technologies in educational settings, (2) that access to the requisite knowledge should be universal, despite the barriers of distance, personal physical limitations and lifestyle and (3) that educational technologies focus on improving human performance and learning.
Jun 1998 - Present
Bachelor of Education with Greatest Distinction
Major: Social Studies (Middle/Senior Years)
Minor: Psychology/English (Middle/Senior Years)
Jun 1996 - Present
Bachelor of General Studies (Valedictorian)
Major: Social Studies