Glenn Gibson

Glenn Gibson

Principal, Millarville Community School

Work History

Work History
Oct 2013 - Present

Principal

Millarville Community School

Leadership, management and budgeting for rural K-8 school with approximately 190 students.  

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Instructional Coach

Red Deer Lake School

Instructional coaching involves building capacity in other educators through a model that involves two way communication and feedback cycles between the parties involved that ultimately focuses on improving learning for students.  

Aug 2007 - Jul 2012

Assistant Principal

Rundle College Society

Teacher evaluation and supervision, curriculum planning, reporting to families and AISI program implementation and reporting. 

Aug 1997 - Jul 2012

Teacher

Rundle College Society

Grade 4-6 classroom teacher specializing in teaching math, science and computer studies.

Education

Education

Objective

  • Lead a team or department in developing best practice through strategic planning and integration of learning technologies.
  • Design learning opportunities that engage learners in virtual and non-virtual spaces
  • Draw connections between other educators to learn together through virtual and live personal learning networks.
  • Develop innovative programs that allow children to interact with a global audience to enhance relevancy and increase motivation.
  • Ensure curriculum coverage within a project and inquiry based learning environment. 
  • Develop learning technologies using Google Apps, Moodle and other digital resources to design and assess learning opportunities

Initiatives

  • Assessment Capable Learners - ConnectEDca 2013 - Lead conversation around effective assessment practices
  • School LCD Communication System - RDL 2012-2013
  • School Website Management - RDL 2012-2013
  • Achievement Test Data Analysis - RDL Analysis and goal setting session
  • Twitter for Teachers - Feb 2013 FSD Workshop at System Learning Day
  • Fall 2012Teacher’s Convention Planning Committee – Coordinated with WIC, Calgary Academy and Tanbridge 2005-2011
  • PowerSchool Implementation - Including some setup and administration 2011-2012
  • Technology Committee Member - Coordinated growth and innovation 2011-2012
  • Professional Development Committee - Professional Day Coordination and Implementation 2005-2012
  • Teacher Evaluation Program Implementation - 2008-2012
  • Elementary Teacher Handbook – editing and enhancement – 2007-2011
  • Maintenance of Elementary Website/Moodle  – 2000 - 2012
  • Teacher Websites – implemented school wide teacher websites (Quia Web) – 2006 - 2010
  • House Leagues – school spirit initiative – 2005 - 2008
  • Alberta Initiative for School Improvement - Grant Funding proposals and reports – 2006-2011
  • Professional Learning Community Program – 2004 – 2011

Professional Development Record

Completed

Crucial Conversations - VitalSmarts - April 2015

CRC Coaching Module - Fall 2012

Engaging Leadership - 2012-2013 FSD Leadership Training

Assessment Cohort - 2012-2013 FSD Learning group

AISI Action Research Group - 2012-2013 FSD Learning Group

CAIS Summer Leadership Institute - Port Hope, Ontario, July 2012

Assistant Head’s Conference – Canadian Association of Independent Schools – Montreal, 2010, Calgary2012

ASCD Virtual Annual Conference – Streamed from Philadelphia 2012

Mount Royal University - Introduction to Conflict Resolution, 2011

Marzano's Building Engaged Schools Institute – Calgary 2011

ASCD Annual Conference – San Francisco 2011

Networked Educational Leader  -  CRC, Calgary 2011

TedXCalgary – April, 2010             

AISI Conference  - Calgary 2009, Edmonton 2010

Change Wars - Solution Tree Conference – Toronto 2008

College of Alberta School Superintendents - Start Right Summer Institute for New Administrators – Olds, Alberta 2008

Ahead of the Curve – Solution Tree Conference – Vancouver 2007

Reaching and Teaching 8 – Teachers Coaching Teachers – Calgary 2008

Reaching and Teaching 4 – Creating Professional Learning Communities – Calgary 2004

Expository Writing – Barbara Maraconda – Calgary 2003, Refresher in 2010

Teaching and Learning Though Technology Summer Institute – Calgary 2002

Inlets (Calgary Academy) - Summer Teacher Series – Calgary 2001

ATA - Annual Science Council Conferences 1999-2005

Summary

I am  interested in exploring educational opportunities that would allow my passion for science education and technology to flourish.  In addition to my desire to lead a passionate team, is a desire to use technology to drive education forward through driving critical thinking and interconnecting people from a variety of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.