Work History

Work History

Curriculum Development

Thames Valley School Board

Developed Curriculum for Specialized Language Training courses. Supervised implementation and intake. Focus on pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition. Abstracts available upon request. 

Distance Educator

T.C.E.T

Education

Education
2000 - 2004

Honours B.A

Harvard University

Summary

I teach online and in the classroom and my background includes both content and curriculum development. I enjoy  sharing with  my fellow educators the wonders of "The Cloud" . Through various workshops I have lead I  discovered that the backlash to Tech Ed  frequently found  in faculties everywhere is based on a fundamental lack of information. The model of online education  developed in th 90's seems to be the perceived practice of modern day distance education. The old model of read and regurgitate still exits in many schools, however it is rapidly being replaced by vibrant and exciting learning  environments which focus on collaboration rather than regurgitation.  Educators are astounded by what is currently available online. These workshops often elicit audible gasps, heads shaking with disbelief and statements such as "why didn't I know about this before?"  Some of my favourite tools for classroom collaboration:

  • Google Docs and Zoho
  • Wikis and Blogs
  • Immersive Environments such as Second Life and Multiverse
  • Voicethreads
  • Facebook 
  • Flickr
  • Podcasting
  • LMS such as Moodle and RCampus

Not all tools can be used for all things, the old saying "just because you can doesn't mean you should" still applies. The learning curve of the above tools (with the exception of Second Life and Moodle) is relatively low and consequently some users try to fly before they can walk.  My job is to make the implementation of Web 2.0 tools smoother and easier for educational, corporate and non-profit clients.

Please Note

This C.V is for demonstration purposes only. All depictions completely fictional.

Work Samples

Certifications

Certifications
May 2007 - Present

Certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies: Emerging Technologies for Learning (ETL), Instructional Design

University of Manitoba
Jan 2010 - Jan 2015

TESL

TESL Ontario

References

References

Abe Lincoln

I'm a simple country lawyer by trade. These confounded speeches always put me in a quandry, no  knowin' all that high falutin gentry talk. That was until I met TCET teacher. She really showed me how to write a speech, I'd like to thank her for her time and dedication. THAT's what put Me in the oval office!

John Milton

When I lost my eyesight I really thought that would be the end of my career, but then I found TCET teacher, she really helped me with the transcription and frankly the creation of some of my greatest works. If it wasn't for TCET teacher I don't think there would have been a Paradise Lost.

Ferdinand Saussure

TCET teacher's help has been invaluable. Once she pointed out the arbitrary differences between the signifier and the signified, well the rest just fell into place. Without TCET teacher I would never have even received tenure!