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Vision

Passion, creativity, problem solving, prototyping, failure, production, and distribution are all skills that students need to succeed in our ever-changing Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Students need theoretical knowledge, an opportunity to access mentors, apply practical experience to foster curiosity, passion and exposure in ICT careers and to prepare themselves for the opportunities of tomorrow. For years we have heard that students are entering a workforce where they do not know what jobs will be available or training they will need. 

I have spent the past eighteen years as an educator learning, teaching, and training others how to integrate technology into their lives in a meaningful way. I try to spark passion in my students, to see their eyes light up when they get really excited. I am successful when they experiment with their task in new and creative ways that they developed on their own. Through this I foster a learning environment that develops passionate, smart students who are driven enough to manage themselves to create a product that they are proud to share with the world.

Education

Profesional Experience

2000Present

Multi Media Teacher  

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
  • Started two multi media programs in two high schools.
  • Implemented a 1-1 iPad environment.
  • Technology leader in my school.
  • Developed and ran Film Festivals.
  • Lead technology based PD.
2015Present

Book Creator Ambassador

Book Creator
  • One of over 350 Ambassadors from all corners of the globe.
2009Present

Apple Distinguished Educator

Apple
  • Canadian Board Member from 2010-2013
  • International Board Member from 2013-2015
  • Designed education conferences in Canada and internationally
2015 2016

Author

Knotion
  • Developed K-12 Art lessons and resources to be delivered in a technology infused environment.
2010Present

Teacher, Program Developer and Curriculum Designer

Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School
  • Teach Animation 10,  Communication Media 20, Digital Citizenship 10, Digital Citizenship 20 and Photography 30.
  • Developed a grade 10 Digital Citizen curriculum and online course.
  • Developed a grade 11 Digital Citizenship curriculum and online course focusing on personal branding online.
2011Present

Apple Acknowledged Trainer

Apple Canada

As an Apple Acknowledged Trainer I deliver professional development to classes, schools, or divisions. The training covers topics such as best practices for using and deploying computers or mobile devices, how to create and publish educational material, to making all learning material accessible for all learners.

Skills

Publishing

  • Published numerous children's books
  • Co-published Children's books with my students to the iBooks Store
  • Lead collaborative publications between different school divisions

Keynote Speaker

  • Delivered sessions at international, national and local conferences about technology and education
    • uLead, Saskatchewan IT Summit, ADE Institutes

PD Trainer

  • Apple Certified Professional Development Trainer since 2011
  • Worked extensively with the Prince Albert Grand Council. Provided training in Northern Saskatchewan (Prince Albert, Fond Du Lac, Black Lake)
  • Facilitated local Professional Development sessions within my own school division
  • Delivered Professional Development to educators around Canada
  • Facilitated Photoshop training session to yearbook advisors around Canada

Animation

2D and 3D Animation

  • Desktop and iPad based animation

Photography

  • Studio photography and mobile photography

Video Editing

  • Apple Certified Editor Since 2008

iTunes U

  • Developed and reviewed courses on iTunes U

Social Media

  • Teach Digital Citizenship to all my students

Film Festival

  • Developed and ran a Film Festival for 4 years
  • Organized sponsorship and promotion

Grants

  • Have applied for and received several grants to further programming

Portfolio

References

Jay Wilson

Department Head 

Educational Technology and Design

University of Saskatchewan

[email protected]

1-(306) 222-3186

Kent Muench

Consultant of Learning Services - Educational Technology

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

[email protected]

1-(306) 659-8788

Andre Poisson

Assistant Principal 

St.  Joeseph High School

[email protected]

1-(306) 222-2786