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Projects

  • Workshop Presenter
    • Designed and delivered half and full day workshops on topics including: Project Based Learning, Collaborative Feedback, Twitter for Professional Development, and Standards Based Grading
  • Learning Team Lead: Project-Based Learning and Project Tuning
    • Collaborated to tune projects, chaired tuning meetings, organized team, introduced new members to project tuning strategies and tuning protocol.
    • Organized groups that reading through BIE's PBL Handbook and meeting face to face to collaborate on implementing PBL in our practice.  
  • KRSS Collaboration Committee Chair
    • As of April 2014 there is a committee at Kelly Road Secondary School meeting to create a proposed model of Teacher collaboration for the 2014/2015 school year
    • We have met with and obtained feedback from Staff, Administrators, and Parents as we put together our proposal
  • Smarter Science Trainer (in training)
    • Currently in the process of learning about and experimenting with the Smarter Science framework for inquiry
    • By May 2014 I will have become a certified Smarter Science Trainer
  • Curriculum Design Team: Communication Competency
    • Collaborated on scope and sequence of communication continua. Shared and discussed samples of student work to reflect growth in all facets of communication competency.

Vision

I want to learn with students as they discover their full potential. I want to see students succeed because we have set up the conditions for curiosity, motivation and engagement. I want to learn deeply with students as we explore new ideas as well as new skills. I want to teach students to think. Like Halbert and Kaser, I want to see every student in BC walk across the stage with dignity, purpose, and options. I believe we need to innovate to remain current and relevant, and we need to collaborate in order to do so.

Work experience

Sep 2012Present

Continuing Contract Teacher

Northern Learning Centre Choice Program
  • Worked with all stakeholders to plan, promote, launch, and report on Northern Learning Center Choice Program.
  • Worked successfully in a team teaching environment teaching all core grade 8 subjects.
  • Collaboratively planned and delivered interdisciplinary projects to meet grade 8 and grade 9 outcomes.
  • Worked with staff and students to create program specific definitions and assessment tools, and reporting procedures for draft cross curricular competencies. 
  • Networked with other educators throughout BC to share best practices in project based learning.
  • Collaborated with all stakeholders to implement an effective bring your own device model in School District 57. 
  • Worked with staff and students to create a schedule that facilitated regular program wide connection time, split classes, and supported project based learning. 
  • Created an internet use agreement with students to share with parents.
  • Collaboratively rolled out new reporting procedures specific to the program.
  • Partnered with community businesses to plan and support projects, including a trip to CKPG TV, shoreline cleanup project on the Salmon River, presentations from RCMP members and a presentation from a local entrepreneur in video and graphic design.
  • Collaborated to organize a grade 8 and 9 trip to Vancouver that included students, parents, and staff traveling together. 
  • Collaborated to write and implement Individual Education Plans and Behaviour Support Plans. 
  • Developed with staff and school board member a proposal to successfully secure funds for a school garden. 
Nov 2013Present

Project Based Learning and Student Inquiry Resource Teacher

School District 57

  • Facilitate Teams of Teachers conducting their own inquiry into how Project Based Learning could be effectively implemented in their practice to enhance student learning 
  • Support teachers as they develop an understanding of Project Based Learning and/or Student Inquiry Learning
  • Work collaboratively with teachers to share information and successful practices in project/inquiry learning 
  • support the integration of Cross Curriculum Competencies as outlined by the Ministry of Education
Jan 2011Jun 2012

Continuing Contract Teacher

Kelly Road Secondary School
  • Developed and delivered projects to meet outcomes in Science 8 as well as Science and Technology 11.
  • Provided workshops and resources to staff on Standards Based Grading in Easy Grade Pro.
  • Provided workshops and resources to staff on Email reporting in Easy Grade Pro.
  • Created Moodle pages as an online communication tool for students and families. 
  • Collaborated to write and implement Individual Education Plans and Behaviour Support Plans. 
  • Taught Math 8, Math 10 Apprenticeship and Workplace, Science 8, and Science and Technology 11.
Jun 2009Jun 2010

Limited Duration Contract Teacher

Various Schools in School District 57
  • Participated in the School District 57 Mentorship Program
  • Delivered workshops on Standards Based Grading in Easy Grade Pro
  • Collaborated to write and implement Individual Education Plans and Behaviour Support Plans. 
  • Taught Math 8 and Math 9 at Kelly Road Secondary School (Jan 10 – Jun 10)
  • Taught in the TEAM Program at the Centre for Learning Alternatives (Nov  10 - Dec 10)
  • Digital Media 6-8, Science 7, French 7, Health and Career Education 7, Advisory 6-8 at Heather Park Middle School (Sep 09 - Jun 10)
  • Taught Chemistry 11, Science 8 and Science 9 at Prince George Senior Secondary (Jun 09)
Feb 2008Apr 2009

Practicum Teacher

Various Schools in School District 57
  • Served peers as cohort-faculty liaison in position of class representative.
  • Created blog for peers to ensure open dialog with UNBC regarding the Bachelor of Education program. 
  • Collaborated to plan a trip to the Fishtrap Well as part of our Science 8 unit on water systems. 
  • Taught Science 8, Science 9, and Biology 11 at DP Todd Secondary
  • Taught Science 8 at College Heights Secondary

Education

References

John Vogt

Patty Wadson

Lee Karpenko