Summary

My mission is to help people develop their technology toolkits to live a more balanced life in the 21st century.

Education

Education

Master of Educational Technology

UBC
Jan 2012 - Aug 2015

The Master of Educational Technology (MET) program explores the potential use and impact of learning technologies in a variety of contexts: teaching/instruction using learning technologies, planning and management of learning technologies, and design and development of learning technologies.

Bachelor of Education

UBC
Sep 2010 - Aug 2011

Middle Years Specialization

Bachelor of Human Kinetics

UBC
Sep 2007 - Jul 2010

Specialization in Physical and Health Education

Qualifications

BC Teaching License: L193485 

Highlights of Professional Skills

  • Ability to teach diverse subject areas for grades K-12, with a keen interest in Physical Education.

  • Experience developing curriculum and teaching in IB and BC Provincial curriculum.

  • Motivate students through implementation of current technology and developmentally appropriate content.

  • Creatively incorporate a variety of teaching strategies into units and lesson plans-for example, classroom blogs and project based learning.

  • Adapted lesson plans to meet the individualized needs of the classroom.

  • Collaborate with staff, administrators, and parents on extra curricular activities (e.g., organizing field trips, after school sports, and clubs).

  • Select and develop appropriate assessment and evaluation tools (e.g., specific rubrics based on the learning outcomes and criteria for the learning task).

  • Engage and communicate respectfully with students, parents and staff of diverse backgrounds.

  • 5 years of experience coaching, and many more playing, high performance soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball.

  • Created a classroom blog culture and an online learning community for students to access anywhere on any device.

Teaching experience (Selected)

Work History

Design and Technology Dept. Head

St. Francis College

Curriculum Developer and Educator

Sino Canada School
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Directed and implemented adapted BC curriculum for ESL learners and EAL learners
  • Coordinated bilingual program with Chinese educators and schools
  • Taught P.E, Math, and Science at Hutang Experimental Middle School

"Mr. Pepper is cooperative, responsible, earnest and eloquent, qualities which will serve him well and bolster any learning community in which he chooses to work." - Lee Smith, Vice-Principal

Educator

Island Pacific School
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
  • Independent Schools Association of British Columbia Technology Advisory Group Member
  • Taught IB MYP curriculum for PE, Math, Science, and Design Technology for Grades 6-9.
  • Planned curriculum to meet both provincial standards and IB standards
  • Fostered a positive parent/teacher/student relationship

"Shaun is an innovative and versatile educator. His teaching style focuses on engaging learners inside and outside the classroom with the use of digital teaching and learning resources. He has been an asset to our school, teaching our staff what is possible using technology. On an interpersonal level, Shaun's positive energy is infectious. It has been a pleasure working with him at Island Pacific School." - Ted Spear, Principal

Technology Coach

The University of British Columbia
Sep 2010 - Jul 2011
Technology coach for UBC Faculty of Education.

Educational Technology Skills

Skills
Planning and Managing Technology

The ability to plan and manage technology inside of educational communities.

Designing Paperless Environments 

The ability to remove 

Athletic Ability

The ability to demonstrate proper technique of movement skills or learn them quickly in a high performance setting.

Incorporating Technology into the classroom

The ability to understand how technology can be used effectively and appropriately to add to teacher(s) and  learner(s) experience.