Professional Learning

August 2017: If you landed here today please excuse the mess! I’m in the midst of cleaning up and preparing for publication!



I am a grad student through the UBC Masters in Educational technology and am interested in leveraging technology to support student in second-language environments, student agency, and technology-supported inclusive practices. I currently host a regular professional learning community in which each teacher is a learner and a mentor, sharing how technology can be used to improve teaching practices. I am interested in effective admin practices and am currently developing a research question based on this topic.

Purpose and Objectives

I am presenting my course work here in chronological order in preparation for graduation. My MET course work took place over five years. As a part of this portfolio I will:

  • showcase the various projects and learning I have undertaken
  • reflect on my journey
  • demonstrate familiarity with theory/ research related to technology-supported second-language environments
  • link research to pedagogy and demonstrate how I have incorporated learning into teaching practice
  • identify future professional and academic goals

Main Question

Within each section, I will address the skills acquired and how it influenced my teaching practice.


Triathlon and the power of “I can’t”

Conference Presentations


Course Work

YEAR 1 2014-2015 – Preparation

ETEC512: Applications of Learning Theories to Instruction

  1. Essay

ETEC 510: Design of Technology Supported Learning Environments

  1. Short Film: Technology Supported Communicative Approach to Language Instruction
  2. Curriculum Guide: Augmented Reality to Support All Learners


YEAR 2 2015-2016 – Setting up transition

ETEC511: Foundations of Educational Technology

  1. Case Study: Politics and Sociology; what is a robot’s culture?
  2. Essay: Mobile Digital Technology in Second Language Environments

ETEC500 Research Methods: Research Question: Implementation of Technology


YEAR 3 2016-2017 – Racing and hitting the wall

Learning Leader: LMS

Open Minds

ETEC540 Text Technologies

Final Project: Multiliteracies, Social Media, and the Second-Language Classroom

ETEC 521 Indigeneity, Technology, Education

Final Project: Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox


YEAR 4 2017-2018 – The Last 5k

Learning Leader: Aboriginal Storywork: Aboriginal Learning Centre Residency


Open Minds

ETEC 565M: Mobile and Open Education

ETEC 532: Technology in Arts and Humanities Classroom


YEAR 5 2018 – 2019 – The finish line 

Every athlete knows the finish line is where the work for the next race begins. It involves celebration, yes, but it also involves looking back at how one performed in the race, reflecting on areas of success and setting goals related to areas of strength and areas for growth.

ETEC 580: Self Directed Research Projects: Developing Creativity in Education

ETEC 590: Graduating Project


Future Goals: Prepping the training plan
– Use self-directed professional development to explore an issue or program surrounding educational technology and the teaching of second-language literacy
– Integrate my professional learning every year by trying a new unit that incorporates technology each term
– Create a professional community of learners in my school that extends to others


E-Portfolio Assessment Rubric



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