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
Within each section, I will address the skills acquired and how it influenced my teaching practice.
Triathlon and the power of “I can’t”
- EdCampYYC2016: The Deskless Classroom
- EdCampYYC2015: Publishing Digital Books with Students
- Calgary City Teacher’s Convention 2016: Augmented Reality to Support All Learners
- Augmented Reality to Support All Learners
- Scholastic Instructor
- Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom
YEAR 1 2014-2015 – Preparation
- Short Film: Technology Supported Communicative Approach to Language Instruction
- Curriculum Guide: Augmented Reality to Support All Learners
YEAR 2 2015-2016 – Setting up transition
- Case Study: Politics and Sociology; what is a robot’s culture?
- Essay: Mobile Digital Technology in Second Language Environments
YEAR 3 2016-2017 – Racing and hitting the wall
Learning Leader: LMS
Final Project: Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox
YEAR 4 2017-2018 – The Last 5k
Learning Leader: Aboriginal Storywork: Aboriginal Learning Centre Residency
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
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