I have the opportunity to work with administrators, teachers, educational assistants. I belong to various local, provincial and international organizations (ATLE ProLearn, DEN Star, current ETCATA Vice President, ISTE, JTC, STAC*) that allow me to share my thoughts and offer presentation opportunities.

My life vision is to live a life filled with trust, respect, perseverance, healthy relationships, passion, thoughtful nutrition/exercise while inspiring others to reach their potential. My professional vision is to open up opportunities where learners (of any age) can explore, create, and imagine in any way that makes them successful, engaged and contributing members of society.

I offer various types of professional learning experiences:

face to face (one hour, half day, full day, at elbow) and virtually (synchronous or asynchronous). Many of my topics embed technologies within the learning environment. I value the impact that low – high technologies have in and outside the classroom.

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General PD Topics

Accessibility to Learning: Removing Barriers for Students (low – high tech, struggling readers/writers) while universally designing and planning the environment and resources.

Active Global Projects: Making Relevant Connections using Technology (videoconferencing, videos…)

Augmentation of the Learning Environment: Using Augmented Reality

Blogging to develop a Showcase Portfolio (for Teachers and for Students)

BreakOUT Learning with Critical Inquiry

Coding & Programming: Practical Tips, Pedagogy and Assessment

Creative Thinkers and Designers: Making in the Classroom

Design Thinking introduction

Developing your Professional Learning Network

Digging Deep into Discovery Education Canada (I am a DEN Star) – uses, ideas, resources

Effective Exit Passes

Emerging Technology Tools for Subject Specific Areas (Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, PhysEd/DPA, Visual Arts, Music)

Get Your Google On in the GSuite environment – basics, apps, extensions, add-ons for specific grades and even subject areas

Get SMARTer while engaging your students with the SMARTboard – any core subject areas and interactives

Harnessing Skynet for Good: Using Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom

iOS Apps Playground  – subject specific, K-12 grade levels, accommodations, coding

Learning Commons in the Learning Environment – working with Library Staff to review Library Standards and how to engage students/staff in the different ways

Literacy Strategies (I am a Stepping Out Trainer)

LTPF (Learning and Technology Policy Framework) Readiness – student-centred learning, professional learning, leadership, research and digital learning environments.

Maker Education: Creating and Innovating with Students – from design thinking to creation to the prototype

Math: Instructional and EdTech Strategies and Supports (K-9)

Mobile Learning – mobile devices in the classroom, cellphones in the learning environment, makerspaces, coding, robotics.

Planting the Seeds for Computational Thinking in the Classroom

Q&A Sessions – informal individual, small group sessions to support teachers with any EdTech content

Read & Write Gold/for Google Chrome (trainer) – reading, writing, and research

SETT (Students – Environment – Tasks – Tools/Tech) for the classroom and for individual students

sQuaRe Learning – using QR codes in the classroom

Tinkering, Coding and Creating – specific topics such as block-based coding, circuits, construction, greenscreen, maker challenges…

Twitter in the Classroom and Professionally – from basics to PLN

Video in the Classroom – student and teacher uses from creation, YouTube playlists, DE Canada lists

Videoconferencing – using various platforms to connect students/staff with other students/staff and experts

Virtual Reality – an opportunity for students to travel and learn about their world and beyond


*Professional Learning

ATLE (Alberta Technology Leaders in Education) ProLearn

DEN Star (Discovery Education Network) educator

Current ETCATA (Educational Technology Council of the Alberta Teacher’s Association) Vice President

ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education)

JTC (Jurisdictional Technology Contact for Alberta Education)

STAC (School Technology Advisory Committee)

TCEA (Texas Computer Educators Association)




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