Hi Everyone. I am Stephanie Myers and this is my sixth MET course. I work in alternate education and absolutely love it. Three years ago I opened an alternate school program in Burnaby, BC called the Burnaby Youth HUB which is growing in numbers each year. It is a pleasure to see students who the education system had given up on or who have given up on the education system out of frustration or personal issues return, on their own terms and discover the joy of learning. It’s a pretty awesome job (99% of the time) and I feel grateful that they trust me to share in their journeys with them.
Outside of work and school I love being active in the outdoors – running, cycling, surfing, etc. I love learning – particularly from others and their unique experiences. I think that is why oral culture is so appealing to me – there is just something about hearing someone tell their story, share their wisdom.
I chose the above image because it represents something that has been of growing interest and concern – the dissemination, storage, and access to information and how changes in technology are creating gains and losses in these areas (The O’Donnell audio really struck a chord with me, but I will get into that later).
I look forward to working and learning with all of you.