Text Technologies

Literacy mountain

Hello everyone!
I responded to this image specifically because film, game and media literacy are passions of mine. I also was challenged by the concept of financial literacy, something I had never previously considered. I also see the image as a metaphor for producing one’s interpretation of a concept. It may not be the flashiest or most visual design, but it is one person’s perspective and therefore has value.

I am Jessica Dickens from Vancouver, BC (originally from Shawnigan Lake, BC). I have recently (3 weeks ago!) started a new position as a secondary English, ESL and Drama teacher at a new private school in downtown Vancouver. This is going to be an incredibly challenging year for me as I finish MET by August as well as developing new curriculum for a new school going through accreditation. So please understand if I am mainly only able to contribute on the weekends. I am very excited to take this class; it is the one I have been waiting for!

I look forward to working with all of you!
Jessica

About Jessica Dickens

I am an English Language Arts, Drama, Film Studies and ESL teacher in Vancouver, BC. I have recently begun a new position at a new private secondary school called Alexander Academy in downtown Vancouver. I am building a curriculum for each of my classes and creating my department from scratch. It is incredibly challenging and rewarding. I live in downtown Vancouver with my husband, Jordan, a freelance illustrator. I am a pop culture addict with a passion for classic films, modern television and all kinds of music. I would much rather spend an evening on Netflix than on a campground, so I am not your typical Vancouverite. I am hoping to finish MET in August 2014.
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2 Responses to Text Technologies

  1. lindsayn says:

    Hi Jessica,
    It is nice to have a class together again. I think the image you selected effectively shows that a number of different components are essential foundations for literacy, including technology-based elements.

    Good luck in your new position,
    Lindsay

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