Hi everyone! My first thought upon arriving on this thread and reading through all of your intros is that I deeply appreciate that this program is a place where people of different backgrounds, experiences, talents, and expertise can meet, share ideas, inspire each other, and create! I myself am a high school teacher based in Coquitlam, BC. In the past few years I have had the opportunity to wear many hats, teaching various subjects from Sciences, to Mandarin, to Art, and Home Economics. My background is in Nutritional Sciences which I completed at UBC, and there I also completed my teaching degree not long after. And after a couple year of teaching in the public school system here I am! Since I applied for the May intake, this will be my first ETEC course (along with ETEC500) and I am excited to get started.
I use a fair share of technology in the classroom currently (covid-19 edition) and I enjoy trying new programs and apps as they are introduced or recommended to me. Being in a pandemic has pushed me even harder to use different technologies, but I have found that not all students are benefiting from it equally and am hoping to find some answers and solutions! Aside from teaching high school courses, I also take a lot of interest in sustainability education and design, so if I could find meaningful ways to intersect these with technology it would be very valuable to me.
In my spare time (but truthfully speaking it’s all the time), I am a hard-core DIYer, crazy plant lady, and a big fan of the outdoors.
Looking forward to meeting all of you!