I’m Laurie Campbell, a Grade 4 teacher in Calgary, Alberta. I am also a PHP developer, which has lead to an interesting smash-up of projects in the last little while. I am currently working on a student registration site for an “Einstein Day” at our school, where students will have their choice of STEM activities. We tried something similar last year and it was a lot of fun, for both staff and students.
I am officially half-way through the MET program (yay!). I particularly enjoyed the last course I took – ETEC 510, Design of Technology-Supported Learning Environments. We made an online book review site with an Instagram component. That was a neat project to work on.
I started off my career with a BSc. in Ecology and taught high school math before settling into elementary. I love this age group, but I’m usually looking for ways to “spruce up” the science curriculum, especially. Alberta is due for a fairly major curriculum redesign, and we’ve been watching closely to see how things are going in BC. This course looks like it could be a fantastic mix of inspiration/perspiration and I’m looking forward to the learning.