I grew up in Burnaby, BC and now live in Vancouver. I teach secondary French, Science and PE to 8th and 10th graders and I coach the varsity girls basketball team and moderate the school’s Japanese exchange program and bicycle club. I am part of the Inquiry Learning PLC and will be team teaching in our 8th grade Integrated Studies program next year combining the curricular outcomes for Science, Social Studies and English.
This semester is my fifth in the MET program and I am taking my 8th and 9th courses. I am both excited and nervous about Ventures in Learning Technologies. My intention is to learn more about what is coming down the pipe and how I can use it to improve my teaching practice. Having no experience in the world of business or finance and having only worked a total of two months of my adult life outside of government funded education, I hope that I can get up to speed quick enough to keep pace. Learning more about the way innovation is funded and the language of pitches and persuasion will also be useful to me as look to share some ideas to improve the school I work at.
I have learned and taught in Vancouver, Quebec City, Japan, Mexico and China. Outside of all those classes I took up a few musical instruments and currently play upright bass in a local cover band (with the occasional jam at the local bluegrass club). I have season tickets to the local soccer and football teams and when I am not working, studying, visiting family, playing music or watching live sport, my wife and I take part in endurance cycling events on our tandem bicycle.