|I am Shannon Hagen. I am from Campbell River which is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I have been teaching for 23 years with the majority of it involving some type of technology. I actually have two roles within my district. The first is the District Technology Instructional Support Teacher where I help teachers in a variety of ways to incorporate technology into their teaching practices. The second is teaching film and media at a high school level half time. It’s a great job that keeps me very busy not only keeping up to date with the latest technology, but keeping one step ahead of the students as they are learning and experimenting with new ways to produce videos.
On a personal note, I have two “two legged” offspring who are currently attending post-secondary institutions. My son, Brennan, is pursuing a master’s degree in chemistry, while my daughter, Caileigh, is working towards her red seal in the electrical field. I also have two “four legged” offspring both of which are Pugs. Currently, I spend all my “spare time” paddling boarding with my husband and my two pugs. I LOVE Cirque du Soleil and take the opportunity to attend any shows that come to the lower mainland or Vancouver Island.
I chose to take this course as a matter of personal as well as professional interest. Part of my job description is the evaluation of software and hardware presented to our district to determine the value of it for educational purposes as well of the ease of use by our late adopters. I am often overwhelmed with the resources that are available to educators and would like to develop a more constructive, consistent format at how I evaluate these resources. My hope is that this course will help me be able to do so.
I am on the tail end of my MET experience. This course is course #8 for me !!!! Although the journey so far has been amazing, I have to say, I am looking forward to the completion of the program. Looking forward to another great learning experience with my ETEC 522 cohorts.
Shannon from the Little Island
By shannon hagen on January 4, 2018