Hello everyone, my name is Jennifer! I currently live in Burnaby, B.C. but I teach in Vancouver (an awesome 12-minute commute from home).
This is my second/third course in the MET program. I like using project-based learning and inquiry projects to encourage my students to care about what they are learning. For example, in one part of our dream vacation projects, students wrote to embassies asking for tour guides and maps. So exciting each time someone in the class gets a mail package! Another project I’m really proud of is their Young Entrepreneurs products. Students administered market surveys, created prototypes of their products, then created the actual products with a limit of $30 for material costs, wrote business plans, made marketing materials, and then sold their handmade items at the fair. It was a four-month long project, but sooo worth it. Using some of their profits (how much was up to them), they raised $300 for the SPCA.
My colleague and I are huge fans of incorporating tech into our teaching practice, so the things I’ve been taking away from these courses have been invaluable. Outside of work, I enjoy hoarding tea, baking, hiking, bullet journalling, and Black Mirror.
To be honest, I am not quite sure what to expect yet out of this course, so I’m open to any learning experiences here! As I am still quite new to the program, I hope to gain more knowledge about learning technologies, and bring that knowledge into my other courses too. The entrepreneurship aspect is interesting to me as well!