My name is Greg Regehr and I am excited to jump into this course with you. This is my sixth course and I have enjoyed all of the courses that I have taken so far.
Here is a little bit about me:
I am currently in my 5th year of teaching and during that time I have taught a variety of subjects, but primarily math and science 6. I teach middle school and love the dynamic and enthusiastic personalities that these students bring to the classroom.
I also teach an exploratory program called Tech Ed for grades 6 -8 and coding and robotics. In the Tech Ed Program, the grade 6 students make popsicle stick bridges and test how much water it can support, the grade 7s build CO2 powered cars and the grade 8s design and cast rings and use NXT robotics. My school also has a 1 device to 1 student program and each student uses a Surface Pro. It is an exciting place to work!
My wife and I have 2 young kids (2 1/2 years and 4 months old). We have a busy house! I also love to read, play games, travelling, spend time outside and photography.
Since my teacher training, I have been drawn to educational technology and love to see how students get excited about using technology in dynamic ways. In each classroom that I have taught in, I look for ways to incorporate new technologies. Currently, I am learning how to use 3D printers, Vinyl Cutters, EV3 Lego Mindstorm and VEX Robotics. Using technology is exciting and this is what students will be using to learn in years to come. When teaching with technology, it is not enough to simply give students a device and expect them to do great things with it. They need to be trained on how to do that effectively. In order for that to happen, educators need to be trained. This is where the MET program comes in. It has been an incredible resource through providing resources, connections and methodologies for teaching new technologies.
Waterton, AB. One of my favourite places in the world.