Introductions to 522 co-authors & builders.
I’m here!! (Coming from Chestermere, AB)
By Matt on January 13, 2020
Hi Everyone! For some reason, I was locked out of this course for all of last week. But some techy support people at UBC got things straightened out and now it’s game on! A little about me – I grew up on a farm outside a tiny town in Southern, Alberta. (Welling if you want […]
Greetings from the Slopes of Snowy Kamloops!
By christopher spanis on January 12, 2020
Good evening 522’ers. I recognize some of your names from previous MET courses and it is a comfort! My name is Chris and I am participating in this course from my home in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, where I teach grades 8-12 science, psychology, biology, and run the school’s yearbook at the city’s largest high […]
Ready to play!
By Kirsten McKinnon on January 12, 2020
Hello fellow METers! I’m coming to you from Southwestern Ontario, where we had double digit temperatures and a deluge of rain yesterday, and are back to icy conditions today. A typical winter weather experience in these parts! By day, I currently spend most of my working hours as an advisor to Co-operative Education students at […]
Hello from Labrador!
By Jessica Shea on January 12, 2020
Hello Everyone! My name is Jessica Shea. I am originally from CBS, Newfoundland, but I am in Labrador working as a grade 5 teacher this year. This is my 7th year as a teacher. I am currently in my LAST semester of the MET program , working on my final two courses. Woo! I am […]
Salutations from Northern BC
By Scott Richmond on January 11, 2020
Hi Folks, Scott here. This is my fourth MET course, and I’m quite excited to get this one underway. I’ve been a classroom teacher for six years and have started to transition into a district-level role as “EdTech Support Teacher”. I get to co-plan and co-teach lessons with K-12 teachers, direct new EdTech initiatives and […]
It’s Snowing in Vancouver, Canada???
By cass on January 10, 2020
As I’m writing this post, it is snowing outside my window. For those of you who have visited or lived in Vancouver for a substantial amount of time, you probably had the same reaction I had waking up this morning to find torrents of fat, white flakes falling from the sky. Growing up here, I […]
Greetings from Burnaby, British Columbia
By manize nayani on January 10, 2020
Hello! I am Manize Nayani. I am an Instructional Designer in a Vancouver-based company. I am originally from Mumbai, India. My husband and I moved to Vancouver almost six years ago, and it has been an exciting journey so far! I am particularly excited to take this course as it has been a dream of […]
Greetings from Vancouver Island
By miguel strother on January 10, 2020
This is my Last MET course and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I have overcome incredible circumstances and to think this is the last step in achieving this goal is a little overwhelming. I very deliberately enrolled in 522 as my last dance in the MET. This is because I have entrepreneurial ambitions in this […]
Hello from the Bay area in California
By Vivien on January 9, 2020
Hello and Happy New Year everyone! I recently moved to the bay area in California for work. I teach Math and Computer science abroad in international schools. I have worked and lived abroad for the past 12 years. I love traveling and exploring new cultures. This has tremendously changed the way I see the world. […]
Hello From Burnaby BC.
By michael de angelis on January 9, 2020
Hi Everyone, My name is Michael De Angelis and this is my 6th MET course. I am a Technology Education Teacher at Pinetree Secondary School in Coquitlam, BC. I have been teaching for 4 years, and am teaching automotive mechanics and Engineering at the grade 11/12 level this year. I am curious on the ways […]
Greetings from Exotic Vancouver, B.C.!
By James Seaton on January 8, 2020
Hello All, First off, I have to say I’m feeling a little boring here, actually living in the same city as our university. Anyways…I guess I should introduce myself… My name is James Seaton, and I am a secondary math teacher living and working in Greater Vancouver. Some facts about me that you may find […]
By Ram on January 8, 2020
My name is Ram Etwaroo. I have a rather checkered story about where I live. I am displaced from Fort McMurray because my house was burnt in the Fort McMurray fire and my family were in Ontario while I continued to work in Alberta and BC. I taught in Fort McMurray, Northern Alberta and BC. […]
Greetings from Toronto…
By shuebrook on January 8, 2020
Hi Everyone, My name is Paul and I’m excited to join you in this 522 adventure! I have been working as an educational technologist for the past 9+ years in an all-girls K-12 school in Toronto. I truly love what I do, but I only arrived at this role through a circuitous career route spanning […]
Greetings from Saudi Arabia!
By brian ham on January 8, 2020
Hi everyone, My name is Brian Ham, and I am very excited to be a part of this course. I currently teach elementary music and serve as the technology coach for an international school in Saudi Arabia. Although I still teach music right now, my ultimate goal is to move into the educational technology space […]
Looking forward to Working With Everyone in ETEC 522!
By Emily on January 7, 2020
Hello! My name is Emily. I am part of the Masters of Education Adult Learning and Global Change program and am taking ETEC 522 as my final elective course for this degree. I took another MET course last year and enjoyed it very much. So, I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to take […]
Kumusta po from the Philippines
By kevin spachuk on January 7, 2020
My name is Kevin and this is my second course in the MET program–this semester I’ll try to take two MET courses (ETEC 530) and teach a full load of junior and senior classes…I hope I can do it. I’ve been a secondary teacher of English for about 15 years. For the last five years […]
Gruezi, Hello, Hallo, Hola, Salut, Ciao from Swiss!
By Anouk on January 7, 2020
My name is Anouk, I am Dutch, living in Switzerland since 2014. Since 2010 I am working in the Education field, and Software / Elearning enterprise solutions (mainly for the Hospitality industry). I have a bachelor in international tourism and hospitality, a master in international business communications, I am a certified (but not in practice) […]
Hi, I’m Carla and I’m just a hop and a skip away…
By Carla Pretorius on January 7, 2020
Greetings from afar! So I’m a little bit out of sync with most of the class in terms of time zones (making a huge assumption at the moment) as I live around 15 000 km away from Canada. I am a full-time Chemistry lecturer at Stellenbosch University (close to Cape Town for reference) in South Africa […]
Tyler from the WestCoast
By Tyler on January 6, 2020
Greetings everyone! My name is Tyler and this is my 6th course in the MET program. I am also currently taking two other courses this term so I am very excited for the late nights and busy days in the future! I grew up on the island, having worked and attended Vancouver Island University where […]
From Tech Sector to EdTech
By amanda klassen on January 6, 2020
Hello Everyone! I am so excited to start this course! Not only for the entrepreneurial opportunities but also because it is my last semester in the MET program! I do plan to pursue a PhD in the near future, but for a couple months in 2020 I will get my evenings and weekends back. My […]
Hello, From Abbotsford!
By gregory regehr on January 6, 2020
Hi Everyone, 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: Professionally: I am currently in my 5th year of teaching and […]
Hello, from Merritt, B.C.
By Robert on January 6, 2020
Hi all, My name is Robert and I am looking forward to working with all of you. I live in Merritt B.C. where I teach grade 11/12 at an online school. I actually ended up teaching online by accident. When I was applying on the job I thought it was a traditional classroom job. While […]
Greetings from the West Coast!
By carlo trentadue on January 6, 2020
Hello Everyone! My name is Carlo Trentadue and I’m very excited to begin this course with you! This will be my sixth MET course so I’m hoping to see a few familiar names. Let me tell you a bit about who I am: Educator Having grown up in Toronto, I attended the University of Toronto […]
By kendra achonwa on January 6, 2020
Hi everyone, my name is Kendra, it’s nice to meet you! I grew up in a small, southwestern Ontario city called Guelph, graduated with a BA in communication from the University of Ottawa in 2017, and have traveled, lived and worked aboard in various countries since then. I am enrolled at UBC in the Intercontinental […]
Hi from David Vogt
By David Vogt on December 29, 2019
OK, so I’m your instructor, and I’m also the author of this course and the Graduate Advisor for the MET Program. Please call me David.
*NB* Forum Archives Below
By David Vogt on December 24, 2019
Please note that everything posted earlier than this post in this Category is part of ETEC522 “Archives” – they are the collected contributions of past cohorts of this course. You are encouraged to review these for reference and inspiration – the authors are brilliant!
A late hello Toronto
By Sydney on May 17, 2019
Hi everyone! I’ve just switched into this course and so this hello is a bit delayed, but I’m looking forward to the content that will be covered in this course. I have been in the in the field of training and development for 8 years and have a special interest in developing online learning. I […]
Wait… did this course start already?
By tod on May 15, 2019
Yes, I have just joined. Thanks for having me. I am completing the last requirements for my MEd in the ALGC program. Very much looking forward to this course as it pulls together a number of interests of mine. A little bit about me: I have been a lawyer since 1990. A couple of years […]
Hello from Japan
By Basia on May 14, 2019
Hello everyone, Sorry for the late post; it’s been a hectic start to the month and I can’t seem to keep up. Please call me Basia. I was raised in Canada to a Polish family, and have been living in Japan for almost half a decade. Polish is my first language so I am not […]
Late hello from Hong Kong
By Danny on May 13, 2019
Hello everyone, My name is Danny and I’m currently a grade 2 teacher at a Canadian international school in Hong Kong. This is my tenth year as a teacher and my fourth course overall in this program. It’s also my first MET course after a long hiatus. As a primary teacher, I am especially interested […]
Checking in from YYC
By Jason on May 12, 2019
Hello everyone, my name is Jason Hong and I am currently a high school chemistry teacher in Calgary. I teach at a very academic school, with my classes usually being IB classes. I also am the debate and Model UN coach at the school and we have had an incredibly successful year. I decided to […]
By Ian on May 11, 2019
Hello everyone, My name is Ian Lee and am just starting my MET program this summer. As this is my very first course, I am looking forward to learning from you all intensely – so your patience and guidance is most appreciated. I teach math for the middle years program at an IB school in […]
Hi from Calgary!
By lee on May 11, 2019
Hi Everyone! My name is Lee and I live in Calgary. This is my 9thclass in the MET program and for the first time I am taking two classes in a semester. So, I’m pretty excited to say that this is going to be my last semester! For my other class, I’ll be taking the […]
Hi from Vancouver Island
By Jiri Karas on May 10, 2019
Hi everyone, My name is Jiri and I am logging in from Courtenay on Vancouver Island. My work life is split between teaching ESL/EAL teachers online through U of Calgary’s ContEd and managing/training online language assessors who work with an international English test organization. This is my 5th MET course. I am looking forward to […]
Greetings from the HOLY LAND!
By Chava Kassierer on May 10, 2019
Hey ETEC 522, My name is Chava – which is Hebrew and means mother of all living. I am originally from Montreal but moved to Israel when I was 18 and have been living here ever since, with the exception of 2 years that I lived in Toronto for my husband’s fellowship in Neonatology at […]
Hello from West Kelowna!
By michael godwin on May 9, 2019
Hi everyone! My name is Michael (or Mike) Godwin, and I teach at Mount Boucherie Secondary in West Kelowna, B.C., Canada. I teach Science 10, Japanese 11 and 12, Football PE, and Weights and Fitness. I am also the head football coach and I try help out with track and junior rugby when I can. I […]
By Jamie Ashton on May 9, 2019
Hello all, A slightly later post, but an introductory post during the first week nonetheless! I am writing to you from Thailand, where I am currently located as an ESL teacher, and where it is currently 40+ degrees Celsius every day. I just recently got back from a trip to the heart of Silicon Valley […]
Hello from Timmins, Ontario
By mlavoie on May 9, 2019
Hi everyone, My name is Melissa Lavoie, and I’m from Timmins, Ontario. I work for a local tribal council as a GIS-Education Specialist. I was a teacher for 12 years, and for the last few years was out of the classroom as an Educational Technology teacher. At Mushkegowuk Council I’m part of a project called GIS […]
Hello from Edmonton, Alberta! :)
By natallia kuzmich on May 9, 2019
Hello everyone, My name is Natallia Kuzmich and I am a LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers) instructor. I have been teaching ESL for over 20 years and decided to change my career a bit after teaching a course with an online component. Really loved it! I did an online teaching certificate program and here I […]
Hola from Buenos Aires
By Silvia Chu on May 9, 2019
Hello Everyone, My name is Silvia Mabel Chu. I am an ABC (Argentinean born Chinese). I grew up in Buenos Aires Argentina and later moved to the US after high-school graduation. I moved back a couple of years ago and have been working as a Mandarin Chinese teacher. Although I have a background in Studio […]