The development of a clear commitment to lifelong and lifewide learning:
Another area of development is demonstrating knowledge about curricular content, educational theory and effective practice that is rooted in a strong sense of what is best for particular students in particular situations. While I have not had difficulties in this area as of yet, nether have I demonstrated success. My goal is to develop this knowledge over time through continued life-long learning both in the classroom through observation and reflection, and out of the class through professional reading, development conferences, and post-secondary education classes.
Continual Educational Development
- PDP - SFU - Literacy in the Urban Classroom Module 2012
- Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Education Expected Graduation 2013
- Challenge Based Learning Presentation during PDP - by invitation only 2012
- Kwantlen University, Bachelor of General Studies 2010-2011
- Marshall University, Huntington WV, Elementary Education 2003
- Wright State University, Dayton OH, Elementary Education 2001-2002
Maple Green Elementary, Grade 4 (Volunteer) Expected 160 hours
- Worked with two Grade 4 classes as they created their own movies in collaboration with two professional artists, two student teachers, and two classroom teachers.
- Underwent filming of stop motion animation, captured voice-overs and background music, and edited the footage into a film presented in a school assembly
- Seaquam Secondary School, Students with physical and mental disabilities (Peer tutor) 200 hours
- Peer tutoring of Grade 11 & 12 Math and French
One area that I’m developing in understanding how Indigenous epistemologies and pedagogies create opportunities to meet the needs of all learners. Again, I feel this is linked with my limited exposure to Aboriginal knowledge, and can be remedied though research. In addition to meeting educators in the Aboriginal education centre, and attending a course on the subject, I will research peer evaluated papers on this subject and use them to reflect on my own practices. I will record these reflections down to better include them in future lesson planning.