What you are now is what you have been.
What you will be is what you are now. (Buddha)
How can the new knowledge I am
gaining in the MET program help make
a difference in my personal life, my
professional career and my future?
How can this new knowledge help
me to positively impact the lives of
learners of all ages?
When a potential opportunity is in sight
it is important to have a plan of action.
A well laid out plan is the first step
in achieving a goal.
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir
men's blood and probably will themselves
not be realized. (Daniel Hudson Burnham)
Here’s the plan
In September 2006 the District
Technology Resource Teacher retires.
Apply for the job
Wow them with the education gained
ETEC 500 Research Methodology in Education
This research survey course provides students with an introduction
to a wide range of research methods. Through interactive
modules, students learn about and engage with different
kinds of research strategies in an effort to understand how
research impacts our lives and our educational pursuits.
ETEC 510 Design of Technology Supported Learning Environments
Students in this course learn to 1) use different theories of learning to
examine models of instructional design and 2) apply what they have
learned to their own educational settings. This is a course that truly
blends theory and practice as a way of illustrating an optimal learning
ETEC 511 Foundations of Educational Technology
In this course, students study the meaning of technology and
how different theoretical perspectives influence the meaning of technology.
Through an analysis of technology in a globally connected world and case
studies of education and technology, students learn how to analyze their
own local contexts, issues and concerns.
ETEC 512 Applications of Learning Theories to Instruction
In this course, students learn to recognize major learning theories
and apply them to specific instructional situations in an effort to
solve instructional design problems. Beginning with an investigation
of personal learning strategies, students take what they have
learned and apply it to their own settings.
ETEC 520 Planning and Managing Learning Technologies in
In this course, students develop strategies for planning and managing new
technologies for teaching and learning at an institutional level of their
choice, so that they are funded, organized, and supported in ways that
meet the educational, organizational and financial context in which they
will be used. Students will be able to use the Internet to access and
analyze research and reports on the planning and management of new
ETEC 521 (3) Indigeneity, Technology and Education
This is an important course for understanding issues related to
globalization and indigeneity as these ideas relate to educational
technology. Practical and theoretical issues, such as cultural property
and the dilemma of place-based education, will be discussed in-depth.
ETEC 522 The Business of E-Learning
This course covers a range of topics including the slow rise of
e-learning business, the e-learning marketplace, e-learning business
design, e-learning business analysis, legal and ethical considerations,
syndication, and strategic partnerships and funding. Students acquire
a working knowledge of the business design principles and market
processes impacting the success of e-learning enterprises, conduct
business evaluations of e-learning enterprises, and learn strategies
for funding new e-learning enterprises.
ETEC 531 Curriculum Issues in Cultural and Media Studies
New media technologies have intensified and transformed the way we
communicate, the way we learn, and the way we teach. They have, we
might say, transformed the student and transformed the teacher. But
what is the nature of these changes? Cultural and new media studies
are specifically oriented toward understanding the ways in which culture,
nature and technology are converging to intensify and transform
everyday life. This course provides a forum for exploring technocultural
issues such as cyborgs and hybridity, digital property, cyberpunk fiction,
the posthuman, AI and AEI, information warfare, virtual reality, third
nature and religion.
ETEC 532 (3) Technology in the Arts and Humanities Classroom
This course helps students understand the role of the arts in technology
by 1) historically reviewing the development of various technologies
and their impact on development in the Arts, and 2) examining
socio-cultural considerations and their impact on the uses of
technologies, aesthetics, pedagogy and curriculum in New Media contexts.
ETEC 533 (3) Technology in the Mathematics and Science Classroom
This course offers students an opportunity to appreciate some of the
historical, philosophical, moral/ethical, and practical issues surrounding
technology in mathematics and science education, while considering the
implications technology has for teaching practice, curriculum development,
and important educational issues such as gender, ethics, and reform in
mathematics and science education. Perhaps more importantly, the course
will open an important space for creative ideas and projects as teachers
re-imagine possibilities for teaching and learning mathematics and science.
The Research Resume
Will Technology Provide a Brighter Future for
First Nations Students and Communities?
Technology in a Visual Arts Room
Curriculum Design – Trades Prep 11
Curriculum Assessment – SD #72 - eBlend
Show Them What You Know
Pre-design Technology Plan Templates
Senior Secondary School
Developing a School or District Technology Plan
Technology in Education
Technology Leadership: Enhancing Positive Educational Change
Promoting Technology Use in Schools
Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement
Have a Vision for the School District
Have a Vision for the School District
Be prepared, knowledgeable and conversant
knowing the exact status of educational
technology in the district and in each school.
Teacher self efficacy is the weakest link in implementing
Information and Computer Technology into the classroom.
Teachers do not attend evening or after school technology
For the most part teachers are unaware of the benefits of using
ICT in their classroom and are reluctant to make changes to the
way they teach.
Don’t take the teacher out of the classroom to learn how to integrate
ICT into their teaching.
Take educational technology to the schools
and the classroom in the form of a two person team,
the District Educational Technology Resource teacher and one
Establish teacher leaders in each school that have integrated ICT
successfully into their teaching.
Spend significant time in the classroom connecting with learners.
Who Do I Want to Be?
District Educational Technology Teacher in September 2006
It will be a new and exciting challenge and I like challenges
Lifelong learning is important to me and I am ready for a change
To apply knowledge gained in my MET degree
Financial and retirement benefits
Improves chances of success in post-retirement plans as
supervisor/advisor to student teachers
There is nothing like dream to create the future.
Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow. (Victor Hugo)
Hold fast to your dreams, for if dreams die,
then life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
There are some people who live in a dream world,
and there are some who face reality; and then there
are those who turn one into the other. (Douglas Everett)