I have been teaching for 19 years at middle school and high school where I have taught everything from French to Phys. Ed. Currently, I am a social studies teacher and curriculum leader at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School here in Red Deer. I have been very fortunate this year as I am piloting a Chrome Book initiative at our school with our Grade 9 students. Outside of class I am an assistant coach for our senior football team, the Raiders.
When I am done school, I have a lovely family to come home to. My wife, Kristine, and I have two daughters aged 9 and 12 who keep us busy with their school activities and their dance classes. Fortunately, my girls allow me to participate in my favorite pass-time, fly fishing.
Since beginning my career, I have had a keen interest in the use of technology in the classroom. I am hoping that this program will further my knowledge and capabilities in this area so I can create a more engaging learning environment by sharing what I learn with my students and colleagues. Therefore, this learning log will serve as a living record of my progress during this program.