High school social studies teacher since 2002. In Alberta curriculum: Social Studies 9, 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-1, 30-1. and 30-2
Focused on student independence, PBL units, formative assessment and constant feedback. A strong mix of traditional lecture style teaching and student driven activities.
- Current Alberta representative for the Teacher's Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, working directly with the Library of Parliament - Nominated for the Prime Minister's Excellence in History Teaching Award - Nominated for the Governor General's Excellence in Teaching Award
M.Ed: Social Studies Curriculum & Instruction B.Ed: Social Studies B.A (Honours) Dual Major Program: Ancient History and World History
As an avid historian, aspiring politician, and dedicated educator, As a leader in my school division and am often called upon by colleagues and administration to present or consult on current initiatives in education. I recently completed a Masters Degree in Education, specializing in Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction. This has allowed me to develop teaching methodologies to meet the needs of 21st Century learners. Recently, I “flipped” my classroom and have taken a project based learning approach, allowing my students to develop critical thinking and historical thinking skills. My teaching philosophy is student-centered, allowing students to develop skills that will allow them to be successful, contributing members of society in the 21st Century.