Great news! I have just completed my last PIDP course at Vancouver Community College (VCC). This course was Instructional Strategies PIDP 3250 with Instructor Doug Mauger. Not only have I learned new educational strategies, I have begun to actually apply them. Here are some of the instructional strategies I’m using today: Apprentices are designing their … More My Next and Last Step Towards My Adult Education Diploma
Professionalism can be found in many applications. It’s in sports, business, and even in education. The discussion of professionalism came up while I was attending a government meeting in Edmonton with the apprenticeship branch for mobile cranes. Industry leaders and mobile crane instructors were present. Both industry leaders and instructors agreed that professionalism has changed … More Teaching Professionalism in the Trades
Over the last two years, I have read and applied about a dozen books related to the education of education. More specifically related to adult education- andragogy. I’ve co-authored a chapter in a published book. That led to a book signing at Chapters bookstore and media multiple media interviews. I waited for Oprah to call … More My Favourite Educational Books
It so happens the name of our college campus is SEIC- Suncor Energy Industrial Campus. Our campus is trades based and not connected to the main campus of Keyano College in Fort McMurray Alberta. Click here for a peek at our college. I’m taking a diploma program in Adult Education and enjoying it tremendously. In … More SSEIC Way at SEIC for Instructional Strategies
Teachers are not only busy while they deliver class, but they are also equally busy outside of the classroom. There are grades to be entered into the computer system, paper to add into the photocopier, and materials to locate for classroom demonstrations. Some educators have the luxury of working along with a teacher’s aide. TA … More Where’s the Aide in Instructional Strategy?
While researching for an upcoming assignment I stumbled across a very intriguing TED Talk speaker by the name of Sugata Mitra. His talk was called Kids Can Teach Themselves. The video is available below. Even though the talk focused on kids, I found that some of his research can also be applied to adult education. … More Eliminating the I Don’t Know Computers Excuse
Do your students know how much you care? Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” I find there is a great truth in this quote. Do your students know how much you care? You may recall from your past a former teacher that was brilliant … More Do Your Students Know How Much You Care?
After trying out multiple digital projects that all contained animation, I decided to do a static digital project called an infographic. Even though I love photography and editing photographs (usually accompanied with a glass of red wine), I wanted to push myself with this static image. After some online research I decided to go with … More PIDP 3250 Assignment #1 Digital Project Reflection
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Before entering the educational industry I enjoyed life as a keynote speaker. Sometimes the opening keynoter and other times the closer. It was a lot of fun flying to different American and Canadian cities and always receiving VIP treatment. A good keynote speaker shares a theme with their audience that is relevant to them. It … More From Keynote Speaker to Digital Story Telling