Since 2005, I have taught French Immersion Science and ELA at Ecole Lacombe Junior High. In my last year there, I was also the Tech Coach as well as a member of the Diamond Team. I have come a long way from worksheets and rote memory in my teaching career. I worked hard to ingrate purposeful technology into my classes. It really started as an engagement tool but once I learned how to use the right tool for the right task, I was able to, not only engage, but facilitate deeper learning. My students were more engaged, I had less behavioural issues and lessons were more relevant for my students.
I worked alongside of many teachers to help them as well on this journey. I tried to engaging activities that involved technology into our PD days to model the tool and to build positive culture within the staff.