Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Job Too!

A lot has happened this week. Take for instance the fact that I am now a student at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Not only am I studying Instructional Media on-line, I have a new job to go with it. I shall become, as of January 1st, a Resource Teacher- Instructional Technology, otherwise known as a Tech Coach in these parts. I shall be travelling about the Peel District School Board ( a vast area covering 776 square kilometres west and north of Toronto) visiting schools and assisting teachers with the integration of technology.
It is exciting that these two things have happened at the same time. I shall be looking forward to many new and exciting challenges and experiences.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Back to School

It's about time!
Yes, I am a student again. Let me tell you...
Our school subscribes to Discovery Streaming, a service that provides video and other media to the school over the Internet. I get their newsletter and saw an announcement about doing a Masters degree in Instructional Technology online at a University in the USA (Pennsylvania to be exact).
So I have registered and started my first course and so far (after a day and a half!) it looks very engaging. One problem is the sudden nosedive of the Canadian dollar (from over US$ 1 to under US$0.80 on Friday...
Oh well! I will be much richer when I get my degree! Only slightly in fact.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

It's (Canadian) Thanksgiving! The photo of the 16 Mile Creek Valley in full colour tells the story.