I've been a teacher with VBE for ten years. Currently, I'm working in an Inner-City Program School as a Project Teacher. My passions are all over the map: professional growth, assessment for learning, distributed/adaptive leadership, inquiry-based/project- based learning to name a few. The concept of an 'unconference' is a refreshing and innovative way to actively involve participants in the process of learning. I'm excited to be part of it!
I am a Vice-Principal at Delta Secondary School in Ladner, BC. My interests include Professional Learning Communities, Personal Learning Networks, 21st Century Skills, Technology and Assessment. I believe in learning as leading and look forward to meeting other educators who are passionate and interested in innovative practice.
I am a Science and Biology teacher, and the McNair Mini School Coordinator at Matthew McNair Secondary in Richmond, BC.
I have taught mathematics in the United States, England, Thailand, and Canada. I co-authored a textbook, have my Master’s of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia, and I am an Educational Technologist at Stratford Hall on Commercial Drive. I write about my ideas in education on my blog.
Project Manager for BC Green Games and the Science World Teacher Resources website. TOC in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Vancouver school districts. Naturalist, Bluewater Adventures.
After completing my Ph.D. in math in 1998, I taught undergraduate math and then introductory astronomy. I joined the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative in Physics and Astronomy at UBC in 2008. My focus is on astronomy education, in particular, the introductory courses for non-science students. I work closely with one or two instructors each term, providing them with resources and helping them become more “agile” through the effective use of learning goals, think-pair-share or peer-instruction with “clickers", and other research-based instructional strategies. I share my experiences on Twitter (see below) and on my blog Science Edventures.
Darren has a degree in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University, and has been teaching in the Surrey School District for the past 9 years. He prefers to work with and use Free & Open Source Software and advocates the use of FOSS in the classroom. He works at Frank Hurt Secondary School as the school's computer facilitator as well as teaching junior and senior IT classes. This year, he has had the opportunity to teach a games development course in conjunction with SFU. His interests include Linux, image editing and photo manipulation with GIMP, cloud (Google Apps) and mobile (Android) computing. You can contact him at twitter.com/penphoe or firstname.lastname@example.org.