Moderators



Victoria Olson

@MsVictoriaOlson is a Grade 3/4 and Technology Teacher at West Langley Elementary School in Langley, British Columbia. She is a graduate student in the Masters of Educational Technology program offered through the University of British Columbia.  Victoria co-founded #bcedchat in the summer of 2013 in a hope to connect BC educators and to enrich the focus on professional development and educational discussions within the province. She is an active member of her Personal Learning Network and an advocate for online sharing of best pedagogical practices. Victoria believes in meaningful technology integration and innovation in schools and works to help teachers reach their goals with pedagogical development and technology.





 
Bryn Morgan Williams

@brynmw is a Vice-Principal at Centennial School in School District #43 (Coquitlam) and the current Executive Director of the BCASD (@BCASCD), also known as the British Columbia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  In his 19+ years within formal edcuation systems, Bryn has worked in five districts around Metro Vancouver as a Maths and Science teacher, programme consultant and now as an administrator.  As a co-founder of #bcedchat, Bryn tries to connect all learners in British Columbia to be part of the conversations, sharing, and discussions that are happening as education changes to improve student learning.

 





Christine Younghusband


@ChristineYH is a school trustee with the School District No.46 (Sunshine Coast) Board of Education elected in 2011.  She is a mom, doctoral candidate in educational leadership at Simon Fraser University, member of the BCAMT Executive Committee, member of the K-9 Math Curriculum Development Team, and former secondary mathematics teacher with 16 years experience.  Christine is passionate about Assessment for Learning, mathematics education, policy, and professional learning. 







D'Alice Marsh

@DAliceMarsh is a teacher at the POWER Program, an the alternate school for youth aged 16 – 19, in School District No.40 (New Westminster). Here D’Alice teaches a variety of subjects: Applications & Workplace Mathematics 10 & 11, Science 10, Earth Science 11, Science & Technology 11,Photography 11/12, and Physical Education 10-12. D’Alice is also a graduate student in the Master of Educational Technology program offered through the University of British Columbia. It is her goal to develop a Personal Learning Network to continue her personal development as a teacher.  She believes that as educators we should model what we hope for our students, a desire to engage in life-long learning by continuously challenging ourselves to pursue greater knowledge.





Craig Mah


@CraigMah is principal of Walton Elementary in Coquitlam, BC.  He has worked in School District #43(Coquitlam) since 1992 as an elementary teacher for twelve years before moving into school administration.   He completed his Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University and his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership through the University of Oregon Craig has been fortunate to contribute to five school communities as a principal. As an educator, he is passionate about attaining high student engagement and learning through multiple intelligences and critical thinking.  Craig is a believer of the benefits that a professional learning community offers to student learning. 




Janet Chow

@JanetChowMSc is a District Learning Technologies Helping Teacher as well as District Fast ForWord Coordinator in School District 41 (Burnaby). She is also provincial coordinator of the BC Fast ForWord Consortium. These portfolios allow diverse opportunities to lead and learn with educators in Burnaby and internationally. She holds a Master of Science from University of Oregon (Educational Administration, Curriculum and Technology). Her latest projects include creating and supporting environments for collaboration, connectedness, assessment dialogue with eportfolios, Digital Citizenship curriculum, as well as research with SFU/UBC Faculty of Neuroscience in brain imaging with reading process.






Kat Mulski


@Teachinginthe21  is currently a seconded Teacher working as an Inservice Faculty Associate for Field Programs at Simon Fraser University. Katherine is teaching four cohorts of Teachers this fall including French Immersion, Assessment, Planning and Practice, Diverse Learners and Technology. When not teaching diploma programs for teachers, you can find her assisting colleagues as a Digital Literacy Coach and teaching grade Seven French Immersion for the Langley School District (35). New to the #bcedchat Moderators team but not new to the amazing collaborations, Kat advocates for purposeful technology integration and fun in the classroom. She is looking forward to continuing her research as an EdD candidate at SFU this Fall.






Kenneth Headley

@KennethHeadley  is currently a Social Studies, Humanities and Leadership teacher in the Surrey School District (#36) at Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary.  He attained his Bachelor Degrees at Simon Fraser University focusing in Canadian Studies and Secondary Social Studies Education.  He completed his graduate diploma program in Integrating Technology in the Digital Age.  He also completed his Master of Education degree at Simon Fraser University researching Integrating Cultural Narratives in the classroom.  Kenneth is also an executive member of the Surrey Secondary Schools Athletic Association and continues to coach community and school athletics in the city of Surrey.






Ian Landy


Ian is Principal at North Shuswap School in the North Okanagan Shuswap school district and has been supported by his wife and three children. Ian has been fortunate enough to spend time teaching in classrooms from K-12 and has loved his time as a teacher-librarian! Always encouraging the blending of technology and curriculum as a key method of differentiation, Ian has been a strong advocate for project based learning via #geniushour and Self Organized Learning Environments. His school is currently piloting eportfolios to communicate student learning journeys instead of traditional report cards. Ian has also worked with a number of anxious learners (including his son) and encouraging schools that work with those students who struggle with Generalized Anxiety. Ian also blogs reflections each "day of learning" at http://technolandy.wordpress.com and tweets via @technolandy


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