My name is Michael and I live in Ottawa. I am married and I have 4 sons and my wife has 2 daughters, and we are enjoying an empty nest.
I am a carpenter by trade. I completed my early training and licensing in Fort St. John, BC. I currently teach carpentry at Algonquin College. I have a B.Sc. in Math from Carleton U. and 1 year of Teacher Training from McGill U.
Most of my free time is spent building houses, now mostly for Habitat for Humanity in Ottawa or for Global Village in Honduras, Nicaragua, or in the Yukon.
I love the outdoors and I recently rekindled my love for fishing at Queen Charlotte Lodge on Haida Gwai/Graham Island.
I am pursuing the Graduate certificate in Online Teaching and Learning as I know that it will continue to have a greater presence at the college.
I teach Construction courses that include Residential & Commercial Construction, Plan Reading , Building Code, Estimating, Drafting,, Surveying, Trade Calculations, and Construction Geometry, at all 3 levels of Apprenticeship Training. There is very little on line or hybrid found in the current curriculum, except for Construction Safety and the Occupational Health & Safety Act. The apprentices are being prepared to write their Qualification exam which is set in a traditional format, 100 multiple-choice questions. This could be done at computer terminals, but for now security of the exams and the associated costs have them done on paper.
From the TSA, I don’t know if there are areas with which I can be of assistance , seeing that I am a definite ‘digital immigrant’. However, I would like to learn how to teach and evaluate using the technology as opposed to assigning homework ‘on the line’. The Google movie was great. I believe that this series of courses can teach an old dog new tricks.
You can reach me at nauthm13 l at l mytru l .l ca.
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