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.
EDDL 5151 is the final course of the Graduate certificate in Online Teaching and Learning. I am currently teaching in the classroom but I know that online courses will soon come to have a greater presence in apprenticeship training at the college.
I am also enrolled in a Masters of Education program at St. FX in Nova Scotia. I will be going to NS for the last 2 weeks of July for an on site course.
When I think of ‘managing my technology classroom’ I think of the pragmatics of enrolment, connectivity, digital literacy, tech help, synchronous vs. asynchronous, getting the students ‘hooked’, keeping them ‘hooked’, using appropriate technology, on-time participation, confidentiality, academic honesty, grading, etc. I think that going online for carpentry apprentices will initially cause a little apprehension but I think that there will be significant buy-in once they see the benefits.
I can be reached at michael|nauth|at|g|mail|dot|com. I am looking forward to working with you this summer.