About

Fence photo, Michelle - Copy_copyI am a teacher-librarian and a recent graduate of the Educational Technology and Design program at the University of Saskatchewan. I’ve enjoyed my work as an educator in a number of settings: as a Director of Educational Technology & Learning Design within an independent school system, as a classroom teacher and as a teacher-librarian in both high school and elementary school libraries.

As a teacher-librarian I am passionate about the transition of the school library to a learning commons as a “library plus” model for schools. The learning commons model emphasizes the range of services that our learners require and engages them with “learning how to learn”. It is the exploration of what our school libraries could be and should be in their role of supporting learners that excites and engages me!

I am also a playwright. I write plays for amateur theatre and other works. As a member of CWILL, BC (Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC), I join a dynamic group of authors and illustrators who are passionate about creating literary works for young people.

My educational background includes the following:

  • B.A. (English Major, French Minor), University of British Columbia (1992)
  • B.Ed, University of British Columbia (1993)
  • M Ed in English Education (Written Composition), University of British Columbia (2000)
  • Teacher-Librarian Certification, University of British Columbia (2011)
  • M Ed (2016) in Educational Technology and Design, University of Saskatchewan

Check out my e-pub chapter: “The New School Library: Reinvented, Reimagined and Restructured” in the free ibook entitled People, Education, Technology, available through iTunes.  

This ibook was created by 16 graduate students from the ETAD program at the University of Saskatchewan. You can read more about this ibook here in Dr. Richard Schwier’s blog ETAD Café Canadien: Educational Technology and Design.

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