My name is Kimberly Wagner and I have been teaching English Literature and Language in Ontario, Canada for 19 years. I am qualified to teach with an Ontario Bachelor of Education at the Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels. I have my Specialist in English as well as Intermediate History qualifications. I completed the Master of Educational Technology (MET) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2014 My e-Portfolio highlights my learning journey.
I have taught all high school grades and levels of English in the Ontario public school system. Currently, I am the Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching Contact (TELT) at District School Board Ontario North East (DSBONE). I oversee the high school e-Learning program and other technology enabled classroom ventures for the improvement of teaching and learning in our modern age.
I would like to give my 21st century perspective on the teaching of English/Language Arts! My current focus is on the Global Competencies and the concept of multi-literacies. In addition to reading and writing literacy, visual literacy is of equally high importance in our image saturated culture.
I have a passion for cross-country skiing, so in addition to refining my teaching and language skills, I love to learn how to ski better as well. During the winter, I participate in some ski races in an effort to stay fit and challenge myself to get younger as I get older. I also enjoy hiking, biking, inline-skating and swimming. I tolerate running because it’s effective!
My husband is a registered Social Worker whose life-long learning focus is on mental health and effective counseling practices. He practices solution-focused therapy quite successfully. He and our three children are ALL avid readers — feel like we did something right! — but we all have different reading interests.
I have a ‘puppy’ named Buffy who was born August 22, 2009. Her mother is half chocolate lab and dalmatian, and her father is half black lab and collie. I think it must be border collie because of her colouring and smaller size than expected. She is extremely energetic and enthusiastic about the smallest detail in life! Her positive attitude makes her a great creature to be around; however, she is still in that, “I could be destructive at any time phase.” The energy coursing through this dog is amazing. She will come on a 2+ hour run and still want more! Buffy was truly built to run. She’s no vampire slayer though! When in the company of other dogs, she’s completely submissive and there was a time when she was scared of her own shadow. Since we’ve had her from seven weeks old, she is extremely attached to us (especially me)! I’m her mommy.
Here’s an 11 second video of Buffy being naughty (but it’s amusing too). Also, notice the hole in my cushion floor…she did that too!!
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My professional college that regulates the standards of the professional and the licensing to teach in Ontario. It maintains the ethics and standards of the profession.
My teaching federation that manages and oversees my Collective Agreement and offers professional learning.
Offers professional learning to all Ontario teachers and administers our pension plan.
A social networking site for English teachers.
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