The links below detail my education, work history, volunteer experience, professional development and student teaching placements:
BEd. (After Degree), 2019
BSc. (Mech. Eng), 1990
University of Manitoba
High School Diploma, 1986
River East Collegiate
Over the course of twenty years I have performed in more than fifty plays, thirty movies and television productions, and hundrededs of radio spots, working across Canada, and with artists of many other disciplines. I have toured extensively with Theatre for Young Audiences. This also includes work teaching improvisational theatre.
Responsibilities included: Maintaining Minister`s calendar & schedule, managing correspondence, briefing the Minister, tour planning, briefing political staff, FIPPA, writing reports, familiarity with departments and legislation.
Course covered at an introductory level: play reading and interpretation, critical analysis, scene study,monologue preparation, vocal and physical technique, improvisation
Taught tutorials, graded assignments , labs and exams in courses on M.E. Design, Thermodynamics,Turbulence, Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics.
Designed and performed experiments in the fields of two-phase flow, computational modelling with numerical methods, appropriate technology and alternative energy systems.
chaperoning on field trips and week long camping trips, helping students create their yearly Wolseley School Play and making short videos, reading with students, teaching robotics and programming to an interested special group of students.
In 2010 I wrote, directed and shot a documantary: Between Then and Now: Twenty years of Theatre Projects Manitoba for MTS Winnipeg on Demand with a $25,000 budget.
Subject: Student engagement in Math - Manitoba Mathe-magic
I had the opportunity to attend WestCAST 2018 (the conference for student teachers from across Western Canada). Along with Math Methods instructor Sandy Margetts, I participated in a session in which Brandon University students presented a variety of math activities to engage early years learners. Presenting at the conference provided an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from educators from the Western provinces and to begin cultivating a professional learning network.
Presenter: Garfield Gini Newman
Thoughtfully consider what it means to assess thinking and to implement effective assessment strategies to promote thinking. A key theme is the effective use of critical thinking in formative and summative assessment to move the focus from seeking the right answer to the quality of the student responses.
Presenter: Kim Hoeppner
Connecting your lessons to the criteria for which you will be evaluated on during your placement. How to utilize the curriculum guides to support your lesson development. Ways to make planning work so you are working smarter not harder. Your students will know why they are exploring a certain topic and what they can expect from you in the pursuit of this new knowledge and how you will determine their level of mastery.
Presenter: Jessie Curell
Learn how to help your students successfully & ethically navigate the digital world. Learn essential digital literacy skills and competencies, understand the digital experiences of Canadian youth & familiarize yourself with the resources and tools that are available through the digital literacy framework.
An introduction to the world of possibilities that the Google SmartBoard introduces in the Early Years classroom..
Presenter: Will Noseworthy
First Steps in Mathematics& Math Recovery Intervention Programs are built on the fundamental belief that all students can develop deeper mathematical understanding by helping teachers see mathematics through the eyes of the learner, by empowering teachers to describe the development phases all students pass through as they learn mathematics. This research-based diagnostic framework includes validated diagnostic tasks that accurately identify student progress, as well as learning activities that target developmental triggers proven to advance student learning. Through research teachers are empowered to make informed decisions that ensure all students achieve a solid understanding in mathematics, that truly support success for all learners. This professsional in-service workshop will be provided by Will Noseworthy from Goulter School in the Fort la Bosse School Division. Will is a certified First Steps in Mathematics consultant. The Number & Operations workshop covers all attributes of the Number Strand of the Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes (2013).
School: Ecole New Era School
Cooperating Teacher: Corinna Walsh
Faculty Supervisor: Eileen Agar
"Gordon is well on his way to becoming a positive and effective teacher."
"Gordon has a very engaging teacher presence in the classroom. he uses his voice and body language to draw in a very active group of students. His lessons are fun and filled with activity to keep the students on task. He effectively reads the class and provides positive experiences connecting reading and emotions."
"Gordon is organized and ready to execute his lesson plans. He shows knowledge of the curriculum and plans ahead for how to relate it to this particular class. He has made a good, positive connection with his CT, learning a great deal from her about positive classroom management. He has also connected with his students and other staff members."