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SANDRA PAETKAU

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND AWARDS

 

EDUCATION

Lifelong Learner

Currently Doctoral Student at Liberty University, VA.

  • PhD in Education: Instructional Design and Technology


Masters of Science​ - Education Media Design and Technology. Full Sail University, Orlando, FL


Masters of Art in Theatre. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

  • Thesis PaperTom Stoppard - The Grandchild of God. 'Travesties' and the Debate, "What is Art?" 

  • Graduate Level Theatre and Film Studies course work.


University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB

  • Bachelor of Education - Great Distinction​

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)

EMPLOYMENT

Consultant: Instructional Technology

  • Coach

  • Trainer

  • Innovator

  • Speaker

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

  • Dhahran British Grammar School - Saudi Arabia

    • Digital Learning Coach​

  • 18 Years Classroom Teacher in the following schools:​​

    • Dhahran Ahliyya Girls School - Saudi Arabia

    • Prairie Christian Academy - Three Hills, AB, Canada

    • Pacific Academy, Surrey, BC, Canada

    • Batu Hijau International School - Lombok, Indonesia

    • Australian International School - Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Teaching the following courses:

    • English (AP Language and Composition, Grades 7 - 12)

    • Film Studies & Production  

    • Christian Perspectives

    • Global Issues

    • Drama

KEYNOTES AND PRESENTATIONS

2016 - Present

  • Teachers of Young Children (TOYC) - Saudi Arabia

    • How to be a Technology Guru​

  • GAFE Summit - Saudi Arabia

    • Online Collaboration​

  • ISTE Digital Storytelling Network Webinar

    • Digital Storytelling Quests with co-presenter, Tara Waudby

  • EDUtech Middle East - Dubai

    • Student Led Tech-Hub​

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

2017 - Present

The following are breakout sessions for administrators and school leaders: (NOTE: these sessions can comprise a 3-5 day leadership institute. Contact me if your school or district is interested in learning more)

  • TECHNOLOGY & THE BIBLE:

    • Explore what the Biblical narrative says about responsible use of technology, and develop a personal Christian philosophy of technology in education.

  • INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY:

    • Unpack the leading research-based instructional technology pedagogy and heutagogy best practices in the classroom. Analyze technology integration examples  to differentiate what effective instructional technology in the classroom looks like. 

  • BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE VISION:

    • Formulate strategies to engage stakeholders - students, parents, teachers, and staff - in developing a strategic vision to leverage technology for transformational learning. Using this vision, collaborate and develop implementation strategies for sustainability and accountability with stakeholders.

  • EMPOWERING DIGITAL LEADERSHIP:

    • Analyze, evaluate, and consider practical approaches to creating a culture of innovation, collaboration, and professional agency to enrich teaching and transform learning with technology.

  • CONNECTED LEADER & LEARNER:

    • What does it mean to be a connected leader and why is it important for school leadership, teachers, and students? This will be a hands-on session that models and engages best practices in being a connected leader. 

  • TECHNOLOGY RECESS:

    • Spend some time working through technology challenges or digital tasks designed to increase connectedness and communication. 

  • SYSTEM & LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS:

    • Investigate resources required to support instructional technology initiatives. Explore various legal and ethical uses of technology: compliance, student privacy, and provincial and federal regulations regarding privacy. 

  • LEVERAGING YOUR SCHOOL BRAND:

    • Dream how to take your school narrative to another level to increase stakeholder engagement, secure unexpected donations, apply for grants, build brand loyalty among current students, staff, parents, alumni, and community members, and work to further the Kingdom of God. 

PD FACILITATOR

2014 - Present

  • Professional Learning Networks

  • Learning Management System

  • iPads in the Classroom

  • Coding in the Classroom 

  • Google Apps for Education

  • Seesaw for Educators and Administration

  • Online Portfolios (K - 12)

  • ISTE Standards

  • EdTech Tools

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Digital Copyright Compliance

  • Green Screen in the Classroom

  • Content Creation in the Classroom

  • Social Media in the Classroom and Beyond

  • Designing Lesson/Unit Plans with Effective Tech Integration (HyperDocs, SAMR, TPACK, TRUDACOT)

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

2015 - Present

  • Apple Distinguished Educator

  • Social Media Marketing Certification

  • Google Educator Level I & 2

  • Seesaw Ambassador