About

Enjoying life, study & my family

Enjoying life, study & my family

I recently quit Secondary teaching; I mainly taught Digital Technologies subjects for 5.5 years (private & public Secondary schools) with much passion and possibly too much idealism. I am now focusing my energy on my family and completing a Masters of Education (ICT and Digital Learning). I am keeping my options open, but in 2020 I will likely pursue a career back in either a tertiary institution or IT industry.

EDUCATION: I have a 3-year Diploma in Business Communications – Information Technology and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Degree. I am currently working to complete a Master of Education (ICT & Digital Learning).

EMPLOYMENT: I have worked previously as an IT Analyst/Specialist at EDS Canada and also as a Tertiary Educator at Durham College, Canada. I have been employed as a Secondary Educator from 2014 to mid-2019. I worked various full-time contracts with Education Queensland state schools and over 2 years at Somerset College. I also volunteered my time in the role of QSITE Treasurer for 2 years and mentored numerous Primary & Secondary teachers to help them effectively integrate ICT in their pedagogical practice.

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Graduation Ceremony at USQ Toowoomba. Graduated with Distinction & University Medal.

You can also find me on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter @elketeaches

6 comments on “About

  1. Vinny Grette says:

    Hi- I see you studied in Canada, or perhaps are even a displaced Canadian who’s ended up on the other side of the world. I’ve visited once and it is certainly a beautiful side! Just thought I’d let you know that I got an email from wordpress saying you are following me (thanks! Hope things don’t get too boring!). But you don’t turn up on my list of followers. So if you don’t hear from me, I don’t think it will be my fault :). I’ve been trying to work out how the whole system works, which is why I’ve been checking, so if you just decided to change your mind, that explains it, then. Take care and good luck with your studies. BTW, I was delighted to learn that a school in southwestern Ontario will be using my book to launch an after-school cooking class – so awesome! Just what I was hoping for when I started the blog – Sharon

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  2. icelandpenny says:

    Great exuberant photo for a great exuberant lady! Like the comment above, I too have a Canada-Australia connection, and I do think there’s a natural affinity between our countries. Oh, Algonquin Park… in another month or so, it will be alive with colour. But every place has its own magic, and we can love each for what it is. Good lu7ck with all your adventures.

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  3. stephglaser says:

    Elke,

    I appreciate your blog since you are clearly passionate about teaching and education. Plus, you have travel posts as well! I am a language arts teacher in the US, and in 2010, I taught in Adelaide, SA, as an exchange teacher. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Thanks for stopping by Travel Oops and liking the post about hiking up Mt. Princeton!

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  4. Clanmother says:

    Greetings from Vancouver Canada!! I am looking forward to following your blog. There is always an adventure waiting to be had….

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  5. icelandpenny says:

    Hi Elke, I do like this blog! So much that I am offering you the So Sweet Blog Award. I hope you’ll accept, and if you do, please: visit my 1 Oct post on the subject; include that URL in your post on the subject and paste in (frrom my post) the blog logo; and nominate one or more other bloggers inn turn.

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  6. bvulcanius says:

    Hi there, fellow teacher. Thank you for liking my post on Mrs L!

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