Resume/CV

Education

2010-2012
MA TESOL
Trinity Western University

2003-2006
Bachelor of Arts – General
Taylor University College

1992 – 1995
Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate
Providence College

Certification

2013
TESL Canada Professional Certificate
Level 3 [Permanent]

Professional Experience

2014-Present
Douglas College
New Westminster, BC, Canada

I am a faculty member for Douglas College in New Westminster, BC, teaching in the English for Academic Purposes and TESL certificate programs. I am responsible for planning and teaching courses for university students progressing into the full college program.

2015-Present
Tutela
Online

As a Community Coordinator for Tutela, I am responsible for assisting users of the site through online and face-to-face training sessions.

2015-2016
LISTN
Burnaby, BC, Canada

As an Instructional Resource Coordinator, I was responsible for assisting LINC instructors across British Columbia through creating online resources and giving face-to-face training sessions.

2014
Douglas College
New Westminster, BC, Canada

As an instructor for a group of Japanese students, I was responsible for teaching a TOEIC preparation class for two different levels.

2014
BCIT ISEP
Vancouver, BC, Canada

As an English for Academic Purposes instructor, I was responsible for planning and teaching university students progressing into the full-time program.

2013
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

As the Teaching English as a Second Language instructor, I was responsible for planning and teaching the TESL Certificate program. I helped design the curriculum for the program and I was also involved in practica supervision.

2013
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

As an English for Academic Purposes instructor and English Language Program Assistant, I was responsible for planning and teaching university students progressing into the full university program as well as designing and implementing new curricula for the afternoon classes: writing and reading, speaking and listening, and university skills. I primarily worked with upper-intermediate to advanced students, but also with intermediate students in the afternoon classes.

2013 – 2015
Trinity Western University
Langley, BC, Canada

As an Assisting Instructor, I was responsible for assisting the Lead Instructor in the MA TESOL Curriculum and Program Development online course. I was in charge of helping integrate technology into the program as well as participate in lectures, commenting on students’ writing, and answering questions.

2011 – 2013
Global Village Language School
Calgary, AB, Canada

As an English language instructor, I was responsible for planning and teaching classes in general English, IELTS preparation, CAE preparation, EAP, and Business English. I designed and successfully implemented new curricula for the option classes: English and Photography (3 four-week modules), Working Holiday Visa Preparation (1 four-week module), and Success at University (3 four-week modules). I primarily worked with upper-intermediate to advanced students, but also with lower level students in the option classes.

2006 – 2010
DFDS Lisco (Ferry Shipping Company)
Klaipeda, Lithuania

As Personnel Training Specialist, I helped design and operate an English in the Workplace program for both the on-shore staff as well as the catering staff and crew on the vessels. I ran three classes per day, five days a week. I was also on a team that was instrumental in planning and implementing a customer service training program for the catering staff on the ships. This team included the CEO, CFO, head of HR, and Personnel Director.

2006 – 2009
Private English Tutor
Klaipeda, Lithuania

My clients included a bank director, lawyer, manager, accountants and Klaipeda University professors from the Faculty of International Languages.

2009
Anglo-Continental Language School
Bournemouth, England

I planned and taught a number of summer courses for adults in both business and general English.

2008
Regent Language School
Edinburgh, Scotland

I planned and taught a number of summer courses for adults in both business and general English.

2007
Summer English Language Institute
Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine

I planned and taught a number of summer courses for adults in general English.

2006 – 2007
Western Lithuanian Business College ( VLVK)
Klaipeda, Lithuania

As an English language instructor, I was responsible for planning and teaching classes in both general and business English.

Consulting

2013
ELSA Net – Teaching With Technology Certificate Program
New Westminster, BC, Canada

I was responsible for helping develop and teach a three module, four month technology certificate program for ELSA instructors along with one other instructor. I taught three face-to-face sessions and assisted students between the those three sessions. I created a series of presentations and video lectures along with assignments and assessment.

Professional Development

2018
BC TEAL Island Regional Conference
Victoria, BC, Canada

2017
BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2017
ATESL Annual General Conference
Calgary, AB, Canada

2017
ACE Conference
Coquitlam, BC, Canada

2017
BC TEAL Annual General Conference
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2016
BC TEAL Interior Conference
Kamloops, BC, Canada

2016
BC TEAL Annual General Conference
Surrey, BC, Canada

2016
TESOL International Conference
Seattle, WA, USA

2015
Tri-TESOL Conference
Des Moines, WA, USA

2015
BC TEAL Annual General Conference
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015
TESOL International Conference
Toronto, ON, Canada

2015
REALize National Online Forum 
Canada

2014
BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference 
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2014
BC TEAL Annual General Conference 
Richmond, BC, Canada

2014
TESL Canada General Conference 
Regina, SK, Canada

2014
REALize National Online Forum 
Canada

2013
BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference 
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2013
TESL Ontario 2013 Conference 

Toronto, ON, Canada

2012
TESL Canada 2012 Conference 
Kamloops, BC, Canada

2012
BC TEAL Annual General Conference
North Vancouver, BC, Canada

2012
Teacher to Teacher Technology Conference
Bow Island, AB, Canada

2012
Spokane Regional ESL Conference
Spokane, WA, USA

2010
WAESOL Conference
Des Moines, WA, USA

2010
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada

2009
Lithuanian English Language Teachers’ Association Conference
Klaipeda, Lithuania

2009
New Technologies for Foreign Language Instruction workshop
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Workshops Presented

February 2018
Mobile ready: Using Cellphones and Tablets in the Classroom
BC TEAL Island Regional Conference – Victoria, BC, Canada

December 2017
Unscripted: Releasing the Potential of Authentic Listening in ELT
ELI, University of Victoria – Victoria, BC, Canada

November 2017
Being an effective practicum sponsor teacher (with Laura Blumenthal)
BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference – Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 2017
Mobile ready: Using Cellphones and Tablets in the Classroom
ACE Conference – Coquitlam, BC, Canada

May 2017
Unscripted: Releasing the Potential of Authentic Listening in ELT
BC TEAL Annual General Conference – Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 2017
Technology Enhanced Teaching: Building Your Digital Toolbox (with Joe Dobson)
BC TEAL Annual General Conference – Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 2017
Corpora and Collocations: Helping Students Discover Word Pairings
BC TEAL Annual General Conference – Vancouver, BC, Canada

March 2017
Mobile ready: Using Cellphones and Tablets in the Classroom
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. – Vancouver, BC, Canada

October 2016
Corpora and Collocations: Helping Students Discover Word Pairings
ATESL Annual General Conference – Edmonton, AB, Canada

March 2016
Supporting students and teachers with free and low cost technology tools
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. – Vancouver, BC, Canada

November 2015
Teaching Using Principled Technology-Enabled Instructional Methods (with Eilidh Singh and Brian Wilson)
BC TEAL Workshop – Vancouver, BC, Canada

March 2015
Recording oral feedback for writing assignments using online tools [Best of Affiliates session]
TESOL International Conference – Toronto, ON, Canada

March 2015
Technology tools for teaching in settlement programs
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. – Vancouver, BC, Canada

March 2015
Integrating technology into a skills-based program 
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. – Vancouver, BC, Canada

January 2015
Co-creating a technology-based community resource 
REALize National Online Forum, Canada

July 2014
Recording oral feedback for writing assignments 
Douglas College LLPA PD Day – New Westminster, BC, Canada

June 2014
Video in ELT: Moving from passive to active 
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. – Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 2014
Recording oral feedback for writing assignments
BC TEAL – Richmond, BC, Canada

May 2014
Providing oral feedback on writing assignments using web-based tools
TESL Canada – Regina, SK, Canada

Charting a Collaborative Course Online: Learning in the Community (with Carolyn Kristjansson)
TESL Canada – Regina, SK, Canada

Creating a dialogic classroom through the use of interactive whiteboards (with Shawn Rotchford)
TESL Canada – Regina, SK, Canada

January 2014
Using online tools to provide oral feedback on writing assignments
REALize 2014 – Online conference

November 2013
Implementing and Facilitating Technology-Based Community Resource Centres
BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference – Vancouver, BC, Canada

October 2013
Implementing and Facilitating Technology-Based Community Resource Centres
TESL Ontario Conference – Toronto, ON, Canada

October 2013
Theory-based practical uses of technology in the classroom
English Online Webinar

December 2012
Leveraging technology to create a knowledge-building environment for L2 learners (with Michael Burri)
University of Victoria – Victoria, BC, Canada

October 2012
Utilizing technology to develop a community of inquiry (with Michael Burri)
TESL Canada Conference – Kamloops, BC, Canada

October 2012
The Landscapes of Technology in Language Education: Theory, Knowledge and Practice (Panel)
TESL Canada Conference – Kamloops, BC, Canada

May 2012
Introduction to Twitter as PD | Admin SIG Roundtable
BC TEAL Conference – Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 2012
Narrowing the digital divide: practical solutions for integrating technology
BC TEAL Conference – Vancouver, BC, Canada

April 2012
Introduction to Smartboards and Smart Notebook in ELT
PD Session for Global Village – Calgary, AB, Canada

February 2012
Narrowing the digital divide: practical solutions for integrating technology
Spokane Regional ESL Conference – Spokane, WA, USA

February 2012
Narrowing the digital divide: practical solutions for integrating technology
PD Session for Global Village – Calgary, AB, Canada

September 2011
Blogs, Wikis, and Social Media: Multiliteracies in the Language Classroom
PD Session for Global Village – Calgary, AB, Canada

Recognition

2017
BC TEAL
BC TEAL’s 50 at 50

BC TEAL congratulates 50 outstanding EAL professionals on its 50th anniversary (1967-2017). Each of these 50 individuals has made a significant contribution to our profession over the past 50 years. Through their leadership, dedication, and achievements English language teaching has become a highly respected profession in British Columbia.

Professional Committees and Boards

2016-Present
BC TEAL
Social Media Chair

2017-Present
BC TEAL
BC TEAL Journal Editorial Team

2017-Present
ICMME
2018 Annual Conference Organizing Committee

2015-2016
TESL Canada
Research and Outreach Committee

2015-2016
BC TEAL
2nd Vice President (Conference Co-Chair for the 2016 Annual General Conference)

Professional Memberships

BC TEAL

TESOL International

Publications and Interviews

March 2016
TESOL Affiliate News
Social Media for Teacher: Twitter for Professional Growth

January 2016
BC TEAL Winter 2016 Newsletter
Twitter for Professional Growth

Fall 2012
ELSA Net Fall 2012 Newsletter
The Big Picture: Eportfolios as assessment and showcase

June 2012
BC TEAL Spring 2012 Newsletter
The Big Picture: Eportfolios as assessment and showcase

June 2012
Interview for “Teacher uses this” website
Nathan Hall – English Language Teacher

February 2012
Guest post for “Free Technology for Teachers” website
Creating an online class with Posterous

Languages

Englishnative speaker
Lithuanianintermediate level

References

For privacy reason, references are only available upon request.

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