Portfolio of Steven Kabachia
Since April 2013 I have enjoyed an position at ICOM Productions as an Instructional Designer/Project Manager. This has allowed me add to my experience in curriculum design, assessment, unit and lesson planning, and integrating technology. I have also been able to develop skills in managing projects, client relations and communication, team dynamics and organization. Additionally, I have quickly been immersed in the use of project management software to help track and analyze projects throughout the process of creating effective learning tools. Daily, I continue to learn more about the ways in which computer animation, 3D technology, graphic motion design and interactive environments can work harmoniously with elements of Bloom’s Taxonomy to provide engaging and effective learning opportunities.
Objective: a career path that will allow me to continue developing as professional and collaborator, while maintaining the delicate balance between career, and family. Having utilized a teaching career to explore excellent learning environments and professional development, and now embarking on a path rife with opportunities in educational innovation and interpersonal growth, I hope to continue learning about learning as well as developing interpersonal skills and relationships.
As always I look forward to exploring potential leadership roles, whether in a position of management or training.
- Encountering learning success with clients and learners from varied and not so incongruous areas of expertise.
- The opportunity to use 3D media and technology to help transform tragic incidents into valuable learning experiences.
- An immersive and enlightening experience in developing learning products for mining clients in Alberta and around the world.
- Presentations to Red Deer Public School teachers and English Language Arts Council: managing web 2.0 as a professional, Using Technology in the ELA Classroom.
- Working in collaboration with my LCHS AISI partner to implement WCPS Excellent Learning Environment vision in accordance with the Professional Development goals of LCHS teachers and our school’s strategic plan. Initiatives included the continuation of ‘Rocks & Rolls’ after-school PD opportunities for teachers; providing Web 2.0 and mobile technology learning opportunities for LCHS (Rocks & Rolls, PD Days) & WCPS teachers (2011 Summer Institute); creating and managing the LCHS Professional Learning Spaces Wiki – an idea that continues to evolve and for which I have a few ideas for further improvement based on teacher feedback and requests.
- Implemented the practice of Portfolio Assessment in ELA – using performance assessment to gauge student learning and incorporate student reflection in preparation for future courses and future endeavours.
- Becoming involved in the continued development of a Humanities Program – most recently, implementing the new Social Studies program of studies into a course which has been connecting ELA and Social Studies outcomes for nearly twenty years. Students navigate a project-based curriculum that emphasizes self-direction and collaboration in preparation for post-secondary study and/or their eventual careers. In this program we have been able to integrate technology in a variety of manners: Humanities 30; Humanities 20 (these links require separate permission for access).
- Integrating technology in the classroom – this used to mean using DVD technology to maximize the effectiveness of film and other media in the classroom. Now, it also includes digital citizenship, web 2.0 applications in the classroom, and sharing ideas and resources with other teachers.
- Presenter at English Language Arts Council (ELAC) Convention: using DVD film and clips in the ELA classroom (2006), using technology in the ELA classroom (2012)
- Assistant coach with Rams Football, primarily recievers and quarterbacks, teaching skills, managing player development, coordinating team and positional collaboration, and engaging with students as they learn about life through sport
- Please take the time to view this Wolf Creek Public Schools media release about our football team’s inclusive practices: MR_2012-04-17_Rams.