In my role at the Port Authority, I support use of the Learning Gateway by preparing the contents of lessons, co-teaching and collaborating with teachers.
Before starting with the Prince Rupert Port Authority as Community Outreach Coordinator last December, I taught Humanities and English in both the K-12 and Adult Education systems in the Vancouver district. I was excited to learn that the Prince Rupert Port Authority, in collaboration with School District #52 teachers and InsideOut Policy Research, had developed the Learning Gateway educational resource to supplement the K-12 curriculum.
Last month, I had the opportunity to share information about our resource with the Coast Mountain School District at a workshop about Technology in the Northwest organized by the Terrace Teacher’s Union.
As the communities of the Northwest are staged for major economic growth, the workshop was intended to provide teachers with an understanding of industry and employment opportunities that are on the horizon.
The four major themes in the Learning Gateway include Work and Home, Trade, Environment and Transportation. They were a natural fit for the day’s agenda.
It was a pleasure to connect and engage with teachers and share ways they could use the lessons in their classrooms. I extend my thanks to the organizers of the event for inviting the Prince Rupert Port Authority to present.
I look forward to working with other teachers in the Coast Mountain School District in the near future!