Originally published on UAlberta News.
This summer a group of future and current Career and Technology Foundations teachers honed their skills in the workshop.
The course, taught by Don McPherson, gave students hands-on experience in developing projects they could take back to their classrooms. From making end tables to gumball machines, this was a new experience for some.
“I’ve never touched any construction or woodwork, so this is a lot of firsts for me, but I’m having lots of fun and making a lot of cool things” said Jamie Lambert-Brown, a foods teacher.
More than having fun, the students are also learning how to teach
“I’ve learned how to make meaningful learning opportunities,” said Ryan Siemens, a future mechanics teacher.
“In this course, we learned how to connect projects to occupations, as well as other curriculum, so the students are learning, interested and engaged.”
Check out the photo gallery below to see more of the students’ work.