Mr. Jody Shpur

Learning Technologies Leader
With 20 years in the Calgary Board of Education, Jody has seen, and been party to, the evolution of learning technologies applied in a variety of contexts. Working as a classroom teacher, AISI Learning Leader and (currently) school-based Learning Leader, he recognizes the pitfalls that may present themselves when people glibly speak of introducing learning technologies with unrealistic assumptions and ill-prepared scaffolding. Technology has a place in learning, but not everywhere. Frank, collaborative discussions with staff to identify what conceptual understandings and competencies are desired usually result in authentic and transformative learning by the student.