Glenn supports the SpringBoard21 Team in the area of best practice research and integrating technology infrastructure to enhance instruction and improve student learning opportunities. Glenn is passionate about changing curriculum and instructional practices to provide an engaging, relevant and problem-based learning experience designed to apply 21st-century skills. The field trip to the computer lab is going by the wayside. Computer labs are being replaced by mobile wireless tools. Students and educators need 24/7 access to Web 2.0 and other ubiquitous technologies to access information and resources that engage and empower them to do research, data analysis and content sharing in a collaborative environment. Assessment of this new knowledge and learning requires relevant and timely feedback to students, teachers, parents, and decision-makers to design and maintain a continuously improving learning environment based on a data-driven decision model.
Glenn’s educational career has spanned 25 years in k-12 education in four different communities throughout Alberta, Canada. His teaching experience has ranged from high school science, physical education, religion programming to computer CTS (career technology studies) programs. Over last 15 years, Glenn served Lakeland Catholic School District 150 as the Director of Technology and lastly as the Associate Superintendent of Technology and Student Learning Services. He transformed the school district from a stationary workstation infrastructure to a mobile wireless framework through the implementation of one to one laptops, tablets, and BYOD programs. Glenn has implemented a number of initiatives such as Alberta’s first rural k-12 ISP service, Canada’s first Apple k-12 iTunesU instances, Webcrossing Collaboration services, Ensemble Video, Noteshare Collaboration services, CrashPlan, SnapStream, Google Apps, Collaba Portal, PowerSchool, JamfSoftware, Joomla, Moodle, WordPress, ePearl Portfolios, Sedna Presenter, WebHelp Desk and CMap Concept Map services just to mention a few. He has worked closely with Alberta Education on implementing many provincially funded research projects investigating the impact of technology on the instructional and assessment practices within the classroom. The school district eMerge team was award the Premier’s Award of Excellence in 2011 for the work complete in the One to One Laptop Research Project. Glenn has continued with his passion for integrating and assessing new instructional, assessment and technology practices by completing a Masters Degree in the area of Instructional Design at the University of Saskatchewan.