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Subject area expertise
Technology & Media Studies
Grade level(s) taught
grades 4 to 6, grade 7, grade 8, grade 10, grade 11, grade 12, post secondary, adult education
Present status
Certified/Licensed Educator
Language(s) you can instruct in
Number of years teaching experience
Skills & Interests
Many and varied.
Public Speaking and Debate
Web Design / Flash Animation
Music, literature, and other artsy stuff.
If you have done work internationally, where and in what capacity?
I am presently working as a Technology Integration Specialist in Guatemala City.
If you are willing to volunteer, in what area(s):
curriculum development, membership outreach, technology support, workshop facilitation, TWB on Campus
How did you hear about us and a few words why you want to join EBB:
I have a strong desire to have an international dimension to my teaching career, as well as increased focus on activism and social justice.

Michael Peters's Blog

International Teaching As A Stepping Stone to Development Work: Update

I have arrived safely in Guatemala, and I'm working my way through the orientation process at American School of Guatemala / Colegio Americano de Guatemala. It is an amazing experience to be working at such a beautiful and well-equipped school, particularly for a teacher with a technology focus.

I am especially happy to report that the connections between the work at ASG/CAG and the objectives of Teachers Without Borders are… Continue

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

Mr. Peters, Prepare For Take-Off

June 28, 2009

On Friday I packed the last of my things, said my goodbyes to the staff, students and parents that I have worked with for the last five years, locked my classroom and handed in the key. On Monday, it will be given to someone else, and my nameplate will be removed and replaced, at least for the next two years.

I am now officially “on extended leave” from my life in Canada and my career in the Ontario public school system. While the staff… Continue

Posted on June 28, 2009 at 13:00

International Teaching As A Stepping Stone To Development Work

I thought I would post a quick note inspired by the Queen's TORF event I attended last weekend. This is an annual event organized by the Faculty of Education at Queen's University. Various varieties of International, American, and International Baccalaureate schools from all over the world attend this event to hire teachers. I was blown away by how smooth, well organized and informative the weekend was.

While your typical… Continue

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 11:39 — 1 Comment

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