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Contact-new.svg Dr. Karen McDaniel
Website:SAIT Polytechnic
Employer:SAIT Polytechnic
Occupation:Articulation Coordinator
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Today is: 24, May 2024

My profile

My name is Karen McDaniel and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have been an educator for the last 36 years and during that time, I have taught students from grade two all the way to master's graduates. I started out as a history and poltical science high school teacher and have moved up and down the continuum. I was also an administrator at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels. I also spent many years working in professional development for teachers both as a facilitator and a developer.

I have four degrees: BA in history and polical science from the University of Saskatchewan, BEd in secondary methods also from the University of Saskatchewan, a MEd in staff development from the University of Calgary and a EdD in curriculum and instruction also from the University of Calgary.

I actually retired from all of this in 2005 and took a job at SAIT Polytechnic as the articulation coordinator which is an awesome job. I broker agreements between SAIT and other post-secondary institutions provincially, nationally, and internationally so that students may use their credential coursework as transfer credit towards advanced credentials. It is a very interesting, challenging and complex job which allows me to use my prior educational experiences in a totally new capacity.

My interests

I'm interested in:

  • curriculum and instruction and the integration of technology to facilitate teacher growth and student learning
  • networking with educators to share educational resources
  • becoming an online facilitator for either undergraduate or graduate education courses

Some of my favorite books on leadership - References

My Website, blog and contact particulars

The website that I currently maintain is SAIT Transfer Options where you will also find more information about SAIT Polytechnic.

Karen McDaniel

(Comment.gif: Dear Karen. Great start on your user page. You are well on your way of becoming a WikiMaster. See here what it takes: WikiMaster Warm regards, Paricia)

(Comment.gif: Try adding more topics, the box will come itself. I tried this in reply to your message in the eL4C15 discussion group. You should delete all I have added and replace with your topics. Keep trying, things will work out.......Your co-participant Gita Mathur.) (Comment.gif: See Karen, it worked (smile)[| Gita Mathur])

(Comment.gif: Hi Karen, I saw your messages and looked up your page. I am very happy to have your friendship. We will keep learning from each other. Warm regards. (smile)[| Gita Mathur])

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