Hello there and Вітаю!

Welcome to my very first blog post – ever!

My name is Mariia, and before I introduce myself, I want to thank you for visiting my ePortfolio. I would love to share a little bit about myself so I invite you to come along with me on this journey of me becoming a high school teacher.

I am in my first year of the Secondary Education after degree program at the University of Regina which has led me to this class! I believe that the use of educational technology has grown exponentially in the last few years and during a pandemic it became a necessity. I cannot call myself a tech-person but getting my university degrees and online learning has helped me to develop my tech skills. I think that using technology in various ways in the classroom helps to improve the learning experience and make education a better place. I am excited to explore technology through this course!

I am originally from Ukraine, and I moved to Canada in 2017 when I started my Master’s Degree program in Chemistry at the University of Windsor. During my graduate studies, I worked as a teaching assistant and that’s when I realized that I was so passionate about working with students, sharing my knowledge and energy, and helping them succeed both as a student and as a person.

Wascana Trails with Ollie    Graduation from the University of Windsor Mount McDonald Hike

I am also a dog mom to a crazy Australian shepherd puppy, and when I say crazy, I mean it 🙂 His name is Ollie and he is very energetic but I love keeping up with him. I enjoy travelling, hiking, camping, and anything outdoors. It allows me to explore new places and experience nature, as well as get away from stress of daily life.

As for blogging, I have never had any experience with creating a blog, but I have enjoyed learning about it so far! I think blogging gives you an opportunity to tell your story and speak your “unique voice”. We live in the world where everything is becoming more and more tech-based where your online presence will replace your resume in 10 years. As a result, I see the benefits in creating a digital identity, so here we go!

Please feel free to navigate through my site and learn more about who I am and what brought me here!

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2 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hello Mariia,
    Welcome to the world of blogging! It’s fantastic to see your enthusiasm for embarking on this journey of becoming a high school teacher and exploring educational technology along the way. Your background in chemistry and experience as a teaching assistant undoubtedly equip you with valuable skills and insights for the classroom.
    Your love for adventure and the outdoors shines through, especially with your adorable Australian shepherd puppy, Ollie! It’s wonderful to hear how you find solace and joy in exploring nature and experiencing new places.
    Blogging indeed provides a platform for sharing your unique voice and telling your story. It’s a powerful way to connect with others and leave a digital footprint that reflects your passions and experiences. As you navigate through this new venture, I’m sure you’ll discover even more about yourself and the impact you want to make as an educator.
    I look forward to following along with your journey and learning more about your adventures, both in the classroom and beyond.

    1. Hi Anna! Thanks for the warm welcome! I’m excited to share my experiences as a high school teacher and explore educational technology. Stay tuned for updates!

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