Selkirk College, Attn: Aanyta Fahrenbruch
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
I began my career with a credential in early childhood education with a focus in Waldorf education. As an early childhood educator I have contributed to the field of early learning and child development in many capacities. I have worked as a kindergarten and pre-school teacher, ran my own child care business and have managed several child care centers, including an IT program with a young parent program component. I have managed federal and provincial programs such as Community Action Programs for Children (CAPC) and Childcare Resource and Referral (CCRR). The move from teaching children to teaching adults seemed a natural one, which lead me to complete the Provincial Instructor Diploma (PIDP). Since I starting my teaching career at Selkirk College I have embarked on a learning journey to study the Early Learning Framework of BC as well as the Te Whariki of New Zealand. My interest in the Te Whariki lead to a journey to New Zealand, where I was able to research and study their early learning system first hand. I incorporate the knowledge I gained during my research in my courses and my passion for early learning is a driving force in my teaching. The other interest in my life as an educator is technology and online instruction. I recently completed my graduate studies with Royal Roads University and hold a Master Degree in Learning and Technology (MA). Engaging in graduate studies within a field of education that is of interest to me, coupled with my long-time experience in early childhood education, lead to research into the use of mobile devices with children. I look forward to share my research findings with my students in the virtual or in-person classroom. My goal is to inspire students with the same enthusiasm for working with children and families that has guided me throughout my work and ignited my career.