Alison

A TurnerMy name is Alison Turner and I am currently an Online Learning Lead with Rocky View Schools. I support Online Learning Teachers through coaching, instructional design of professional learning, connecting with supports, collaborative curation, and facilitation of professional learning communities. Over the course of my career, I have facilitated grade 5-12 classes including Career and Technology (Art, Film, Photography, Metal Design) as well as developed inquiry based and cross-curricular Humanities courses for grades 6-8, and Social 30 & English 30. I have a BFA in Developmental Art, a B.Ed in Secondary Art and an Interdisciplinary M.Ed. When I am not playing with my two boys Jack and Everett, spending time with family and friends, or planning, you can find me trying hot yoga, gardening, walking my dog Norman, or relaxing watching Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY    TEACHING PORTFOLIO    DESIGN THINKING   PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK

Love-ladden mission of mine

To continually strive to become a better educator…to never reach a state of contentment because I can and will always learn every single day…to question the “why?” of things…to be inspired…to guide learners to understand their own lives in relation to all that surrounds.

“To be awake is to take risks, to see things that you probably would not want to see. We have to teach that—an awareness, a courage to see. Without it, we’ll just be for profit, and not for meaning.” Maxine Greene.

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Turner, Alison (2015). Pinwheels for Peace: school wide collaborative installation at Muriel Clayton Middle School [image].

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