Meet the SaskCode Team

 

 

Bill Kapphahn

Bill Kapphahn, CD, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed.

SaskCode Program Coordinator

billk@saskatooniec.ca
306-659-7746
Meet Bill:

Bill’s interest in teaching began when instructing young adults in the armed forces. After receiving his education degree, he began working for the Saskatoon Public School Division. He taught science for 26 years and was an instructional consultant for 4 years. Because of his great desire to engage 21st century learners, he felt he needed to enhance his qualifications. While he obtained a B.Sc. (Mathematics) and a B.Ed. (Secondary) in 1984 and 1985 respectively, Bill completed his M.Ed. in Educational Technology and Design in 2014.

In 2009 Bill designed and implemented a robotics program at Walter Murray collegiate which continues to this day. He was also involved in extensive division professional development. It was then that he recognized, that he should pursue graduate education . Bill was appointed as an instructional technology consultant and worked division wide implementing new curricula and instructional techniques. Many of the techniques he learned in the ETAD program were invaluable in his role of division consultant. Bill has collaborated with colleagues designing and implementing new STEM curricula within the division and across Saskatchewan. His latest project was developing Robotics 10/20/30 to be implemented in Saskatchewan. Bill is now employed by the Saskatoon Industry-Education Council to be the SaskCode Program Coordinator.

 

Curtis Clements

Curtis Clements, B.Sc., B.Eng., B.Ed.

Instructional Technology Facilitator

curtisc@saskatooniec.ca
306-659-7746
Meet Curtis:

Curtis worked in the Environmental Engineering industry for 5 years before pursuing a career in teaching.  Curtis began teaching high school in Calgary in a pre-engineering program where students learned problem solving and communication skills in a unique hands-on learning environment.  Curtis relocated to Saskatoon where he has taught high school within the Saskatoon Public School Division for the last 10 years.  During this time, Curtis designed and implemented the Cameco Centre of Excellence at Bedford Road Collegiate with funding from a forward thinking industry partner.  Students within this program have opportunities to learn design and teamwork skills that utilize robotics, CAD, CNC, pneumatics, electrical control, etc.  Curtis has enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm about robots with his students during courses and extracurricular activities and is very proud to be part of the SaskCode team and share this love of learning with many more students.

 

Evan Cole

Evan Cole, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed. (June 2018)

Instructional Technology Facilitator

evanc@saskatooniec.ca
306-659-7746
Meet Evan:

Evan is passionate about problem-based learning and design thinking, especially when there is room for technology to come into play. He comes to us from Saskatoon Public Schools where he had been teaching computer science, photography, and mathematics at Marion M. Graham Collegiate. In addition to his classroom teaching experience, Evan has experience designing and facilitating professional development, developing new programs, and working as an instructional designer. Evan has a B.Sc. (Mathematics) and a B.Ed. (Secondary); he recently completed the requirements for a master’s degree in Educational Technology and Design at the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Bill Fahlman

William Fahlman, B.Ed.

Instructional Technology Facilitator

billf@saskatooniec.ca
306-659-7746
Meet Bill:

William has been teaching for over 22 years, 17 of which have been with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. Growing up on the farm, William has always been a hands on learner and creative with design, structure, problem solving and mastering the art of the “farmer fix,” (a term coined by his father referencing to make do with the materials that were on hand). William transformed this passion and ability to his adult life working as the Practical and Applied Arts learning leader with GSCS for the last twelve years. He is very excited with his new role with the SaskCode team and hopes to enhance, develop, and connect hands on experiential learning, coding, and robotics to everyday learning and curriculum.

 

Meagen Giannios

Meagen Giannios, B.Ed.

Instructional Technology Facilitator

meageng@saskatooniec.ca
306-659-7746
Meet Meagen:

Meagen is a passionate learner and teacher, especially when it comes to integrating technology into the classroom. Over the course of Meagen’s teaching career, she has taught grades K-12, including Science 7-10, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, grade 5, grade 6, grade 7 and 8 Practical and Applied Arts, and K-5 Music education. Meagen values side-by-side learning, engaging students, creating collaborative learning environments, and making learning relevant for all students. Meagen feels very fortunate and excited to be apart of the SaskCode team, and cannot wait to get more teachers and students hands on with technology in Saskatchewan.

 

Brandon Petrescue

Brandon Petrescue

SaskCode Technical Support

brandonp@saskatooniec.ca
306-659-7745
Meet Brandon:
Brandon has had a strong interest in computers and electronics his entire life and after high school took the Computer Systems Technology course at Sask Polytechnic. After graduation he worked for the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division in the IT department. During his time there he learnt a great deal about the Division and how to best support teachers and students. Brandon is excited for the opportunity to help make this program a success and get the robots in the hands of students across the divisions.