I am a teacher, specialized in Social Studies and Educational Technology. My focus is on technology integration in teacher practice, specifically regarding the Library to Learning Commons initiative, iPad workflow and interdisciplinary task design. Throughout my career, I have been involved in the following:

  • Google prototyping, commonly known as G-Suite or GAFE
  • external partnerships with stakeholders including Calgary Police Service, Calgary Public Library, Start-Up Weekend
  • Communities of practice including digital citizenship, mobile learning and Library to Learning Commons
  • SMART Education mentor teaching
  • Circle of Courage Program
  • Leader in Me Program

In my 12 years of teaching, I have been fortunate to work with students of all age/grade/program levels in K-12, including L&L, K&E, PLP and ALP. Currently, I am a teacher librarian for the Central Okanagan School District. My role includes advancing the pedagogy and philosophy of the Learning Commons, while working with teachers to improve instructional design through innovative teaching and learning. My role promotes co-teaching and co-planning to engage students in relevant and authentic learning opportunities. I am also a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary, teaching in Graduate Programs in Education.

In 2014, I completed a Master’s in Educational Technology at the University of Calgary. Areas of interest include mobile learning, Web 2.0 & personalized learning, blended learning environments, flipped classroom pedagogy (see publication here), instructional design, and teacher professional development in educational technologies. I am a strong advocate for the meaningful use of technology in teaching and learning.

The intention of this blog is to share how my teaching practice evolves through the acquisition of new knowledge. It is also hoped that others can learn from my experiences, taking what they find useful from my work and adapting it to fit their teaching practice.  I believe in FAIL (First Attempt In Learning), and enjoy taking risks to explore innovative approached to teaching and learning. I currently share my work here.


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  1. Amber! What a pleasure to find your blog! I’m a former high school/middle school science teacher and technology coordinator. I now work for Artcobell, a k-12 furniture manufacturer, as the lead Learning Environment Specialist. I would LOVE to incorporate some of the information you shared on makerspaces in my next presentation. Can I reference you? Speaking of reference, I came across your blog from Kim Agnew who I was recently introduced to via email. Do you know her? She is the AP at Glenbow School in Airdrie, AB. Here’s a link to my website:

    • admazur says:

      Wow! Sorry, I do not know Kim, but hopefully will connect one day! And yes, you can use anything of mine you like, and if you have questions, let me know. I am getting married soon so my last name will be changing to Hartwell, but find me on Twitter @ambermazur

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