Welcome to Walking Stick Blogger (WSB), a work in progress.
My name is Glenn Groulx, the curator of this sharing space. It serves as a portfolio for previous academic work as well as an overview of workplace skills I have developed as an ESL instructor, an adult literacy educator, an academic researcher, and a lifelong learner.
Current Academic and Professional Interests:
(2017): Quantified Self; facilitator of ESL (English as a Second Language); Curriculum Developer, Invigilator and Facilitator, Essential Skills Assessment and Training, employment transitions, computer skills development, Literacy advocacy; hiking and personal fitness
(2014) edublogging, facilitating autonomous, self-regulated learning, immigration issues, settlement and integration, e-learning, ESL (English as a Second Language), protean careers, transformations and liminal change, life-work balance, career development; lifespan transitions, personal blogging, and community development.
I have been applying my experience as a blogger to creating a reflective learning blog, a blog intended to discuss issues and demonstrate the use of blogs for adult educators and adult learners. It is also intended for ESL instructors and learners seeking to find out more on how to use blogs. More recently, I want to introduce topics and resource links related to settlement for newcomers.
I have had experience teaching adult literacy working with learners at Northwest Community College, BC, Canada between 2006 and 2012. I then switched professions and manage a settlement resource centre at Hecate Strait Employment Development Society and have been working with new immigrants since May 2012, while also teaching ESL (English as a Second Language).