My name is McKenzie Wallace and I am currently a Language Arts and AP Computer Science Principles teacher at West Branch High School. I completed my undergraduate studies at The University of Hawaii, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. While at UH Manoa, I competed for the Rainbow Wahine cross country and track team as a middle distance runner.
I completed my master’s degree through Michigan State University’s Masters of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) Program and now have my MA in Educational Technology (2016). Through this program I became an active participant in professional development with regards to technology integration in the classroom setting, built a personal learning network that stretches internationally, and now I’m looking forward to positively contributing to educational reform through project-based learning and design thinking experiences that will help create critical thinkers and leaders in the classroom.
I also teach technology courses for Communicate Institute, which offers licensure coursework for educators renewing their credentials. As an adjunct professor for this program, I have the opportunity to work with educators from all over the state of Ohio as they earn graduate credits through Walsh University towards license renewal. This gives me the chance to work with educators at various points in their career as they strive to integrate technology into their classrooms. It has been a wonderful experience so far.
Below is my video PQ CQ Reflection from my master’s program, which is about Passion Quotient and Curiosity Quotient. This video also highlights some of the amazing people and mindsets I came across on my educational journey in Ireland.